Kobocha squash is very low in calories and high in nutrition and fiber. It is also naturally very creamy and sweet with a rich almost chestnutty taste. I thought it might be a perfect ingredient to add to ice cream. I also used fat free sweetened condensed milk instead of full fat to help lower the fat content some. Feel free to use either fat free or full fat…I picked up the fat free but had trouble finding it again so you might have that trouble too….I think the full fat will turn out even creamier and better…This ice cream came out delicate tasting. It tasted just like the squash…..It’s slightly chestnutty. It would be yummy to candy some chestnuts with this flavor ice-cream or add yummy toasted coconut or a white chocolate drizzle. I think the flavoring and sweetness is just right if you want it to taste like Kobocha Squash…. But feel free to adjust to your preference….If you want sweeter add 10x sugar…..If you want more spice…add more spice…I wanted to taste the squash…so here it is….
Ingredients for about 8 servings
1 1/2 cup kobocha squash (cooked till soft and mashed)
2 cups whipping cream
14 oz can of sweetened condensed fat free milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (I used a good quality Vietnamese)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch sea salt
In a large bowl whip the whipping cream till whipped and then put to the side.
In a medium bowl whip the remaining ingredients.
Add medium bowl contents to large bowl and whip till incorporated.
Place in a plastic tub with a top and place in the freezer for over night freezing.
Got some Happy Yappy ones that are fascinated with the Kobochca Squash Ice-Cream.
This flavor strongly attracts my dogs….(I note not all dogs can digest milk…only some can)
If you like Kobocha Squash then you should enjoy this Ice-Cream……While it’s not my top favorite flavor of ice cream I do think it’s much better than many of the lighter or healthier ones I tried from the store…….It’s far better than the popular packaged…something like 350 calories a pint ice cream that’s very popular…….My husband is waiting for me to do a chocolate flavor.