Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekly Bread Making and now Ice Cream!

Apricot and Pistacho ice cream from The Perfect Scoop
by David Lebovitz

DH not smitten by the results.... more for me then!
Probably need more practise and patience....

5 ounces dried apricots, quartered

¾ cup white wine, dry or sweet (I used water instead)
2/3 cup granulated sugar (1/4 cup light brown sugar)
2 cups half-and-half (I used whipping cream)
A few drops of lemon juice (I probably used a wee bit too much - 1 tablespoon)
½ cup shelled pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped

1. In a small saucepan, warm the apricot pieces in the wine. Simmer for 5 minutes, cover, remove from the heat, and let stand for 1 hour.

2. Puree the apricot and wine mixture with the sugar, half-and-half, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth.

3. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. During the last few minutes of churning, add the chopped pistachio nuts.

Go visit folks who made this and other recipes from this book:
MySweetAndSaucy made this too!


  1. wahlau!! i am green with envy!! jeleslah looking at your ice cream maker attachment. hehehehe...

  2. ;)

    got one more attachment to debut later!

  3. I'm jealous! I din't know there was a icecream attachment for the Kitchen Aid! Too late I hava a Cuisinart, works well, would rather have the Kitchen Aid!
    About the homemade Kahlua, its the easiest recipe ever. I will post it very soon. The ingredients are if I remember correctly, Vodka, sugar, coffee crystals, vanilla, and water. You simmer everything and and then add the vanilla and Vodka at the end, then cool and bottle it. Easy as that! It last for ever, never spoils, and its awesome!

  4. Anabel,

    I opted for attachment to the kitchenaid cos it saves SPACE!

  5. Hi Emily,
    I have no idea that KitchenAid has an attachment for ice cream maker! Wow! Your ice cream looks delicious! Thanks for the shout-out! I love The Perfect Scoop!!