Ginger, Goji & Finger Lime Ice Cream Cake

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The lovely people over at Gourmet Finger Limes sent me some beautiful limes to play with!

These unique fruit are not well known even in Australia where they grow. The following is a small excerpt from http://www.gourmetfingerlimes.com/ please check out there website if you are interested in learning more or would like to purchase some of these little beauties to experiment with yourself.

For the uninitiated, finger limes are a slender fruit packed with hundreds of caviar-shaped pearls that explode crisply on your tongue releasing a burst of effervescent zest; a revitalizing punch that sets it apart from every other fruit.

One of the things that make finger limes so exciting is the phenomenal range of colour and flavour between varieties. The relationship between colour and taste is intriguing and versatile. Lime tones tend to be more tart and refreshing whilst pinker flesh indicates more fragrance and a sweeter touch. The flavour is considered to be superior to conventional limes due to the quality of aroma and flavour and the unique blending of citrus with herbaceous undertones.

 

I hope you enjoy my first ever finger lime recipe. I can promise you there will be many more to come 🙂

Ginger, Goji & Finger Lime Ice Cream Cake
Print Recipe
This is a lovely dish for a special occasion. It involves a lot of steps and waiting time but totally worth it for the end result.
Servings Prep Time
1 8 inch cake (12 medium portions or 8 large) 1-2 hours
Passive Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 8 inch cake (12 medium portions or 8 large) 1-2 hours
Passive Time
6 hours
Ginger, Goji & Finger Lime Ice Cream Cake
Print Recipe
This is a lovely dish for a special occasion. It involves a lot of steps and waiting time but totally worth it for the end result.
Servings Prep Time
1 8 inch cake (12 medium portions or 8 large) 1-2 hours
Passive Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 8 inch cake (12 medium portions or 8 large) 1-2 hours
Passive Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Base
Layers 1 & 3
Layer 2
Servings: (12 medium portions or 8 large)
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend till fine and the mix sticks together when you press it into a ball
  2. Press the mix evenly into a greased 8 inch tin (it would work in a slightly larger tin or many small tins too)
Layers 1 & 2 Prep
  1. Put all the ingredients, except the Gourmet finger lime pearls, into a high powered blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a container, fold in the lime pearls and set aside
Layer 2 Prep
  1. Put all the ingredients into a high powered blender until smooth.Pour
  2. Pour into a container and set aside
Assembly
  1. Divide the layer 1 & 2 mix into 2 even lots. Use a measuring jug if you aren't confident doing it by eye
  2. Pour the first half of the mix into the bottom of the biscuit case.
  3. Place into the freezer on a level shelf to set. This will take between and hour and two depending on the freezer.
  4. Once the first layer is set pour on the goji layer and place it back in the freezer to set
  5. Finally add the last layer and return it to set.
  6. Once the final layer has set remove the cake from the tin. You may need to warm the outside slightly with a flame or alternatively just leave it out of the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before removing
  7. Use some extra goji berries and lime pearls to garnish. Serve & enjoy xox
Recipe Notes

You can cut the waiting time down by either pouring all the layers in at once if you are not worries about the look of the cake when you cut it. It will still however take at least 6 hour to set. You could wait less time inbetween layers also but run the risk of merging the layers if you are not careful enough. The picture below shows not waiting long enough for the whole thing to set after quickly doing the layers. It still looks rather cool but may not be what you are going for. Anyway just play around with it and have fun. How ever it looks it will still taste amazing!

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