Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Custard Apple Lollies!

Yesterday was the first really warm and sunny spring day of the year. And of course, that means...Ice Cream!

Custard apples are one of my favourite fruit..but the de-seeding is always a nightmare. There is, fortunately, a easier way to remove the seed - especially if you do not mind the pulp really being crushed to a pulp :-) And it becomes even easier if someone else (in this case my husband) takes on the job of deseeding the custard apples.

The recipe is without added sugar, as both the custard apples as well as the condensed milk are sweet. Of course, if you have a very sweet tooth, you may add a bit more.





Ingredients

2 - custard apple, medium size
500 ml - milk
150 ml - sweetened condensed milk

Method
  1. Discard the custard apple skin, and add the pieces in a jar. Adjust the egg beater/ whisk in a hand mixer and beat the custard apple lightly, a couple of times. This will help in  removing the seeds. Discard the seeds and puree the rest.
  2. Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan, reduce the heat and simmer till it reduces to half of the  original quantity. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Add condensed milk and retransfer to heat and simmer on a reduce heat for 2 - 3 minutes. Let it cool for 3-4 minutes. Add custard apple puree and mix well.
  3. When the mixture cools, keep in the deep freezer to half set.
  4. Process the half set mixture in a food- processor. Fill in any mould/bowl, cover it and return to the freezer and let it freeze overnight.
  5. Unmould and serve. 
Serves  6



The ice cream was so soft and rich, it just melted in the mouth. And it reminded me of another of my favourite Kolkata street food - Kulfi.


I got a lot of queries regarding the source of custard apples in this season. At this time of the year, Spanish and Vietnamese custard apples are available. I got mine from the Viktualienmarkt (in Munich, Germany) - this is a traditional bavarian market for, as the name says, "victuals" and has a number of shops selling exotic fruit and vegetables (as well as exotic meats and fishes and cheeses and other specialities) throughout the year.
Enjoy!

77 comments:

  1. Thats so delicious!! Wish I can have it now..it has been sunny here for the past 4 days..yayee..

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  2. wow I want to try! So creamy and smooth.

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  4. wow! you are getting custard apples(seetaphal?) in this season?

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  5. Looks super and yummy. Nice click.

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  6. wow...cool....makes me drool;)

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  7. Wonderful looking Custard ice, so yummy.

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  8. I'm drolling here :-) Cool and yummy

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Apple custard lollies looks so mouthwatering. A perfect treat for summer.

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  10. i love custard apples and this is just looking superb

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  11. I miss having sita phal/custard apple.This recipe is bookmarked!

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  12. simple n yummy...nice pics

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  13. How did you manage to source custard apples?
    Miss them! Good recipe!

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  14. looks so yum! love it...
    I love custard apple too...

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  15. Lucky girl, hubby did a big job. Love the looks.

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  16. Yummmmmmm!!! So nice and simple. Thanks for sharing this. I am going to try this the first time i get my hands of custard apples this year.

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  17. This is my fav kulfi too....custard apple milkshake, basundi..you name it..I am up for everything..

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  18. Wow..just pass those here...looks yummy

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  19. oh my kids love stuff like this..it would be fun to whip these up with them...and then eat them outside under our shade tree together!

    thanks for sharing!

    ciao bella
    and thanks for stopping in to see me!

    creative carmelina

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  20. wohhhh!!! I am drooling here. Wow that's some yummy and delicious looking lollies. Can I have one :-)

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  21. Hi
    I luv custards..I have it as mixed fruit salad or ice cream...
    It looks yummy!

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  22. I once had custard apple kheer and loved it! I am sure I will love this!

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  23. Looks a perfect treat...real yummy.

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  24. Rachana,

    Custard apple lollies looks absolute yummy.

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  25. This is really delicious, perfect for hot day!

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  26. Wowwwwwwwww.. Truly delicious... looks very tempting dear.. nice clicks too.. :)

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  27. They just look wonderful Rachana

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  28. delicious!! will def. try this one out!!

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  29. Sitaphal ice looks yummy and perfect for this weather...:-))

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  30. They look so creamy and refreshing, I have not eaten custard apples (cherimoyas in California)before. I need to change that.
    Mimi

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  31. wow delicious .i like any kind of lollies sure its taste so good beacuse of the apple perfectly made.nice presentation..mouthwatering one

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  32. looks bful and delcious dear..awesome color..pls collect ur award from my blog

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  33. Looks so beautiful dear..It's been ages since I had some custard apple..

