Homemade ice cream, whether made in an ice cream machine or using the whipping cream/sweetened condensed milk method, is easy to make and the possible flavor combinations are infinitely delicious.
I did it! I finally used my ice cream machine for the very first time. It was a special occasion in more ways than one. First off, despite it being close to 20 years old, it worked. I guess in motor-years - like dog years, only different - it is still brand new. Secondly, I was sent a fabulous new cookbook full of great ice cream recipes to review. (With the promise of another copy for you, my readers! Scroll down to the bottom to enter the drawing!) It’s called Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States: Make the Real Recipes from the Greatest Ice Cream Parlors in the Country (< affiliate link*) and was written by the Scoop Queen herself, Lindsay Clendaniel, creator of the very popular ice cream blog also called Scoop Adventures. She brings us 50 imaginative recipes from all over the United States. I was gratified to find that Texas’ entry is from none other than Amy’s in Austin. How does Peach Honey Habanero grab you? As a person who recently made apricot habanero jam, the sweet and spicy combination sounds like my kind of ice cream! The final chapter in the book is full of Lindsay’s own creative ice creams. I am particularly taken with two: Mint Julep and Rosemary Honey Walnut. Now that I’m home again in Dubai, I REALLY need to buy a 220V ice cream maker. Seriously. I was so sad to have to leave my new “old” friend in Houston.
For today’s special edition of Ice Cream Tuesday, I am joining a lovely group of friends, organized by Jenni of Pastry Chef Online, all making ice cream either from Lindsay’s book or from her blog. Make sure to follow all the links in the list to see their gorgeous ice creams and have even more chances to win a copy of the book.
- Berry Goat Cheese Sherbet from Kimberly at The Hungry Goddess
- Blueberry Mojito Ice Cream from Barbara at Creative Culinary
- Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream from Betsy at Desserts Required
- Chocolate Sesame Brittle Ice Cream from Jenni at Pastry Chef Online
- Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream from Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Dark Chocolate Orange Ice Cream from Allison at Decadent Philistine
- Hops and Nuts Ice Cream from Sophia at New York Foodgasm
- Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Donna at Cookistry
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream from Dionne at Try Anything Once Culinary
- Red Velvet Ice Cream Sundae from Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic
- Thai Coconut Ice Cream from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream from Kirsten at Comfortably Domestic
What a round up, right?
1 14-ounce or 414ml can regular unsweetened coconut milk
1 14-ounce 414ml can regular unsweetened coconut cream
2 teaspoons unflavored, powdered agar-agar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup or 120g powdered coconut cream
3/4 cup or 380g palm sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups or 190ml milk
Optional for topping: sweetened coconut flakes
Half fill a large bowl with ice and water and set aside. Put all of the ingredients into a deep pot. Whisk to begin combining and set the pan on the stove over a medium-high heat.
Bring to a gentle boil and continue whisking occasionally until the sugar, powdered cream and agar-agar are dissolved.
Remove from the heat and nestle the saucepan in the ice water bath.
Pour the base into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Mine’s the old-fashioned kind that requires ice and rock salt and churns with a big paddle.
Complete churning and transfer to a freezer-safe container.
|The big paddle!|
Top with some coconut flakes if your intended eaters don’t mind bits in their ice cream. (Or even if some do. They don’t need to eat the top scoops!) Freeze until firm, at least four hours. I tell you, we could have eaten it right then, like soft serve. Divine!
In closing, I’d like to share with the final words from Lindsay’s introduction in Scoop Adventures, with which I wholeheartedly concur:
Love people. Make them ice cream.
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*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links to the book, Scoop Adventures. If you buy after clicking on my link, I make some small change from the sale and you are still charged the normal price. Win-win! I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, with no other personal compensation. All opinions are entirely my own.