Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Ginger and Lime

Honey and Butter Coconut Milk Ice cream with Ginger and Lime

It’s finally happened!

No, I didn’t win the lottery. Nor did I climb Mount Everest. But I did finally make ice cream after wanting an ice cream machine for a decade or so. I know, it’s just one of those things that never got around to happening.

Now that I think about it, this isn’t my first ice cream maker. When I was in fifth grade I got one of those kiddie ice cream makers. The ones that come with rock salt and a package to stir into milk. Then, thirty minutes and two limp arms later, voila! Homemade ice cream! Too bad after about 3 batches and the powder packages ran out, so did my enthusiasm. It was fun while it lasted.

And alas, now I get to revive my frozen fantasies! Keep on the lookout for many more to come!

Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Ginger and Lime

1 4-ounce piece fresh ginger, peeled
2 13.5- to 14-ounce cans chilled unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup chilled half and half
5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
Pinch of salt

Finely grate ginger, then chop very finely. Set aside enough chopped ginger (including juices) to measure 1/3 cup.

Whisk coconut milk, sugar, half and half, lime juice, lime peel, salt, and reserved 1/3 cup grated ginger in medium bowl until sugar dissolves. Transfer mixture to ice cream maker. Process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer ice cream to container; cover and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead.)

Scoop ice cream into 6 glasses or bowls.
courtesy Bon AppΓ©tit.

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    January 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I tried some coconut milk ice cream in the summer and it had a funny taste to it. Someone described it as a creme brulee flavor, which I thought was…a nice way of putting it. I used canned unsweetened full-fat coconut milk, without things like giner or lime to add flavor. Do you think those help to give it a fresh flavor, or does that sound like I should just switch brands of coconut milk? I don’t use coconut milk much, so I wasn’t sure.

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    January 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    This looks so yummy! I have had a can of coconut milk lying around for ages and I think I’m going to try this out, thanks!

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    A Busy Nest
    January 20, 2011 at 7:51 am

    This ice cream sounds so refreshing! It would make for a perfect tropical escape from the winter blahs!

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