This ice cream is a coconut lover’s dream! It is creamy with a rich coconut flavor. I prefer the coconut toasted and sprinkled on top, but I really like it mixed into the ice cream, too. A fun variation is to add 1/2 cup of chopped macadamia nuts for a little crunch.
Coconut Ice Cream
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe
1 cup milk
1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut*
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
Combine the milk and cream of coconut in the container of a food processor or blender, and mix thoroughly. Stir in cream and flaked coconut.
Pour into the container of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Makes 8 servings
*A tip on cream of coconut: I went to four stores and asked countless store employees where to find this product before I found someone who knew what it was. Almost every store has it, but it is in the drink mixers section – not the international food section. Make sure to get cream of coconut, not coconut milk.