Queso helado, an artisanal ice-cream to welcome Spring

Queso helado, an artisanal ice-cream to welcome Spring

Arequipa is the birthplace of this lovely artisanal ice-cream. I read in one of my favorite cookbooks -La Memoria del Sabor- that many years ago, queso helado was made with almonds, but later on cooks changed to  coconut -or coquitos chilenos, and because of how cheap and delicious this dessert was, it became extremely popular. Traditionally, [...]

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 50 grs. dried coconut, grated
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 can unsweetened evaporated milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Powdered cinnamon
Read the whole recipe on Peru Delights