Kiwi Ice-cream – no eggs or cream and no machine; Power Food blogging

 

I am a Vanilla girl. There was a time when I had a complex because I just could not get myself to like any other flavor. While others around me went from end to end in ice cream experimentation, I stuck to plain, bland old vanilla. Flavors like Pecan rum, Rocky road, Blackcurrent meant nothing to me.

Then I heard the term ‘ice cream personality’. My already low ice-cream self-esteem plummeted to new depths. A Vanilla loving person has to be bland, right? Plain, white, no color – yes, bland must be the word.

Wrong. Fun fact from ice-cream.com describes Vanilla personality as following:
There is nothing plain about Vanilla. In fact, if you love Vanilla, you are actually a colorful, dramatic risk taker who relies more on intuition than logic. Emotionally expressive and idealistic, you tend to set high goals for yourself, and push yourself to meet and exceed them. On the romantic front, you tend to rely on secure romantic relationships that fulfill your emotional needs while working toward future objectives.  

Ahh!! Enlightenment! :D Ever since, I have worn my love for Vanilla ice cream on my sleeves.

Once I discovered my ice-cream flavor calling, I started to feel confident about exploring other flavors too. In course of time, I discovered a few flavors that I love a lot. Like the one I made with kiwi.

I am a part of this exceptionally talented blogging group that showcases a Power Food each week. The Power Food ingredient each week is based on the book Power Foods: 150 delicious recipes with 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine. It’s amazing the kind of food that fall under the purview of Power Foods. You can find these ingredients in everyday kitchen. They provide an outrageous amount of nutrients – fiber, vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, minerals, phytonutrients, fatty acids – and anything else that you can think of that aids in promoting good health and healthy food habits.

 This week Power Food features Kiwi. What makes Kiwi so special?
A study at Rutgers University has found that Kiwi is the most nutritional dense fruit when compared to all 27 other popular fruits chosen for the study. Two piece servings of Kiwi has as much Vitamin C as an orange and as much potassium as Banana, and provides more fibers than the whole grain cereals, all under 100 calories. To top it, Kiwi is a powerhouse of antioxidants, fibers, vitamin K, and is also rich in folate, manganese, vitamin E. Regular intake of Kiwi can thin blood, lower triglycerides, support immune system and protect against cancer.
My fellow Powerfood bloggers are:

Alanna – Kitchen Parade Veggie Adventure – Alyce – More Time at the Table, Ansh – Spice Roots,  Casey –SweetSav Jeanette – Jeanette’s Healthy Living, Jill – Saucy Cooks Martha – Simple-Nourished-Living, Mireya- My Healthy Eating Habits

5.0 from 3 reviews

Kiwi Ice-cream – no eggs or cream and no machine
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can Evaporated milk chilled for 24 hours
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ cup fresh kiwi puree
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Whisk chilled Evaporated milk until it is three times the volume and forms soft peaks
  2. Add sugar and blend some more
  3. Add vanilla essence and condensed milk.
  4. Once the condensed milk is blended in, whisk in the kiwi puree and salt.
  5. Freeze uncovered for 45 minutes.
  6. Take it out, and churn again for two minutes.
  7. Put back for 1 hour.
  8. Repeat 2 more times.
  9. Then transfer in a covered jar (I use yogurt containers) and freeze for 4 hours.
Note: I topped it with Rose syrup. You can use any other syrup topping that you like.

This is a low-calorie ice-cream  option. You can add cream instead of Evaporated Milk for a more creamy heavy texture. For this ice cream I used golden kiwis and they are more sweeter than the green ones. You can also baby kiwis if available.

So tell me, what’s your ice-cream personality?

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25 comments for “Kiwi Ice-cream – no eggs or cream and no machine; Power Food blogging

  1. October 23, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    I’m definitely a strawberry girl! But that sounds really good!
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    • October 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      Strawberry people are thoughtful, loyal, committed and supportive :D

  2. October 23, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    wud u belive i also love vanilla icecream
    dont know why they call it plain as i find it lot more flavorful than any other icecream
    lately i had kiwi juice at some wedding and loved the taste of it and by looks of icecream u did mix and match
    i want to try this but evaporated milk hmm hv to get it
    i tried with full cream but icicles formed so looking for better recipe of icecream
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  3. October 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    I am a mango girl, i know u don’t like it but will try it with mango soon and let u know. dont have machine so this is a good alternative, thanks a bunch.
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    • October 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      Mango is my most fav fruit. This works well with mango, though mango is more juicy, so at times might have more water. Let me know how it turned out for you.

  4. October 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Hi there, what a wonderful blog! And I’m loving this recipe, I don’t have an ice cream maker but now I have no excuses :) Oh and I’m a vanilla kind of girl too !!
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    • October 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      Thank you Claire, and welcome!! We Vanilla girls rock!

  5. October 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    I wasn’t aware kiwi fruit have so many health benefits. I’m a vanilla girl too – it’s always been my favourite ice cream, particularly, vanilla bean or French vanilla xx
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    • October 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

      Even I was surprised Charlie. I always thought nothing could beat apples. We learn something new everyday!

  6. October 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    How clever! I never really thought to make kiwifruit ice cream but it sounds delicious!
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    • October 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      It was not vanilla, but pretty good. Thanks Lorraine :)

  7. October 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    What a great recipe and so nice to know about the icecream personality, Minnie. Vanilla is never plain, and it’s one of my favourites too.
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  8. October 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    I’ve known the benefits of kiwi fruit since I did a veg and juice fast last year for 3 months. I prefer vanilla ice cream or maybe strawberry and then there’s chocolate. :)
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    • October 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM

      My kinda a lady :D I skip the strawberry over to chocolate though.

  9. October 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Normally, I am a chocolate girl. My current passion tho is Espresso Chip ice cream :) but I have to say that this has really peaked my interest – I love kiwi! YUM!
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    • October 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

      Espresso chip….how interesting!!!

  10. October 26, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Minnie,

    I so enjoyed reading this post! I’ve actually become a vanilla girl over the past few years and wasn’t sure why, beyond the fact that I love it’s simplicity and versatility. I was just thinking recently that if I could only have one flavor of ice cream for the rest of my life, it would definitely be vanilla. But this kiwi fruit option as piqued my interest!
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    • October 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      Thank you Martha!!! It was an interesting flavor. Wasn’t a big hit with kids though to be honest.

  11. October 27, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    I had no idea that kiwi’s were such a powerfood! wow…interesting stuff. And your recipe sounds really good! I’ve only eaten a few kiwi’s in my life, but I’m thinking I need to start eating more of ‘em.
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    • October 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM

      Thanks Brandie :)

  12. October 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Minnie, I think vanilla lends a nice touch to most desserts, and your desserts sounds very tempting!
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    • October 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM

      Thanks Mireya :) I agree to that wholeheartedly.

    • October 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      Thanks Mireya :)

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