Homemade Fruit Ice Cream: Great Summer Treat for the Kids
If you're trying to get your kids to eat more fruit this summer, homemade fruit ice cream may be the solution you're looking for. Here are five terrific recipes that will help you beat the heat.
When we think of summer, we think of sunshine, warm weather, the beach, vacation and, of course, ice cream. Whether it’s in a bowl or in the shape of their favorite superhero, kids enjoy this cool treat all year round, but even more so in the summer heat.
If you’re looking to provide your kids with healthier snack alternatives, you can use these homemade fruit ice cream recipes to create special desserts.
With no preservatives or artificial flavors, and relatively low in sugar, these homemade fruit ice cream recipes can be made quickly using the seasonal fruits in your fridge. Enjoy these delicious summer treats with your kids.
5 homemade fruit ice cream recipes
Before we begin our list of ice cream recipes, keep in mind that adding a bit of lemon juice while preparing them will really bring out the ice cream’s aroma.
1. Homemade apricot ice cream
- 500 grams of apricot
- 60 grams of icing sugar
- 3 eggs
- 100 ml of water
- 200 grams of dairy cream
- Juice of half a lemon
- Wash the apricots. Remove the skin and cut them in half.
- In a casserole over a warm stove, add 60 grams of icing sugar and the lemon juice and prepare as you would a compote with water.
- Mix the compote in a blender and then let the puree cool completely.
- Next, beat the egg yolks with the 150 grams of sugar.
- Whip the cream and add it gradually to the previous preparation. Add the apricot puree.
- Pour everything into a container suitable for freezing.
- Stir the ice cream with a spoon four times every two hours.
- Put the results in the freezer until ready.
2. Homemade mango ice cream
- 3 mangos
- 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 tablespoons of ground almonds
- 1 spoonful of mango syrup (optional)
- Peel the mangos and cut them into pieces.
- Put the pieces in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Next, add the condensed milk, egg yolks, almonds and mango syrup to mix again.
- When everything is well-mixed, place it in a freezable container and refrigerate for two hours.
- Place the results in the freezer for three hours, stirring regularly with a spoon.
3. Exotic homemade ice cream
- 150 grams of mangos
- 500 grams of pineapple
- 150 grams of dairy cream
- Peel the mangos and the pineapple, cut them into pieces, and put them in a bowl to freeze for two hours.
- When the pieces are frozen, mix them in a blender with the cream, adding a little sugar if necessary to achieve a creamy consistency.
- Put the results in the freezer for six hours, stirring regularly with a spoon.
“We also recommend using icing sugar, as it’s much finer and will make the ice cream smoother. In addition, don’t forget to remove the seeds from the fruit.”
4. Homemade watermelon ice cream
- 500 grams of watermelon (no rind or seeds)
- 1 cup of frozen raspberries
- 50 grams of sugar
- 1 packet of vanilla sugar
- Lemon juice
- Cut the pieces of watermelon (no rind or seeds) into small cubes, put them in a bag and freeze them for at least three hours.
- Mix the pieces of frozen watermelon and raspberry with lemon juice and sugar for several minutes to obtain the desired consistency.
- When everything is well-mixed, place the results in a container and freeze them.
- Stir vigorously every 30 minutes in order to break up the chunks of ice.
5. Plum ice cream
- 200 grams of pitted plums
- 50 grams of sugar
- 300 ml of dairy cream
- 2 packets of vanilla sugar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Mix the plums with the lemon juice and sugar in a blender. Pour the resulting puree into a container and freeze for three hours.
- Beat the cream until it becomes thick, then add it to the mixture after removing it from the freezer.
- Put the results back in the freezer.