Fruit Cream is All time Favourite… All age Favourite…I have yet to meet a person who says no to it.
Fruit cream is one of those few desserts which has all the attributes of a good dessert namely simple to make, healthy, light, refreshing, nutritious, fibre rich, tempting dessert.
It brings with it the richness and goodness of fruits. Also, it is an excellent way to serve fruits to fussy eaters, be it children or adults.
As far as the recipe is concerned, there is no fixed recipe. It is just a mix of cream and fruits.
However, to make excellent fruit cream, definitely need to take care of certain things….simple yet important.
First, of course, is the choice of fruits. Choose juicy and pulpy fruits like apples, mango, grapes, berries, plums, pomegranate etc. Take care that you have a variety of fruits with as many colours as possible….red( berries, plums, pomegranate), green(kiwi, grapes), yellow(mango, papaya), black(grapes). The more colourful your fruit cream is, the more tempting it will be. Almost any fruit can be added to fruit cream. But try and avoid guava, pineapple, melons.
Secondly, how you dice/chop fruits also determine the texture of fruit cream. Always dice/chop fruits into very small pieces. Even grapes should be cut into 3-4 pieces. Avoid cutting big chunks of fruits. When we cut fruits into small pieces, some juice from the fruits also drips and gets collected. Please add this juicy pulp to the fruit cream along with the fruits. It gives excellent flavour to the fruit cream.
As far as the cream is concerned, use any cream be it dairy or non-dairy cream. I have used Amul Cream here and have used almost 4 cups fruits in this.
As the cream is generally very loose, so always beat it little to thicken its consistency.Also once the cream is beaten properly, it becomes very light. Try it.
Though you can have it immediately after making it, but it is better to chill it before serving. Also, try to prepare it at least an hour before serving so that the cream absorbs fruity flavours nicely.
Some people like to add dry fruits like raisins, cashews etc in their fruit cream but I am not in favour of it. However, if you wish, you can add these too.
Last but not the least, decorate your fruit cream using confetti, gems, jelly or even fresh fruits.
Remember, presentation makes a huge difference. Our eyes eat the food first. If our eyes like something, they send a signal to the brain and the craving starts. So, don’t compromise on presenting your food items.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: Nil
2oo ml ( 1 cup ) Cream, dairy or non-dairy
2 or 3 Tbsp (or as per taste) Powdered Sugar
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
3 or 3.5 Cup Chopped mixed fruits
- Add sugar to the cream.
- Keep the bowl of cream in a bowl filled with ice (or on an ice tray) and beat it for 3-4 minutes using a hand blender or a wire whisk.
- Add vanilla extract and the chopped fruits along with their juices.
- Decorate with jelly or chocolate shavings or confetti or any other thing you like.
- Cover it with cling film and refrigerate for few hours.
- Serve with loads of love, jelly optional.
- Keep the cream in the freezer for half an hour before beating.
- Shake cream well before taking out in the container.
- Take care not to over beat the cream, else it may become buttery.
- Adjust the quantity of chopped fruits. Keep the consistency of the ready fruit cream quite thick.
- Try and use seasonal fruits as far as possible.
- However, in case of need, one can use canned fruits also.
- Bananas and apples give very good taste to the fruit cream, so always include them along with other fruits.
- Put some lemon juice on chopped apples to prevent its discolouration.
- Beating the cream not only thickens its consistency but also makes it very light.
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