Easy Homemade Mango Ice-Cream without a Machine

I cant believe summer is almost gone. The chill in the air is slowly and steadily returning. So before I bid farewell to summer, I was in the mood of ice-creams. I enjoy store bought ice-creams, and love to try out different flavours and brands. But homemade is far superior to the store-bought kind – without added preservatives or stabilizers, or air whipped in to add volume.

I do not have an ice-cream maker, I would love to, but I am not really sure which one is the best in the market, any suggestions from you readers?

But what if I do not have an ice-cream machine at home, I can still make yummy ice-cream using this very simple and easy method. One of my most favorite flavors for ice-cream is Mango! then comes nutella, chai, pictachio, strawberry, vanilla and the list goes on. This simple technique will give you a delicious homemade ice-cream, which everyone in your house will enjoy. Condensed milk is a magic ingredient when making no-churn ice cream – the end result will be creamy, smooth and not at all icy.

Easy Homemade Mango Ice-Cream without a Machine

Ingredients:

Mango Pulp – fresh/canned – 2 cup, smoothly pureed
Condensed Milk/Evaporated Milk – 1 cup (with or without fat – your choice), chilled overnight in refrigerator

Method:
Pour the condensed milk or evaporated and pureed mango pulp into a large bowl. Beat with an electric whisk until thick and quite stiff for 8-10 minutes. Pour into a freezer container or a large loaf tin, cover with cling film and freeze until solid, about 6 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

Luv,
Mona

Celebrating Eid and Blog Anniversary with Khajoor Rolls (Sugar Free)

Wishing an advance EID MUBARAK to all my muslim readers and friends!

This week insha’Allah muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. Can you believe Ramadan is coming to an end, how quickly does Ramadan pass by every year. May Allah accept our siyam, qiyam and all other ‘ibadah that we do for His sake, ameen! Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkumMay Allah accept from you and us, our fasts and deeds. Ameen ♥

There is also an another reason to celebrate. My blog turned 6 this last month Alhamdulillah. I can’t believe its been 6 years since I started this little blog of mine. Masha’Allah!! Thank you everyone for being a part of my journey. With the arrival of my baby in my life Alhamdulillah, I haven’t been able to blog as regularly as I used to. But Insha’Allah I will continue to blog and share my recipe with you all for a long time. Your support and encouragement means lot to me ♥

With two special reasons to celebrate, today I am sharing with you all a very simple, sugar free and oh so yummy sweet that you can make for your loved ones on festivals and special occasions. They are healthy, tasty and look gorgeous. Also, this is a delicious way to use up leftover dates from Ramadan.

These date rolls are dense little discs that give you a bit of energy and also cure a sweet tooth. Nice, soft, dense and chewy. These date rolls would make a delicious Eid gift that’s also loaded with nutrients. A gift that’s playful enough for a child and sophisticated enough for an adult.

Khajoor Rolls – Date Rolls (Sugar Free)

Ingredients:

Pitted Dates – 1 1/2 cup, tightly packed
Dried Figs – 3/4 cup
Raisins – 1/8 cup
Cashew nuts – 1/8 cup
Pistachios – 1/4 cup
Almonds – 1/4 cup
Dessicated Coconut – 2-3 tbsp

Method:

1. In a food processor, add the pitted dates and dried figs. Process until it is a sticky pasty ball. Transfer it to a mixing bowl.
2. Add the dry fruits and nuts to a chopping board and chop them all up roughly. Add these chopped dry fruits and nuts to the dates and fig mixture and mix well.
3. On a chopping board, shape the mixture into a log about 3 inch in diameter. Sprinkle dessicated coconut and roll the log in it to cover the entire thing with coconut.
4. Refrigerate the prepared log for 1-2 hours. Then just before serving, slice them into discs using a sharp knife. Serve. These can also be stored in the refrigerator for a long time in an air tight container with lid.

Note:
1. Instead of using dessicated coconut, you can use icing sugar or warq.
2. You can add a variety of other dry fruits and nuts that you love instead of using them ones I have listed above.
3. You can also use dark chocolate chips, oats, ground flax, chia seeds, a little bit of orange juice or lemon juice, vanilla powder or cinnamon powder etc whatever you fancy to mix with the dates.
4. Instead of shaping them into logs and then cutting into slices, you can roll them into small balls and serve in gorgeous cupcake liners as date truffles to impress the guests. Or you can even shape in the form of Barfi.

Luv,
Mona