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Dates Ice Cream


  • 4 Tbs rum
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 2/3 cup cream whipped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped stem ginger
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Preparation Method

  • The first thing to do is to soak the dates in rum for about 4 hours.

  • In a bowl add the egg yolks and sugar and beat until light. In a saucepan heat the milk to simmering point then stir into egg yolks.

  • Return the mixture to the rinsed pan and cook over low heat stirring constantly until thickened and then cool stirring occasionally.

  • Process cottage cheese, lemon zest and juice and rum strained from the dates together in a blender until smooth then mix with the custard.

  • Pour the mixture into a container and cover and freeze until just becoming firm.

  • Turn into a bowl and beat well then fold in whipped cream, dates and ginger.

  • In a bowl whip the egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold into fruit mixture.

  • Spoon mixture back into container then cover and freeze until firm.

  • About 30 minutes before serving transfer the Date ice cream recipes to the refrigerator.


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