On a hot day like today, you should be having some Peaches and Coconut ice-cream

Home-made frozen desserts are easier to make than you think, and way healthier than supermarket options. Here’s an outstanding recipe.

Written by Sangeeta Khanna | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2016 3:59 pm
There's nothing like eating ice cream on a hot summer day. (Photo: Sangeeta Khanna) There’s nothing like eating ice cream on a hot summer day. (Photo: Sangeeta Khanna)

Blending fruits with cream or coconut cream is the best way to make ice-cream at home. The natural sugars in the fruit are enough to sweeten the ice cream, or one can always add some honey, or a dash of sugar. Using flavourful and fully ripe fruits is advisable when making frozen desserts at home as the flavours are more pronounced this way.

Ingredients
(4 servings)

300g or 2- Large fully ripe peaches
200ml- Coconut cream or 200g tender coconut flesh
1 to 2 tbsp- Honey (or as required)
1 tbsp- Coconut flakes or chips (you could lightly dry-roast them, too)

Method
* Halve the peaches and peel the thin skin as you would peel the skin of parboiled tomatoes. Fully ripe softened peach would allow you to do that.

* Chop and freeze in a container. Freeze the coconut cream in an ice tray to make it easy to blend. Freeze both of these ingredients for at least two hours.

* Empty both the contents into a heavy duty blender and blend till completely smooth and silky.

* Scoop out the semi-frozen peaches and cream dessert into glasses or mugs.

* Sprinkle coconut flakes over the dessert, and serve right away.

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