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It is Saturday, right now; I am in AM time where I am located start of the morning. A few days ago, I came across a Nutrient-Dense Ice Cream recipe for you to consider trying. The name of this Nutrient-Dense Ice Cream is Roasted Honey Nectarine Ice Cream.

Nectarines are considered a "Summer Fruit" it is a raw fruit that has micronutrients and health benefits such as; lower high cholesterol. Mostly, in general, many people don't know this beneficial factor about this raw fruit. When researching fruits, mainly berries, lemons may be mentioned.

Here is an example, " Pears and apples have a lot of pectins, which is a type of fiber that can lower cholesterol. So do citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. Berries are also high in fiber." Nectarine did not come up in this search online for "lower cholesterol fruits." Nectarines are often not mentioned, so many people may not know this health benefit is available when consuming Nectarines. Nutrition Irene Jones

Monday, July 5, 2021, while researching something else, I came across this Nutrient-Dense Ice Cream recipe known as "Healthier" Ice Cream by Helen-Best Shaw British cuisine.

Nectarines nutrition. How does adding this fruit into your eating patterns give you more added nutrition?

Nectarines Raw Fruit

Nutrition Irene Jones

It has been known that Nectarines contain a high number of Micronutrients. Studies have shown that Nectarines is considered mostly a "Summer Fruit" because of the high levels of water received from consumption when eaten raw uncooked.

Nectarines " contain around 85 percent water per 100g, so they provide a lot of hydration. A 100g approximately also provides 43 calories, around 10g of carbohydrates (of which all is sugar, as it's a fruit), 1g protein, negligible fat and about 1g fibre. "

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Roasted Honey Nectarine (Healthier) Ice Cream

Servings: 8 people

Author: Helen Best-Shaw

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Cook Time: 20 mins.

Freezing Time: 5 hrs

Total Time: 4 hrs.


For the nectarines

  • 4 ripe nectarines - halved - stone removed

  • 2 tsp honey

  • 25 g butter

For the ice cream

  • 375 ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 75 ml double cream

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 110 g golden sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 190C / Gas Mark 5.

  • Arrange the nectarines cut side up in a single layer in an oven proof dish. Drizzle with the honey, and dot with the butter. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, the time will vary according to ripeness, until soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • To make the custard by pouring the milk and cream into a medium pan and gently heat to a gentle simmer. Whilst the milk and cream mixture is heating mix the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and frothy. Carefully pour the hot milk and cream mixture over, whisking all the time.

  • Return to the pan and cook over a low heat, stirring all over the time until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Set to one side and allow to cool.

  • Use a blender to blitz half the nectarines and any cooking juices to a purée and add to the custard. Chop the remainder of the nectarines finely.

  • Pour the custard mix into an ice cream machine and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions until frozen. Stir in the chopped nectarines, transfer to a plastic tub and freeze for a few hours until solid.


  • You can vary the ratio of cream to milk, keep 450ml of liquid in total.

  • Peaches would work as well as nectarines.

  • Freeze leftover egg whites in silicon cup cake cases and use for meringue.

  • Swirl some nectarine jam though to make this extra special.

• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Course: Ice cream and sorbets

Cuisine: British

Do you eat Fresh Fruit, raw or cooked? Is Nectarines a fruit you eat?

Have you had ice cream with fresh fruit inside of it before?

Did you like the way the ice cream tasted? Did you add more fruit to the one scoop of ice cream, such as fresh berries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries? Did you try this Nutrient-Dense Ice Cream? How did it come out?

Do you like the taste of the Nutrient-Dense Ice Cream? Do you like how the Raw Nectarines were combined uncooked into the ice cream? Did you add the honey?

Would you recommend this Healthier Ice Cream recipe by Helen Best-Shaw.

Let us know in the "comment section" at the end of this page. Nutrition Irene Jones

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