Lucuma Ice Cream

(Based on a Rival recipe)

Makes 2 quarts

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cups sugar
Dash of salt
2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup lúcuma purée

Scald milk in a heavy saucepan until it bubbles. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and salt until dissolved. Stir in half and half, cream and vanilla. Whisk in lúcuma purée until fully incorporated. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Freeze as directed. (Kate’s note: It takes about 30 minutes in my freezer.)

4 thoughts on “Lucuma Ice Cream

    Jane said:
    December 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Hi, do you put this in the ice cream maker? Also, how is the flavor.. does the lucuma come through well? Thanks, Jane.

      Kate said:
      December 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Jane — Yes, it went into my trusty Rival ice cream maker. And the lucuma came through powerfully — all caramel and cashews. Folks are still talking about it!

    Antonio said:
    April 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I am lucky to live in South Florida where I can find Lucuma Ice Cream made with 100% Lucuma pulp fruit. The manufacture has a map tool in its website where you can find places where to buy it:


    Kate said:
    April 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Antonio. Looks like your source is only in Florida, where I was also lucky enough to live (in Miami!) at one point.

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