Tender Coconut Ice Cream

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Tender Coconut Ice Cream is a delicious, and refreshing ice cream made with fresh tender coconut. The flavors was perfect and something I urge you to attempt.

Mint & Choco-chip Ice-cream is on my text to-do list. I felt that this was something I have never done before & the recipe was easy enough for someone like me to replicate. However, I did make slight changes – I replaced choco chips with tender coconut & added vanilla essence for just the hint of flavor. Also I doubled the recipe & increased tender coconut as per my needs. I also added coconut before blending rather than after blending as it would give a uniform taste of coconut in the ice-cream. But if one is using choco chips then they have to be added later.

Tender Coconut & Mint Ice-Cream
Tender Coconut & Mint Ice-Cream

Serve chilled with wafers or in a waffle cone. The ice-cream was very good, with just a little hint of refreshing peppermint complimenting tender coconut beautifully. Also, it had perfect sweetness – just the way we like it. Though little ice-crystals were formed, the reason for which I have to do some R&D on, the ice-cream was still a hit. If any of you are aware why it happened & how to avoid in future please suggest.

Tender Coconut & Mint Ice-Cream
Tender Coconut & Mint Ice-Cream

Our friends had their 3rd Anniversary last week & we enjoyed this ice-cream with them to celebrate. Also she loves tender coconut so it became a perfect gift for them from us.

Tender Coconut Ice Cream

Tender Coconut Ice Cream is a delicious, and refreshing ice cream made with fresh tender coconut. The flavors was perfect and something I urge you to attempt.
Prep Time10 mins
Freezing Time1 d
Total Time1 d 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 litre full fat milk
  • 8 tbsp sugar granulated
  • tbsp cornflour
  • 200 gram fresh cream
  • 4 tsp peppermint crushed
  • 8 tbsp tender coconut finely chopped
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Drink a coconut. Ask the vendor to remove & give you 'malai' or tender flesh of coconut. Bring it home, chop it into fine pieces. I loved writing this step.
  • Dissolve cornflour in 50 ml milk & set aside.
  • Boil the remaining milk in a thick bottom pan. When it is boiled, add cornflour-milk slowly, stirring continuously. Now add sugar & mix till uniform.
  • Simmer for another 4-5 mins, continue stirring.
  • Remove from flame and allow to cool completely.
  • When cool, add the cream, vanilla essence, peppermint & tender coconut. Mix. Transfer to a shallow container & freeze till slushy – about 7-8 hours.
  • Divide the ice-cream in 2 batches & churn each batch separately in a blender till smooth. Transfer back to the shallow container.
  • Freeze till set completely.

Notes

  1. The coconut flesh should neither be too firm nor too soft.
  2. You can use peppermint candy like polo or minto.

Join the Conversation

  1. This looks refreshing!!!! Nice addition of coconut too ;)) Must try it this way next time…And for the ice crystals..you need to store the icecream in a plastic container..Storing in steel etc will cause ice to form..And then some add CMC, GMS etc will also gives a smooth texture but i try and avoid such ‘complicated’ ingredients…And btw..thank u for the kind mention :))

  2. Ice cream looks so yummy.Loved this idea of using tender coconut.

  3. what an yum combo- looks really good !

  4. coconut in icecream sounds great and very innovative Deepali.

  5. ooh ! looks yum ! and happy to follow you on this space too, Deepali :-)

    lovely to run the Bloghop along with u !

    Cheers
    Kalyani
    Current Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)
    Last two days – Send in your carrot based dishes

  6. Icecream looks divine n ultimate..

  7. Thank you ladies for such lovely comments. I would like to admit that tender coconut ice-cream is not a very innovative idea as it is widely available here (Mumbai/ Pune) & is a favorite with most people I know. I loved making & having it! Thank you again.

  8. ice cream is wonderful.

  9. Wow ice cream looks divine. Im really a sucker for home made ice creams. Surely have to give this a try.

  10. I so want to eat that right now, looks so tempting.

  11. tempting indeed!!n actually a nice combo…

  12. wow!!!!!!!!!!!can’t blieve that it is made without the ice cream maker……..looks super delicious………..

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