Panchamirtham Ice Cream | Panchamrut IceCream | Quick, Easy & Healthy Frozen Banana Ice Cream with Dates & Coconut
How to make Panchamirtham Ice cream | Panjamirtham ice cream | Panchamrut ice cream | Frozen Banana ice cream with step by step procedure and detailed pictures.
Panchamirtham/Panjamirtham/Panchamrut is a very popular fruit preserve offered as a temple Prasadham in Palani Murugan Temple and is obviously the speciality delicacy prepared for Neiveidhyam. The best part of Panchamrut is that it tastes best when it gets old. Also, without refrigeration, it keeps well for a long period.
Panchamrutam consists of five devotional astonishing elements with the inclusion of bananas as the base. The bananas, Jaggery powder, chopped dates, ghee and Honey are the five centre elements infused in the proper proportions to which golden raisins and cardamom powder are added.
What is Panchamrutham Ice Cream?
It seems new, right?! Panchamrut is the usual thing at our home which we used to offer the god. Or, I simply make it as a quick snack for my kid when we have a bunch of bananas hanging in the fruit basket. Somehow the ice cream idea flashes in my mind, and the result was very delicious. Do you think it tastes like a normal banana nice cream? Nope, It was something more than a nice cream, and is the reason why I picked him for my post.
I had made a series of experiments introducing some other friendly
elements like coconut and cashews, and we love the yummy and creamy
outcome. The recipe is quite simple and easy to make, and all you need
is just your mixer jar or food processor, and a little patience to let
the ice cream freeze.
Is Panchamrutam Ice cream a Nice Cream?
- Nice cream is a cream prepared out of any frozen fruits which is sugar-free, preservative-free, and dairy-free.
- This Panchamrut ice cream is not just a nice cream as we add more and more health-packed elements into it. Also, it can't be a nice cream as we add dairy products like ghee and milk, though added in small quantities.
Apart from the devotional perspective, the Panchamrut recipe is high in nutritive value which we lift by adding healthy ingredients. So, the anchor element in our Panchamrut ice cream is the well-ripened bananas, to be noted, the frozen bananas that are going to give the ice cream the creamy consistency, and are the ones behind the stability of the ice cream.
So, what to do and what not to do?
- Pick well-ripened bananas in which you can spot many black spots over the skin. The best taste comes from the best-ripened bananas.
- Peel off the bananas before you freeze them. The bananas have to be cut into thick slices and then zip-locked or arranged in the parchment paper to get them froze properly.
- Try to arrange the banana slices separately instead of grouping them together. This helps ease the blending process while blending the ice cream. The big chunks of frozen slices could be difficult to blend.
- Don't worry! you can put all the elements into the mixer jar at once, and it would turn out to be a creamy paste with no chunks in some time. So, don't waste the time by adding the elements one after the other. Yup! It's that easy!
The super-smooth paste paves the way for super creamy ice cream. So, blend until no chunks appear, and add 2 tablespoons of milk or water to it to get the 'neither tight nor loose' right ice cream consistency while scooping out.
The other super nutritive elements like dates, raisins, Jaggery powder, ghee and honey goes in along with the frozen bananas. As we add natural sweetening agents like honey, dates and bananas, the amount of Jaggery powder added can be adjusted dependently.
Coming to the flavouring part, cardamom pods take over the job. I love to add the cinnamon powder as well, which elevates the flavour profile of the ice cream. If you are a person who is not convinced with the natural flavours, you can add a little vanilla extract to mask the natural flavour. This ice cream won't melt down as other ice creams do. But, it will melt in the mouth with the perfect creaminess we want.
And, speaking about the toppings, the sky is the limit. Among them, the best topping that I found for my Panchamrut ice cream is Dates & Raisins Syrup. It really makes a stunning taste twist to the ice cream which we relished completely. Other than this, you can top with chopped nuts, sprinkle some chocolate chips and enjoy the ice cream. Yes! the chocolate sauce with jaggery also pairs well with this recipe.
