Thursday, May 23, 2013

Beetroot Ice Cream


After savouring a spicy meal, time for some  not overly sweet relaxing dessert.  The weather has been crazy these past few weeks, hot and humid which makes one feel sweaty, lethargic and irritable.  So this comfortable dessert is what we need right now to keep our heads and bodies Cool!






















Recipe for Beetroot Ice Cream      (adapted from Goodfoodchannel)

    Ingredients
    • 200 gm beetroot, peeled
    • 150 ml milk
    • 300 ml whipping cream
    • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise, seeds scrapped
    • 50 gm caster sugar
    • 4 egg yolks
     Method
    1. Boil beetroot till tender, drain, after cooling slightly, puree in a blender or food processor.  Measure out 75 ml, set aside.
    2. Using a ball whisk, whisk egg yolks with the sugar till smooth, set aside.
    3. Place milk and cream in a saucepan, heat gently, adding in the vanilla seeds.  Once milk starts to foam up, remove from heat.
    4. Gradually, pour this into the egg mixture, whisking continously not to cook the eggs.  Add in the beetroot pureee, mix well.
    5. Pour this back into the saucepan, cook on low heat stirring continuously till thick enough to coat the back of the wooden spoon.  Remove from heat.
    6. Pour this into a large bowl, cover with cling wrap.  Let cool, then refrigerate overnight.
    7. Churn in the ice cream maker according to the instructions of your ice cream maker 




27 comments:

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  1. Sinful yet in a healthy way. Loves this.

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  2. Wow ... unique flavor, is it for sale? Can I order a tub? :)

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    1. The ice cream would have melted when you receive it!

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  3. Wow! A lovely pink! Can you taste the beet in the ice cream?

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  4. WOW! I love this beetroot ice-cream! The colour is so pretty and I need a big scoop too. So weather is so hot over here!

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    1. At a glance it looks like strawberry ice cream. Help yourself!

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  5. Hi Cheah, you're sooooo good at making ice creams. How I wish you live next door...

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  6. I am into ice-cream making these days because of the heat. I love the colour the beetroot gives to the ice-cream!

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  7. How I wish that scoop is within my reach! Looks so yummy!

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    1. Thanks. You'll need to stretch out your hand....:)

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  8. This is spectacular, Cheah. Better than strawberry ice cream.

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    1. Looks like strawberry ice cream, but doesn't have much beet root taste either.

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  9. so special! first time seeing beetroot ice cream..i wonder how it taste like..

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    1. It tastes nice but can't really tell there's beet root, but the colour is very refreshing.

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  10. The color looks like strawberry.. what an interesting recipe!

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  11. Hi, Cheah, beetroot by itself tastes a bit sour, isn't it, so this beetroot ice-cream must be very refreshing!An ice-cream maker here can be as cheap as just $20-$30 but I'm really curious how good they are compares to a good brand. Anyway, it is something that I'm hesitating to buy.

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    1. The ice cream doesn't taste sour at all, really can't tell there's beet in it. I'm using a Cuisinart ice cream maker, so far so good.

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  12. Hi Cheah, very refreshing and delicious ice cream. Look really good, I need 2 scoop please! :)
    Best regards.

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  13. So you bought an ice cream maker finally , what brand ? Love this pinky ice cream, remind I have so long did not make ice cream after the last attempt!

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  14. Hi Cheah,
    I love your pink beet root ice cream. Looks creamy n smooth too. Drooling!
    I have some left over beet root purée from making red velvet cupcakes. Love to try them on this.
    Thanks for sharing!
    mui

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