Friday, June 21, 2013

I Scream for Ice Cream!

I've been dreaming about homemade ice-cream lately. I've tried a few recipes but the end product were not as soft and creamy as what we get from the supermarket. And I wasn't quite ready to splurge on fresh cream, which is not cheap where I live.

So I decided to try using the evaporated milk method. And here's the result.
Taa... daa!!

I was happy to find that the end product was soft and could be easily scooped out straight after removing from the freezer without having to leave it to thaw.

I had a quick taste after the short photography session. The verdict: texture is lovely but unfortunately it's a little too sweet for me. Perhaps I should reduce the sugar or add some dark chocolate to balance the sweetness. Next time, then. For those who have a sweet tooth however, this should be a lovely treat. Here's the recipe:

1 can ( 400g ) evaporated milk
½ cup soft brown sugar
1 sachet of chocolate malt drink powder (3 in 1)

1. Chill the milk in the fridge overnight.
2. Mix a small amount of the milk with the chocolate malt powder.
3. Pour the rest into a large mixing bowl with the sugar and whip until fluffy.
5. Add in the chocolate malt mix and continue beating.
6. Place the bowl in the freezer for an hour.
7. Pull out from the freezer and whip for 1 minute and back to the freezer.
8. Repeat about 4 times.
9. Place in a container with a lid and store in the freezer.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Breakfast Dessert

Who wants some ice cream for dessert? No, I don't serve ice-cream for dessert, but that's what my daughter calls it. I would say it's more of a breakfast parfait. I got my inspiration from edible perspective.

Well, maybe it doesn't look like ice-cream. But presentation is key. I find this a wonderful way of serving oatmeal. That's right, oatmeal it is! Layered with mango, banana and raspberry and topped with homemade full cream yogurt. I think adults would like to have it for breakfast too!