Sunday, November 7, 2010

Watermelon ice-cream

I bought this ice lolly mould from Sogo during Pre-sales. After make this lollies ice cream now i feel regretted that i just bought only one mould. It was refreshing. Taste sweet and a bit sour. I did not follow the overall ingredients so I just bought 1/4 watermelon and 1 lemon when i was at Cold Storage. When i reached home i referred to the book and knowing that i need to put apple juice and lime instead of lemon. The original recipe used food processor to blend fruit but I smashed fruit with sieve instead of blend it.

The recipe was adapted from Children's Cookbook by Sara Lewis

Original Ingredients:
625gm wedge of watermelon
2 limes
150ml (1/4 pint) apple juice 
2 tbsp caster sugar

What to do
1. Using the large metal spoon, scoop the red melon flesh and black seeds away from the green skin and into    the food processor
2. Blend briefly so that the fruit is pureed but the seeds are still whole
3. Tip the mixture into the sieve set over the large bowl and press the red melon flesh through the sieve with the metal spoon, leaving the seeds behind in the sieve.
4. Finely grate the rind of the limes and add to the melon puree. Cut the limes in half and squeeze out the juice. Stir into the melon puree with the apple juice and sugar.
5. Pour the melon mixture into sections of the ice lolly mould. Add the tops. Freezer for 4hrs or longer if you have time until frozen solid
6. To take the lollies out of the moulds, dip the plastic mould into a bowl of just boiled water from the kettle. Count to 10, then lift each lolly and top out of mould and serve.

Tips : Use this same idea to make papaya, mango or peach lollies, but remove the seeds or stones before pureeing.

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