This is in connection to the Bloggers Meet we have every month. I got "Dried Apricots" from Sowmya as my Secret Ingredient for the Kitchen Connect event. She gave me yummy Chocolate cookies too:)
To be frank, I dont like apricots because of its smell. So thought a lot, what to prepare for the event. Finally I had it with icecreams ..... I cannot say NO to it ;)
I followed Srilekha's Vanilla Icecream recipe, with minor changes.
Given below my recipe:
Milk - 1 cup
Full cream milk - 1 cup
Cream - 1 cup
Sugar - 1-2 cups or as required
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Boil milk and full cream milk with sugar and allow it cool completely.
Add cream, vanilla essence to it and blend them nicely.
Freeze them for 8 hours. Blend it in intervals of 1-2 hours.
For a smooth texture, you can add stabilizers available in the market. I didn't add any but blended it nicely so that it is foamy.
Cooking time - 8 hours
Serves 3-4 persons
Serve with processed apricots as below:
Dried Apricots - 8-10
Sugar - 3 tablespoons
Rose essence - 1 teaspoon
Microwave all contents with 1/2 cup of water for 10-15 minutes.
Allow them to cool and have it with icecreams.
Cooking time - 15 minutes
Serves 2-3 persons
I have been tagged by my friends and got some awards too. I would be adding them to my post next week.