Who knows that some exotic fruit can be made into ice cream...
I've heard of durian ice cream but never before cempedak ice cream. In Malaysia, this fruit can be found almost anywhere. Dipped in batter and fried till crispy is the usual way to prepare and eating this sweet fruit. Or you can have it raw. No qualms at all.
Then again, after watching the rerun of 5 Rencah 5 Rasa hosted by Sherson Lian this evening, I wonder how it will tastes in ice cream. From the looks of it on the show, it appears to be a lot more creamier. One way to find out, just try your hands on the recipe! ^_^
Cempedak Ice Cream
Recipe of Chef Sherson Lian
- 1/2 of ripe cempedak fruit (depends on the size of the fruit, it could be between 8-11 seeds)
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup refined sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- juice of 1/2 limau kasturi (calamansi)
- 1 - 2 cups whip cream
- Remove the fleshy part from the seeds and process in a blender until almost becoming a paste. It's best to have some chunks in*
- Transfer into a clean bowl, add sugar, juice of limau kasturi and milk into it. Stir until well blended. Cover with a cling wrap and store in the fridge while you whip the cream
- Whip the cream until hard peaks form*
- Take out the cempedak mixture from the fridge, gently folded the whipped cream into the mix. Fold until well mixed, cover and froze for at least 2 hours before it's ready
* Keep the seeds. Wash them, then boil until the seeds are tender or can be easily pierce with a fork. A good snacking while watching tv. Just peel the skin off before eating it
* Fill a slightly larger bow with some ice and cold water. Place the bowl with the whip cream over it, and whip the cream using a hand whisk. You'll know it's done when the bowl is overturn, the whipped cream stays intact