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Fresh Prickly Pear Ice (4.5 PTS)

Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 1/2 lbs 1589g / 56ozFresh prickly pears - (abt 18 med)
1 cup 237mlWater
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar
3 tablespoons 45mlFreshly squeezed lime juice

Recipe Instructions

Cut a 1/2-inch slice off both ends of the prickly pears, then make a

1/2-inch deep incision down one side, end to end. Carefully (there are

spines) peel off the rind, starting from your incision. If the prickly pear

is ripe, the rind will easily peel away. Roughly chop the peeled fruit.

Place the fruit in a blender or food processor. Add water, sugar and lime

juice and blend for several minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved. Strain

through a medium-mesh sieve. Taste for sweetness, adding more sugar or lime

juice if necessary. Chill thoroughly.

Pour chilled mixture into canister of ice cream freezer and freeze according

to manufacturer's directions. When the ice comes out of the machine, it may

be rather soft; for a firmer texture, let it ``ripen'' in your freezer for a

couple of hours before serving.

Per serving: 213 Calories; 1g Fat (4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 53g

Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 12mg Sodium; 0 g fiber

Food Exchanges: 3 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrates

Shared by: Angela, Healthy-Recipes

Authentic Mexican


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