desserts · no-bake recipe

Easy Pistachio Kulfi Ice Cream

Kulfi Ice Cream-6680It’s been ages since I’ve had Kulfi and had almost forgotten how delicious this very popular Indian ice cream is. The first time I tasted Kulfi was in Mumbai many years ago and I remember at the time thinking… this has to be one of the most delicious ice creams on the planet. Also, I am sure it was made the traditional way, by cooking milk for hours over low heat until reduced before freezing. Continue reading “Easy Pistachio Kulfi Ice Cream”

desserts · food + drink

Date and Banana Dessert with Pecans

Date and Banana-0246Living on an island of date palms, and having date palms in our garden, an almost endless supply of these sweet delicious morsels of fruit are available from one season to the next. In its simplest form dates are delicious just as they are, but quite heavenly when paired with different flavours and ingredients such as vanilla, citrus, chocolate, dairy products, nuts and certain spices. This super easy desert with dates and bananas soaked in fresh cream is not overly sweet, but enough to satisfy that sweet craving after a meal.

Nutmeg adds an aromatic sweetness and another dimension of flavour to this dessert and is best when freshly grated. I keep whole nutmeg stored in a special nutmeg mill and freshly grind when required. This desserts is best made two to three hours before serving, the flavours need to develop and the dates soak up some of the cream. The bananas do not discolor during this time, so no need to add any lemon juice. Use bananas that are firm with no brown spots on their skins. Fresh and dried dates can be used for this dessert but choose soft plump dates when buying dried ones. Continue reading “Date and Banana Dessert with Pecans”