Eggless Strawberry Icecream:
Here’s wishing everybody a very ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’.
I know it’s a little too late to wish but nevertheless. We had taken off on a mini vacation for Valentine’s day and we made a trip to Channapatna, a tiny village about 40-50 kms from Bangalore. Channapatna is famous for wooden, hand painted toys. They are very colourful and attractive. It was a lovely change and we happened to attend a workshop on toy making and Boy! it was fun. I will be dedicating an entire post on this a little later.
Given a choice, besides going out for dinner with Mr. I would like to spend the entire Valentine’s day at home, all by myself and watch all those awesome mushy-mushy movies that come on TV and order a nice pizza. My all time favourite movies on this day would be P.S. I love You and Notting hill… Love all the songs from notting hill..I have watched these movies a zillion times and can still watch them. This year since we were on a vacation, I missed all the good movies and missed the pizza too. Maybe next year!!
I had planned on making something special for this years Valentine’s day. I decided on making some strawberry icecream. This idea struck me when I saw a supermarket next door fully stuffed with fresh yummy looking strawberries. I also made some cherry flavoured jelly to go with it. This is yet another Tarla Dalal’s recipe.
Strawberry puree: 2/3rd cup
Milk: 1 cup
Cornflour: 2 teaspn
Cream: 2/3rd cup
Powdered sugar: 1/4 cup
strawberry essence: 1 teaspn
Mix cornflour with some cold water and keep aside.
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat some milk and bring it to boil. Add cornflour mix and 2 tablespoons of sugar and keep stirring on a sim flame for 3-4 mins.
Remove and strain the mix and keep aside to cool.
Whip cream with powdered sugar till soft peaks are formed. I used the mixie to whip the cream. Mix the cooled mix, strawberry puree and cream and blend it once more.
Pour this mix in a container and freeze it. If you still find minute crystals in the ice cream, beat the ice cream once more in the mixie and freeze it again. Repeat this procedure till the ice cream is nice and soft. You can serve with some jelly or some strawberry sauce.