Ice Cream Indian style

I love Ice Creams. I know this is not the time of the year for ice creams, but then for a person like me when is it not the right time to have one!! The single biggest craving  when I was expecting my son was Ice Cream and pity here in north America Ice Cream has a different meaning all together and is made with egg yolks... I never liked Hagen Daaz, but i never knew of the yolks in them till pregnancy made my olfactory senses more acute and told me about the yolks even before the list of ingredients did.

I kept searching for good home made ice cream recipe till i ate one at my co-sister's place. Her mother served us the most delectable home made ice cream ever. I fell in love with it immediately. She obliged my request for her recipe with a sample supply of ingredients. How gracious was that one, lucky me! Thanks to her. We now have a perpetual supply of home made ice cream in all different flavors- strawberry, pineapple, pomegranate...the list is endless. Just like me, tweaked her basic recipe with my fresh fruit pulp and honey :) Not only is this recipe vegetarian but it is also low in fat compared to the commercial variety. In fact for this reason it can be technically called a frozen dessert in USA and not ice cream!! Cannot believe it :)

 Here is the basic recipe courtesy Hema Aunty.Yes it is the heavenly pumpkin cheesecake peeking at the corner of this photograph.

We will need,

Milk   1/2 Liter
GMS   (Glycerol Mono Stearate)  1.5 tbsp
Cornflour           1.5 tbsp
Sodium Alginate  (look for food grade) 1/8 tsp
Sugar 10-12 tbsp
Cream 75 ml
Fresh fruit pulp  1/2 cup (Think strawberry puree, crushed pineapple, pomegranate molasses, Raspberry, blueberry, mixed berry puree, mango puree)
Honey  2 tbsp
Essence and food color if preferred. ( I do not use synthetic food colors though)

Stage 1:
  • Mix the G M S powder, Cornflour and Alginate in little milk and set it aside. 
  • Bring the rest of the milk to a boil. Dissolve sugar in it. 
  • Stir in the cornflour mixture. Simmer for a few seconds and turn off the heat. 
  • Cool completely making sure that no cream films the milk mixture. Stir it once every 3- minutes or so till completely cool.
  • Pour the mixture into tall 2 quart container ( at least 1.5 liters) and freeze it.
 Stage 2:
  • Once the mixture is completely set, remover and cut it into big chunks. Pour in the cream, honey and run it under a hand mixer. Once the mixture has at least doubled in volume pour in the fruit pulp and whisk it with the hand mixer till the volume is at least tripled.
  • Freeze the mixture till firm. 
  • Scoop and serve as desired.
  • P.S: In the picture are strawberry and pineapple: with pick-your-own strawberry puree that is lying in my freeze and the other with drained crushed pineapple out of the can. If you prefer brighter colors, add a few drops of food coloring. Essence and extracts also can be used if preferred.


Savi-Ruchi said...

will try them. I stay in a tropical country, hence I can make them any time of the year :D

Gayu said...

Wow..Ice-cream anytime..But where can we find GMS and Sodium alginate in the US?


AJ said...

Looks delicious!! Home made ice cream is the best!!

Kannada Cuisine said... are lucky :)

@Gayu... there are various online sources selling GMS and Sodium Alginate. Just make sure it is just food grade...

Veena Jhanak said...

Home made ice cream!!!! I had never thought of it....will give it a try.

Lakshmi said...

ahaa..sooperagi kanista ide..slurrp..

Vani said...

Looking good, S!

Sudhir R said...

These days I do not indulge in icecream for obvious reasons, would love to taste these.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks folks :)

Unknown said...

nice one looks so tempting...

sanjeeta kk said...

Looks delicious.

Recipeswap said...

Looks very very delish,Good job on home made

Unknown said...

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