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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Homemade Langkasuy (Jackfruit and Cashew) Ice Cream

It's the first Wednesday of the month and we're supposed to have another guest blogger for PiTCC's Favorite Dishes from Around the World, but sadly, she didn't make it because of her busy schedule despite the two months notice.

But worry not, I have something special to share! What's so special about this ice cream, you may ask. Well, this ice cream flavor is something that you can only find in the Philippines. I'm sure many of you haven't heard of it! It is called Langkasuy, which is the shortcut for Langka (Jackfruit) and Kasuy (Cashew).
It was made popular by Magnolia Dairy Ice Cream and was one of my favorite flavors when I was growing up. Jackfruit is a popular tropical fruit in the Philippines which when fully ripe, has a delightfully sweet flavor. Langkasuy Ice Cream captures the full flavor of this tropical fruit with the added crunchy texture and nutty flavor of cashew nuts. I tell you, their flavors complement each other so well!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened langka (jackfruit), drained from syrup
  • 1 cup roasted cashew halves
  • 2 Tbsp syrup from sweetened langka

Procedure:
1. In a blender, whip heavy whipping cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, langka syrup and half of the langka and cashew until fluffy.

2. Chill the mixture for at least one hour.
3. Pour in your ice cream maker and churn. Mix for about 25-30 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions. Add the remaining langka and cashew during the last 5 minutes of churning. Transfer ice cream in a tightly sealed container and freeze until ready to serve. Store-bought ice cream containers will work well for this.
 * If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour the ice cream mixture into a wide, airtight container and put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour then place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Beat ice cream mixture with an electric mixer until smooth. Put it back in the freezer for 40 minutes - then beat with an electric mixer. Repeat "40 minute freeze-then-beat cycle" 3 times. You can choose to either beat your ice cream mixture every 40 minutes until frozen or let your ice cream mixture freeze on its own. Either method works fine but the more you beat it, the softer it will be. Toss remaining langka and cashew into the ice cream after last beating.
 

17 comments :

  1. You bring to the table a lot of items that I have never eaten. I still have that Ube cake in the back of my mind. This looks like another one that will be floating around in my head for awhile. I have never tried jackfruit and this looks like one of the best ways to prepare it. Wonderful frosty treat here!

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  2. I know of jack fruit and surely popular in Asian countries and we eat the ripe fruits just like that. The young fruit is used to make curry and even with the seeds too. Sometimes we sliced the boiled seeds and stir fry with chillies and onions.

    Surely ice-cream with jack fruit I must say have never taste before. This is very unique, creative and one of a kind. I would love to try out your ice cream made from jack fruit and the pics says the rest of it.

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  3. I know of jack fruit and surely popular in Asian countries and we eat the ripe fruits just like that. The young fruit is used to make curry and even with the seeds too. Sometimes we sliced the boiled seeds and stir fry with chillies and onions.

    Surely ice-cream with jack fruit I must say have never taste before. This is very unique, creative and one of a kind. I would love to try out your ice cream made from jack fruit and the pics says the rest of it.

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  4. awesome! Simply awesome! Ice cream with nutty cashews- genius!

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  5. I love this! Not only this treat sounds delicious but I don't need the ice cream maker to make it - thank you!

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  6. I have never heard of jackfruit before but this look delish! I always love learning something new from you Tina! Have a great week my friend!

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  7. ice cream langkasoy bring s me back to those summer days devouring a scoop or maybe 3 hahah.
    i really have to buy an ice cream maker now that you reminded me.
    thanks tina for sharing,
    malou

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  8. It looks so gorgeous and exotic to me! I even have no idea what a jackfruit looks like (I will google it in a minute).

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  9. I never thought about jackfruits Ice cream ,and mixed with cashew,,Wow,,very creative,I bet this Ice cream smell really good and sound YUmmY too, I do like ripe jackfruit,thanks for sharing,well done !!

    Ridwan

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  10. This ice cream is insane! Cashews and jackfruit? Delicious combo :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. I've been planning to buy some jackfruit - we have it here all-year round - to make ice cream , too ! I couldn't make up my mind whether to caramelized it or just add it as it is pffftttt Your concoction leaves me drooling as always ! hahaha Deliciously refreshing !!!

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  12. Tina,

    How I can resist this love this combo. I love both Cashew and Jackfruit.

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  13. Tina,

    I am salivating. Ice cream with cashews? Wow. I've never tasted Jack fruit, but I'm certain--by the look of this ice cream--that it's to die for!

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  14. I'm glad you had this wonderful ice cream to share at the last minute! I'm dying to try jackfruit...what a yummy looking treat, Tina!

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  15. I've got to get an ice cream maker! I see all the different ones you've been making and I want to make them

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  16. Oh! I have to try this recipe. Jackfruit and cashews are such an irresistible combination!

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