prune ice cream recipe

Prune Ice Cream Recipe

Turn sweet, plump prunes into amazing ice cream.

Prune ice cream doesn’t exactly sound the sexiest flavour on offer. But it’s hard to resist a dessert that is deliciously creamy… and keeps you regular! Let’s face it, this ice cream has it all.

What you’ll need

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup prunes
  • 1 cup sugar + 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • pinch salt

How to make prune ice cream

Step 1

add water sugar and prunes

Preparing the prunes for your ice cream

Add water, prunes and 1 cup of sugar to a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the prunes are soft and have expanded in size. Strain out the water and set aside to cool.

Cooked prunes

Strain the prunes once cooked and allow to cool

Step 2

Whisk egg yolks in a bowl with the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar then set aside.

Step 3

Add cream and milk to a medium saucepan and heat until simmering. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Slowly pour 1 cup of the milk into the yolks, all the while whisking until combined. Then pour the yolks slowly back into the saucepan of milk and lightly whisk. Continue heating until the mixture thickens, add a pinch of salt, then remove from heat.

Heating dairy

Once you add the egg yolks, don’t allow the mixture to boil.

Step 5

Add the prunes and milk mixture to a blender. Process until you achieve the desired texture. I only blend for a couple of seconds because I like chunks of prune in the ice cream.

Step 6

Dairy ready to cool

Allow to cool at least 3 hours.

Cool the ice cream custard in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Step 7

Churn using an ice cream maker as per manufacturer’s instructions then scoop into a container and freeze for 2 hours.

Here’s how the final prune ice cream looks

Prune ice cream in a bowl

Prune ice cream in a bowl with sweet crackers.

Prune ice cream scooped

A scoop of prune ice cream.

Ice cream in a scoop

A lovely creamy ice cream that has lots of flavour.

prune ice cream in a bowl
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Prune Ice Cream Recipe

An ice cream full of sweet, delicious prunes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Freeze time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: ice cream, prune

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup prunes
  • 1 cup sugar plus 1/2 cup extra
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups thickened cream
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Add water, prunes and 1 cup of sugar to a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the prunes are soft and have expanded in size. Strain out the water and set aside to cool.
  • Whisk egg yolks in a bowl with the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar then set aside.
  • Add cream and milk to a medium saucepan and heat until simmering. Remove from heat.
  • Slowly pour 1 cup of the milk into the yolks, all the while whisking until combined. Then pour the yolks slowly back into the saucepan of milk and lightly whisk. Continue heating until the mixture thickens, add a pinch of salt, then remove from heat.
  • Add the prunes and milk mixture to a blender. Process until you achieve the desired texture. I only blend for a couple of seconds because I like chunks of prune in the ice cream.
  • Cool the ice cream custard in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Churn in an ice cream maker as per manufacturer's instructions then scoop into a container and freeze for 2 hours.

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Notes

Use a good quality salt, not the cheap table salt as it will tarnish the flavour of your ice cream.

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  1. The Happy Whisk June 15, 2018

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