WHAT IS COCONUT ICE CREAM?
See our post about strawberry ice cream for a more detailed explanation on the different types of frozen desserts incorporating air.
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING COCONUT ICE CREAM
- Cow or Coconut Milk?
This coconut ice cream recipe is as smooth and delicious as heavy cream or cow’s milk based ice creams–without any animal products. The key is to use coconut cream–that is coconut milk with very little water–versus just using coconut milk which may not have the fat content to produce a high quality ice cream.
- Can it be more Coconut?
If you are a real coconut lover, you can add coconut flakes–sweetened or unsweetened–to this recipe. This is also a great base recipe for vegan ice-creams like chocolate or strawberry. Add 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder when you heat your sugar and coconut milk for vegan coconut chocolate ice cream or add chopped berries to the ice cream maker when you churn your ice cream. If you are truly ambitious, crack your own coconut and grate the fresh fruit over your newly made ice cream.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH COCONUT ICE CREAM?
Well, I don’t think anyone in the medical community has done a better job explaining the merits of putting some lime in the coconut. (written by Chef Stef)