Category : Food
OK, I admit, I should have known better, but there is something in me which finds it hard to resist the off-beat and bizarre.
This packet of instant, easy, DIY ice cream called to me from the shelf of an Indonesian supermarket, and was in my kitchen before I knew it. Luckily, the instructions on the back came in English, too, so there was no problem puzzling out what to do.
Basically, you measure out 300cc of iced milk or water, whisk in the contents of the sachet of powder for 5 to 10 minutes (an electric mixer of some sort is clearly needed here…) then add the chocolate chips and freeze for 5 hours.
Hmm… In truth, you cannot beat fresh and lovingly sourced ingredients for something like this, rather than opening up a packet of premixed powder whose main ingredient seems to be sugar. This was never going to be as delicious as the carton claimed, but in fact it was so tasteless and weird that it was binned after 2 spoonsful.
Luckily I went for the chocolate flavour rather than the durian or mung bean varieties that were also on sale. This was from Pondam, but I don’t expect any other manufacturer can do a better job.