So, the very easy and quick ice cream recipe which needs absolutely no special machine is here. The making time is very less, and the proud part is you can guilt-freely serve this ice cream to your loved ones to see the smiles on their face, which is super healthy with no badness sticking to it. This hassle-free Panchamrut ice cream has become my kid's favourite ice cream and I'm delighted to make her more batches as it is super easy to prepare. Give my recipe a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
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⏲ Freezing Time: 4 hours + 4 hours
⏲ Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
A super nutritive, tasty and creamy ice cream prepared with frozen bananas, dates, raisins, honey and other health-packed ingredients.
- Bananas - 6 (well-ripened)
- Dates - 6 (deseeded)
- Raisins - 4 tbsp
- Jaggery powder - 3 tbsp
- Ghee - 1 tsp
- Honey - 1 tbsp
- Fresh coconut - 1/4 cup
- Cashews - 10
- Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
- Milk - 2 tbsp
- Peel-off, slice the bananas into thick slices, arrange in a zip-lock bag, and freeze for about 4 hours or until fully frozen.
- To the frozen bananas, add deseeded dates, raisins, jaggery powder, ghee, honey, fresh coconut, cashews, and grind well to get a creamy thick paste.
- Add 2 tablespoons of milk, and blend again to get the gooey and creamy, smooth paste.
- Pour the smooth cream into a freezer-safe bowl, close with a lid and allow it to set in the freezer for about 4 hours or until set.
- Scoop out the ice cream and enjoy!
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Step-by-Step Procedure with Pictures
How to Make?
- Take well-ripened bananas and peel off their skins. There should be enough black spots present in the skins to get them eligible for the recipe.
- Cut the bananas into thick slices and try to arrange them separately inside a zip-lock cover. A few overlapping slices are considered okay. You can arrange the slices over the parchment paper, and freeze them too.
- Allow the banana slices to get frozen fully. It takes about 3 to 4 hours in the freezer.
- Once done, add the frozen banana slices to the mixer jar.
- Now, de-seed the dates and get them ready.
- Add the de-seeded dates to the mixer jar.
- Add 3 tablespoons of Jaggery powder. The authentic Panchamrut recipe calls for more Jaggery powder and is overly sweet in nature. You can adjust the Jaggery powder based on your palate.
- Add 4 tablespoons of golden raisins to the mixer jar.
- Add a teaspoon of ghee now. To turn the recipe vegan, skip adding ghee.
- Add a tablespoon of honey.
- Add cardamom powder and cinnamon powder for flavouring purpose. You can add vanilla extract if not convinced with the natural flavouring agents.
- Add a quarter cup of freshly shredded coconut. This adds texture and creaminess to the ice cream.
- Add 10 cashew nuts to the mixer jar. Cashew nuts add creaminess to the ice cream. You can add almonds also.
- Now, blend all the added ingredients into a smooth paste.
- Add 2 tablespoons of milk to the thick paste. You can add water if you want "no milk" in the recipe.
- Now, blend again to get the gooey smooth paste.
- Transfer the smooth paste to the freezer-safe container.
- Smoothen the surface and close with a lid.
- Allow the ice cream to set well in the freezer. It takes about 4 hours.
- Once the ice cream is well-set, it should be creamy and perfect to scoop out.
- Scoop out and enjoy the naturally flavoured ice cream!
- Top with Dates & Raisins Syrup for the best taste.
- The well-ripened bananas which have black spots on their skins are eligible to get added to this recipe. Keep in mind, the best taste comes from the well-ripened bananas!
- Peel off the bananas, cut in to thick slices, and then try to arrange them separated inside a zip-lock cover to make the blending job easier.
- Blend smooth until no chunks remain. The smooth paste paves the way for the best creamy ice cream.
- Adding little milk or water helps in achieving the right consistency. Maintain the right consistency to get the "neither tight nor loose" best scooped out ice cream.
Super Nutritious! Simple & Quick!