Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fruit salad ice cream

I don't remember me craving for any kind of ice cream since my childhood except for this 'ice cream with fruit salad'. There is a bakery cum ice cream shop in my home town named Arasan ice cream parlor, which serves this fruit salad ice cream in tall glasses. They have their own versions like honey ice cream, fried nuts ice cream, ice cream cakes etc. It would be always crowded by people who want to enjoy their fabulous cakes, bakes and ice creams along with the ambiance. At that time it was the best meeting place for youngsters and We also used to enjoy this ice cream in a tall glass while dating.

It is very easy to make and we will get a grand looking dessert in minutes. Just a scoop of ice cream over finely chopped fruits will do the magic.I used homemade pomegranate ice cream in this recipe. Many a times I have felt this ice cream fruit salad to be very filling. So if we are planning to serve this as a dessert, make sure to plan a very light meal before that.

Pomegranate Ice cream with fruit salad.

Ingredients:(use any available fruit)
(for 2 servings)
Apple - 1/2 small
pear - small piece
orange - 2 pieces
green and red grapes - 6 each
pineapple - 1 round slice
pomegranate - a handful
strawberry - 2
cherry - 2
apple sauce /dates syrup / honey - 2 tbsp
Ice cream - 2 large scoops
(vanilla or any fruit flavored ice creams only)

Method:
Choose a very tall glass. Traditionally they are served in taller and leaner glasses. I have used these shorter glasses according to my need:)

Choose any seasonal fruit. But keep in mind, one should be crispy like apple the other with tangy taste like pine apple and the grapes are a must.

Finely chop all the fruits. Put them zip-lock cover and keep refrigerated.
Keep the apple and pear separately in lemon juice water to prevent discoloration.
(Put the chopped apple and pear in a bowl and pour enough water to cover. Squeeze few drops of lemon and mix well). The chopped fruits can be preserved for a few hours inside fridge. (If we want to get the benefits of fruits, start eating them immediately after chopping).

Mix all the fruits. Fill the glass half way with the mixed chopped fruits. Pour a generous tbsp of apple sauce or date syrup or honey over the fruit.
Place a big scoop of ice cream over it and top it with a cherry.
If needed insert a wafer biscuit on top along with cherry.

Fruit salad ice cream is ready!

Serving suggestion:
A tall glass and a long spoon will make the dish more attractive.
Serve as dessert or snack .
I like to have it as a breakfast itself:)

27 comments:

Priya said...

Yum, wat a refreshing dessert,would love to have anytime.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Priya!

Puja said...

That is one awesome recipe, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing my dear :)
USMasala

Manju said...

oooh this used to be what i ordered everytime we went to the restaurant when I was a kid! :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking dessert. Wonderful clicks.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious dessert looks wonderful

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious and quick recipe....Love this...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Puja!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Manju!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Deepa!

Viki's Kitchen said...

TT : Thanks dear!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Reshmi.

Tina said...

Delicious..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thank you Tina.

Suja said...

Beautiful and tempting dessert

Reva said...

Lovely lovely dessert.. very simple yet it pleases everyone..:) Loved to have both the glasses..:)
Reva

Aarthi said...

yummy icecream..i want it now

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Suja!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Rava. Sure it pleases all:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Aarthi.

San said...

That's my ever fav. Most of the time i end ordering fruit salad with ice cream back home. Awesome prep dear.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

super delicious and inviting..

Viki's Kitchen said...

San: Thanks dear!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Ganga.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Kalyan.

divya said...

Just mouthwatering...

Jaleela Kamal said...

rich party fruit sala ice cream