Cactus Pear Ice Cream

This ice cream is rich, mildly sweet, and filled with fruit flavor.



  • 6 Frieda's Cactus Pears

  • 1 1/2 cups light cream

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • Green, yellow, or red food coloring, if desired

  • 2 egg whites, beaten stiff

Red Cactus Pears

Cooking Steps

  1. 1

    Using tongs, halve Cactus Pears. Scoop out fruit; chop. Place fruit in blender or food processor container; cover and process until pureed. Strain out seeds if desired.

  2. 2

    Place fruit puree in a saucepan with light cream, sugar, and egg yolks. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until mixture coats a metal spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in heavy cream and a few drops desired food coloring (to match color of fruit). Fold in beaten egg whites (do not stir).

  3. 3

    Pour mixture into ice cream maker, and process according to manufacturer's directions. (Or, pour into a shallow metal pan, cover and chill for 2 hours. Break up mixture; beat with mixer until fluffy. Pour mixture back into pan; cover and freeze until firm).

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