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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Eggless Cilantro(Coriander leaves) Ice Cream

Spring is at the door step and soon there will be summers with the burning sun and rising temperatures.Yup..sun screens, cotton clothes ,swim suits, refreshing drinks and freezing ice creams will go high in demand..though there are a numerous collections to add on, but how about a truly healthy ice cream!! Cilantro acts as a main purifier for our kidneys ,has anti oxidants,rich in fiber that decreases the LDL (bad)cholesterol and  increases the HDL levels (good cholesterol levels).Also rich in minerals like iron,manganese,potassium and magnesium.Very goodsource of vitamin A and Vitamin K.For more health benefits of cilantro, read here .So,friends now that you know the vast health benefits of cilantro as a herb, this ice cream was a totally new experiment,but to my surprise it was worth a try and very healthy too.As far as the taste is concerned,It has a mild aroma of cilantro n in taste no much difference,Kids really got to see a new color in ice cream.Try n enjoy the yummy ice cream!!


Ingredients
cilantro/coriander leaves a bunch
heavy whipping cream 1 pint 475 ml
condensed milk 1 can (I used the fat free version)
sugar 1 cup(it was very sweet,you can reduce it to 1/2 cup)
water 2-3tbsp
walnuts 4tbsp/ chocolate chips /Chocolate cream wafers(optional)

Topped it upon colored jelly,Njoy:-)

Method
-Wash and chop the cilantro ,add it to a blender with 2tbsp water.Grind it coarsely & strain the mixture in a strainer and obtain the pure juice of cilantro,discard the waste.
-Keep a glass bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes.Remove from freezer,pour the chilled whipping cream and whisk till it starts to form light peaks and doubles in volume.
-Add the condensed milk,pureed cilantro juice and sugar,whisk again till stiff peaks.
-Pour it in a airtight container and freeze for 6-8hours.
-Scoop and serve chilled by garnishing with walnuts !!


Servings ~1 large bowl

NOTES
*Use of walnuts is optional as it tastes good otherwise too.Or you can use chocolate chips as well.
*You can add 2-3 drops of green color to enhance the look.I have not added any color,the natural look!!


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65 comments:

Sonali Pradhan said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...cilantro ice cream...very innovative dear !

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maha said... Best Blogger Tips

oh.this looks awesoem julie..send 1 bowl 4 me dear.plz..i loved that choco wafers

vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting and unique ice cream...nice colour too :)

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a new kind of ice cream for me. The green color looks inviting.
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Nisha said... Best Blogger Tips

omg! cilantro ice cream!? i can't even imagine. this is very unique.

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...Julie u Rocking! Very innovative recipe dear...sounds so so refreshing n yummy...Thanks for sending it to Summer splash...love it!
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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, this is a new one, tasted mint ice cream , who wud have thought of ice cream with cilantro, looks superb dear, very very innovative..

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very interesting recipe. nicely made

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious innovative ice cream looks wonderful

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Hats off to your creative recipe Julie!! I've never heard of this before. Great recipe!!!

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting. Never thought of this ingredient in ice cream.

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting icream!!mouthwatering!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

What a Creamy,Flavorul n innovative try Dear. Fabulous recipe!.Luv it n luks Yumm!

Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, the ice cream looks refreshing. cilantro is totally a new flavour I wonder how it would taste! BTW which is the low fat condensed milk.I have seen only one from many many year and the other one is evaporated milk, Are you talking about that?

Jasna's kitchen creations said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..That is an very interesting recipe - I wonder how does it taste!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful icecream bookmarked..

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Balvinder Ubi
Hi Balwinder,It tastes just like other ice cream just that it has a very mild flavor of cilantro..Regarding the low fat condensed milk,Actually it is not low fat it is fat free version condensed milk which I bought from Walmart stores.(La lechera & GV are 2 brands)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jasna's kitchen creations
Hi Jasna,
It tastes just like other ice cream just that it has a very mild flavor of cilantro.

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting!......love the pretty green colour...nice

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an exotic recipe. Ice cream with Cilantro looks refreshing

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Cilantro in icecream. Very new. Sounds interesting

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, u really make wonders! Never thought of Ice cream with cilantro! Sounds really nice and I wanna try it for this summer :)

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of adding cilantro to ice cream before...very creative!

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

ooh.. new recipe for me

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome!! You are like the cilantro queen!

Gauri Trivedi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie..what an awesome recipe!

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..Very innovative ice cream..

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Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

The ice-cream looks so creamy and with a lovely flavor. Nice one

Loveforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

YUmmmmmmm.. Looks awesome. love the pics!

Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

Ice cream looks so tempting. Wish you happy Holi!!!

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Somthing very new to me.....Looks sooo yummy!!!!

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

That's such an innovative idea..to use cilantro in ice cream....I simply love the color of this ice cream.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Yumm n Innovaive Try Dear. Luv this luvly flavored Icecream.Yummy

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

wow very summery icecream with the taste of cilantro!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....Julie great idea of adding cilantro.......i can feel the aroma here dear....awesome and bookmarked...

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Best Blogger Tips

never thought of an icecream with cilantro Julie..looks really yummm..

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome...definetly tried this.....

Anjali Bapna Shukla said... Best Blogger Tips

Gosh, an ice-cream with cilantro!!
You are going so creative gal. :)
Thanks for linking.

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What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie. This is definitely a new flavor for me. I know of mint leaves in ice cream but cilantro? wow..must have tasted good.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely idea, looks fantastic without artificial colors.

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Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely idea. Never tried a herb flavoured ice cream before.

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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to taste this.Looks absolutely yummy

Elpiniki said... Best Blogger Tips

I love ice cream any time of the year! Looks tempting!

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

very nicely done julie! iv always wanted to try making ice creams,,,never tried it tho!...thanks for the recipe

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hav never heard of cilantro ice cream julie.. this is such an innovative one.. love the texture color.. wow! Thanks for linking it :)

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Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

very creative. such a unique recipe. loved it.:)
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Kiran said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie thanks for sharing a unique icecream.Love the idea.

BurntApple said... Best Blogger Tips

I've heard of cilantro ice cream, but never seen it before. Your recipe looks absolutely incredible. Great job!

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

You are creating wonders Julie! What a superb idea to mix add the cilantro in ice cream! Thumbs up!

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic flavor and color!

Suby said... Best Blogger Tips

Hai Julie ............its a very innovative dish ................ will try it out .............Thank u for the recipe ...........

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my what a lovely and innovative recipe!!Have to try this :)

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..what an unique flavour! I bet that tasted great and refreshing!

DV said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome!!! Cilantro flavors in ice-cream - very innovative!!! Must have tasted so good! :-)

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

Cilantro ice cream...never heard about this before..very innovative indeed..love to try this soon.

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea, lovely colour and tempting! ..Thanks for dropping in my blog and reminding me of the followers widget. Do come back again.

deeps recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

3 Cheers to this new ice cream,Juls..Must try this..

deeps recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

3 Cheers to this new ice cream,Juls..Must try this..

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

ice cream with cilantro...i read the title twice...nice idea...lovely colour

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very innovative, lovely icecream and nice colour..Thanx for linking it to my event.

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Resh said... Best Blogger Tips

looks great...well done ;)

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

innovating idea dear..i had this simply super..

Surabhi Nayak said... Best Blogger Tips

Innovative & gr8 to Beat The Heat
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Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

@Preeti Gargthanks for linking this recipe with my event

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...cilantro ice cream!!!.tHE CLICKS ARE FAB...yum yum