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Deliciously Simple Instant Feijoa Ice Cream


Springtime in New Zealand brings the delightful bounty of feijoas, and what better way to enjoy them than with a refreshing homemade ice cream? This easy and delicious Instant Feijoa Ice Cream recipe is perfect for those looking to make a quick and satisfying dessert without the need for an ice cream machine. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to use up those extra feijoas!


Recipe Overview

Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 8 hours Calories: 248 kcal Special Diets: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly

Ingredients

  • 500g feijoa flesh (scooped out from approximately 1kg of whole feijoas)

  • 2 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled and chopped

  • ½ cup cream or natural yoghurt (dairy or coconut)

  • 1 whole feijoa (stem removed)

  • 20 fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Prep the Fruit: Line a large tray with baking paper and arrange the feijoa flesh and chopped bananas in a single layer. Cover with cling film and freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight until the fruit is frozen solid.

  2. Blend the Ingredients: Once the fruit is thoroughly frozen, place the feijoas and bananas into the bowl of a large food processor. If the fruit is too hard, let it sit for about 5 minutes to soften slightly—this makes it easier on the processor.

  3. Add Flavors: Chop the whole feijoa (skin included) and add it to the food processor along with the cream or yoghurt and mint leaves. Blitz everything together until smooth and well combined. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Adjust the cream or yoghurt if needed to achieve the desired ice cream consistency.

  4. Serve: Scoop the ice cream into bowls or cones and serve immediately for a soft-serve experience. If you prefer a firmer texture, transfer the ice cream to a container and freeze for an additional 20-30 minutes before serving. For best results, enjoy within 4 hours to prevent the ice cream from becoming too hard or icy.

Tips and Notes

  • No Ice Cream Machine Required: All you need is a food processor to create this creamy, dreamy dessert.

  • Avoid Waste: This recipe is a great way to use up an abundance of feijoas and prevent them from going to waste.

  • Freezing Tips: Ensure that the feijoas are frozen hard for the best ice cream consistency. If you want a firmer texture, place the ice cream back in the freezer for a short time after blending.

  • Flavor Boost: Fresh mint pairs beautifully with feijoas, adding a refreshing note to the ice cream. Including a whole feijoa (skin and all) enhances the characteristic feijoa flavor and adds little green specks for visual appeal.

  • Seasonal Treat: Enjoy this feijoa ice cream in a waffle cone on a warm autumn day for a truly blissful experience.

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Conclusion

Feijoa season is a delightful time of year, and this Instant Feijoa Ice Cream is the perfect way to celebrate it. With minimal prep and a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and nutritious dessert that your family will love. Visit Fresh On Kendal today to pick up your fresh feijoas and other grocery essentials. Happy scooping!


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