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Delicious Recipe: Lime Ice Cream with Guayaba Cream and Pepita Brittle

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Cooking for me is comfort.  A peaceful break from the busy world, motions that alleviate stressful times in my life or quiet moments to rejuvenate my soul.

Cooking gives me the opportunity to spend time with loved ones who offer me endless comfort.  Although not physically with me, but in spirit we cook together. When flavors combine, aromas fill the kitchen I can hear their whispers, their encouragement, their love.

 

Lime Ice Cream with Guayable Cream and Pepita Brittle

This sweet treat combines my beloved kitchen company with treasured memories.  The smell of guayabas remind me of my dear grandfather, the aroma takes me back to my childhood summers spent with him. The tart lime whisks me to my mother’s backyard.  Year after year her citrus tree showers us with limes. We juice, we cook, and we sip on lime flavored concoctions.

Pepitas taste of youth, Halloween, fall days’ in the kitchen with my children.  New memories are made, which will in turn keep me company as I cook in the future.  Please enjoy this sweet treat with your loved ones from my kitchen to yours.  Sweet Life.

 

Pepita Brittle

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, plus more to butter a baking sheet
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup agave
  • 1 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds

Butter a 11 by 17-inch rimmed baking sheet, set aside.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and agave, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Continue to cook without stirring, until syrup is medium amber and candy thermometer reads 280 degrees, about 8 minutes.

Stir in pumpkin seeds carefully.  Cook until mixture reaches 300 degrees, about 2 minutes. Pour into prepared baking sheet. Let cool. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

 

Guayaba Cream (Serves 6)

  • ½ cup guyabas, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup piloncillo, 4 oz, grated
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

In a saucepan add guayabas, piloncillo, water and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Cook for 12 minutes.  Remove from heat and add to a blender, carefully blend until smooth.  Strain the guayaba puree.

Cool.  This step can be completed the night before, cool in fridge overnight.  When the puree has cooled, whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form, about 8 minutes.  Fold the guayaba puree lightly into the whipped cream.  Serve.

 

Lime Ice Cream (Serves 6)

  • 3 limes, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups of milk

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until sugar dissolves.  Freeze.

This recipe can also be made with lemons, bitter oranges or a combo. Too easy!!

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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage. On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico! Check her out at her blog, SweetLifeBake.com!

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  1. Pepita brittle!!! Creative!!! Simple recipe for a beginner cook like me. Looks TASTY!!!

  2. Izzadora says:

    Nice twist on homemade ice cream. I love limes. Cant wait to try.

  3. Amazing!! Looks very yummy and so refreshing!! I love brittle and ice cream so, great combination as usually…
    Cheers,
    Lia.

  4. Congratulations!!! You deserve it and much more because your website is fantastic and very inspirational!
    Love,
    Lia.

  5. I like very much all three recipes. The pepita brittle is a must do for me now. I love Bonnie’s blog she has awesome recipes. I am also glad to have found your blog as well, Angelica.

    Have a great weekend

  6. Looks fabulous! I need one now!

  7. What a refreshing treat. The guayaba cream would made a wonderful dessert on its own. I love guavas in any dish. Their aroma is special, like nothing else.
    It’s nice to see you posting as a guest. Congratulations!

    Kathleen

  8. YUM!! So glad to see you featured :)

  9. I always love to hear how a simple ingredient like pepitas has so many wonderful recollections. I never get tired of reading how food reignites and captures memories. Sounds like a magical dessert — Can’t wait to try it. Way to go Ms. Texas!

  10. Love the pepita brittle! The ice cream sounds fantastic too!

  11. Congrats BIG SIS!!! Your recipes , your website, and you of course inspire me everyday. Cant wait to come over and try another great recipe.
    love little sis

  12. That is a splendid ice cream! What divine flavors.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  13. Marcella says:

    Hello Delicious !!! Going to try this weekend.

  14. sensiblecooking says:

    Congratulations Bonnie. That is am amazing recipe. Perfect to give summer a great start. Guayaba, used to be so common back home but I haven’t seen much of it in usa.

  15. A great combo of icecream and brittle. adore this idea and will try it out soon !

  16. Thank you New Latina for featuring one of my fav sweets!! Angelica I love your approach to life and am happy to be a part of this wonderful resource for Latinas everywhere.

    @Lia ~Thank you my dear amiga, your words mean so much to me!!
    @ Nina, Izzadora and Marcella..thank you for you sweet words
    @Dessert for Two..one of my fav Texans, stay sweet my friend!!
    @Kathleen~ The cream alone is wonderful..served chilled the perfect after dinner treat!

    sweetlife
    bonnie

  17. @Yvette~ Thank you for your support, many of my fav memeories involve my family and great food. passing down these recipes are our way of keeping connected with the past, I wish you the best in your cookbook!! take care amiga!!

    @Rosa & Sensible Cooking @ Sonia ~ thank you for your kind words!!

    sweetlife

  18. I adore the tropical flavors of guavas and the lighter combination is made better with brightness of lime. I’ve seen pepitas brittle before and have been dying to try it. This combination looks so good!

  19. Pepita brittle!!! Very nice & NEW LATINA!! Excellent Bonnie all round and in all respects.

    I want some of that womderful ice cream to celebrate with you :)

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  20. Bonnie girl…Congratulations. That looks super delicious. Loved the brittle.

  21. A wonderful recipe, Sweet Life is one of my fav blogs!! A perfect way to end the weekend!!

    sarah

  22. Congratulations on the feature…and this ice cream is loaded of yummie flavors…perfect for the weather that we are having here. Have a great week!

  23. As if ice cream isn’t refreshing enough… lime?! Incredible. When summer arrives this will be awesome :)

    I wish you could just send me some for my birthday this weekend!

  24. Just corgeous and such beautiful flavors!

  25. Sorry, I meant gorgeous!

  26. Me muero. Can’t wait to break out the ice cream maker.

    Thank you!

  27. Sharon Summers says:

    Hullo – this sounds and looks so so beautiful! I live in Australia and we don’t have guavas – only small cooked pink ones in tins :( Is there any other fruit which you think could be a decent substitute here? Or do you think I could use tinned guavas? I like the creamy-white colour of the Guayaba Cream … that’s why I would really like to use something like guayaba. Many thanks for your help in advance :)

    • Hello Sharon, greeting from Texas!! Happy to have a you stop and visit here at New Latina! Yes, you can use tin guavas. If they are preserved in a syrup, cut back on the piloncillo or leave it out all together. Cooking time will also be cut in half, since I used fresh fruit. Let me know how it turns out! Enjoy y abrazos!!

  28. Hello Sharon, greeting from Texas!! Happy to have a you stop and visit here at New Latina! Yes, you can use tin guavas. If they are preserved in a syrup, cut back on the piloncillo or leave it out all together. Cooking time will also be cut in half, since I used fresh fruit. Let me know how it turns out! Enjoy y abrazos!!

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