Ice Apple,Palm fruit, Sugar Palm, Tala Saja or Nungu is one such fruit you will find on every street corner during summer . Palm fruits or Sugar palm are called Taal Shaja in Odia, Nungu in Tamil, Thaati Nungu in Kannada, Thaati Munjalu in Telugu ,Tad gola in Marathi and Tad phal in Hindi. Palm fruit, is a refreshing treat for those languishing in this hot summers. Due to its cooling effect, this fruit is known as ice apple. The fruit, which is available in abundance during the hot season, is rich in B vitamins, iron and calcium. The flesh of the this fruit is similar to litchi in texture and the taste is similar to fresh coconut. Do try making a tender ice cream out of sugar palm at home in this summer and I am sure you will love it.
1 cup chopped sugar Palm flesh + extra for garnishing
200ml Amul fresh cream
100 ml Condensed Milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Hot Chocolate for garnishing
Full recipe: Sugar Palm Ice Cream