Ice Cream


I behave like a little puppy when summers arrive in hills. There is so much to look forward, the fresh bounty which includes fruits like, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, lychees, apples and pears. I cant seem to get over them. I just have to keep trying new recipes using these fruits. The summers are receding and monsoons is taking over us but then the excitement level hasn’t gone down. I am already through playing with peaches, plums and apricots. But when I spotted cherries my heart skipped a beat, I love them! – the taste, the shape, the colour. It’s like the best fruit for a food blogger. 

I had made Cherry Compote Cheesecake Glasses and Cherry Rosemary Focaccia Bread a while back and had also made lychee lemonade. This time I decided to make lychee icecream with cherry compote. The way they married each other was simply fabulous. You should try this recipe and the results will amaze you.


1. Peel the outer skin of lychees and discard the pits. You will be left with lychee flesh.

2. Add the lychee flesh in a blender and churn it to make a smooth puree.

3. Whip together condensed Milk and Whipping Cream till you get airy light and soft cream.

4.  Add the lychee puree to the fluffy cream and whisk again till it blends well. 

5. Transfer the lychee cream to a icecream box with a lid. Smoothen the top with a spatula.

6. Cover the box with a lid and freeze it for about 1 and 1/2 hours.

7. For the cherry compote. Stone the cherries. You can use this easy hack to pit the stones without the use of pitter.  Add the cherries to a saucepan.

8. Also add sugar and water and cook on medium flame.

9. Cook till the cherries have lost their shape and become gooey, almost like a syrup.

10. Cook further till that syrup is thickened and its not liquid any more. Turn the flame off and bring this compote to room temperature.

11.  Spoon the icecream with cherry compote and then using a toothpick or fork create swirls randomly so that the compote mixes with the icecream and creates a swirl like pattern. Do not over mix for that effect will not come.

12. Freeze the icecream again with lid on for minimum of 4-5 hours or overnight. Scoop and serve and you will get the best creamy homemade Lychee and Cherry Ice cream!  

You can even try Instant Pista Badam Kulfi and Darsaan. 


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When you have leftover bananas what do you make with them? Yes that is a very common question and a standard answer is to make Banana Bread with it. Even I used to make Banana Breads. Infact on my blog you can find Whole Wheat Vegan Banana Bread with Melon seeds and Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread recipes but then making a cake or a bread means adding sugar and butter and all those extra calories. 🙁 Therefore, salvaging the bananas always turned out to be a calorie bomb.

Then one day I came across a recipe which said banana ice cream and when I read it, it wasn’t even a recipe . It was just a way by which a guilt free creamy banana ice cream can be made. It required no sugar, no cream, no eggs in fact just about bananas and milk and if you are feeling naughty you can add caramel sauce on top and serve it with toasted almonds slices. I had to try it to believe it if it really worked. To my utmost surprise that was the most delicious way of using the bananas and with no extra calories and effort.


1. Peel ripe bananas and cut them into slices.



2. Place the slices in a ziploc and close the bag. Place the bag in the freezer for 6-8 hours or until the bananas freeze.



3. Place the frozen banana pieces in a blender and add a few spoons of milk just to make it easy to churn. The vegans can use coconut milk or almond milk.



4. Churn it till the bananas become creamy and smooth.


5. Take a scoop and place it in a serving bowl. Add a generous drizzle of caramel sauce or maple syrup and garnish with toasted almonds. This makes your delicious ice cream with no added sugar, no cream and without the use of ice cream maker.

Other recipes with banana you can try are : Air Fried Plantain & Potato Kebabs RecipeVegan Chocolate Banana CakeWhole Wheat Vegan Banana Bread with Melon Seeds.




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