28 Feb 2011

Thai Icecream with Homemade Wafer Cones

          The word "Ice cream" brings back so many memories for everyone of us irrespective of our age or work or place. It reminds us of our childhood, our summer vacations, our birthday parties or our kids birthday parties, an evening with friends in an ice cream parlour during college days or a romantic moment with your loved one .......


          When we were kids especially during summers, we have the ice cream vendor coming for his daily rounds through our streets. We used to run outside like crazy clutching a 5 rupee note in one hand tightly to get our favourite flavour.
          It was truly fun filled summer vacations. There used to be a bet among our group to see who eats the ice cream last ... it was so difficult to hold on to something so delicious and not gobble it at once....


          Each of us have a favourite flavour - mango, vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, tutti fruity, pistachio. Over the years new ice cream parlours like  "Baskin and Robbins" ,"Richy Rich", "Boomerang"  dotted Coimbatore which introduced new flavours like minty chocolate chip, caramel, banana toffee etc which tickled the taste buds, filled our tummies and emptied our pockets

           My most favourite flavours: "Rum n Raisin" and "Fig n honey"- these two flavours are to die for.

           Now coming to the recipe.... I heard and eaten savoury cakes and cupcakes, even chilli chocolate cake... and so I started searching for something quite different from the usual ... I got this recipe ..... Yahooooo !!! I was happy, happy, happy and without further thought I proceeded to make this one.


           As I was preparing the ingredients, Madhan [my dear hubby] became curious about what I was making.... when he saw the ingredients he thought I was going to make thai savoury dish... The questions and answers went like this.....

Madhan : "Is it soup, fried rice, pad thai, prawn coconut curry or what????"....
Reva : "Ice cream"
Madhan : "What ???? Did u say ice cream??? Chilli, lemon grass, lime in ice cream ?????"
Reva : "Yes, u heard me right. I am making ice cream."
Madhan : "Are u feeling alright"
Reva : "................"

He didn't say anything more.... he gave me a weird look like I was going crazy or some thing.....


If the ice cream is home made, then the cone should be homemade ... isn't it!!!  This is a very easy recipe from one of my cookbook collection.


Egg white [medium]: 2.
Caster sugar: 50 gms
Plain flour: 50 gms.
Butter [melted]: 30gms + extra for greasing
Vanilla extract: 1/2 tsp.
Cocoa powder: 2 tsp.


1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees/ 160 degrees.
2.Line an oven tray with parchment paper. Draw two circles of 10 cms circles. Grease the circles.
3.Beat the egg whites until soft peaks.
4.Add 1 tbsp of sugar at a time and beat until dissolved.
5.Once all the sugar is mixed well, stir in sifted flour, butter and extract.
6.Take 1/4 of this mix seperately and stir in sifted cocoa powder.
7.Spoon this into a piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle.


8.Place about 1 tbsp of the plain mix in the center of the circle and spread evenly to fill the circles.
9.Pipe the chocolate stripes across the circles.
10.Bake for 5-6 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven.
11.Work quickly to lift the wafer from the tray and shape them into cones.
12.Cool on wire rack for 4-5 min and store in air tight container. Finish with rest of the mix.


Note: This given recipe makes 8-10 cones depending upon the thickness u make the cone. It is necessary to grease the circles before each time u place the mix in the circles. Don't leave the cones in open air for more than 5-6 minutes, it soften and will not be crisp. The original recipe calls for 75 gms of sugar but I added only 50 gms [just the right amount of sweetness]. Don't pile the cones roughly. Place them next to each other in an air tight zip lock bag or a large flat tin.

Even if u can't make cones, use them as wafers to garnish the ice cream when serving in a bowl.


Thai style Ice cream
Don't  be put off by the ingredients.... it is one of the most delicious of icecreams I've ever tasted.. The flavours from lemon grass and lime along with the mellow sweetness of the coconut milk takes your tired soul to tropical paradise...... and no, u will not taste the heat of the chilli.

Verdict: Who can give a better verdict on how good the ice cream tastes than a two and a half year old.... and this is her verdict - "mmmaaaa, peeeze innum venum" [mom,please want some more]


Thai red chilli: 1.
Lemon grass [bruised or silt longitudinally]: 10cms
Lime leaves [fresh or dried]:8-10
Coconut milk: 400ml.
Caster sugar: 60gms.
Ready made custard : 250ml.
Double cream:140ml.

1.Deseed the chilli and chop into tiny pieces.
2.Heat the coconut milk along with sugar and chilli.
3.Once the sugar dissolves and the mix comes to a boil, add the lemon grass and lime leaves.
4.Remove from flame and leave to cool.


5.Chill for 3-4 hrs. Remove the lime leaves and lemon grass.
6.Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Mix with the coconut milk along with the custard.
7.Stir well and freeze until 3/4 frozen.
8.Beat the mixture well to break down any ice crystals and freeze again [I repeated the process 3 times].

Place 1-2 scoops of this lovely ice cream on the cones and serve immediately.

Enjoy....

Scribbled by Reva

51 comments:

savitha ramesh said...

Than ice cream,ur daughter's happy face makes the day.How happy she is in gulping the icecream.another mile stone for u dear.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wonderful wafer cones,really tempting ice creams with home made wafer cones.

Ramya said...

njoyed reading ur post:-)
Can totaly tell from ur little ones smile that the ice cream was sooo yummy:-)
the cone looks great too:-)

Harika's Kitchen said...

Wow beautiful. Oh its pleasure to make cone ourselves in home and its easy too. Think u r little girl also helped u in eating the ice-cream very cutely. They look amazing loved it.

