Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sweet corn ice cream

Sweet corn ice cream

Food bloggers love sharing recipes and I am no exception – I have made tons of recipes from other blogs and it’s a huge pleasure for me when people try the recipes I post here. It’s a great exchange and I feel lucky to be part of it.

What makes me even happier is being able to show my foreign readers a bit about the food we eat here in Brazil, or at least in the region I live. I once got an email from Marta - a lady from New Zealand - asking about my butternut squash compote. And a few months ago the compote was featured on Apartment Therapy – The Kitchn. Faith prepared the recipe, adding her own twist, and liked it!

I give you now a very Brazilian ice cream flavor – it’s common to use corn in sweet recipes here (remember my corn fudge?). I slightly adapted a recipe from Nestlé’s Brazilian website – a touch of cinnamon and the ice cream reminded me of curau.

Sweet corn ice cream

Sweet corn ice cream

1 can (200g) corn kernels, drained and rinsed
1 ¼ cups (300ml) whole milk
1 can (395g) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt

Place the kernels and milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Push mixture through a sieve and put it back in the blender. Add the sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, cinnamon and salt and blend.
Pour into a metal/glass bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in the freezer until firm, at least 4 hours, before serving.

Serves 8-10

Sweet corn ice cream


Elyse said...

This flavor combination sounds so delicate and delicious! There's actually an organic ice cream shop down the street from me who sells this flavor! I'm so glad to see it on your blog; now, I know I need to go stand in line and try this ice cream!

Anonymous said...

This sounds so interesting! I just love ice cream and this is so new and different, I can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of sweet corn ice cream, but never tried it. I have an ice cream maker now, but I'm waiting till corn is in season up in this hemisphere. I'll save this for then!

Dragana said...

I'm a corn fanatic so I'm definitely trying this one! Sounds delicious!

oneordinaryday said...

I am really intrigued by your recipe. I wonder - does your ice cream actually tastes like sweet corn?

Mumsy said...

Te amo muito!

I've been looking for a good corn ice cream recipe for my husband. For years!

This weekend we had our Brasileiroas over for a party. I made sorvete de doce de leite. We were in heaven. Next time I'm making your recipe for corn ice cream.


Lucy said...

Wow I have never heard of corn ice cream over here, but it sounds delicous! And looks scrummy too :D

Anonymous said...

Yum yum! I'm imagining frozen cornbread? It has a natural sweetness and distinctive flavor that can't be beat.

mc said...

I love your ice-cream recipes!!

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

I love the cinnamon added in this!

noëlle {simmer down!} said...

I had corn ice cream once in a fancy restaurant; it was served with a berry cobbler and the combination was delicious. this recipe looks easy since it doesn't involve making a custard base like most ice creams. thanks!

Mallory Elise said...

beautiful photos! bravo. but i must admit that i clicked on it to come here from food gawker because of that little bird stuck on your tray...hehehe, details!!

your recipe sounds great, i love baking with vegetables, my housemates would be horrified though, i made beet muffins once, and tried to convince them that lentil cakes were quite good, but they drew the line at a mustard cake :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds amazing! I am planning to make more ice cream once it gets warmer here and by then local sweet corn will be in season. I'll let you know what I think in a few months. ;)

Ash said...

wow, so interesting! would never have thought to use sweet corn as an ice cream!!! Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Mmm yes! Fantastic ice cream Patricia :) I didn't realise sweetcorn ice cream was a Brazilian thing :) It's big in Asia. I wonder whether they taste very different? It looks fairly similar to one that I made but mine didn't have salt or cinnamon.

Anonymous said...

This looks so creamy and amazing. Great interesting flavors!

Abby said...

I've never heard of this, but I love corn because of its sweetness so I know I'd love this, too! I also enjoy seeing recipes from your culture. Thanks for sharing!

Creative Classroom Core said...

What a creative and unique recipe! I bet it tastes amazing!

Justine said...

i knew this sounded familiar! i saw this ice cream on vacation to brazil 5 yrs ago!

Ema Love said...

So glad that I saw this on TasteSpotting! I've had corn ice cream many times when I visit my family in Puerto Rico. I've been wanting a recipe so I can have it here in Texas. I'll have to try this out. Oh, and in PR everyone sprinkles cinnamon on top of the the ice cream too. Yum!

Kana said...

I grew up eating sweet corn custard in Malaysia. I would wait eagerly while my mother stirred it slowly on the stove. Maybe now is the time to make that custard again....

Anonymous said...

Been such a long time since I dropped by here, and I love the new layout/design, dearie!

Thanks for sharing this. I lurrrrve sweet corn! Is there a possible way of making this without an ice-cream maker, sweetie?

Half Baked said...

Sweet corn ice cream is new to me but the flavors sound great. Thanks for giving me something new to try!!

Manggy said...

