Web exclusive: PawPaw Ice Cream

Try this recipe with pawpaw alone, or make things a little more interesting by adding vanilla, walnuts or other complementary ingredients.
September 02, 2016

About this recipe

Recipe courtesy of Andrew Moore, from his book Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015).


Vanilla, walnuts, and other flavors and ingredients work well with pawpaw. But if this is your first batch, I would encourage you to try it plain to let the pawpaw stand on its own. The following is my basic pawpaw recipe:

Combine the pawpaw and sugar. Stir in the cream and milk. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.


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