Why haven’t I added freeze dried fruit to ice cream a long time ago?! Freeze dried fruit is a great addition to ice cream mixes as they do not contribute any additional water content + add in a concentrated fruit flavor. This allows you to keep your ice cream creamy and dreamy while also at maximum flavor.
Today I decided to experiment with eggfruit (also known as canistel) and I can 100% say that you should get your hands on some and try this out for yourself because it was delicious– not too sweet, dreamy and creamy + the perfect punch of flavor.I tried out the freeze dried eggfruit crumbles from Miami Fruit, an amazing exotic fruit distributor in Florida all sourced from their local farms. If you are in Miami or plan to visit, I would definitely recommend you check them out + grab some fresh and freeze dried exotic fruits! I have been dreaming about trying their Florida grown mamey sapote ?
I know the name ‘eggfruit’ may be a bit daunting, and I know I felt the same way too when I first heard of it but I really enjoyed the flavor, and loved how it could be used in both sweet and savory dishes. The texture of the fresh fruit apparently resembles that of an egg yolk, and it tastes a bit eggy in flavor but also slightly sweet.The idea of creating an ice cream with the eggfruit stemmed from the fact that a lot of non vegan ice creams are made with raw eggs. I figured I could still capture a similar flavor while also leaving out the cholesterol and saturated fat that came along with it.
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Slice bananas and place in an airtight container in the freezer overnight, along with the bread pan or small baking dish you are using. Once you are ready to prepare the ice cream, remove the bananas from the freezer and allow it to sit for 5 minutes on the counter to soften for blending.
In a food processor, add your freeze dried egg fruit and run until fine.
Open up the can of coconut milk, taking care not to shake it, and carefully scoop out the coconut cream solids into the food processor, and save the remaining liquid for another use (smoothies, oatmeal, etc). Add in the remaining ingredients (except the toppings) and run until smooth and creamy.
Remove your cooled bread pan or baking dish from the freezer and pour in the ice cream. Pop back in the freezer for 3-4 hours. If you are freezing overnight, just be sure to allow the ice cream to sit out for a few minutes to make it easier to scoop.
To serve, add a few scoops into a bowl and add toppings of choice and enjoy!
The nutrition facts do not take eggfruit into consideration as it is not included in the ingredient database. If you would like to see a detailed list of the eggfruit nutrition facts, check it out here. The nutrition facts also does not take into account the addition of toppings.
Prep Time:12 hours 15 minutes
Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored, however this page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!
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