FOOD AND TRAVEL

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blackberry Frozen Yogurt and Nutella Hazelnut Ice cream

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The sound of rain does something to my spirit. Or our spirit to put it rightly. Be it a light drizzle or heavy rains, we took it upon us to enjoy every minute of it, for we never know how long we had to wait to see rain again. Good thing we kept our rain coats handy before heading to India.

In India monsoon means a time to celebrate, a time on sipping more hot masala chai  than ever and indulging in some fresh hot deep fried goodies, both sweet and savory. We rode our bikes and wandered into unknown yet beautiful nature, with my hands full of food to eat on the way. As you would imagine, it was messy, we almost drowned our mobile phones, we caught cold, but we cared less, we just wanted to make most of the rains. 

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The first day we landed in Kuwait was a rather tough day. The temperature in the car ticked on 40 C, warm almost hot air touched my face and I felt a sudden urge to cry. I wanted to go back, I wanted spring if not rain. I don't know what I was expecting, I thought it would be cooler. May be it was slightly cooler, but I yearned for the sound of rain. And mom's hug.

It was late for dinner when we got home. After freshening up and a quick scan of the fridge, I took the huge leftover tub of blackberry frozen yogurt I made before leaving, headed to my bedroom, ate my way through it all and called it a day.

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Days are getting better now. Early mornings are greeted with cool crisp air and a deep breath reminds me of all good things in life. Though, there is still room for ice cream around here, there always is. Even at the peak of winter, I'm known to curdle up in my blanket with a heater on and a tub of ice cream. 

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Both the recipes are the ones that got featured in the Bazaar magazine last month and I promised to share with you. The frozen yogurt is my go to recipe for and other berries can be easily substituted. The nutella hazelnut ice cream is easy and requires no ice cream maker besides being perfectly creamy, airy and sweet.

Tell me about you - Do you eat ice cream all year round?


Nutella Hazelnut Ice cream

Ingredients
2 cups heavy cream
¾ cup sweet condensed milk
¾ cup nutella plus 2 tbsp more
½ cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Method

Whip the cream to stiff peaks. Combine hazelnuts, ½ jar nutella and condensed milk.

Fold the whipped cream with condensed milk mixture with a light hand. Pour half the mixture into a 2 liter airtight container. Drizzle1 tbsp of nutella on it.

Pour rest of the mixture and the drizzle with remaining nutella. Cover and freeze for upto 6 hours or until frozen.

Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients
1 cup hung yogurt
200 g blackberries
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Method

Hang regular yogurt about 2 ½ cups in a thin cotton cloth overnight to make hung yogurt. Mix yogurt and lemon juice and keep aside.

Mix the blackberries and sugar and let it sit for 10 minutes. Blend the blackberry and sugar mixture and strain to remove the seeds.

Whisk the blackberry mixture and yogurt together. Refrigerate the mixture for a couple of hours. Then, churn it as per your manufacturer’s instructions on the ice cream machine.

I like to serve it soft but if you prefer it harder, refrigerate for another hour in air tight container.
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36 comments

  1. both look delish !! my fav is chocolate anytime anyday...yup end up having ice cream often. im so happy the nutella one is without an ice cream maker :D thanks !

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  2. For awhile there I thought the post is referring to just once frozen dessert, like, together. Luckily they are two great individuals instead.

    Ice cream all year round for me where I am at the tropics. If I could have it my way, I'd eat it everyday. Like chocolate, it makes everything better.

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  3. that seriously looks decadent...perfect to drown ur sorrows in ;)

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  4. I was never a fan of frozen yogurt before I came to US...now I just cant have enough of it & with blackberries..one of my fav! The color came out just perfect! Congrats on the mag feature :)

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  5. I love the photos!

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  6. Mmmhhh, delightful! I like both the ice cream and the frozen yogurt. lovely clicks.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. I really love the colour of the yogurt and both look really delicious! May I know the purpose of hanging the yogurt? Is it to remove the liquid so that it becomes thicker and creamier?

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  8. I'm the same way when it comes to ice cream, I'll enjoy it anytime of year even in the dead of winter buried under a blanket!

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  9. Thank you everyone!

    @Sylvia Yes, the hung yogurt makes for a thicker and creamier frozen yogurt.

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  10. I love both flavors! Beautiful photographs.

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  11. okay, the nutella ice cream is just screaming my name! How awesome does that look- the color of the blackberry is just eye catching. Both look insanely delicious!

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  12. Beautifully clicked...both flavors looks so yum ..love the color:)

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  13. So loved the first two shots of the blackberry yogurt. Feels like grabbing it off the screen..looks that tempting! Me too just like you can have these frozen treats anytime be it summer/winter or even when I have a soar throat... it's too comforting!

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  14. Oh gal you rock as always, love hazelnuts a lot. Blackberry frozen yogurt is ravishing and the nutella hazelnut ice cream is sinfully delectable.

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  15. Both of these looks SO good, it would be hard to decide between the two. Can I have a scoop of each please? :D Love the photos Kulsum, especially the last one.

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  16. As always,you have managed to hit the bull's eye!:-) I am a big fan of ice-cream,they all are delicious,and to answer your question,eat it round the year.Prefer chocolate flavors though - I am surely going to try the one with Nutella!
    Thanks for sharing another great recipe!:-)

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  17. Ice cream? Anytime! Everytime! At first I thought the title is something of a gadget, or a cellphone inspired perhaps ;)
    I love learning about Indian cuisine, all the traditional and even the modern ones...Thank you!

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  18. I scream for ICE CREAM all the time! That looks so drool-worthy Kulsum :)

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  19. Nutella ice cream is the ice cream of fairy tale dreams!! Beautiful!

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  20. Hi Kulsum, This is a beautiful post from the recipes to the photography...thank you for sharing it and congratulations on the Top 9!

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  21. Your photos always take my breath away.

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  22. That nutella ice cream sounds divine girl! I wouldn't mind that anytime anywhere! Hope the temps are cooling down for you as they are here.

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  23. Oh my - i am pregnant and can't look at pictures like this just makes me want to lick the screen.

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  24. Very interesting about hung yogurt. I've never done this process before. Both sounds irresistible and I need to try. Winter gets pretty cold in SF so unless there is some occasion I stop eating ice cream in fall-winter time. 40C must be so hot that it is hard to describe... I thought early 30C is hot...that's nothing huh...

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  25. Anything with 3/4 cup of Nutella is a winner in my book :) Gorgeous pictures!

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  26. Love the pinkness of the two captures showcasing this piece.

    Lovely shooting..

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  27. it a light drizzle or heavy rains, we took it upon us to enjoy every minute of it, for we never know how long we had to wait to see rain again. Good thing we kept our rain coats handy before heading to India.

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  28. I'd like a double scoop of both! This has to be the easiest recipe to make ice cream!

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  29. I love your no ice cream-maker ice cream recipes! I've used this base from your blog before and it worked beautifully, can't wait to try the nutella and hazelnut one!

    ...and fantabulous photos as always!

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  30. That looks totally delicious and yes I could easily eat icecream all year long. I don't do it really as I could do without the added calories but frozen yogurt is always a winner!

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  31. These both look really tasty. Our family loves to eat ice cream all year long. It is one of our comfort foods that we love to enjoy.

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  32. one word: HUBA HUBA! or was that two words?

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  33. What a lovely blog! I have been going through your posts and love your write ups, recipes and photographs. The frozen yogurt and nutella icecream look sooo delicious!

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  34. the nutella ice cream tastes great ! glad i made it :) thanks for the recipe

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  35. I tried it and it came out great! I am big on Nutella.. Thanks for the recipe

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