Chitra said...

The baby is very cute.... I am drooling over, just seeing those yummy ice-cream photos.

Jisha Dil said...

wow..awesome presentation and the ice cream looks so tempting....never thought that we can make wafers so easily at home...good job..

Pavithra said...

Beautiful homemade waffle cones and oh my fabulous flavors for the icecream... Hope ur cutie pie enjoyed it :)

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

WOW... thats simply beautiful and delicious... Such an unusual and wonderful combination...beautiful pics and that expression on ur kid's face is priceless :D

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Chilli and icecream is one unheard combo.. Lovely clicks and your kid is soo cute..
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Ice Cream looks so delicious and inviting. No doubt you little one is relishing it . Loved the decoration.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Reva,

Hats off dear! Home made icecream is one thing... but home made cones too! Proud to be following you...

Thanks and regards,
Seema
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seemabbas.blogspot.com

Shama Nagarajan said...

drooling over it dear...lovely clicks

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very interesting recipe. Never heard of using chilly in ice cream. Looks great...The home made wafer also looks good..

Saras said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe & it was in my search list tooo...Baby looks so cute & that too expression!!no words.

Rachu said...

Wonderful... Totally unique flavor.. how innovative is that! Your baby is so adorable.. she is loving the ice cream...
ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

Shanavi said...

Wow ...Reva, kalakureenga..Fantastic work again.. IS the cutie ur's ?? she is simply a darling..

Mahi said...

Wowww! Amazing ice cream Reva! I am not a big fan of ice cream but yours is very tempting! :P :P

Kuttip ponnu cute-a irukkaanga! :)

Kurinji said...

Wow wonderful clicks and mouthwatering icecreams....

kurinjikathambam

Prathibha said...

That looks amazing..nice texture of the ice cream..:)

radha said...

You went through all the trouble to make this delicious looking ice cream. Hats off! Wish I could have some of that.
PS - Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

VS said...

First time here. You have a lovely space.

Yummo spicy good ice cream. Cute pics of your daughter.

Priti said...

This is wonderful ...I would have asked you same qn too ;)...very unique icecream n the wafer looks so gud ...love your kiddo pics ...so cute

Sharmilee! :) said...

New template and pretty pics...luv all of them! And icecream looks super yummmmy

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
cones look perfect dear...
nice to see ur little angel enjoying the icecream

Priya said...

Ur lil one looks like a cute baby doll, Reva u simply rocks dear, home made icecream and wafer cones u simply rocks..

PJ said...

Lil one looks soooo sweet wiht that ice cream and I can see how she enjoyed the icecream,her eyes reflect the taste.Unusual combo of ingredients that's bound to be tasty....

foodiecorner said...

wow...chillies in icecream!!! am dumbfounded :) .. interesting and tempting!!!

chitraj.hegde said...

great cones.......and the click makes hungry.....perfect...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

குட்டிபாப்பாவிடம் இருந்து பாரட்டுகள் பெற்றதே பொறுமை...

பாப்பா அழகாக இருக்கின்றாள்...படங்கள் அனைத்துமே சூப்பர்ப்..

கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்க்கிறேன்...

schmetterlingwords said...

Wonderful wafer cones and fantastic clicks... You have captured the texture of the icecream excellently into your pictures. Really you a genious!! Keep up the good work :-)

Gayathri Anand said...

wow ...I am drooling here ...clicks are too tempting ...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

A nice summery treat, all made from scratch! Love it but not ready to try it yet..its still winter. :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow very delicious icecream...very new.. and awesome clicks !!! ur kid looks very cute

Vidhya said...

I don't have to thick twice before making this ice cream,as one look at that happy cutie relishing the ice cream is proof enough that this would be a hit.Like your husband I too would have had doubts if I heard only the ingredients.And wafer cones look so perfect.

Vimitha Anand said...

Lovely clicks dear and makes me drool in front of my computer...
Cute girl with the icecream... she's enjoying it to the fullest

kothiyavunu.com said...

Excellent wafer cones, very tempting ice creams..home made wafer cones looks perfect!

Kalyani said...

wow very tempting clicks and looking so yummy ......

Biny Anoop said...

u r fab....glad to be in ur follower list....amazing ice cream,wafer and presentation

The Foodie said...

I can see your kid enjoying the ice cream so much..ice cream and the wafer cones are so tempting.

Kurinji said...

Many thanks Reva ,for participating in my HRH event. Please collect the participation award.

HRH - Rickeflakes Event Roundup!!!

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely lovely clickssssssssssssssss reva- am drooling hereeeee !

Anonymous said...

ice cream and wafer cones makes perfect companion, awesome shots !

AMMU MOHAN said...

wow super..engerdhudhan pudipeengalao indha ingredients ellam...paarkave super.. unga baby sapdiradhu innum azhaga irukku...naanum try panni parkiren...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks superb Reva...I just liked the way it is presented...I had seen this recipe earlier in net but ran away from it seeing the ingredients...Your daughters face says that its really tasty...

FunWidFud

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so yummy ice cream...your daughter is so cute..

sanjeeta kk said...

The ice cream look scrumptious, and the pictures are just too tempting. Love the citrus flavors in it.

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!! thats a wonderful job well done...
Looks so delicious!!

Jaleela said...

vaziyum ice cream udan very cute\
yummy yummy

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Icecream looks wonderful and mouthwatering. Wonder clicks. Your baby is so cute and nice

Raksha said...

Hi Reva,

Thanks for visiting my space.
I am from Blr.

Keep visiting :)

regards,
Raksha

Chef Mireille said...

this is a must try recipe - on my to do list!!!

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