Creamy, Home-made Coconut Ice-cream (Without the Ice-cream maker!)

*Accchhooooo!*

Hey guys!

So apparently, hearing and seeing friends and family enjoying the peak of summer back home in India, I guess I got a bit carried away with the summery mood. I plunged into Iced-teas, Mocktails, Ice-water and Ice-creams, totally forgetting that the weather is not as hot here in Ireland yet. The result- I am down with cough and cold. *sniff sniff*

The reason why I probably got a bad throat in the first place was because the night before yesterday, I had a heaped bowlful of my first ever home-made ice-cream! Seeing everyone making yummy Ice-creams and Popsicles to meet the summer beat around the world, I too was itching to make ice-cream at home.

Now, I usually am a Choco-chip or a Mango ice-cream kind of a gal but there’s one ice-cream flavor that I was craving for, from a very long time. I don’t know if you have ever tried a Coconut flavored ice-cream at Naturals in India, but if you get a chance, please try it! I had it once at my aunt’s place in Mumbai and still remember how utterly delicious that was. Couple of years later, Naturals opened its franchise in my home town Indore, but sadly the Coconut ice-cream there was just not the same.

Therefore, this time I set off to replicate that yummy Coconut ice-cream at home. I don’t own an ice-cream maker and I know that even if I buy one, it will never be fully utilized in our house. Hubby is not a big fan of desserts and I am asthmatic. Also, weather here is Ireland is almost always cold and rainy. So, we do not indulge in cold desserts that much. Just an occasional cone at the mall and that’s it.

So, I hunted for days, a recipe to make ice-cream without the ice-cream maker.

Combining bits and pieces from various recipes on the internet and crossing all my fingers and toes, I  excitedly began the process. The result was the perfect, smooth and creamy Coconut ice-cream. It was super-easy and very close to the taste that I aspired for. Well, after that I probably had too much and that landed me in trouble, sigh!

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Anyway, I have shared some essential points in the *Notes below the recipe. Do give them a read if you decide to make this yummy treat.

Give this recipe a go folks, and take good care of yourselves! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

– 3/4th cup of Coconut cream

– 1 cup Whipped Cream

– 3/4 cup Coconut Water

– 3/4 cup light Condensed Milk

– Chocolate syrup or toppings of your choice (optional)

Method: 

– Store all the mandatory ingredients in your refrigerator one night before, as we need them chilled when we make our ice-cream. This helps prevent the formation of ice crystals in the ice-cream during freezing. 

– In a large bowl, beat the whipped cream well with a whisk or an electric beater, until you get soft peaks.

– Add your condensed milk to the cream, and again beat well until you get soft peaks. Set aside.

– In a blender, blend together your Coconut cream and half your Coconut water to a smooth mixture.

– Add the blended mixture to your cream & condensed milk batter and fold till well-combined.

– Add your remaining Coconut water to the mixture and give it a final stir.

– Pour in an airtight, freezer-safe container and keep to freeze.

– After two hours, take out your ice-cream and blend it again.

– Pour back in the container and freeze for atleast 6 hours.

– Enjoy the creamy and delicious ice-cream with your favorite toppings, or as it is!

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*Notes-

– As we do not get tender Coconuts where we live, I have used the Coconut cream as the base of my ice-cream (brand- Blue Dragon). You can easily substitute it with flesh of 4 tender Coconuts. Tender coconuts are the ones with a green shell. Don’t use brown Coconuts for your ice-cream!

– As the cream is rich and strong-flavored enough, I used only Coconut water in this recipe. If you use fresh Coconut flesh instead, substitute the Coconut water with Coconut milk, to get a richer and creamier ice-cream. You can also use half & half of the Coconut water and Coconut milk. I think that using only Coconut water with fresh tender Coconuts flesh will make the ice-cream icy instead of creamy-textured.

– As the condensed milk is sweet enough, I didn’t feel the need of using sugar at all. To increase the sweetness, you can add sugar or simply increase the quantity of the condensed milk.

 

 

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks delicious and it is always ice cream weather 🍦

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  2. I have never had coconut ice cream in India, but I have had coconut ice cream in Barbados. And it is soooo yummy! I very well may have to give this recipe a try.

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    1. I love it too!! Thanx Kathleen!😊 x

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  3. Cheila says:

    That ice-cream looks amazing!! And you made such lovely treat at home!! You’re a genius. I have never tried to make ice-cream but I’m quite sure I wouldn’t get it right the first time. I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. I hope you get better soon!! Hugs

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    1. Thanx soo much dearie!😘 Bad throat sucks!… But it’s getting better and better! Taking rest and enjoying hubby’s pampering (and cooking😊) xx

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  4. Lovely ice cream… Genius way of using coconut…Loved it

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    1. 😊😊 Thanx soo much!

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  5. PriyaPandian says:

    Love this👍. Going to give it a try☺️

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  6. InspiresN says:

    cool idea , looks delicious!

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    1. Thanx so much dear!😄

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  7. flavours2017 says:

    Take care and lovely recipe –😊

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  8. Tempting!! Want to have it right now

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    1. Thanx soo much!😊

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  9. I am definitely going to try this because I am a coconut lover. I use to make it all the time in the Bahamas where I was able to use the actual fresh coconut. Now in Germany, that is not so easy. I never thought to use condense milk though. Should I use the sweetened condense milk or the regular condense milk?

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    1. Glad you like it!😊 I always use sweetened, light condensed milk in my desserts. Works great and no need to add sugar!😊

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      1. Sounds perfect. I will let you know the outcome!

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  10. Lavs Raj says:

    Looks delicious..🍦I’ve never tried making ice cream before, but this recipe is simple & easy.. I’m definitely going to try this.. 😀 get well soon.. ❤️ xoxo

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    1. Thanx my dear!😊😊

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  11. Rini says:

    Ice cream is something I’ve been wanting to make on my own. This will come in handy when I do. Thanks for the share. 🙂

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    1. My pleasure Rini!😊

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  12. Megala says:

    I love coconut ice cream, never tried ice cream at home, your post encourages me to try this ! Hope you get well soon!

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  13. Fun Fun Cook says:

    This looks wonderful! Will try!

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  14. Looks so yummy! I really love coconut flavor in ice cream, tastes so good!

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    1. Me too!! Love it! Mild yet yummy at the same time! Thanx so much 🙂

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  15. Looks very yummy…nd a great Idea..Will definitely give it a try..

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  16. I’ve made a lot of sorbet using a similar method, but it’s always been dairy free. I’ll definitely have to give this one a try–although I may wait a few weeks, since we’re still using the woodstove at my house!

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    1. Ooh I love Sorbet! Yeah, better wait for warmer weather. I should have😢 Made a large batch but can’t have it! Hope the recipe works out well for you😊 x

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  17. This looks absolutely amazing! I have to try it!

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    1. Thanx soo much!😊😊

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  18. Conor Bofin says:

    Delicious looking indeed.

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  19. camsieb says:

    Sounds delicious!

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  20. Love this! Not everyone has an ice cream maker

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    1. Awe thanx so much!😄😄

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  21. This looks too delicious – perfect for the warmer days ahead 🙂

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  22. This looks amazing!

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    1. Thanx Valerie!😄 x

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