Monday, January 01, 2007

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut is this month's theme for Jihva for Ingredients and it's hosted by Ashwini of Food for Thought.

It didn't take very long at all to decide what to make as it gave me another opportunity to try out the new toy - so with sunny skies overhead I offer up this simple Coconut Ice-Cream.

coconut ice cream© by haalo

Coconut Ice-Cream

250ml/1 cup coconut milk
250ml/1 cup coconut cream
100 grams caster sugar
4 egg yolks

Place the coconut milk, coconut cream and sugar into a pan and gently heat until the sugar has dissolved - don't let the mixture come to the boil as it will split.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

Whisk the egg yolks until fluffy then add a tablespoon of the cooling coconut mixture - continue whisking to amalgamate before adding the remaining coconut mixture. Pour this into a clean saucepan and place over a gentle heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before placing in the fridge. You'll need this as cold as possible before making the ice-cream, so give it at least 6 hours or even overnight in the fridge.

To make the ice-cream just follow manufacturer's instructions. When finished store in a sealable container in the freezer for a few hours before serving.

If you don't have an ice-cream maker you can still make it. Just store the mixture in a shallow metal tin in the freezer and every two hours whisk it until thick and creamy. You'll need to do this 2-3 times to get a good texture.

coconut ice cream© by haalo

For this dish instead of storing the ice cream in a container, I've scooped it out into ring moulds that I've placed on baking paper - this will wrap up each mould and give a nice smooth surface to the ice-cream discs. I've then placed them in the freezer to harden.

To serve, I place the ice-cream disc onto a thin, sweet pastry circle and top it with toasted shredded coconut.


  1. Goooorrrgeous!!! Thanks for participating in JFI...and a very Happy New Year to you

  2. i'm going through a coconut milk fetish at the moment so this looks perfect!

    felice anno nuovo haalo. tanti auguri in 2007!!!

  3. Can I have one of your lovely coconut ice cream 'sandwich', please? :p

  4. Coconut lends itself so well to ice cream because of its creaminess, it's one of my favourites!

  5. This looks so good! Another beautful creation!

  6. Nice picture and great Idea of making Ice cream with coconut. I had coconut Ice cream when I was in Hawaii on vacation and it was awesome!

    Here's Wishing you a very Happy New Year. May God bless you and your family with all the
    happy things in this coming year.

    Cheers, Nidhi.

  7. Thanks Ashwini - best wishes to you for 2007!

    Tanti auguri Anna per un bellissimo 2007!

    Angie - you can have as many as you think you can eat ;)

    Brilynn - it's not overly sweet either which makes a nice change.

    Thanks so much Anh!

    Thanks Nidhi - I hope you had a wonderful New Years and best wishes to your family!

  8. Haalo, ice cream is something that even when it's bad, it's good (I'm borrowing this saying, I know). :D

    And you just turned good into fantastic - your homemade ice cream looks luxurious!

  9. Thanks Patricia - it's a great saying, it's probably impossible to find a bad ice-cream.

  10. This must be the best looking entry in the whole event. Now I want one of those toys:)

  11. Hi Haalo,First time here.coconut ice cream looks and sounds gorgeous..must give it a try.Thanks for sharing!Wish you happy new year.:)

  12. Haalo, I am new to your blog. Came here thro JFI. Lovely cake and lovely presentation as well. I gottu try out this sometime soon.

  13. Thanks Gini - hope you get one, everyone really deserves one ;)

    Thanks Vini and welcome - hope you have a great 2007!

    Welcome to you Seema - Thank you and I hope you do give this a try.


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