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Old 04-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Coconut Milk Ice Cream

I google "coconut milk ice cream" and found a chocolate ice cream using cocoa powder and coconut milk and sweetener of your choice. You can throw any thing in there, choc chips, an extract, coconut, almonds, whatever.

I made it in my electric Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and it is delish! I added a pinch of xanthum gum. Does anyone know why I did that?

I ate some as soon as it was done spinning - delish. It's in the freezer now, so I'll update tonight!

2 cans of the milk made a 1.5 qt. FULL batch. Any idea of the carbs in that?
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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The Xanthum is supposed to keep it scoopable. Let us know if it worked.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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I think the xanthum gum is for something else and not scoopability. It froze really solid but I let it sit out awhile (long while) and ate some; then, I put it in the frig for several hours and it held up great.

I think I need glycerine or booze to make it scoopable from the freezer. It is delicious though!
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I google "coconut milk ice cream" and found a chocolate ice cream using cocoa powder and coconut milk and sweetener of your choice. You can throw any thing in there, choc chips, an extract, coconut, almonds, whatever.

I made it in my electric Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and it is delish! I added a pinch of xanthum gum. Does anyone know why I did that?

I ate some as soon as it was done spinning - delish. It's in the freezer now, so I'll update tonight!

2 cans of the milk made a 1.5 qt. FULL batch. Any idea of the carbs in that?
Souzac, could you please share that recipe with us? Sounds good and easy, as well. I like that you can also change the flavor.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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I just used two cans of coconut milk (full fat) and 2/3 C cocoa powder, 1 t. vanilla, 1/3 C xylitol and 1/3 C splenda granular. Near the end I put in some walnuts. Such an easy friendly recipe! Oh and I put a tiny sprinkle of xanthum gum and a tiny sprinkle of stevia.

I put some frozen ice cream in my frig this morning and its STILL pretty hard at 4 pm.

I blended it all in a deep bowl with my immersion blender stick wand thingy. So this ice cream is dairy free/lactose free for those that can't have dairy. I can have dairy but.....just sayin'.

Last edited by souzac; 04-22-2011 at 03:56 PM.. Reason: how to blend and thicken.
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I just used two cans of coconut milk (full fat) and 2/3 C cocoa powder, 1 t. vanilla, 1/3 C xylitol and 1/3 C splenda granular. Near the end I put in some walnuts. Such an easy friendly recipe! Oh and I put a tiny sprinkle of xanthum gum and a tiny sprinkle of stevia.

I put some frozen ice cream in my frig this morning and its STILL pretty hard at 4 pm.

I blended it all in a deep bowl with my immersion blender stick wand thingy. So this ice cream is dairy free/lactose free for those that can't have dairy. I can have dairy but.....just sayin'.
Thanks for sharing! Now I just have to get an ice cream machine!
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Trying this this afternoon.
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Is there any reason to make it in the ice cream machine if it's going to freeze solid in the freezer anyway? I mean, can you make it and just put it in containers in the freezer? Would it come out the same?

Just wondering.
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I just sweeten and freeze it in ice cube trays, then pop a few into a food processor to break up and eat it like that.
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Is there any reason to make it in the ice cream machine if it's going to freeze solid in the freezer anyway? I mean, can you make it and just put it in containers in the freezer? Would it come out the same?
You could do that, and you'd have a yummy frozen treat, but it wouldn't be the same as throwing in an ice cream maker. The ice cream makers churn it around, adding air and minimizing ice crystals.
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I just sweeten and freeze it in ice cube trays, then pop a few into a food processor to break up and eat it like that.
I've not used coconut milk for ice cream, but when I do LC ice cream I just mix it in the blender, pour into container and pop it in the freezer. Once it's frozen, I take it out and slice it. I have a slice or two of ice cream for a snack.

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You could do that, and you'd have a yummy frozen treat, but it wouldn't be the same as throwing in an ice cream maker. The ice cream makers churn it around, adding air and minimizing ice crystals.
That makes sense.
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I use the coconut milk ice cream recipe from Chef Rachel's Ice Dream cook book. It uses gelatin, and I added erythritol and stevia. The texture is nice, but it does freeze very hard! I guess without glycerine it's best eaten within 24 hours.
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