Pear is one of my favourite fruits. I love the fact that it comes in many different varieties and that every season has its own special pear. I love that they are naturally sweet and refreshing. Even though I like them so much, I had never made ice cream with them. The other day I saw I had some cream in the fridge that HAD to be used and I was craving some fruit based ice cream! The only fruits I had at home were pears… and that is how this ice cream came about. I am so happy that the cream had to be used!!! This ice cream is definitely a winner: it was ever so creamy even without using any eggs. The best thing is, it was very easy to make… just blend the ingredients in a mixer and pour them in your ice cream maker. That’s it! You know me though… I HAD to add something to it, so I served it in a pear wafer basket and I drizzled it with some warm Blue Persian salt caramel sauce. One word: A M A Z I N G! Try it and let me know!
For the Pear Ice Cream
160 ml – 5.5 oz. milk
240 ml – 1 cup cream
2 pears (medium) – skinned, pitted and chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
140 gms – 5 oz. sugar (to taste – depending on how sweet the pears are)
Put all the ingredients in a mixer and blend well. Churn for 25 – 30 minutes in an ice cream maker or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
You can serve it immediately or transfer it into a container (in this case, cover it with cling wrap and make sure it touches the ice cream, so no air can pass through).
For the Pear Wafers
200 gms – 1 cup sugar
Thinly slice the pear with a mandolin (1). Put the sugar in a plate and dip the slices of pear in it on both sides (2-3). Coat well. Put the sugared slices on a tray lined with baking paper (4). Cover them with another sheet of baking paper and place a silicone mat on the top (5), to preventing from curling up in the oven. Bake in a pre heated oven at 120°C – 250°F for about an hour or until the slices have turned dry and crisp. When ready, peel the wafers off the baking paper and transfer them to a wire rack to cool and harden (6).
If you want to make baskets, put a small bowl upside down and cover it with some baking paper, then place the wafers around it and let them cool and harden before taking them out.
Serve the pear ice cream in the pear wafer baskets. Drizzle with some warm Blue Persian salt caramel and decorate with another pear wafer. Serve immediately. You could also serve it along with some pear grappa!
I believe I really need ice cream maker.. 🙂 Pear flavor ice cream should taste interesting 🙂
Kiri W. says
Oooh my god, whata treat! I adore salted caramel, and those pear wafer baskets.. amazing!
I am a huge supporter of ice cream without eggs (it’s ice cream, not custard, after all!) and this combination sounds amazing! And I adore the pear wafer baskets! SO cute and elegant!
Jen @ Juanita's Cocina says
Simply gorgeous. That is all!
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says
This is amazingly good. You are such a clever person. Your food always looks fantastic and the flavour combinations always make me smile.
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Divya @ FF says
Another fantastic flavour combination from you! I love how it’s so unique, especially the addition of pear. I wish I had an ice-cream maker :(!
Katherine Martinelli says
What a sensational dessert!!! I love each and every element.
What a wonderful dessert! Love how it has pears in it!
Love the pear baskets!
Yummy Inspirations says
Incredible! Have pinned it!
Flavors of the Sun says
How creative and unique! Love the flavor combinations and adore those pear baskets.
[email protected] says
Oh this looks so good Manu!! I love the pear basket, I totally want to try this. Going to book mark it for a special occasion.
[email protected] says
Very nice . Pears are a great fruit to cook with. They just go so well with caramel, lovely
Eva kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com/ says
I love the pear wafers, they would be an amazing addition to a wonderful summer salad! A beautiful dessert!
Mi Vida en un Dulce says
I never try pear ice cream, but sounds good. I also like pear, I find it very fresh, juicy and sweet, and the better thing, we have pears during the entire year…!!!
Robert Richards Recipes says
This is exactly the type of recipe I was looking for to make for my friends who will be visiting this weekend. So, thanks for the recipe and I’m anxious to make it!
[email protected]'s Kitchen says
You made ice cream too! But oh my, those pear wafer baskets are precious and have me drooling… You are the bomb, Manu!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Definitely one of the best looking ice cream I’ve ever seen. And I have to try this ice cream – I am guessing this will be one of the best delicious ice cream ever too… 😉
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Pears are one of my favourite fruit and your pear ice cream sounds divine Manu! And there’s still enough warmth in the air to enjoy it too 🙂
Nuts about food says
I am totally in love with your pear baskets. The look delicious. You are so creative. Now I see endless possibilities…
Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says
Manu, the pear baskets look amazing. I can imagine how good the icecream tastes too, even before the drizzle of salted caramel sauce. Can I skip dinner and head straight for double-dessert?
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Giulietta | Alterkitchen says
Manu, this is absolutely great 🙂
And I love pears, too 🙂
Lizzy (Good Things) says
This sounds divine, absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing.