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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Scoops of Creamy Coconut

David Lebovitz is a very funny guy. His blog Living the sweet life in Paris is always cute. In 'The Perfect Scoop' he writes a witty story before each recipe (I love that in a cookbook) His story to introduce the Toasted Coconut Ice Cream was about being black balled by the Good Humor man. No wonder he grew to write his own cookbook.

The best part of this recipe, is that you can have creamy coconut ice cream whenever you want. Making ice cream is not as intimidating as it was several months ago!
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
big pinch of salt
1 vanilla bean, split
5 egg yolks
1 tsp rum
Toast the unsweetened coconut at 350° for 5-8 minutes
Warm the milk, 1 cup cream, sugar and salt. Add the coconut and the vanilla bean. Allow to sit for 1 hour to infuse the flavors.
Rewarm the coconut infused milk, strain out the coconut and vanilla bean then discard. Slowly incorporate the yolks into the warmed milk, cooking the custard until thickened. Pour the custard through a strainer into an iced bowl of cream. Mix in the rum. Chill the mixture then freeze in your ice cream freezer.

I served my creamy coconut ice cream over a grilled slice of pineapple. That makes a easy dessert~ that is oh so yummy.

Y'all enjoy!


Cindy Ruth said...

Sandi-Your ice cream looks great. I was going to serve mine with grilled pineapple, but ended up going with chocolate cake instead.

heidi said...

oh my goodness. we eat coconut so often in this house...I'm going to go buy an ice cream maker just so I can make this.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Cindy~ I saw it...your photo reminds me of a mounds bar. Perfect!
Heidi~ You will get hooked. It can be dangerous.

justabeachkat said...

Girl! Why don't you weigh a ton?!! I'm gaining weight just visiting you.


Char said...

oh my!!! that looks so very sinful and yum

Chrissy said...

Good morning so glad you came by!! The photo of the angel is out of a book, all about French decor I am sorry the name escapes me at the moment... old age creeping up I guess!! Hope to hear from you again, Chrissy

Liz said...

That sounds hilarious! I've got to check that book out.

Grace said...

i have looked and looked and looked for coconut ice cream in the grocery store and have never found it. i think it's time for me to go ahead and make my own rather than keep waiting for the ice cream companies to come to their senses and put it out there for us. :)
glorious recipe!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Kat~ I am ready to finish up the scooping! I've taken a lot to friends and my freezer is still full.
Char~ sinful?? I don't think ice cream is mentioned in the Big 10. :-)
chrissy~ thanks for stopping by!
Liz~ I'm sure he would be a hoot in the kitchen.
Grace~ You will be surprised at how easy it is to make.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yummy, that looks great! OK, girl bring your jammies & come on over to the new guestroom, LOL. You're so funny!

You won't believe where we're going this weekend! Stay tuned...

nikkicrumpet said...

I just know when ever I come tummy is gonna growl, my mouth is gonna water...and I'm gonna be sad that I can't cook!!!! No exception today! YUM

Cape Cod Memories said...

OH - MY - YUM!!!! This looks so darn delicious!!!!!

windycorner said...

WOW! This looks soooooo yummy. The grilled pineapple slice is genius. Got to try this one.

Sophie said...

Yum, I love the warm flavors that coconut brings to ice cream, combining it with something creamy like ice cream makes for the perfect dessert :D.

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