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Coconut Ice Cream Recipe, As Requested!!

Homemade Coconut Ice Cream Ingredients:

1/2 cup young coconut jelly
1/4 cup grated coconut (toasted if you like)
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup half-and-half
1 1/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs with a hand held mixer until thickened and pale yellow.

Beat in the cornstarch and salt. Set aside.

Combine the half-and-half with the coconut milk in a heavy medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Remove from the heat and slowly beat the hot liquid into the eggs and sugar.

Briefly rinse your saucepan and rub dry with paper towel or cloth. Pour the eggs, sugar, etc mixture back into the saucepan and place over low heat. Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble.

Remove from the heat and pour the hot custard through a strainer into a large, clean bowl. Allow the custard to cool slightly, about five minutes, then stir in the coconut, heavy cream and vanilla.

Cover and refrigerate until cold (about 5 hours) or overnight.

Stir the chilled custard, then freeze in 1 or 2 batches in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When finished, the ice cream will be soft but ready to eat. For firmer ice cream, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 3 hours.

Enjoy it!!

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted April 26, 2007 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Cool Beans!! :D

    You are the best!!! What if you don’t have an ice cream maker? Can you just stir it all together? What did y’all used to do in the olden days?
    Thanks again!!

  2. Cool Beans
    Posted April 28, 2007 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Hi there,

    If no icecream maker, then after stir the chilled custard, let it freeze until firm, then blend it in the blender, and then refreeze. It will be just as good if not better!! Let me know how it works out!! edral@thereef.com

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