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Someone mentioned coconut ice cream on an earlier thread and it sounded so good that I decided to make it a few days ago. I found this recipe in The Ultimate Ice Cream Book
Very yummy.

Coconut Ice Cream
Makes about 6 cups

1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup half-and-half
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (1 can)
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown. (Note: Mine was burned at at 5 minutes, try 2-3 minutes instead.) Remove from oven and allow to cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs until thickened and pale yellow. Beat in the cornstarch and salt. Set aside.

Combine half-and-half with the coconut milk in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat and slowly beat the hot liquid into the eggs and sugar. Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over low heat. Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble. Remove from the heat and pour the hot custard through a strainer into a large clean bowl. Allow the custard to cool slightly, then stir in the toasted coconut, cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight.

Stir the chilled custard then freeze in 1 or two batches in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. When finished the ice cream will be soft but ready to eat. For firmer ice cream, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least 2 hours.

43 posted on 08/14/2011 7:13:12 PM PDT by Jean S
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Recap of recipes for the August 13th thread

Appetizer* 8 Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
Dessert* 43 Coconut Ice Cream
Ingredient* 29 Mayonnaise
Ingredient* 34 SWEET & SOUR SAUCE
Meal* 10 Quick Basic Quiche
Meal* 14 Salmon Cakes
Meal* 15 Chicken or the Sea Muffins
Meal* 22 Salmon Cakes (From Kraft)
Meal* 24 Seattle Salmon Cakes (Ivar’s Seafood)
Meal* 27 Morel Crusted Filet
Meal* 34 LUMPIA (meat/veg filled wontons)
Meal* 38 Catnipman’s Beef Bourguignon
Side* 13 Grilled Potatoes and Vegetables
Soup* 41 “garbage soup”

(please don’t add any new recipes here - August 20th thread coming up)

44 posted on 08/20/2011 7:12:11 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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