After tasting Sitaphal ice-cream in Naturals,I think the flavour just got more prominence in my mind.I've also tasted milkshakes and kulfis with a predominant sitaphal flavour.I wanted to try a phirni with it for Diwali for which I needed sitaphal pulp.I remember how in juice shops,they just pulp the fruit and seeds together and then sieve it.I followed the same method.
Having a stash of the pulp in the fridge gave me a lot of ideas.I did make a super small batch of phirni which we ate up before it had time to properly set,so made milkshakes with the rest of the pulp.I think the no-churn ice-cream would be a safe bet too,if I don't eat up the pulp on its own :)
How to make Sitaphal Pulp
Sitaphal/Custard Apple - 5-6,big or 7-8 medium
Milk - 1/3 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp,optional
Scoop out the pulp with the seeds into a bowl.Into a mixer,add the pulp along with the milk and pulse for 5-10 seconds.
In a wide bowl,place a fine meshed sieve and pour the mix into it.
Using a spatula sieve the pulp.Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.You can add sugar at this point or skip it.
It is necessary to use milk as it aids grinding.If not,the seeds may get ground into the pulp and make it grainy and bitter.
Works best for ice-creams,kulfi,milkshakes and phirni.