Monday, November 22, 2010

Red Plum Ice Cream / 7 Days Left For Culinary Smackdown

Mmmm. what can I say? It's a David Lebovitz ice cream... mmm... The tartness of the plums makes a very flavourful ice cream. 

Plum Ice Cream
(adapted from "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz)
1 pound (450gm) plums (about 8)
1/3 cup (80ml) water
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (180gm) sugar (I use 150gm, depends on the sweetness of the plums)
1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon kirch (I omit this)

Slice the plums in half and remove the pits.  Cut the plums into eighths and put them in a medium, nonreactive saucepan with the water.  Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the sugar until dissolved.  Let cool to room temperature.

Once cool, puree in a blender or food processor with the cream and kirsch until smooth.

Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.




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  1. That looks absolutely amazing. Your photo is beautiful.

  2. Looks great. It's such a striking colour!

    Ps. So glad you found Ratatouille recipe at a good time for you and your daughter :)

  3. I agree, the pics are beautiful. I love the color of the ice cream.

  4. It looks so good- pretty and pink, my favorite color. :) You can't go wrong with a Lebovitz ice cream!

  5. This ice cream looks fantastic. Pretty color too.

  6. What a creative ice cream made with plums! I love it! So scrumptious.

  7. These pics make me want your plum ice cream even though it's freezing outside. I love plums and I love ice cream...together they are heaven!

  8. What a gorgeous colour that ice cream is - I love David Lebovitz's ice cream recipes, and I now have this one bookmarked to try as soon as plums come into season here :-)

  9. Wonderful Idea for ice cream with fruit. With this recipe, I could probably use other fruits if i don't find plum. I love to eat ice cream even in Winter. Cheers!

  10. Hi everyone,
    Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to enter your entry for the challenge! Have a nice day!

  11. Wow, your ice-cream looks great! Does homemade ice-cream keep as well as store-bought ones? We take a long time to finish even 400ml of ice-cream.

  12. What gorgeous ice cream. It's such a lovely colour!! I love making ice cream, it's so much fun. Thank you for linking up to Cookbook Sundays and my apologies for taking so long to get back to you. I hope you're having a great week!