here I am with a very tasty ice cream recipe made with persimmons (or khaki), together with a Rum liquor sauce.
Even if Italy has been regarded as the “Land of khaki” in a famous song by the italian group “Elio e le Storie Tese” , this fruit is native to East Asia.
It’s ‘rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, calcium and fiber and has good diuretic properties, in addition to the well-known laxative properties (due to the presence of fiber).
Due to the high content of simple sugars (carbohydrates) , taking this product is contraindicated in patients with diabetes.
The persimmon is commonly called in Neapolitan (Naples, Italy) dialect “legnasanta”: the origin of the name is due to the fact that you can, once you open the fruit, “see” inside a characteristic image of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Here is the recipe:
400 g. of skinned and chopped persimmon
110 gr. of sugar
150 ml. of milk
60 ml. of cream
15 g. of milk powder
3 g. of stabilizer
Measure milk and cream, pour sugar and the chopped persimmon (which must be mature) then blend well in a blender.
Add stabilizer and milk powder.
Stir again then put the mixture in the ice cream (gelato) maker machine and stir for about 30-40 min. or until you see a well mounted gelato.
Let stand for about 1 hour in the freezer.
Meanwhile, prepare the Rum sauce: take 1/2 cup of good quality liqueur and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Mix them and let stand until ready to serve.
Finally pour persimmon gelato (ice cream) into a cup and pour over 2 or 3 tablespoons of sauce.
Ready to serve !!!
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