I came across this recipe when I was watching emmymadeinjapan. I thought it was a very wacky and fun recipe and I really wanted to try it out. I decided to look up a recipe on pinterest and found something I thought would be good. I decided to make a small batch to test this out.
This is how my first attempt turned out. I started by heating up the Crisco in a small sauce pan and added the sugar. Okay so it was starting to turn out. But I couldn’t dissolve all the sugar, so I decided to leave it on the heat. Well the sugar burned.
Attempt number two. So this time I decided to melt the Crisco in the microwave. Once melted I added the sugar and stirred. The recipe I found on Pinterest said I needed to add some snow (or water) so that’s what I did. Okay so it started looking alright.
Well you are meant to keep mixing the Crisco and water until it gets fluffy. I don’t think mine would have done that. I mixed it for quite a while. I added the frozen berries to see if it would make the Crisco colder. I think I added too much water because it looked like a soupy mess. You know when you cook broth and the fat starts coagulating. Well that’s what it looked like. Sigh. Time to try it again.
My third attempt I just went with how Emmy made it. She beat the Crisco until fluffy. Added the sugar and beat it some more and then added the berries. Well I did just that.
Well this was my final result. I let the berries melt a bit so that it would blend in with the Crisco. It turned to a pretty pink. The taste … well as Emmy put it, it tastes like berries and icing. Not sure if this is my favorite but it was interesting. Now I have two batches of this so should I eat it now or eat it later? That is the question….
Eskimo Ice Cream – Akutaq
- 1/4 cup Crisco Vegetable Shortening
- 1/4 cup sugar (best to use berry sugar or powder sugar)
- 1 cup mixed berries
In a bowl whip the Crisco until fluffy. Add the sugar and continue to whip. Finally toss in the berries. I used frozen berries and let them sit at room temperature for a bit. Sit down and turn on Netflix and gorge on your creation.
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