Scoop 36: Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on July 1, 2006

I went to the grocery store today and purchased ice cream making supplies so I can start making several different flavors of ice cream this week. Today I modified a recipe I found on The original recipe called for “coconut cream.” Of course, before I went to the store I didn’t read the note at the bottom of the recipe that says that coconut cream is different from coconut milk. So, I didn’t buy coconut cream. But, I managed to successfully modify the recipe by adding sweetened condensed milk. My recipe looked something more like this:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 a can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

This recipe is really easy because all you do is combine all ingredients in a food processor. There is no cooking involved. (I added the second 1/2 cup of (untoasted) coconut after everything else had been blended, that way there were also large pieces of coconut in the ice cream.) After about an hour cooling in the fridge and another 20 minutes in the ice cream machine, the ice cream was done. It was well worth the little amount of effort put into it. The flavor was very intensely coconut. A sweet coconut. If you don’t like extremely sweet ice cream then this recipe isn’t for you. The texture was dominated by the pieces of coconut. I would definitely make this ice cream again. It was easy and delicious. I think it would be excellent on German chocolate cake.

  • Flavor: 5
  • Flavor Intensity: 4.5
  • Texture: 4
  • Originality: 3
  • Overall: 4.5
  • Ease to Make: 1

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