Friday, 7 March 2014

Plum, Amaretti and White Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream

Plum Ice Cream
Last month on Valentine's Day, I received a surprise tray of stone fruit from Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit - I felt the love. These colourful, juicy ripe and ready to eat plums and nectarines were most welcome after the months of excessive grey, rain and cold we've been experiencing this winter. They tasted of warmth and sunshine. With summer very much in mind and wanting to show off the fabulous purple of the plums, ice-cream was the first thing that sprang to mind. Just like cherries, I find that almonds go particularly well with plums, so I decided to use some amaretto liqueur in the mix along with a few amaretti biscuits for a touch of additional luxury.

Purple Plum

No Churn Ice Cream


The ice cream turned out just as I'd hoped. The fruit gave a welcome splash of tartness, cutting through the sweet cream and the flavour of both fruit and almond was well to the fore; the additional crunch from the biscuits gave added interest.

I am submitting this to #RecipeOfTheWeek over at A Mummy Too

I'm entering this into Dead Easy Desserts over at Maison Cupcake where any preparation has to be achieved within 30 mins. Despite cooking plums and melting chocolate, this is a simple dessert that can easily be achieved in this time if the chocolate is melting whilst the plums are cooking. You could even melt the chocolate over the cooking plums.


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Plum Ice Cream

Plum, Amaretti and White Chocolate Ice Cream
This is an easy to make no churn ice cream which is quite sweet so works particularly well with tart fruit.
Ingredients
  • 500g purple plums (6 large ones) - washed and stoned
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto
  • 200ml Condensed milk
  • 600ml Double cream
  • 80g White chocolate
  • 7 amaretti biscuits
Instructions

  • Chop the plums and place in a pan with the 2 tbsp water. Simmer until soft (about 10 mins). Leave to cool. Add Amaretto & blend to a puree.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over hot water (make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water). Stir in 100g of the condensed milk.
  • Whip the double cream until soft peaks form, taking care not to over whip. Add the rest of the condensed milk and whip again to ensure peaks remain. 
  • Add the white chocolate and stir in.
  • Crush 5 amaretti biscuits and stir in.
  • Fold in the fruit mixture to create a ripple effect. Spoon into a 2 x 1 litre freezer containers. Crush an amaretti biscuit over each batch. Cover and freeze.
Details
Yield: 2 litres

60 comments:

  1. SUCH a fabulous recipe and the first photos is GORGEOUS Choclette! I LOVE all of the ingredients in this and it is just so pretty too! Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. Some things just work and this was one of them :)

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  2. This is brilliant! I love a no-churn icecream and this one sounds absolutely perfect. What a gorgeous colour!

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    1. Thanks Alicia. I was so pleased to have discovered this easy to make ice-cream last year, the possibilities are endless.

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  3. I love the ripple in this wonderful icecream.Its looks so delicious.I can virtually taste the sweetness , with the tartness of the plums and the crunch from the biscuits.Great flavours.

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    1. Thanks Nayna, you'e described it perfectly ��

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  4. That looks amazing, I use Carte D'or tubs for my homemade ice cream too ;-)

    I love the colour and biscuits scattered over the top.

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    1. Haha, it's so old, I'd forgotten that's what it was Sarah, but you are absolutely right. Today actually feels like it's ice-cream weather, so I can see more of this or something similar being made very soon.

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  5. OMG! It looks is amazing, must taste super delicious!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia, I can't be modiste, it does taste super delicious :)

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  6. I love the look of anything "ripple". I always over stir and ruin it lol.

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    1. It is difficult to get it just right Dannii - I've learnt that less is more ;-)

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  7. simply. stunning. plum ripple, that's just so chic... such a wonderful wonderful ice-cream!

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    1. Chic Dom? Love it. More of that please :)

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  8. wow gorgeous , this is something our family would enjoy over and over x

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    1. Thanks Lisa - probably not a good one for the kids.

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    1. Please do Victoria and let me know how you get on.

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  10. I love the sound of this. If we finally work out when we are coming to Cornwall I shall expect a tub in a cool bag brought over for us to sample!

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    1. Brilliant idea BUT when are you coming to Cornwall???

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  11. Oh my - that list of ingredients sounds completely delicious. Gorgeous pics too.

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    1. Thanks Angela. I've just eaten some and it really is rather wonderful.

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  12. What an amazing colour. This looks so good. I've never tried a no-churn ice-cream before. May just have to give it a go!

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    1. This is such a simple ice-cream to make Kate, the only difficult bit is not eating too much at once ;-)

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  13. Such pretty swirls and what a delightful recipe , sounds so so yum!!

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  14. I am saving this for the summer! It looks so creamy and delicious!

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    1. It's really more of a late summer recipe when plums come into season, but ...

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  15. Oh gosh, there is so much going on in this ice cream, the combination sounds incredible!

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    1. Not too much to make it delicious I hope Sue?

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  16. Oh Chocolette, you have excelled yourself! Wish I could pop down to Cornwall to try some.

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    1. There's still some in the freezer if you're quick Janice :)

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  17. As luck would have it I bought an Amaretti miniature this week, with no plan what to use it for....this could be the answer!

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    1. The flavours of Amaretto and plum do work marvellously together CC.

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  18. Oh wow, the flavours and colours in this look and sound so divine! And with that crunch of the amaretti biscuits on top.... YUM

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    1. Thanks Aimee - it is a combination that I've found to be particularly good.

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  19. It looks amazing, but I am not a fan of amaretti. I could always add some crumbled ginger nuts instead. It looks so lush!

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    1. I expect ginger nuts would work really well and without the alcohol, Cooper could indulge too :)

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  20. This looks delicious. I love raspberry ripple ice cream so am sure I would like a plum version too, especially the addition of the amaretti to posh it up.

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    1. I've made this ice-cream a number of times, but have used different fruits. This was the first time I used plums. They have all produced delicious ice-cream.

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  21. Sounds and looks LUSH! And being that summer is almost round the corner I'm so bookmarking this one.

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    1. Oh do Lou, it works with all sorts of tart fruit, I've experimented quite a bit :)

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  22. Oh, those plums looks so sweet. And juicy. Come on summer, so so close :)
    Janie x

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    1. The plums were scrumptious and summer maybe a way away yet, but at least spring has arrived - hooray.

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  23. this look amazing and delicious I love plums!!

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    1. Thanks Gloria, plums are delicious. I think this is the first time I've ever had them in ice-cream though.

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  24. I really can't get over how incredibly lovely this looks. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I've Pinned and Tweeted this post :)

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    1. Thank you Emily and thanks for featuring it in #RecipeoftheWeek

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  25. you wouldn't believe, i was dreaming of making/eating ice cream. Mind was wandering from cointreau clementine to cherry rum…your ice cream looks so like in my dream one love! :) Don't be surprised if i make and blog!

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    1. Happy to have my ice-cream in your dreams Ananada ;-) Would be even happier if you made some :)

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  26. My tongue is already yearning to taste the sweet-sour combinations of this pretty ice-cream! I love Jac's suggestion for an alcohol free version x

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    1. Thanks Deena, yes I think ginger would go well. Shortbread biscuits would be good to for something a bit more neutral.

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  27. Looks divine and the flavours sounds great too, makes to think of summer too. Great #RecipeoftheWeek.

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    1. Summer oh summer! It can't be too far away now Sarah :)

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