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  34. Yummy custard apple lollies .Looks wonderful and I am sure they taste devine.

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  35. Ohh I love custard apple lollies..I am just drooling over the clicks..

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  36. custard apple...mmm...its been years i had this wonderful fruit....that icecream looks beautiful n delicious Rachana...

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  37. I don't know if I've ever eaten custard apples, but this recipe sounds delicious (and healthy!) and I've got an ice cream machine - So, here goes!

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  38. I will keep your recipe in mind when I go to Beirut; I had found some amazing custard apples last year, so juicy and sweet and other than eating them fresh had no idea what to do with them; the recipe you are giving here is tops! Thanks !

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  39. Omg, wat a beautiful lollies, looks super prefect for hot sunny days..

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  40. Yum! I feel like one right now!

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  41. it's blistering hot out here and that lolly looks so perfect!!

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  42. Wow those look so tempting...I wish I had those right now :)

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  43. Brought back alot of memories; till we get some fruits here I suppose it boils down to long-distance drooling! :-D

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  44. C'est délicieux.
    A bientôt.

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  45. Wow, such a nice treat for the Summer :-)

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  46. lovely pops. looks so creamy and yummy.

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  47. Wow ,lollies with custard apple sure must be heavenly.Miss this fruit.

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  48. ok am jealous- u got custard apples? i want to move to germany..the lollies ( i love the name) look yummy and cute too

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  49. Custard apple ...the name itself makes me nostalgic:) Very cute ice cream, u have done. Kudos dear.

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  50. Awesome Rachana...luvvvv custard apple.

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  51. when i was a kid we had a custard apple tree at our place; oh i had so much fun eating baskets full of these at times :D great idea to make these lollies out of these.

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  52. hai rachana....how r u?wow so interesting.....give me one plz...

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  53. oh I didn't know the fruit is called custard apple! I only know the Chinese name =P I love custard apple too!

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  54. O my my, your lollies looks so tempting. If only could relish one at this time here. Lovely pics to compliment.

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  55. Hi rachana,
    mmmm mouth watering lollies,wud love to try it...
    Luved that cookie header pic of ur blog!!!
    Do drop in sometime to my blog.

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  56. very creative and yummy ones :)

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  57. Yummy.... it really mouth watering... just wanna have it.A perfect time to eat it too, as its damn very hot here in calcutta...

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  58. What a yummy frozen treat! Would love one right now on this hot day!

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  59. So yummyyyy!!!I must come and learn photography from you.You make things looks badly delicious. :)

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  60. What a treat these must be. I've never seen the custard apples, but will look harder now that I know how delicious they are. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  61. Hi Rachana there is an Honest Scrap award for you. The reaosn I chose you is I really love what you do and post at your blog..Simply creative and nice recipes. PLease accept the award :)

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  62. hey wow what a yummy one...loved it a lot....simple recipe and need to try for sure....

    There is an awrd waiting for you at my space. Please do collect them..

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  63. What a luscious lollies to grab :) I cannot control my taste bud having a look at it ,very much lipsmacking.

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  64. looks so yummy...nice clicks!!

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  65. Wow Rachana! That looks so good! I really really wish I could get sitaphal here in LA to make this!

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  66. Where have I been>
    I just found you and I love you foodie bloggers!!!!!!
    My Grands will go nuts for these...
    Us too!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

    Stop in when time permits!

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  67. My mom used to make homemade popsicles all the time when I was a kid but nothing as decadent as this! I am going to have to tell Kim of Stirring the Pot about these since she is on a popsicle kick. They look delicious!

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  68. It reminds me of Indian kulfi..It is so simple and yumm

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  69. woah...gr8...it's awesome...my mom was searching for a good one and here it is!!!

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  70. i m drooling here...omg its really luvly

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  71. une recette bien gourmande et crémeuse, je note
    ça doit être excellent
    bonne journée

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  72. Wow! Very lovely lollies! Cool for summer!

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  73. I would love a couple of those now!They look creamy and delicious.

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  74. Another gorgeous recipe from ur site bookmarked ...i love everything on ur site always ..
    the triple chocolate cookies look gorgeous too!!!

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  75. Just jumping back in to thank you fro your visit to my blog. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  76. Oh these look yum and so simple to make!

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