Papaya Cream

Papaya Cream

A papaya purée and vanilla ice-cream.

A true Brazilian classic, at its best when freshly prepared. A heartful thank you to our dear friend Bernardete, from São Paulo, for this recipe.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min

110 calories per serving 


1/4 papaya, red, ripe   380 g
2 scoops non-dairy frozen dessert, vanilla-flavoured   125 mL
2 tsp crème de cassis (black currant liqueur)   10 mL

Before you start

For best results, choose only ripe papaya (yellow skinned and yielding to gentle pressure).

A blender or food processor will be very useful for this recipe.


  1. Cut the papaya in half lengthwise and remove the black seeds. Peel and discard the skin which is not edible. Coarsely cut the pulp into pieces (about 1,5 cm) and place them in a blender. Add the ice-cream and pulse until very smooth.
  2. Portion out the mixture into individual cups, sprinkle each with the crème de cassis and serve immediately.


Because of the presence of the "papain" (enzyme) in the papaya, this cream does not keep well: prepare and eat it right away.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (160g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




1.5 g

3 %

Saturated 0.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


30 mg

1 %


24 g

8 %


4 g

15 %


14 g


1 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

130 %


4 %


2 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¾ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Fibre, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Excellent source of :
Vitamin C
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Desserts | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian | No Cook | South American

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