Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gingered Mango-Peach Ice Cream

I've spent the past two days with my two amazing sisters-in-law and their kids. (We had a weekend that included daddies as well, but now we're on our own.) My kids have been soaking in cousin time and have been enjoying themselves immensely in spite of being sleep deprived and somewhat prone to sudden shrieks or fits of tears.

When I get a chance to upload some photos, I'll have to tell you all about our adventures with dinosaurs, assorted parks, and scoping out architectural styles in the new community where Lindsee lives.

In the meantime, have a go at a homemade ice cream that we enjoyed tonight. I found a recipe online for mango ice cream, then added a few elements to come up with something we all loved. Here's the recipe as we made it:

Gingered Mango-Peach Ice Cream

  • 3 cups very ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup very ripe peach, peeled and diced
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups milk (we used lowfat)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (this is not a repeat)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup diced candied or crystallized ginger, OR 1/8 tsp. powdered ginger
Dice fruits and put in a non-metallic bowl. Add lime juice and 1/2 cup sugar. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Whisk together egg yolks and 1 cup sugar. In a 2 quart sauce pan, heat the milk to scalding. Pour into egg yolk mixture slowly, while whisking. Return to sauce pan and heat about three minutes more, stirring constantly, until it coats the back of the spoon. Do not boil. Strain (if you aren't lazy like I am) and allow to cool to room temp in a bowl.

Add the fruit mixture and the cream to the custard. Add the spices and chill for 2 hours. Churn in an ice cream maker. Try not to eat the entire 1 1/2 quarts all by yourself.


Christine said...

On Saturday I went to Denios and found the most fabulous peaches for $1/ lb- so I bought a gazillion pounds. Then I found even fabulouser peaches for 75 cents a lb.- SO of course, I bought more. Then I found a flat of strawberries for $12- what a deal! So I bought It. All of this with no bag or cart. "How, you are wondering, did you carry all of that to your car?" I still don't know. I honestly wonderd, however, if my fore arm would actually fall off from lack or circulation, due to the enormously heavy plastic bag draped over it with skinny plastic handles. It did start canging colors- but it was worth it- the peaches were (and still are) terrific!- I'll have to try them in ice cream!

Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

Please, please, please give a big hug and a kiss to each and every Thomas that you are seeing in the next few days. Miss all of you! I love Lindsee's neighborhood! Don't you? The stake president from Liberty Stake lives there! The Liddle's. ENJOY!

Prudy said...

Ooh- those sound amazing. Is that in your recipe CD that I still have to earn by writing my motherhood epiphany? I'm sure that stuff is pure ambrosia.

Anonymous said...

Glad your are having a good time. Too smokey and hot right now.


Anonymous said...

That sounds good! Steven loves mangos....Of course he eats the fresh Jamaican ones. When he comes home in (3 weeks, 6 days) he will think our Mangos are tastless.


Christine said...

OK- I'm bored. When are you coming home? Do you have any buzz lightyear puzzels? Ethan is asking for one.

Mahina said...

sounds interesting, but i am not a huge ginger fan! does it have a very strong ginger taste? the mango-peach part sounds delish, though!

Sonja said...

must. make. gingered. mango. hummena hummena good. ice cream.