Apricot and Custard Ice-cream

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Flavoured with vanilla custard powder rather than vanilla essence, this ice-cream has a richer flavour and a smoother mouth-feel as well, thanks to the extra thickening provided by custard powder.

As always, proper proportions of milk and cream work their magic is providing this ice-cream an irresistible creaminess. An abundance of deseeded apricots impart nice tangy breaks in every mouthful of this delicious Apricot and Custard Ice-Cream.

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Soaking time:  1 hour 30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 to 6 servings
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1 cup dried apricots (kummani / jardalu)
2 1/2 cups cold milk
1 tbsp vanilla flavoured custard powder
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup fresh cream

  1. Combine the apricots and 1 cup of hot water in a deep bowl and keep aside to soak for 1½ hours.
  2. Do not strain. Deseed the apricots and boil with the same water in a deep pan for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the custard powder and ½ cup of cold milk in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining 2 cups of cold milk and sugar in a deep non-stick pan and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the custard-milk mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring continuously. Cool completely.
  6. Add the cooked apricots and fresh cream and mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into a shallow aluminium container. Cover with an aluminium foil and freeze for 6 hours or till semi-set.
  8. Pour the mixture into a mixer and blend till smooth.
  9. Transfer the mixture back into the same aluminium shallow container. Cover with an aluminium foil and freeze for approx. 10 hours or till set.
  10. Scoop and serve immediately.

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 on 14 Oct 15 03:52 PM

I am a huge fan of dried apricots, so i just loved this recipe to the core. The ice cream has such an amazing natural taste of the apricots which is very irresistable. It is nice and creamy like the ones you get in the stores.
 on 27 Dec 10 01:38 PM

Very yummy and the combination of Apricot and Vanilla custard is too good.