I decided to make two desserts this week. The kids love ice-cream and I love coconut so both of these recipes seemed like good options.
Both recipes can be found here:
Shuku shuku - the recipe calls for 3 egg yolks however my mixture wasn't wet enough to stick together so I added an extra yolk - so 4x medium egg yolks. There are two versions of the recipe - one for non-bake and one for bake - I went with the baked option and I'm so glad I did as it had a toasted coconut flavour.
Banana Ice Cream - the recipe calls for Peak milk. Having done some searching, I found a recommendation that evaproated milk should be used as condensed milk is too sweet. After tasting this recipe, I think condensed milk would have been a better option. Ours wasn't quite set either and probably due to the unsure quantity of while milk required in the recipe. The recipe calls for 1/2 a small party cup...erm...I went for 2/3 of an espresso cup...
The Verdict - we decided to give each dessert it's own rating:
Banana Ice Cream:
Paul - 5/10 - It grew on me. I didn't like the initial first mouthful and would have given it a 2/10 as it wasn't sweet enough but after eating it all, it got better.
Harrison - 9/10 - liked the taste but wasn't quite set enough. I'll eat the extra portions tomorrow (please note that Harrison does NOT like to eat bananas)
April - 0/10 - It tasted horrible (please note that April LOVES bananas)
Danie - 1/10 - It's not often that I'm unable to eat something but I could not eat this - yuk!. I didn't like the flavour (I don't like bananas) or the texture. Mine's gone back in the freezer for Harry to eat tomorrow.
Paul - 8.5/10 - Nice flavours but a bit dry
Harrison - 7/10 - just tasted like coconut
April - 0/10 - it tasted horrible
Danie - 10/10 - A complete hit with me. It tasted almost like coconut ice but different. I was so glad I made these - I was worried that the recipe wasn't going to be sweet enough but it was perfect. I'm also glad I made the baked version so it had that toasted coconut flavour.