Fresh Apricot Ice Cream is a special summer treat.
Make it with homemade ice cream or use your favorite ready-made brand of vanilla as a short cut.
Fresh Apricot Ice Cream
12-ounce can skimmed evaporated milk
1 envelope plain gelatin
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups diced, ripe fresh apricots (about 3/4 pound)
12-ounce can apricot nectar
2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
7 pounds small ice cubes
1 cup rock salt or table salt, according to ice cream maker directions
Combine milk and gelatin in large saucepan. Heat, stirring often, until gelatin dissolves. Add sugar and heat until it dissolves. Using a wire whip, stir in apricots, apricot nectar, yogurt and vanilla.
Pour mixture into canister of ice cream maker and assemble the machine. Make alternate layers of ice and salt around the canister. Churn 20 to 30 minutes or until softly frozen.
Pack into containers and freeze. For best flavor, let ice cream soften slightly before serving.
Makes about 2 quarts.
Fast and Fresh Apricot Ice Cream
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
1 pound diced fresh apricots
Quickly stir ice cream and apricots together in large bowl to combine. Spoon into container and place in freezer for one hour.
Remove mixture from freezer and stir again to evenly distribute apricots. Return container to freezer and freeze for three hours or until firm.
Place ice cream in refrigerator 15 minutes before serving to soften slightly.
Makes about 4 1/2 cups.