prune ice cream recipe

Prune Ice Cream Recipe

Turn sweet, plump prunes into amazing ice cream.

Prune ice cream might not be your everyday choice, but it’s a flavour revelation awaiting discovery. This recipe makes a luxurious, velvety dessert with a subtle prune taste.

Forget the classics for a moment and dive into this treat that doubles as nature’s little helper for digestion. It’s not just a scoop; it’s a movement!

What you’ll need

  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 cup dried prunes (pitted)
  • 1 cup caster sugar + ½ cup sugar divided
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • pinch salt

How to make prune ice cream

Step 1

add water sugar and prunes
Preparing the prunes for your ice cream

Add water, prunes, and one cup of sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the prunes are soft and expand. Strain out the water and set aside to cool.

Cooked prunes
Strain the prunes once cooked and allow to cool

Step 2

Whisk egg yolks in a bowl with the remaining half cup of sugar, then set aside.

Step 3

Add cream and milk to a medium saucepan and heat until simmering. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Slowly pour one cup of milk into the yolks, whisking until combined. Then, pour the yolks slowly back into the saucepan of milk and lightly whisk. Continue heating until the mixture thickens. Add a pinch of salt, then remove from heat.

Heating dairy
Once you add the egg yolks, don’t allow the mixture to boil.

Step 5

Add the prunes and milk mixture to a blender. Process until you achieve the desired texture. I only blend for a few seconds to get chunks of prune in the ice cream.

Step 6

Cool the ice cream custard in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Dairy ready to cool
Allow to cool at least 3 hours.

Step 7

Churn using an ice cream maker per the manufacturer’s instructions, then scoop into a container and freeze for 2 hours.

Here’s how the final prune ice cream looks

Prune ice cream in a bowl
Prune ice cream in a bowl with sweet crackers.
Prune ice cream scooped
A scoop of prune ice cream.
Ice cream in a scoop
A lovely creamy ice cream that has lots of flavour.
prune ice cream in a bowl

Prune Ice Cream Recipe

An ice cream full of sweet, delicious prunes.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: ice cream, prune
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freeze time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup dried prunes pitted
  • 1 cup sugar plus ½ cup divided
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups thickened cream
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Add water,prunes, and one cup of sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the prunes are soft and expand. Strain out the water and set aside to cool.
  • Whisk egg yolks in a bowl with the remaining half cup of sugar, then set aside.
  • Add cream and milk to a medium saucepan and heat until simmering. Remove from heat.
  • Slowly pour one cup of milk into the yolks, whisking until combined. Then, pour the yolks slowly back into the saucepan of milk and lightly whisk. Continue heating until the mixture thickens. Add a pinch of salt, then remove from heat.
  • Add the prunes and milk mixture to a blender. Process until you achieve the desired texture. I only blend for a few seconds to get chunks of prune in the ice cream.
  • Cool the ice cream custard in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Churn using an ice cream maker per the manufacturer's instructions, then scoop into a container and freeze for 2 hours.

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Notes

Use good quality salt, not cheap table salt, as it will tarnish the flavour of your ice cream.
Half a cup of brandy makes softer, smoother ice cream and adds extra flavour. Armagnac is an excellent choice, but most cheaper bottles are also fine.

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