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Coconut ice-cream

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Serves 6

Lovely and refreshing ice-cream - great for Mexican themed dinner parties as it refreshes the palate!

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  • 400ml can of coconut cream
  • 300ml single cream
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 60g desiccated coconut


    1. Combine the coconut cream, cream and milk in a small saucepan. Split vanilla pod in half lengthways; scrape seeds into the pan then place pod in pan. Bring the cream mixture to a boil; strain into a large jug (heatproof), discard the vanilla pod.
    2. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until just combined; gradually whisk in the hot cream mixture. Strain into a large jug.
    3. Return mixture to same pan; stir over a low heat, without boiling, until it is thickened slightly; stir in the coconut. Pour into a baking tin, cover and freeze until almost set.
    4. Chop the ice-cream roughly, beat in a large bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Pour into loaf tin, cover and then freeze until firm.

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24th Jul, 2016
Just wished I'd taken notice of Jacqui's tip to use a larger saucepan - mixture is cooling now in fridge waiting to go into ice-cream maker. Will comment on taste later.
11th Aug, 2014
This is a lovely recipe for coconut ice cream. My first attempt was a success! The only change I made to the ingredients was to use a teaspoon of vanilla extract rather than the vanilla pod. The only thing I would do differently next time is not use a small saucepan to boil the milk and cream mixture. As soon as it began to boil it erupted over the sides of the pan making a mess! Large saucepan pan would be much better. For a bit of extra yumminess, next time, I shall cut the ice cream into rectangles, stick in a ice cream stick and dip them in chocolate. Homemade Bounty' ice creams!! YUM!
23rd Sep, 2018
I only have tins of coconut milk instead of coconut cream, do you think it would work by using the cream from these or would the flavour not be strong enough? Thanks!
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