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Sunday 30th July 2006

Trio of Icecream in a Frozen Fruit Salad Cup

Ice Ice Baby?!
Oh yeah baby, I have plenty of ice baby.
I have permafrost!!

If you hadn’t already guessed this is my entry for Number 21! Hosted by the warm and not at all icy Sarah from The Delicious Life.

Trio of Icecream in a Frozen Fruit Salad Cup

Recently I’ve found happiness still comes from eating icecream in the middle of winter, so long as you have your back right up against the fireplace!
Not three weeks ago, I purchased my very first icecream machine off NZ’s local auction website Trademe, ( a Krups for NZ$65 in perfect new condition. All icecream featured on my blog until now had been churned by hand whisk and frozen and whisked and frozen and whisked…

Naturally I was very excited to give my new toy a whirl!
The first icecream I made was a lemon version, following Danielle’s recipe for Lime icecream, which was totally delicious, thoroughly enjoyed by all the Marshalls and hence disappeared very quickly!

The next flavour just had to be berry, made from some of the wild blackberries we hand picked back in February / March that have been frozen awaiting a delicious demise.
Next up I made a Butterscotch flavour from a Prenzel concentrate, unfortunately it didn’t freeze quite so well, yet it was still Yum Yum YUM!

Of course you can’t own a icecream machine without making a real vanilla bean flavour!
And then finally yesterday after reading Béa’s gorgeous Matcha Éclairs and feeling guilty having not opened my precious tin yet, I made some Matcha, Green tea icecream… Mmmm!

Trio of Icecream in a Frozen Fruit Salad Cup

I have so many other ideas for flavours, including some very unique and original ideas and I can’t believe I haven’t made a chocolate flavour yet!
I think I ought to slow down however, before… I wear out my new toy, or what’s more likely out wear my jeans!

Here is the basic recipe I’ve been following for my machine with the different flavour variations listed below

  • Ice Cream
  • 2 cups of whipping cream (Unfortunately we only get one type of cream in NZ! Grumble grumble!)
  • 1 cup of full cream milk
  • ½ cup of caster sugar
  • ½ a vanilla bean to infuse milk, or vanilla extract to taste
  1. Warm the milk, cream, sugar and vanilla to dissolve and infuse. Remove from the heat, allow to cool and chill.
  2. Churn as per manufacturers instructions.

Add the following for:

  1. A Stronger Vanilla Flavour
  2. 1 extra large vanilla bean and the scraped seed to infuse the milk

Real Vanilla Bean Icecream

  1. Wild Blackberry Flavour
  2. ½ to ¾ cup of strained blackberry puree,
  3. sweeten to taste if desired

Wild Blackberry Icecream

  1. Matcha
  2. 1 teaspoon of matcha

Matcha, Green Tea Icecream

Just for some extra fun, and some more Ice, Ice, Baby! I decided to serve my trio of icecream in a frozen fruit salad cup.

Trio of Icecream in a Frozen Fruit Salad Cup

Simply made from finely diced fruit (I used kiwifruit, mandarin and blackberries) and enough water / juice to fill some cup shaped moulds, or one small cup inside a large cup, remembering to freeze a base layer in the large cup first! The cups are best left overnight to freeze good and solid. Roll some icecream, fill your frozen fruit salad cup and serve!


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  1. hi bron,

    i love your site. there’s some great recipes.

    i would like post a link to some of your recipes on my own blog - once a week i promote recipes i find from other bloggers. shoot me an email if you get a chance.

    don’t those blackberries look amazing!

    Anna — Sunday 30th July 2006 1:25 am

  2. absolutely gorgeous, as always, bron! i only wish i could be eating some right now :-)

    amanda — Sunday 30th July 2006 1:25 am

  3. What a nice idea to serve the ice cream in this frozen bowl.

    zorra — Sunday 30th July 2006 2:21 am

  4. So pretty, Bron. I love the frozen fruit bowl idea! It looks like your new ice cream maker works wonderfully.

    Jennifer — Sunday 30th July 2006 5:29 am

  5. Frozen fruit salad bowl! What a great idea! That looks so good.

    Danielle — Sunday 30th July 2006 6:29 am

  6. Bron, these look delicious! I love your fruit cup! Very clever!

    Bea at La Tartine Gourmande — Sunday 30th July 2006 9:18 am

  7. So that’s an ice-cream machine to add to my new-flat-new-stuff list of things to buy! The blackberry picture looks juicly mouthwatering btw.

    Andrew — Sunday 30th July 2006 10:24 am

  8. Fantastic…but then again consider the source. As always lovely photographs and the fruit cup was a grand idea.

    peabody — Sunday 30th July 2006 11:56 am

  9. Great ice cream flavours Bron. I remember making the ice bowls for dinner parties back in the ’80’s. Nice to see them back as individual containers.

    barbara — Sunday 30th July 2006 1:37 pm

  10. Hi Anna,
    thank you so much, I’ll email you soon

    Thank you Amanda, Zorra,
    The ice cups were ideal to keep the icecream from melting fast.

    Hi Jennifer,
    thank you, yes my icecream machine works really well and I’m very pleased with it.

    Thank you Béa and Daniella,
    I wasn’t completely happy with the ice cups, I needed more time to freeze them in more stages and have the fruit more evenly spread throughout the cup, sadly it all sank to the bottom!

    Hi Andrew,
    yes the blackberry is my favourite in this set too!
    Thanks for your kind comments

    Thank you so much Peabody!

    Hi Barbara,
    Thank you and yes they are very yummy flavours!

    bron — Tuesday 1st August 2006 3:59 pm

  11. Trademe can be brilliant. I got my breadmaker (for $25!) through the site and got more than my money’s worth out of it, making flatbreads and foccacia as well as normal loaves. But do be careful - I also got stung for $250 for a digital camera that didn’t work at a time when I was already stony broke. I know if I’d seen an icecream machine for $65 I wouldn’t have been able to resist, though!

    Caroline@Bibliocook — Tuesday 1st August 2006 10:47 pm

  12. Hi Bron,
    Woderful dessert and i like your photos.

    vineela — Thursday 3rd August 2006 12:53 pm

  13. […] Top the cool Baked Chocolate Mousse Cups with small balls of ice-cream, I used Matcha / Green tea, however you obviously could use any flavour you wished. […]

    Petit Fours - Baked Chocolate Mousse Cups with Mini Matcha Ice-cream Spheres — Monday 30th October 2006 10:21 am

  14. Hi Bron, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog! I’ve got a packet of matcha powder, and was looking for a suitable ice cream recipe. Now I’ve found one:)

    Pille — Friday 3rd November 2006 10:19 pm

  15. hi me and my friend have been reading your sight at school and some of your things sounded very tasty!!!!! we wanted to eat them all up!! we cant wait to make our own we are going to suggest it for food technolagy! can you send me one in the poast please!!?? ash xx

    ash — Tuesday 24th April 2007 2:28 am

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