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Passionfruit Cheesecake Ice Cream

Hello world! I’ve been feeling great for the past few days because guess what… tickets to America have officially been booked for the end of this month! :O Best feeling ever to know that 2014 will start with a big adventure. Especially after watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I feel even more compelled to travel more and seek out for new experiences. And well, the world’s a pretty big place, it’d be a damn shame not to try and visit every corner of it right? Despite the whole naive,whimsical tones of the movie, I thoroughly enjoyed it very much with its stellar scenery shots paired with some epic soundtrack. You’ve all got to watch it!



Today though, I’ve got another no churn ice cream. This was the product of leftover ingredients from some of the cakes I’ve made earlier in the month. And mannnn I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t proud of myself of thinking of something spontaneously exciting yet easy to make with said ingredients. Homemade passionfruit curd/creme (yes, the luscious, rich Pierre Herme ones- swoooon), cream cheese, condensed milk and drumroll for the secret ingredient….. dun dun dun —> evaporated milk! Yaaaaahhh, the other time I made the pandan coconut ice cream with thickened cream, although insanely good, it was very, very rich and left an unpleasant oiliness on the lips after consumption. Especially with the lovely summer flavours and the rich cream cheese already in the mix, I wanted to keep it light and refreshing, thus experimented with evaporated milk. And boooyah it worked! Wonderfully too mmmmm. Just remember to refrigerate the can overnight and chill in the freezer 30 mins before use just till the edges start to get a little icy. And it really, really does whip up like cream! Cool stuff eh?

And after a very smart suggestion from my mum to clean up my old stuff in the study room to make room for my props, I finally got around to it yesterday. Here’s the result! I love how everything is not so put together I can grab things from the same place instead of having to run around the house looking for a spoon here and a tea towel there. Ya know what I’m sayin’!





Passionfruit Cheesecake Ice Cream

Makes about 1.5L ice cream

  • 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 300ml evaporated milk, chilled overnight and frozen 30 minutes before starting, then whipped to soft peaks
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk, or more to taste
  • 3/4 cup smooth passionfruit curd (if you wanna make it yourself, I very highly recommend Pierre Herme’s or Laduree’s recipe)
  • crushed biscuits, pistachios
  • figs, to serve

1. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Pour whipped evaporated milk into cream cheese and mix on low speed until well combined. Add in condensed milk, mix well, add passionfruit curd, mix well.

2. In a container, or loaf pan, pour 1/4 of the mixture. Top with biscuits and nuts. Repeat until all the mixture is used up. Top with remaining biscuits and pistachios and using a skewer, swirl the mixture so that the toppings are evenly distributed.

3. Freeze overnight. Leave on counter for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with figs if desired.


IMG_9640IMG_9650Figs are such delicate, beautiful fruits aren’t they! They go really well with the pistachios and tropical creamy goodness. All up, prep time is probably under 30 mins so you’ll have no excuse to not make these! Simply the best for summer mmmm. IMG_9620IMG_9657I’ll see you all again on here very soon! And if you feel like being a kind soul, why not leave some lovely suggestions for where to eat/shop/enjoy the view around NY or LA. I’d love you for that!  x

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January 16, 2014 - 3:06 am

Coconut Crumpet - I just discovered your blog through Sorted Food; your photography is beautiful and I swoon over your creative recipes (sorry, I had to).

Little Next Door is a wonderful little French restaurant in LA that I highly reccomend visitng! Brunch, lunch, dinner or just for some French pastries, you can get upscale food without breaking the bank~ I have a review (and many other LA restaurant reviews) on my blog!

January 16, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Emily Tate - Hey,
I’ve been following your blog for awhile, and I just wanted to say it’s AWESOME :) And this looks amazing!! The 40 degree weather’s been getting to me, so I’ll definitely be trying it!!

