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Homemade ice cream with South American fruit

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The colorfulness of South America is also reflected in the food – especially  fruit. We’re all familiar with mango, passion fruit, papayas and bananas – in the USA you can find a lot of South American fruit in the supermarket. But the more unusual fruit such as cherimoya, lucuma or tamarillo need to be purchased in more specialist markets or online. Here is a recipe for homemade ice cream made using South American fruit. And the best thing about it: it’s easy, fast and you don’t need an ice cream maker.

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • 300 g fruit of your choice (eg mango, passion fruit or banana)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar (depending on taste and type of fruit)
  • 100 ml cream or milk


If you use fresh fruit, first of all cut it into small pieces and freeze several portions a day. Already frozen fruit can be also be used.

Carefully blend the fruit and sugar with a hand blender. Then gradually add the liquid (milk or cream). Season to taste  and voila –  you have homemade ice cream with your favorite fruit. If the ice cream isn’t hard enough, you can put it in the freezer for a bit – but not too long, otherwise you’ll need a hammer and chisel to eat it!

Variations: If you prefer to avoid dairy products in your homemade ice cream, you can use juice instead of cream or milk.

How did you like the recipe? Do you have any suggestions for variations? Where do you like to buy your fruit from? Let us know in comments below!

Originally written by Translated by Alistair Moore.

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One Response to “Homemade ice cream with South American fruit”

  1. penny says:

    thank you for posting this. this really helped me to learn how to make ice cream fruits. thank you ever much.

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