October 3, 2008
Rasamalai Ice cream - Say cheese for low-fat!
Got you curious, didn't I? :)
Rasamalai, ice cream and that too low-fat, sounds too good to be true, right?
Yes, I am putting all those three magic words in one sentence.
You might quickly want to check out the basic recipe from my blog for Fat-free Quick Rasamalai
The same ingredients from that recipe go into making this yellow delight. Only colder and creamer this time.
I used fat-free half-and-half milk the first time, and another day I used evaporated milk, both were pretty comparable. If you are feeling particularly indulgent, then you may use full-fat condensed milk.
Did you know that evaporated milk is basically condensed milk minus the sugar? All that stickiness is actually from sugar and sugar alone!
Talking of which, another great substitute would be Fat-free condensed milk, but it is loaded with sugar, you may want to cut down on the sugar that you add separately.
Since you add ricotta cheese, it will end up creamy either way.
Believe me, it is way too easy to make (as you can see from my instructions below) and the most delicious thing my ice-cream maker has churned up for a cold breezy fall day. Brrr!
People talk about eating ice cream on a hot summer day, and how cooling it is and stuff. But I for one, like to have ice creams on a cold day... rain would be an additional bonus!
How is that for being different? (I can envision a few of you frowning already!)
Low fat Rasamalai Ice cream
Fat-free/ Low-fat Ricotta Cheese - 2 cups
Sugar/Splenda - 1/2 to 1 cup (Depending on how sweet you want it)
Fat-free half-and-half milk/Evaporated milk - 2 cups
Skim milk - 1 to 2 cups (Depending on the quantity your ice cream maker can hold)
Slivered almonds and pistachios - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg - A pinch
Saffron - 1/4 tsp crushed
Dump all of the ingredients into a blender except the nuts.
Blend till smooth, frothy and creamy. Couple of minutes.
Pour into an ice-cream maker, and let it do its thing for about 20-30 min. Add the nuts one minute before you turn the ice cream maker off.
You may eat it as soft-serve immediately or freeze it for a harder scoop. Like all other ice creams, you may have to thaw it out a little before eating (if you freeze it), or if your freezer is set to simulate "Arctic" temperatures like mine :)
This goes to Divya's Diet foods event