i love eating dirty ice cream (sorbet) it’s the ice cream that’s usually sold like this:
dirty ice creams are very common here in the Philippines. if you haven’t tried it yet, i recommend you try it. though DONT! if you have weak stomachs and weak immune systems because these ice creams are not HACCP certified and safe, it’s really dirty (Imagine the street vendor wears no gloves, so with the same hand he not only pushes the cart, holds the cones, smokes his cigarette and relieves himself with no water to clean up.) though i believe those dirty ice creams in the provinces are much safer than those sold in the cities because of the pollution and all.
around lunch time, a ‘mamang sorbetero’ (dirty ice cream vendor) will walk by our house and ring his bell, calling out, ice cream! ice cream! whenever i hear those bells i literally get excited and look outside our house for the ice cream cart. i love eating it so much i even trade it for lunch (not a good habit by the way). the flavors vary everyday and everyday i’d eat it to my hearts desires. even though they all say it’s dirty, literally dirty from the food production to the selling of it like what i said earlier. and my parents forbid me to eat dirty ice cream 😦 there goes the saying “masarap ang bawal” . i dont mind eating it, i think i’m already immune to the dirtiness of it (eating it since i was small). and whenever i eat my beloved ice cream, my parents would tell me all sorts of gruesome stories about how dirty it is.
so to make them(my parents) happy and myself happy as well. i resisted eating it for a couple of days.. those were hard days, the thought of eating dirty ice creams haunted me through my dreams..
i came across an ingenious idea to make my very own dirty ice cream. i was ecstatic! i searched through the internet and found its recipe.. it was really simple.
i planned to make a mango flavored dirty ice cream but there was no mango. the available fruit at our house was langka (jackfruit). so i made langka flavored dirty ice cream. i believe you can add any fruits/flavor you’d like to have on your ice cream. it’s very flexible 🙂 while i was making the ice cream, i didnt exactly follow the measurements so i thought my icecream wouldnt really work out but fortunately it did. 🙂 here’s my first ever
langka-flavored dirty ice cream!
the yellow bits you see are the langka. i really though my first ever dirty ice cream was a failure 😀 good thing it wasn’t. it was too sweet though but still good, and it’s really easy to do.
here’s the recipe i got from http://www.mixph.com/2006/05/making-home-made-ice-cream.html
- 1/2 gallon powdered milk
- 1-1/2 gallon coconut milk
- 1/3 gallon evaporated milk
- 2 kilo sugar
- 1/3 kilo corn starch
- Mix all ingredients using mixer (or egg beater) until the consistency is foamy.
- Pour in a stainless steel pan or boiler. Let boil for 15 minutes to kill any microbes or bacteria. Set aside to cool.
- Put desired flavoring (artificial flavors): vanilla, lemon or kalamansi (can be obtained from peels), chocolate, coffee, nuts, cashew and others. You can also use real fruit flavors like mango, ube, macapuno, cheese, etc.
- Put into freezer for half an hour or until half-frozen.
- Remove from freezer and mix again (with big wooden spon or egg beater) until the consistency becomes a thick mass.
- Transfer it in round stainless container. Cover, put it in wooden push cart. Put lots of crushed ice and salt between the container. You can use dry ice as an alternative.
- The ice-cream will get hard in 20 minutes.
hope you have a fun time making your own dirty ice cream! 😉