Plum Ice Cream

When summer delivers a bumper crop of fresh juicy plums, ice cream is a cool and delicious way to make sure you enjoy every last one of them. This homemade ice cream is super creamy and a little bit tart. I am a fan of tart frozen yogurt and the slightly tangy flavor of this luscious plum ice cream excited me the moment I first tried it. This is an easy and simple recipe that requires an ice cream maker for that smooth texture for the best plum ice cream.

There are no artificial ingredients here, just real cream, milk, sugar, and eggs. I do not recommend making any adjustments to try and make the fat content less.  This will result in an icy consistency so please use full-fat milk and the heavy cream as directed for this homemade plum ice cream.  This also has less sugar than other ice cream recipes, so do not cut back on the sugar either.  I wanted this to do the plum’s tartness justice and let the fruit shine by adding less sugar to the mixture from the onset.

 

How to Make Plum Ice Cream

*** Ensure your ice cream maker will be ready to freeze the mixture in about an hour.  This usually means the insert should be in the freezer the night before. ***

Combine prepared plum flesh with 1/4 cup sugar in a measuring cup or single-serving Ninja capsule. Mash as you go. Let sit in the refrigerator for 30 min. Puree them in the blender.

 

Plum Ice Cream
plums and sugar ready for blending in the NINJA

 

In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat eggs with 1/2 cup sugar until foamy.  Next, add cream, milk & vanilla and beat until combined.

 

Plum Ice Cream
eggs and sugar ready for the cream

 

Next, add 3/4 of the plum puree and beat until combined. My mixture was just barely tinted pink.  Place bowl in the freezer for 30 min to get cream very cold before going into ice cream maker. Put the remaining plum puree in the refrigerator to keep it cold. You do not want warm plum puree going into your frozen ice cream later.

 

Plum Ice Cream
add 3/4 of the plum puree

 

Freeze in ice cream maker and when about a minute before it is ready to drizzle in the remaining 1/4 of the plum puree to swirl throughout.   

 

Plum Ice Cream
Add mixture to ice cream maker

 

Plum Ice Cream
add remaining 1/4 of puree at the end

 

Plum Ice Cream

 

Freeze an additional 30-45 minutes to get more solid. It will be softer than even soft-serve ice cream if you do not freeze it for any additional time in the freezer.  The next day, it will be very solid and may need to sit out at room temperature about 5 minutes to be scoopable. 

 

Plum Ice Cream
Plum Ice Cream Heaven

 

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Plum Ice Cream in a bowl with spoon on the side

Plum Ice Cream

Angela
Creamy dreamy sweet, and slightly tart plum ice cream is the best frozen treat . This easy homemade recipe is the perfect summer dessert.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Equipment

  • ice cream maker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C very ripe plums pitted, peeled, and chopped (about 10-12 small plums)
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 1 C whole milk do not use low-fat or non-fat
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Ensure your ice cream maker will be ready to freeze the mixture in about an hour. This usually means the insert should be in the freezer the night before.
  • Combine plums with 1/4 cup sugar in a measuring cup or single-serving Ninja capsule. Mash as you go. Let sit in the refrigerator for 30 min. Puree them in a blender.
  • In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat eggs with 1/2 cup sugar until foamy. Next, add cream, milk & vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Then add 3/4 of the plum puree and beat again. My mixture was just barely tinted pink. Place bowl in the freezer for 30 min to get cream very cold before going into ice cream maker.
  • Put the remaining plum puree in the refrigerator to keep it cold. You do not want warm plum puree going into your frozen ice cream later.
  • Prepare/freeze the mixture in the ice cream maker according to your machine’s instructions. Then about a minute before it is ready, drizzle in the remaining 1/4 of the plum puree to swirl throughout.
  • Spoon the ice cream into an air-tight container that is ok to use in the freezer. Freeze an additional 1-2 hours to get more solid, it will be softer than even a soft-serve if you do not freeze any additional time in the freezer.
  • This ice cream will store for up to 2 weeks in the freezer in an air-tight container.
Keyword dessert, easy, fruit, gluten-free, gourmet, grain-free, no bake, spring, summer, sweet

 

 

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