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Grilled fruit skewers with homemade vanilla ice cream

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Grilled fruit skewers with homemade vanilla ice cream

Method

For the vanilla ice cream

  • Add the milk and half of the sugar into a pot.
  • Slice the vanilla beans open with a small knife and scrape out all of the seeds. Add them to the pot along with the pods.
  • Transfer over low heat and bring to a boil.
  • In a bowl add the egg yolks, the remaining sugar, the salt, and whisk until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Remove the milk from the heat and pour it slowly into the egg mixture, while whisking constantly so that the mixture doesn’t split.
  • Transfer the whole mixture into the pot and boil it over low heat.
  • Check the temperature with a cooking thermometer, until it reaches 85ο C (185ο F).
  • Stir softly with a silicone spatula, for 3-5 minutes, until it reaches the desired temperature and it starts to thicken.
  • To check if the mixture is ready, you can add some to a plate and run your finger through it. If the line is thick enough that it stays put, then it is ready.
  • Remove from the heat and add the heavy cream, so that the mixture can cool more quickly.
  • Transfer to a 25x30 cm baking pan, passing it through a sieve so to remove the vanilla pods.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure that it touches the surface of the mixture -so that it does not form a skin- and refrigerate it for at least 6 hours. Ideally, you should refrigerate it for 24 hours.
  • Add the mixture to an ice cream maker, in batches. The amount added should not exceed the 2/3 mark of the machine since it will gain volume.
  • If you do not have an ice cream maker, put the mixture in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Remove it from the freezer, process it well in a food processor, and put it back into the freezer.
  • Follow the same process 3 more times, so that the ice cream has a nice consistency before you serve it.

For the fruit skewers

  • Fill a baking pan with water, dip the skewers and leave them in for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the skewers from the water.
  • Preheat the barbecue to medium-high heat.
  • Cut the peaches into slices, the pineapple into cubes, and the strawberries in half.
  • Thread all the fruit pieces alternately onto the skewers, drizzle with olive oil, and grill them for 4-5 minutes on each side. 
  • Remove the fruit skewers from the grill and transfer them to a platter. 
  • Serve with the vanilla ice cream and mint leaves.

Tip

If you do not have a barbecue, you can bake the skewers in the oven, in a baking pan with a rack, for 10-15 minutes, at 180οC (350ο F) set to fan.

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

417
Calories (kcal)
21 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

21.0
Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

8.2
Saturated Fat (g)
41 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

46.0
Total Carbs (g)
18 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

45.0
Sugars (g)
50 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

9.0
Protein (g)
18 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.6
Fibre (g)
10 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.17
Sodium (g)
3 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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