Recipe For Apricot Ice Cream

It is always good to have your ego boosted by wonderful compliments. From when I started blogging, I looked at myself as offering great recipes that work. I have never looked at myself as taking good photographs. Because of this, I have not bothered to save any of my photos in a high resolution format. Once they have been uploaded to my blog I delete them. I could see no reason to keep them on my hard drive. But that has all changed. In January I was approached by an International Publisher asking if I would contribute a recipe to a magazine they are publishing in a series of magazines, this one specifically using sugar free recipes. They wanted one of my existing recipes but as I could not send them a high res photo, they could not use it. I offered to send them a recipe that was not yet published on my blog, and one that I had a high res photo of. And the recipe I sent them was this one for apricot ice cream. And the reply email was about how great the image was! This compliment was followed by one on my blog from a professional food photographer whom I rate very highly, given his work and reputation in the industry. This recipe for apricot ice cream came about when I had a punnet of very over ripe apricots that needed using up. As it was the height of summer and we had visitors, it seemed like a great refreshing ice cream to make, and it is. The apricot flavour is quite distinct and I am sure you can use any stone fruit to make this recipe.

Apricot Ice Cream
Apricot Ice Cream

Apricot Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
  • 400mls milk
  • 6 apricots, cut in half and pip removed
  • 5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 80g sugar - I used fructose
  • 100mls cream
Method
  1. Place the milk, apricots and cardamom into a saucepan
  2. Bring to blood temperature over a medium heat
  3. Poach the apricots for 5 minutes
  4. Whisk the egg yolks and the fructose together until you reach a ribbon stage
  5. Sieve the milk onto the egg yolks and set the apricots aside
  6. Whisk the milk into the egg yolks and return the mixture to your saucepan
  7. Stir with a wooden spoon until a custard forms and remove from the heat
  8. Remove the cardamom pods from the apricots and purée until smooth
  9. Place the custard into a jug and stir in the apricot purée
  10. Cool overnight and then churn in an ice cream churner as per the manufacturer’s instructions

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44 thoughts on “Recipe For Apricot Ice Cream

  1. Wow Tandy…congratulations! And yes, this apricot ice cream looks super refreshing…indeed awesome picture!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Juliana 🙂

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  2. That would be SO encouraging! Well done offering an alternative when the first option didn’t work. 🙂
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    1. It is very encouraging Krista 🙂

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  3. Was doing some research this morning looking for recipes using apricots, I am going in a cooking comp later this month and that is one of the ingredients. 🙂 Came across your post, yep, defo using it. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe, and congrats on being asked to share in a publication. Very exciting.

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    1. Good luck Anna, and please come back and let me know how you did in the competition 🙂

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  4. Good for you, Tandy, well-done too,..yeahhhh. It is a stunning picture & very appetizing & inviting too. Yeahhhhh. A must make, for sure. Xxx

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Sophie 🙂

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  5. I’m not really a fan of ice cream (I know, I know) but a fresh fruit version especially apricot does sound appealing.

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    1. I go through moments of enjoying ice cream – usually when it is very hot here, or when we are in Italy 🙂

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  6. WOW, that is awesome Tandy!! Congratulations. I love love apricots and am thinking I need to try this ice cream ASAP!
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    1. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the ice cream 🙂

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  7. oh such lovely ice cream….we are drooling…since apricot season will be here sometime…we are awaiting it for making this treat,thanks so much for sharing 🙂
    Kumar’s Kitchen sharing the blog ♥ Sweet & Ambrosial Rice KheerMy Profile

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    1. I hope you enjoy the ice cream as much as I did 🙂

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  8. Congratulations Tandy! I see why as this photo of your icecream is making me crave apricot icecream and I have never ever had that flavor before. I can wait for stone fruits to be in season.

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    1. Your stone fruit season must be coming soon as ours is nearly at an end 🙂

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  9. Congratulations!! That is a super pretty photo and makes me want to inhale that ice cream!

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    1. It is going to be hot here this week and I am going to have to make some more to enjoy 🙂

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  10. This looks wonderful! I think we still have some apricots left at the markets too 🙂
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Autumnal Roast Carrot SaladMy Profile

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    1. Our season is now over. We have loads of plums which could mean more ice cream 🙂

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  11. Yum! Looks delicious! How did you get your ice cream to stay frozen whilst taking photos?

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    1. Thanks Jess. I freeze the bowls I use for the ice cream to keep the balls frozen 🙂

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  12. Gorgeous photo, Tandy, gorgeous recipe too! I can just imagine the ripe summery apricots in the ice cream. Delicious.
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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Lizzy 🙂

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  13. This is a simply gorgeous photo, congrats on getting an acclaimed food photographer to compliment it 😀
    But I find the recipe even more enticing, I adore apricots so this is perfect!
    Bookmarked!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. Hope you enjoy making it Uru 🙂

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  14. that is a brilliant photo. And well done to you!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment!

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  15. It is a great pic indeed, Tandy! Can’t wait to get my hands on some stone fruit!!

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    1. I love stone fruit season. Thanks for the compliment Squishy 🙂

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  16. Congrats on your article Tandy, this ice cream looks amazing, love the addition of cardamom.
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    1. Thank you Cheri, I love using spices in sweet dishes 🙂

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  17. My mom would love this ice cream, she is a big apricot fan. Your photos are always lovely.
    Have a super day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Why thank you Mandy for such a beautiful compliment 🙂

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  18. It is inded a lovely recipe and a lovely shot! And are you talking about our lovely Roger? I always get a bit giggly and happy when he compliments a shot 🙂 He’s an amazing photographer.

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    1. I am talking about Roger! He makes my heart sing when he leaves me a compliment. I would love to do his photography course when we are in London. But with the exchange rate of R18 to £1 it is way out of my budget 🙂

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  19. This sounds really yummy, Tandy. I unfortunately don’t have an ice cream churner. 🙁

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    1. I am going to post a recipe soon that does not need a churner 🙂

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  20. Nice story there, Tandy. Beautiful picture, ice cream, apricots…And how about that cardamon!? 🙂 ela

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    1. The cardamom makes it for me Ela 🙂

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  21. That is a great shot. Well done xx

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    1. Thank you Tami xxx

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  22. Congratulations on your recipe! I’ve never even thought of – or heard about – apricot ice cream. Sounds delicious and I really need to start making ice cream with less sugar. Condensed milk is a wonderful time saver and so easy, but it’s packed full of sugar and I want to be able to control it. Absolutely love this picture and can see why you got such a wonderful compliment. 🙂
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    1. Thanks Melanie 🙂 I need to find some sugar free condensed milk when we are overseas as that is the only way I can use it 🙂

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