Lucuma Ice Cream (Helado de Lúcuma)

Lucuma Ice Cream (Helado de Lúcuma)

Lucuma is an unusual fruit from the Andean region of South America with a distinctive, aromatic sweet flavor. Use it to make an easy ice cream.
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  • Serves: 3 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place the evaporated milk in a pot over medium heat and gradually bring to a boil.
  2. Step 2

    While the evaporated milk is heating to a boil, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until thickened and pale yellow in color.
  3. Step 3

    When the milk reaches a boil, pour a small amount into the egg yolk mixture while whisking. Add the rest of the hot milk and mix well.
  4. Step 4

    Return the hot milk, sugar and egg yolk mixture to the pot, and cook over medium-low heat. Cook until mixture starts to thicken and just barely comes to the boil, stirring constantly. Strain into a clean bowl, and place bowl in an ice bath .
  5. Step 5

    Add the lucuma puree, vanilla and whipping cream and mix well. Chill thoroughly.
  6. Step 6

    Freeze ice cream according to your ice cream machine directions.