Monday, November 28, 2011

Lucuma Choc Chip Ice Cream

 Lucuma is a tropical fruit from south america and lucuma powder seems to be a popular raw food product. I bought some to make the raw pops and then wondered what to do with the rest? Of course my first instict was to make ice cream, this blog really could be called in the mood for ice cream. I made up this recipe:

Lucuma Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
2 cans of coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon of arrowroot
1.5 Tablespoons of Lucuma Powder (taste accordingly)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small bowl combine about 1/4 cup of coconut milk with arrowroot.

Combine remaining coconut milk, sugar and lucuma powder in saucepan and cook over low heat until begins to boil. Put aside and whisk in arrowroot mixture and extract and place in fridge too cool, approximately 3 hours.

Place in ice cream maker and freeze.

The flavour is quite hard to describe, its got a fruity but also caramel flavour. It goes really well with banana. I think I would omit the choc chips next time.


  1. you do come up with some interesting ice-cream ideas! I thought from what I have read that lucuma is a bit like citric but from what you say maybe I have misread this?

  2. You are the ice-cream queen, aren't you? Fruity caramel sounds interesting.. I'm skeptical of all these raw superfoods but might give this a go.

  3. I've heard that lucuma is caramelly but I've also been nervous in case it tastes orange-y (like Johanna mentioned). Oh how I want an ice cream maker! Simply can't justify it with the Vita-Mix purchase already making me feel guilty :P