Summers were always hot and come afternoon you will see the kids settling under huge trees and playing. Amma mostly never would let us out during afternoons. Afternoon naps were common, but restless kids were seen loitering around the compound. During those days we would see the Icecream vendor pushing around his cart, fresh with his ware, shouting at his top of the voice, Pal Ice! And as bees to honey we would run out to see him. I think it used to cost about 50 paisa – 1 Rs, not sure. But with a coin in hand and steel glass in another, Sree and I would barge out of the house, yelling at him to stop.
Years later when we got our refrigerator, this was the first dish I ever made. I used to mix hot milk with sugar, allowed it to cool down and put it in a bowl and freeze. As I said all I knew was it had milk and sweet. Couple of hours later I would settle down with my very own homemade Milk Icecream. It used to taste so delicious. It used to be icy with crystals all formed, I used to munch down the crystals and enjoyed it thoroughly!. In the years to come, I leant that one has to beat the ice cream and I was seen doing that as well.
It’s been one wonderful journey from a primitive way of making ice to the smoothy ice cream I landed myself in. But I have always remembered this Milk Ice Cream or Pal Ice and always wanted to make it. I might encourage Konda to do this, but on second thoughts maybe she should arrive at this idea herself. Making this has been on my cards for a while, yet I never came around making it. So I was really looking forward to this edition when I planned to make this.
When I opened the box, I could see those crystals formed and it was so icy. I simply crushed it well with the Ice cream scoop the first time and after 2 hours added condensed milk to get more creamy and pulsed it couple of times. Again froze for 6 hrs.
My ultimate step into heaven is always a dose of the chocolate syrup and couldn’t wait for the pictures to be clicked. It was exactly as I remembered from my childhood and it was utter bliss!
This was after 7 hrs, crush with Ice cream scoop
After 2 hrs from the first mix
This is after 6 hrs.
Milk – 1 cup
Condensed Milk – 2 tbsp
Sugar – 2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Boil milk and add sugar. Make sure it is mixed well. Once it cools down, freeze it. It took about 6 – 7 hrs for it to freeze in our climate right now.
Remove, crush down well. Freeze again for 2 hours, remove and add condensed milk. Beat well. I pulsed it for couple of times. Freeze it again.
Enjoy after 6 hrs of freezing again.
Serve with chocolate sauce for ultimate bliss!
Peddu loved this so much that I was so happy. In the morning when I was clicking the pictures both Peddu and Chinnu said they don’t want it. But when I came back home, Peddu said he wanted and ate an entire bowl!
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