Recipe For Guava Ice Cream

I cannot remember where we were, or what the conversation was, but someone mentioned the term domestic blindness and I wrote it down, thinking it would be a great topic for a post. Domestic blindness is the inability to see something that is plainly visible. Well, I am not sure about you, but I think this is a term that can be ascribed to any male living with someone. Dave suffers from this in the most profound way. He will open a cupboard looking for something, and shut it after a few seconds, exclaiming quite loudly that he cannot find whatever it is he was looking for. I will then go to the very same cupboard, open it and take out the item, without having to look further than the front row. This will happen when he looks in the drawers as well, so it is horizontal and vertical spaces that he has this issue with. Sometimes I find it most frustrating, and other times, quite endearing that he needs my help! One thing Dave does not need my help with is making dessert every night – which in his words he makes from scratch. What he really means is that he puts it into the bowls for us to enjoy. As I had been gifted so many guavas I made poached guavas to go with my guava ice cream.

Do you suffer from domestic blindness, or does your partner suffer from this?

Poached Guavas With Guava Ice Cream
Poached Guavas With Guava Ice Cream

Guava Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
for the guavas
  • 150g water
  • 150g sugar - I used fructose
  • 1 star anise
  • 300g peeled weight guavas, cut in half
for the crème anglaise
  • 300mls milk
  • 200mls cream
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 80g sugar - I used fructose
Method
for the guavas
  1. Place the water and sugar into a sauce pan
  2. Bring to the boil and stir until the sugar dissolves
  3. Boil for 5 minutes and then reduce the heat
  4. Add the guavas and poach for 30 minutes until soft
  5. Strain and retain the simple syrup for future use, discard the star anise
  6. Purée the guavas and leave in the fridge overnight
for the crème anglaise
  1. Gently heat the milk and the cream with the star anise in a sauce pan until blood temperature
  2. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until reaches a ribbon stage
  3. Pour half of the milk over the eggs, whisking the entire time
  4. Pour the eggs back into the sauce pan and stir with a wooden spoon over a medium heat until a custard form
  5. Strain and place into the fridge overnight
for the ice cream
  1. Whisk the guavas into the crème anglaise until completely mixed
  2. Churn in your ice cream maker until the desired consistency
  3. Place into a freezer container and freeze

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Guava Ice Cream

  1. I laughed aloud at this Tandy. My John so suffers from this issue. Lovely guavas!

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    1. I am so glad it is not only Dave 😉

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  2. Oh how I love guavas. There is a tree near my bus stop which is very neglected so I feel no qualms in plucking a few off on my way home. Anthony is the same as Dave. I have to tell him to use his ‘woman eyes not man eyes’. Someyimes it actually works!

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    1. I would also pluck from the neglected tree! Must try your trick sometime 🙂

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  3. Never had guava ice cream before and yours sounds very delicious, Tandy!

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    1. It was very delicious, thank you Judit 🙂

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  4. Tandy, I was on a real ice cream making kick for a couple years, then haven’t made it since. Next time I see guavas, I’m going to try this.
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    1. Hope you enjoy it. I am down to making one ice cream at a time now as I kept running out of space in my freezer 🙂

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  5. I think we all suffer from various forms of domestic blindness: anything that is a constant in our field of vision (or daily experience) is at risk for becoming invisible to us! It’s one of the reasons I try to remember to take a mindful stroll through fridge/freezer, pantry, cupboards and closets throughout the house from time to time. I’m always amazed at what I’ve forgotten (even rather quickly!) I have on hand.

    It’s when this extends to the resources of wonderful people I have around me that I get seriously worried! So even if your husband’s idea of making dessert from scratch is a tiny bit of a stretch, the fact that he dishes it up for you seems like a fine clue that he’s a keeper, and I’ll bet you’ll never become blind to such a fine resource as a man who serves you ice cream, homemade or not!

    xo,
    Kathryn

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    1. He is a keeper indeed xox

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  6. Oh, I can almost smell those guavas – delicious Tandy. We don’t really get guava here but feijoas are prolific in autumn/early winter.
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    1. I will have to head to google images to see what a feijoas is 🙂

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  7. Beautiful ice cream – Big Man certainly suffers with domestic blindness and I do when I can’t find my glasses – but in fairness, becuase I can’t actually see very well without them at least I have an excuse 🙂

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    1. Your excuse is a worthy one Tanya 🙂

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  8. Hi Tandy, what a wonderful dessert, very creative to poach the guavas, I bet this is delicious! Domestic blindness has my husbands name written all over it, I could go on and on but I’ll just say he seems to have very similar symptoms.
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    1. It must be a male genetic issue 😉

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  9. woow! I love your ice cream! I’d die to taste it!

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    1. Thanks Marcela 🙂

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  10. Guava ice cream sounds lovely.
    Have a wonderful day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy 🙂

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  11. Hehe I was nodding all through this post Tandy! Why is it that they have this affliction? How can we cure it? 😛
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    1. I have been trying for 19 years to find a cure!

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