Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"fruit ice cream."

Let me preface this post by saying that this probably isn't a healthy snack. It's actually more of a dessert, and even then, I don't know if I could consider this a healthy dessert option. Do I actually know how many calories and grams of sugar this dish has? No, but it's probably a lot. Whatever. I'm an ice cream addict, and in my head, this is a better alternative.

This recipe is based off of the Filipino style Fruit Salad. Don't let the name fool you - this thing is swimming in sweetened condensed milk and table cream.

Here's what I used:
1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 7.6 oz can of table cream
3 cans of mixed fruit with 100% juice
      reserve juice of 1 can and completely drain other 2
1/8th cup of ground chia seeds
  • mix together sweetened condensed milk, table cream, reserved juice, and chia seeds.
  • pour in 3 cans of mixed fruit
  • mix until fruit is completely covered
  • freeze. done.
  • note: to serve, you may need to thaw this slightly. (about 10 minutes at room temp)

Some additional options:
  • If you don't want this to be EXTRA sweet, which it can be, feel free to limit the amount of cream mixture you add and/or add additional sliced fresh fruit. (some popular options: blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, coconut, apples and sliced grapes)
  • Add in some nata de coco for a nice change in texture. It's fibrous, but not really healthy either.

Personally, I like separating the mixture into 3 smaller containers so that I can slightly defrost in batches. Typically, this dish is served completely thawed and chilled, but I like it mostly frozen. Makai calls it "fruit ice cream." And since I happen to be an ice cream addict, I was on board with the name.

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