Ben & Jerry's Creamy Fresh Kiwi Ice Cream

Scoop of Kiwi Ice Cream with Kiwi Slices
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 quart
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
403 Calories
23g Fat
51g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 403
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 71mg 353%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 393mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Kiwifruit, also known as Chinese gooseberries or simply "kiwi," is a favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice-cream fans. Even for kiwifruit-lovers, kiwi-flavored ice cream is certainly not common, but it should be. With only five simple ingredients, this ice cream is bound to be a favorite among children and adults alike. This homemade ice-cream recipe calls for tender, ripe kiwifruit to be mashed or puréed and made into a rich and creamy ice cream. Using the whole fruit (except the brown fuzzy skin) lends this ice cream a bright green hue with a sprinkling of dark black seeds characteristic of fresh kiwifruit.


  • 6 ripe kiwifruit

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 cups heavy cream, or whipping cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the kiwifruit either with a vegetable peeler or knife and mash them in a bowl until pureed.

  2. Stir 2 tablespoons sugar into the fruit, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour.

  3. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in 1 cup sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.

  4. Pour in the cream and whisk to blend.

  5. After 1 hour cooling in the refrigerator, stir the kiwifruit into the egg, sugar, and cream mixture.

  6. Transfer the mixture to an ice-cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.

Ingredient Note: Though in the United States kiwifruit has been known to be called ​kiwi, kiwifruit was, in fact, the fruit's full marketed name. Native to north-central and eastern China, kiwifruit was originally called Chinese gooseberries. But in the 1960s in an effort to market the juicy, green fruit in the west, kiwifruit farmers in New Zealand renamed their fruit to represent their country using the name kiwi, which is the name of the New Zealand national bird as well as a common nickname for New Zealanders themselves.

Recipe Source: "Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book" by Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield (Workman Pub)
Reprinted with permission.

Ben & Jerry's is the world-famous ice-cream brand headquartered in Vermont. With flavors like Chunky Monkey and Phish Food, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have made a name for themselves in the ice-cream world. While their ice cream is available in ice-cream shops across the country, they are perhaps most famous for their take-home pint-sized ice-cream cartons. But the two ice-cream entrepreneurs didn't stop there. In their best-selling cookbook, "Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book," the two have brought ice-cream fans delicious dessert recipes they can make at home along with stories about their friendship and company's founding. From Ben & Jerry's favorites like New York Super Fudge Chunk to fresh fruit recipes like this kiwi ice cream, this cookbook has it all for ice-cream lovers.

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