Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

This could possibly be the best homemade ice cream. EVER. And it has nothing to do with the fact that it's chocolate. And coconut. Ok, well maybe it has a little to do with the fact that it's chocolate. I got this recipe from my friend Carolyn and I could not wait to try it. I had some peach ice cream I was hurrying to try and finish so there would be room in my freezer for this.

Most, if not all, of the ice cream I have made in the past has used a custard base. I'm finding that I'm not such a fan. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. This does not use a custard base, no heating, no eggs, and there was a world of difference. It came out so incredibly creamy and so chocolaty! You should really make this. Even if you don't think you like coconut, using the coconut adds to the creaminess and it has a very subtle flavor.

Please, go make room in your freezer for this!

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole milk
1 cup coconut milk
3 cups heavy cream
1/2-1 cup flaked coconut

Stir together the cocoa powder and sugars. Add the milk and whisk until the cocoa and sugars dissolve, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream, coconut milk and flaked coconut and whisk until incorporated. If not freezing immediately, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Pour into ice cream maker and mix until the ice cream has a soft creamy texture. Top with additional coconut flakes and chopped almonds, if desired.

SOURCE: Adapted from Many Phat Sisters


  1. Hey Michelle! This Larissa from the recipe exchange. I did not forget the recipes. I am just way behind. Putting them in the mail today!

    Wanted to stop by your blog and say hi. This ice cream looks SO yummy and all I need is some coconut and I can totally make this.

    Thanks for your yummy recipes.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  2. another subbing question. we've been given the ok to try coconut with the little guy and this sounds delicious, any idea on how to sub out heavy cream? i'll look on the net and see what i can find, but this looks amazing!

  3. Tamara, coconut milk is pretty thick. I would just go about half and half with your milk substitute and the coconut milk. That should work out pretty well.

  4. Oh my yummy! I will really need to try this...is we ever get an ice cream maker...

  5. Steph, you can find ice cream makers that aren't that expensive. We got ours on clearance at Target for about $13 and it works great. This was also several years ago, but you might be able to find a good deal now that summer is winding down.

  6. This is the best icecream flavor ever. I love it!

  7. I'm glad you liked this, Michele. I've made it a couple of times and I still LOVE it!


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