Black Rice Cream | How to make Black Rice Cream

By Caroline Radhakrishnan  |  5th Jun 2016  |  
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About Black Rice Cream Recipe

A completely original recipe that came to my head when I got a pack of gorgeous organic black rice from a friend from Dubai. In addition to being egg free, it is vegan, nut free, added sugar free, added fat free and gluten free.

Black Rice Cream is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Caroline Radhakrishnan teaches how to make Black Rice Cream step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Black Rice Cream in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 5 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Black Rice Cream at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Black Rice Cream takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Black Rice Cream is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Black Rice Cream is a good option for you. The flavour of Black Rice Cream is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Black Rice Cream and impress your family and friends.

Black Rice Cream

Ingredients to make Black Rice Cream

  • Black rice 50 gm (1/2 cup)
  • Mashed banana – 1 cup (from 2-3 big ripe bananas)
  • coconut Milk powder (NOT desiccated coconut) – 100 gm
  • Corn flour (or any flavored custard powder) - 2 tbsp
  • water – 1/2 cup
  • Fresh grated coconut – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Black currants or any dry fruit – Optional
  • Dry beet powder for garnish – Optional
  • Sugar – completely optional because the bananas have sufficient sweetness. However, around 2 tbsp should suffice for those who want it sweeter. One can use jaggery instead but that will alter the exotic shade of the ice cream.

How to make Black Rice Cream

  1. Wash and soak the black rice overnight in 3 times the amount of water by volume. ie 1.5 cups water to 1/2 cup rice. The soaking is optional. It might reduce cooking time but one can start with the next step itself if one is out of time.
  2. Pressure cook the black rice along with this water for 10 minutes on low flame, after the first whistle. Allow it to come to room temperature.
  3. Stir the corn flour into the water and mix well. Heat it until it just comes to a boil and switch it off immediately. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain the cooked rice in case it has not absorbed all the water and keep the water aside. Now blend the rice in a mixer, using the whipping blade, with all ingredients from 1 to 5 (and sugar if adding), until you get a thick cohesive mass.
  5. Transfer this to an airtight plastic or glass or aluminum container and place it in the freezer for a few hours or until it is semi frozen.
  6. Whip it again lightly in the mixer, after adding the fresh coconut and nuts and set it to freeze again in the same container as before. Allow it to set overnight.
  7. To serve – remove the container from the freezer and allow the ice cream to soften until you can scoop it. Serve it with a sprinkle of red beet powder and/or nuts and dry fruits as garnish.

My Tip:

This ice cream does not require multiple whisking. However you can choose to whip it every few hours if you want a lighter version. If you have retained the strained water, then you can thicken this by heating to the desired consistency and add sugar or organic jaggery or palm jaggery and convert it to a sauce that can be used on the ice cream. This sauce can be stored in the fridge until use.

Reviews for Black Rice Cream (3)

Deepa Kamath2 years ago

Sounds very interesting !!! looks delicious and I love Icecreams !!! :) very original !!!

aahna krishna2 years ago

Beautifully cooked and decorated :)

Sanjay Reddy2 years ago

Such an innovative recipe, will try for sure :)

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