Thursday, June 28, 2012

In My Studio : Rain in Chennai

I launching a new project today for the random pictures I take each day. I have named this project "In my Studio". Since few photos are processed and few are posted directly from my camera, I felt this name would be appropriate.

Rains in Chennai is very rare. Today it is raining and the hot temperature has subsided. I made it a point to spend some time to feel the rain. After so many months, I felt the  chillness of rain drops. It was a amazing experience. So I am journal ling it here.

 With a cup of Joe in hand and boosting confidence I am starting this project. 

I have few more plans in my blog. Keep visiting for more interesting updates. 

Shot with my Android + Instagram App 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Priyaa's No Churn Mango Ice Cream

Summer in India is unimaginable. This made me spend most time in air-conditioned rooms esp at work.  My nerves for making ice cream turned out to be a great success in my family. I can now make any type of ice cream at home thereby avoiding the harmful preservatives and synthetic flavors in usual packed ice cream. 

Mangoes make big market in summer. I love mangoes. So I tried my hand on making Mango Ice cream.

I adapted the recipe of Bing with slight modifications. This softie doesn't require a churn and it is totally free of eggs. Let me list out the key ingredients for making this ice cream.


Fresh Cream Type I  (I used Nilgiris Fresh Cream with 36g of Fat) 500 ml
Fresh Cream Type II ( Amul's Fresh with 25g of fat) 250 ml
Icing sugar -  2 cups
Mango Syrup / Thick Mango juice - 1 cup
Fresh mango - 1 no
Lime - 1 tbsp (optional)


With the key ingredients, first I pour in the fresh creams of two types . Here the fat content is very important to get the text of the ice cream.

 Cut the mangoes into small pieces. It is a bliss to find pieces of mangoes while tasting this ice cream.

 Add two cups of finely powdered sugar (icing sugar) into the cream mixture. Blend the cream mixture to get a consistency of a melted ice cream.

Add the mango pieces and mix them gently.

I added a tbsp of lime juice for taste enhancing but it is optional.

I added a handful of butterscotch balls to the cream. Mix well


Pour in the mixture into an air tight container. While pouring make sure the mixture get folded as shown below providing space for air bubbles.

Close the container and ensure it is air tight. Refrigerate for 10 hours (I usually make ice cream at night and refrigerate all night)

After such long time, u need to keep it outside for two minutes before serving. Serve it with chocolate syrup or with Gulab Jamun.

Yummy Mango Ice cream ready. I have also tried and tested strawberry ice cream. My husband and my family loved my ice cream. I make them every weekend.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My hubby Bday !

After a long time, I am keen in posting all the left out posts too. I really want to post the pictures taken on the hubby's birthday. 

On his bday, I bought him a cake which was a Lychee flavored cake.After that we both went to office and came home early. The hubby picked up from my office. On our way home we have our good time in cafe coffee day. I refreshed my self there for the rest of the day.  

We ordered drinks and munchies in Coffee day. We had great time talking, laughing, giggling. That was awesome. After that we booked ticket for "OKOK". We were actually seeing it for the third time. We were just reciting the whole film conversation along the actors.

hee hee 

We went to hotel for dinner. We ended the day filling up our stomach.

Happy B'day Hubby!