Melon Ice Cream

Somehow, I seemed to reminisce school days today. I don’t know what was the beginning, but then all of a sudden, I felt very nostalgic. Our school wasn’t that great, we had separate shifts for girls and boys but then I had a bunch of awesome classmates that made up for all the shortcomings. We had a lot of innocent fun in all ways and thoroughly enjoyed our limited freedom in whichever way possible. A lot of laughs, snide remarks, comments, leg pulling, and what not? Girls, I really miss those days. I have kids now but still whenever we get together possible, we talk and laugh so hysterically that our kids feel their moms have gone mad! 🙂 Can’t help it though… I’ve never seen my mom get so excited about being with her friends, so when I am really enjoying my time, I feel nice. I want my children to also want to have their little bunch of friends, who can always come around at a time, if not all but some, and have an unrestricted time of laughter and chatter to forget all the mini pressures of the world chores.

 

Sigh… I think it is time to ring up my school mates and tell them loudly that it’s time for our next meet up!!! 🙂 One thing with nostalgia has to do with ice cream. Whenever we get a chance to sneak out of the school campus (definitely high risk!), we used to gorge up on some ice cream and sneak in back.

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Once I got the hang of making ice cream at home, I have always wanted to try out much more flavors. Will definitely post some of them that I have made slowly and steadily. Despite the glitches in the smoothness of the ice cream, nothing can beat the feeling of eating ice cream made with your own hands. I have recently got myself an ice cream machine, but yet to open the box!!! Hopefully, soon!!!

I got this recipe from a cut out of one of the BBC Good Food issues that I had. It just asked to you “melon”, so I went ahead and used the big cantaloupe melon (Shamaam, as called in Arabic) that I had in my fridge and make this ice cream. Do refer to the notes below for a better tasting one!!!

 

 

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Melon Icecream

Course Ice Cream
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 .5 ltrs
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 600 ml milk
  • 150 ml single cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200 gm condensed milk
  • 750 gm ripe melon deseeded, flesh peeled, and pureed

Instructions

  • Blend the custard powder, sugar and 2 tbsp of milk to make a smooth paste.
  • Boil the remaining water in a saucepan and heat until almost boiling, then gradually add it over the milk and mix well.
  • Bring back to boil for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes, then stir in the cream, condensed milk and vanilla essence.
  • Pour this into a plastic container and freeze till half set - around 2 hours.
  • Take it out from a freezer and transfer to a larger container. Beat until smooth, using an electric beater.
  • Add the melon puree, whisk again and put into a plastic container. Freeze till done.
  • To serve, keep it out of the freezer for about 15 minutes, scoop using an icecream scoop and serve!!!

Notes

1. If you are using Shamaam like I did, ensure that you peel the skin thick, otherwise it leaves a slightly bitter after taste. Despite this, the ice cream was wiped clean by my colleagues, even though my brother and daughter didn't have it much due to the slight bitterness. I am not saying it is a bad thing, it did taste nice and I liked it!
2. As per the article, it says that this ice cream would stay good for 3 months. Mine lasted less than a week.

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  1. Delicious icecream with a new flavor!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

    1. thank u prathima… 🙂

  2. yummy n tempting ice cream……

    Regarding the homemade jams, for me it stays for 2-3 months in refregirator.

    1. thank u fasee… thank u for letting me know regarding the jam… would love to try… 🙂

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  4. new flavour dear…looks so delicious…

    1. thank u saranya… 🙂

  5. Very nice icecream. Looks delicious. glad to follow u too.

    1. Thank u dear…

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  7. Melon Ice-cream Looks tempting.First time here happy to follow you.

    1. Thank u Manju 4 coming by!!! 🙂

  8. Never had this ice cream before. will try it in summer.

    1. thank u dear…

  9. That's a yum recipe…perfect for the season here….

    1. thank u lubna… 🙂

  10. melon ice cream , looks new & intresting 🙂

  11. This ice-cream looks pretty good!

  12. My kids don't love melon,i think this is a great idea to sneak in kids..yummy!!

    1. thank u julie… 🙂

  13. I am always for homemade ice-creams, they give us a real confidence boost isnt it, and definitely more flavours to do than a shop bought! I love your melon ice cream, Rafeeda, I must try it out, as usually we just stick to the same old watermelon ( a bit boring !)

    1. true jehanne, even i like homemade more… thank u for coming around…

  14. There are days that happen to me too… As soon as i wake up i feel like i have travelled back in time. The ice cream looks delicioys too

    1. thank u dear… 🙂

  15. very innovative recipe dear..

    1. thank u maha…

  16. that's the main reason why i tried it… 🙂 thank u for coming by…

  17. thank u dear…

  18. I am sure kids must hv bn on top of the world with this ice-cream. So nice to add melon. Looks so tempting.

    1. thank u latha…

  19. Looks perfect and yum ..drooling here

    1. Thank u dear…

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