Apricot Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds

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Appears in
Sweet Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1985

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In my experience a good, home-made ice cream causes more pleasure and enjoyment than any other pudding you can serve. Try this divine offering, which combines creamy richness with the strong flavour of dried apricots, enhanced by the toasted crunch of almonds.


  • 8 oz (225 g) dried apricots
  • 8 oz (225


Soak the apricots in water for 2 hours or more until soft. Drain and chop into small pieces. Dissolve the brown sugar in the water over a low heat. Add the chopped apricots. Bring to bubbling and stir around. Cover the pan, lower the heat and let them simmer very gently for 10–15 minutes, stirring now and then. Remove from the heat and stir in the strained lemon juice.

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