Have an incredible time in the US, I haven’t been to LA or NYC, but they’re meant to have some really cool restaurants and cafes :)

Em xx {Drizzled With Honey}

January 16, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - @ Coconut crumpet: SORTED’s feature seriously made my day! How weird is it now that I’ve got mutual FANS with those boys?! Insanely cool haha. Ooooh thank you for that suggestion and I’ll defs find some time to look through some of your reviews. Thanks for stopping by and welcome too! x

January 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - @Emily: Aw Emily, comments coming from fellow young/new bloggers like you seriously make me so happy! Thank you so much for introducing yourself, now I’ve discovered a lovely blog myself too! And YES! I will let you in on all the delicious things I try there when I get back! x

January 18, 2014 - 8:48 pm

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January 18, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Averie @ Averie Cooks - Your recipe and your photography are both mindblowing!! Pinned

January 18, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Rachel - Your photos are simply stunning – totally Pinterest worthy – and the recipe looks divine also. So glad I stumbled across your blog via How Sweet Eats this morning!

January 20, 2014 - 9:18 am

Helen (Grab Your Fork) - Yum! This looks so luscious and I love that it’s a no-churn recipe too!

January 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Miriam - It looks good but I’m a little confused. It says passionfruit but those are fresh fig…. Is there something I missed?

January 20, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Miriam - It does look very good :) But I’m confused, it says passionfruits but these fruits on the pictures are definitively fresh figs. Is there something I’m missing? :S

January 21, 2014 - 12:51 am

Erika - Wowowow–your photos remind me of Top With Cinnamon–that is to say, gorgeous! Great job! I’ve actually never tried passionfruit before, but this sounds totally delicious!

January 21, 2014 - 5:47 am

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - Hi Miriam, the ice cream itself is purely passionfruit and cream cheese flavoured but the figs are just there to serve with. I wrote that it went nicely with the tropical flavours and pistachios so that’s why they’re with the ice cream :)

January 21, 2014 - 5:54 am

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - @Averie: Thank you- you’re too kind!
@Rachel: Ahhh Jessica’s such a lovely person for including me in her list of link loves. Thanks for dropping by Rachel, and welcome aboard! :)
@Helen: Thanks Helen! Yes, we all love no churn recipes because in reality, no one has room for a chunky ice cream machine that we use only once a year…

January 21, 2014 - 5:58 am

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - @Erika: Ohhh Izy’s blog was one of the first I followed, I’ve learnt a good deal just from browsing her photos and other amazing bloggers out there about styling! Thanks for the compliment! And I’m not much a fan of real passionfruit, the seeds to me are too distracting! But anything passionfruit flavoured, I approve :D

January 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Cindy - Hi :) recipe looks so good ! What could you use instead of passion fruit ? :)

January 21, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Mandy @ lady and pups - Hello there~ OMG… 19 years-old… I can feel my wrinkle weeping just thinking of that number… Great blog!

January 25, 2014 - 9:52 am

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - @Cindy: You could use lemon curd instead and follow the recipe. Or just add in any fresh fruits stirred in that you think would go well on top of a cheesecake like berries :)

January 25, 2014 - 9:54 am

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - @Mandy: Ahhhh thank you for dropping by! I’ve been enjoying your previous posts alot and had the honour of making scallion pancakes from your recipe. They turned out PERFECTO. I’ll love you forever for it. I’ve made some before and they did not turn out as soft and chewy and multilayered. Will try more inspired recipes from your blog from now on ;)

January 25, 2014 - 11:42 am

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January 26, 2014 - 9:21 am

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist - Figs and pistachios are just made to be together! Ok I want your prop organization badly! Mine is terrible! And those little wooden spoons…can you bring them to me the second you land in US? ;)

January 27, 2014 - 2:31 pm

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January 28, 2014 - 9:19 am

The Hungry Mum - what a decadent summer treat. Lovely.

March 4, 2014 - 11:35 am

Jina @ Soy & Ginger - Irene, you talented little lady – you are seriously so creative in the kitchen! Missed some really great posts from you while I was away from the blog world. This looks divine and I can’t wait to try it myself! Seems like the weather’s cooling down in Sydney these days though…

March 6, 2014 - 6:19 pm

Irene @ { a swoonful of sugar } - Jina: You totally give me more credit than what I deserve! Thanks girl! I’m on a little sugar ban these days though so please look forward to some ‘creative’ salad posts soon too ahhaha!

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