Friday, March 02, 2012

A Japanese Frozen Treat

Heath and his friend's Kelsey and Ashley (sisters) are in Japanese together at Kahuku High School.  Today is International Food Fest at the High School and so they were assigned to bring a Japanese dish to share.  They chose Guri Guri ice cream.

Guri Guri ice cream is not really ice cream at all but is a frozen treat made with some milk product and a lot of soda. Kelsey's mom and I were quite shocked at the cost of the ingredients (the milk products) and suggested that we substitute dry milk since it was all a big experiment anyways.

The original recipe calls for
1 can evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cans of sprite
4 cans of flavored soda (whatever flavor you want your Guri Guri)

for the evaporated milk we substituted:
1 1/2 c water
1/2 c + 1 T dry milk
mixed together in the blender

for the sweetened condensed milk we substituted:
1 T butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. dry milk
1/2 c. boiling water
mixed together in the blender

The evaporated milk costs $1.79 and the sweetened condensed milk $2.50.  By substituting with the dry milk recipes we brought the cost of each down to .17 for the evaporated milk and .92 for the sweetened condensed.

Because the kids were making 5 batches we also found that it was a lot cheaper to purchase the soda in 2 liters rather than in cans. One two liter is roughly equal to a 6 pack of soda. Making these substitutions brought the original estimated bill of $60 down to a manageable $15, leaving a few bucks to purchase dixie cups, spoons and ice for the ice chest.

The final recipe:
In a microwave safe measuring cup heat 1/2 cup of water to boiling in the microwave.
Place in blender in this order:
1 T butter
1 c dry milk
1 c sugar
Pour boiling water over ingredients in blender. Place lid on blender. Blend ingredients for 30-60 seconds to thoroughly combine
To blender add in this order:
1/2 c + 1 T dry milk
1 1/2 c. water
Blend thoroughly.
Pour blended ingredients into a 1 gallon container. Add to it:
24 ounces of lemon lime soda (7up, Sierra Mist, Sprite, or generic)
48 ounces of flavored soda (Orange or Strawberry Crush or any other flavor, or combination of flavors, you think you'd like)
Combine thoroughly being careful not to let it overflow.

Place in Freezer and allow to freeze 5-10 hours until mostly frozen. With a fork "fluff" the frozen mixture. Freeze for another 5-10 hours. Serve and enjoy.

**You may want to let your soda go flat ahead of time so it doesn't foam up so much
***If your ingredients foam up DO NOT REMOVE THE FOAM! Let the foam settle on it's own.

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