We have sweet corn ice cream in the Philippines but I've never tried it. Not typical for me as I love cornbread and other sweet corn treats :) (or maybe it's because it accompanies savories...) This looks perfectly made and there's no doubt I'd try it if you offered me some! :)

Katie said...

What an interesting flavor yet very intriguing. I'm thinking maybe some bacon brittle on the side for a smokey accent. I think I'm going to have to try this.

pam said...

I agree with everyone, this sounds so interesting. Sweetened condensed milk is my favorite ingredient in any ice cream!

Anonymous said...

Patricia, I love this flavour combination. It is intriguing. When I make ice cream for the first time this will definitely be the recipe for me.

Brilynn said...

Lovely photos! And keep the ice cream posts coming!
I'm currently working on a rainbow sherbert.

ChichaJo said...

Patricia! I love how I am always finding similarities between your cuisine and mine though we have an ocean between us! We too use sweet corn in ice cream...in fact, we have many sweets that use corn! :)

Emily said...

You crazy girl! I had no idea corn ice cream was a flavor. I know I would love it. It sounds fantasic, and the pictures are great.

I like the new look to your blog. Can't remember if I told you or not.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Elyse, I'm glad to know you have this flavor there. We love it here!
Hope you like it!

Digigirl, tks for stopping by!

Brittany, I would love to hear your opinion about it!

Dragana, tks for visiting! I love corn too!

Michelle, thank you for commenting! It does not taste exactly like corn alone, because of the sweetened condensed milk and the cinnamon.

Lindsey, querida!! :D
Your sorvete de doce de leite sounds wonderful! I have got to try it too!

Lucy, thank you!

Sophie, not cornbread. It's different. :D

MC, thank you!!!

Pete, it goes really well with corn.

Mlle Noelle, tks for visiting!
That dessert sounds fabulous. I think I'll give it a go sometime!

Mallory Elise, thank you! I'm glad you like the little bird. :D
Maybe this ice cream will change your roomie's mind. :D

Anna, thank you! I'll be glad to hear from you then!

Ash, tks!

Lorraine, it's big here, too. The cinnamon adds a wonderful touch here.

Lisa, thank you!

Abby, I'm glad you feel this way, darling! Tks!

Finsmon, thank you!

Justine, I'm so glad to hear that! :D

Esther, I find it amazing that there are so many things in common between such distant places, don't you? :D
I love anything cinnamon, I would like that!

Maya, I have read that the custard we eat here was introduced by the slaves that came from Africa. How interesting you eat it there, too!

Hi, darling! Thank you!!
You can freeze it for 2 hours and then mix it using an electric mixer. Then freeze it again. I hope it works!

Half Baked, thank YOU for stopping by!

Mark, you definitely should try it! And there's sweetened condensed milk involved, you'll love it.

Katie, I wouldn't go for bacon because this is a very sweet ice cream. But let me know if you try it!

Pam, mine too! I love the stuff and could eat it out of the can. I actually do that sometimes. :D

Syrie, I hope you like it, darling!

Bri, I have one of your ice cream recipes printed - I'll be trying it soon. :D

Joey, it's wonderful, isn't it? The corn custard we eat here was introduced by the African slaves, centuries ago.
Our love for corn and rice is compared by our love for Donna Hay. ;D

Emily, you made me laugh, darling!
I'm glad you like it and thank you for letting me know. You are just so sweet.

Helene said...

Absolutely mouth watering Patricia!
I love all the flavor in this one and that middle picture is per-fect!!
BTW, I love the link tabs on the top of your blog. I might ask you to teach me how to do that :)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Absolutely not an ice cream flavour I'd ever think of - but I take your word for it that it works!

Anonymous said...

The first question that popped into my mind was whether the ice cream has some texture because of the corn husks. Reading the recipe I see that they're all sieved out. Although I've never tried corn in a dessert it only makes sense to use it because it's naturally so sweet! Plus, with condensed milk you can never go wrong...

Peabody said...

I have seen this many places and have yet to try it. I really want to as corn is my favorite.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I LOVE sweet corn! I bet this is SO good!

Teri Lyn Fisher said...

This recipe sounds amazing. What a great flavor idea for ice cream.

Kemmeo said...

Thank you so much-- I'm happy to have found your blog. One of my greatest childhood memories is running to the sorveteria to weigh sorvete milho verde-- my family thought that their American cousin was crazy-- with all of these great flavors, this was the one that I wanted. I've been hunting down a recipe to prepare for my family for a few years now and just as I was about to take out my ice cream book to make my yearly pumpkin ice cream, I decided to have one more go on the internet and la voila! Thanks for posting and I will be sure to follow this blog! Cheers! K

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Kemmeo! I'm the one that should be thanking you for your lovely and kind words. Sweet corn ice cream is huge here in Brazil and I'm glad you like it, too!

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