Monday, March 22, 2010

Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream / Sorvete de coco

I wasn’t going to post another coconut recipe so soon, but this a revolutionary ice cream: I’ve made it several times already by my husband’s request – the same husband who’ll only eat either chocolate or stracciatella ice cream. That’s quite something – almost a solar eclipse. :)

The recipe comes from here, but I first saw it on Valentina’s blog.

Coconut ice cream / Sorvete de coco

Coconut ice cream
from Australian Gourmet Traveller

½ cup (50g) unsweetened desiccated coconut
1 ¼ cups (300ml) heavy cream
1 ¼ cups (300ml) whole milk
½ cup (100g) demerara sugar
6 egg yolks
1 tablespoon dark rum*

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and roast, stirring occasionally, until golden (4-5 minutes). Transfer to a medium saucepan, add cream, milk and demerara sugar, then bring to the simmer over low heat. Simmer for 1 minute, remove from heat, cover and stand for 25 minutes to infuse.
Meanwhile, whisk yolks in a heatproof bowl to combine, then add cream mixture, whisking continuously to combine. Return to pan and stir continuously over low heat until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon thickly (5-6 minutes). Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl placed over ice, pressing solids to extract all liquid (discard solids), stir in rum and cool completely. Chill for 4-5 hours.
Freeze in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions and freeze until required.

* I have made this ice cream with and without the rum and we prefer it without the liquor

Makes 800ml


Paula said...

it looks so delicious and the recipe isn`t very complicated so probably i`ll try to do this ice cream :)

Erin @ FarmhouseFoodie said...

This looks fantastic. It's not quite ice cream season here in the mid-atlantic region but I can feel it coming. When it arrives this is likely to be first on my list.

Kyrsten said...

I LOVE coconut ice cream.
Although I do not know what "heavy cream" is, I think I'll try this recipe soon...

Anonymous said...

coconut has been my favourite ice cream flavour for ever!

Taranii said...

Yum, this sounds delicious. I was looking at a similar recipe the other day - now I feel inspired to make it!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Coconut ice cream just transports to a tropical location.

Unknown said...

A popular flavour in the Caribbean. Always delicious.

Marti said...

This is my lucky week! I love coconut ice cream. I have a brand new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. And now... I have a recipe! Thanks!

Cynthia said...

I am not a big ice cream lover but there are 3 ice cream flavours I like and coconut ice cream is # 2 on that list. Looks awesome!

Here is the English speaking Caribbean we make it with fresh coconut milk.

natalie said...

oh yum! yet another reason why i NEED an ice cream maker!!

Ash said...

Ahh, I love this sooo much!! I totally love coconut. I think it about time i get an ice cream maker!! I NEED to make this!!

Abby said...

I LOVE the first photo! And I've been craving anything with coconut in it. Now that it's warming up around here ice cream seems more than appropriate!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Paula, thank you! It is not complicated - just needs time to rest in the fridge.

Erin, thank you - it will soon be and I hope you like the recipe!

Krysten, thank you! It is whipping cream/pouring cream (there are so many different names...)

Lara, really? I hope you give this a go, you'll love it, I'm sure!

Taranii, thank you! Hope you do!

Bao Ngo, thank you for stopping by!

Wizzy, here in Brazil, too!

Marti, thank for stopping by! Let me know what you think of the recipe if you try it, please?

Cynthia, I have got to try it with coconut milk, too - it must be heavenly!

Natalie, thank you for stopping by!
And you do need an ice cream maker! :)

Ash, thank you! I can't live without my ice cream maker! :)

Abby, thank you, sweetie! :)
Coconut does have a very tropical feeling, doesn't it?

Sarah said...

This seems like the perfect refreshing treat as it begins to warm up here but the markets have yet to offer up fresh fruits and veggies. Can't wait to try it!

Mercè said...

Congrats Patricia!!! :D
Well deserved winner! Oh, yeah!

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