Desserts Diet

Ice Cream for chronic kidney disease

If you have chronic kidney disease and you love ice cream, there are still ways for you to enjoy it without putting your kidneys at risk.

BLUEBERRY version 1
2 pints blueberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
4 cups light cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a 3-quart saucepan combines blueberries, sugar and orange juice. Mash berries slightly and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and puree in a food processor or blender. Push mixture through a strainer with the back of a wooden spoon. Cool the mixture. In the chilled canister of ice-cream maker combine blueberry mixture, cream and vanilla. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.

BLUEBERRY version 2
3 cups blueberries
3 cups table cream
1 1/4 cups sugar

Blend in blender just before putting in machine.
Simple recipe, great ice cream. Nice texture, nice flavor (not too sweet).

3/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup rum
2 1/2 cups light cream
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Place the cherries in a bowl and cover with rum. Allow to soak for several hours or overnight.
Heat the light cream and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved and bubbles begin to form around edge of the pot. Whisk yolks until creamy. Add 1/2 cup of the warm cream to the egg yolks. Pour the warmed yolks back into the half-and-half and continue to cook, stirring, until the custard mixture coats the back of a spoon. Do not boil the mixture or it will curdle. Stir in the vanilla, allow to cool completely, then chill. Pour into the ice-cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Drain the cherries. When the mixture begins to thicken as it freezes, add the cherries and freeze until ice cream is the proper consistency.

2 Env unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Water
10 oz Frozen sliced strawberries
2 c Dark sweet cherries
4 c Light cream or half & half
2 c Whipping cream
2 ts Vanilla

In a small saucepan combine unflavored gelatin and sugar. Add water and strawberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, chop cherries. In a 3 quart or larger ice cream freezer combine half and half, whipping cream, vanilla, strawberry mixture and cherries. Freeze according to manufacturer’s direction or place in freezer containers and freeze at least 4 hours. Makes about 3 quarts.

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