Easy melon ice cream

Easy melon ice cream

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

A quick and easy way to make fruity and refreshing ice cream for hot summer days

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
385
protein
2g
carbs
36g
fat
27g
saturates
15g
fibre
1g
sugar
36g
salt
0.06g

Ingredients

  • 300ml double cream
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 very ripe charentais melon, peeled, deseeded and chopped into small chunks
  • juice 1 lemon
  • fresh raspberries, to serve

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Method

  1. Tip the cream and sugar into a pan. Bring to the boil, stir until the sugar has dissolved, then turn off the heat. Tip the melon into a food processor with the lemon juice, blitz until smooth, then pour the cream onto the melon and blitz again.
  2. Pour the mix into an ice-cream machine and churn until thick and semi-frozen, then transfer to a freezerproof container and freeze. Serve the ice cream scooped into a bowl with fresh raspberries.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2009

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juliebahrain's picture
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Made using Elmlea instead of cream in my old manual ice cream maker. Delicious flavour, will make again.

Tina Vesić's picture
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Tried it and loved it!
I didn't use and ice cream machine, though, I took it out of the freezer ever 2 hours and mixed it really well with an electric mixer.
Worked like a charm :))

masterfox_86's picture
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Found this very easy to make and after a really good churn in my ice cream maker, it was fairly creamy. The melon makes it lovely and refreshing too.

Before I had my ice cream maker, I would whisk it up in my food processer before putting it the freezer and whisk it by hand or in the food processer every couple of hours to avoid it being completely like a sorbet.

gina1523yoga's picture

Can I make this without an ice cream maker?

edelnig's picture
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Really good recipe. I agree it is a little like a sorbet but still creamy too. I agree it takes less than the 30 minutes prep time too. If you're not into ice-cream that is too custardy, this is for you.

denisew2's picture

do i need an icevream maker or can i just stir it?.thanks.

denisew2's picture

do i need an icevream maker or can i just stir it?.thanks.

eleanormayo's picture
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This was my first attempt at using my new ice-cream maker and it was not as creamy as I would have liked, half sorbet/half ice-cream. Great flavour though!

bevan1's picture
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This is a fantastic recipe - I've already made it four times; three times with a Gala melon (couldn't find Cantaloupe) and once with a Watermelon! I don't have an icecream maker, so do the stirring by hand.

It is so easy to do - I would even debate the 30 minutes preparation (depends on how long it takes you to carve out a melon - I can do it in under 10 mins) - I have it in the freezer in 20 mins or so.

It tastes about half way between a sorbet and an icecream - a definite winner!

jasbor's picture
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Using Low Fat Double Cream this is tops!!

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