Monday, June 13, 2011

Almond Joy Coconut Ice Cream (Dairy Free and Low Sugar)—The Secret Recipe Club

I think it’s crazy how FAST the months are flying by, especially when it comes to the new monthly Secret Recipe Club I’m cooking/baking/churning along with.  But here we are again!  I’ve got some delicious dairy free Almond Joy Coconut Ice Cream to share today. 

DSCF5497The blog I have this month is Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy.  I had not heard of Anne’s blog before, but that is one of the fun things about this group—getting to know new bloggers/blogs.  I had fun browsing through Anne’s blog to choose a recipe and finally chose Coconut Lime Mousse, which Anne also named “Heaven in a cup”.  Her mousse is made dairy free by using coconut milk and coconut juice along with a little raw sugar and lime zest and juice.  The mousse looks great and I’m sure I would like it as she made it, but for some reason every time I think of coconut, my mind always turns to joy first—Almond Joy.  AND—I don’t know why, but as I was making the mousse, I suddenly decided to freeze it in my ice cream maker and make ice cream.  I guess I just can’t help it.  Check out Anne’s recipe and her clever instruction for making coconut whipped cream!  I just might have to make more of this with the lime flavor—but I have a feeling I’ll still freeze it. ;)  Thanks, Anne—I love that this is healthier and very low in sugar.  I debated adding more sugar, but decided to just stick with the amount in the recipe and I’m glad I did because this was definitely sweet enough.  (I have a feeling the chocolate helped with that. ;)

Almond Joy Coconut Ice Cream (Dairy Free, Low Sugar), by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

1/4 cup sugar (I used some Zulka pure cane sugar from Mexico), or use raw sugar or even granulated sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1  1/2 cups coconut juice, (1 12 oz. can--I used Chaokon brand coconut juice with pulp

8 ounces (about 1/2 a can) of coconut milk whipped cream**

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1/8 cup mini chocolate chips or grated dark chocolate

Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.  Gradually stir in the coconut juice and whisk constantly over medium heat until boiling.  Once boiling, continue and cook until thickened, 1-2 minutes.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.  Put the mixture into a medium sized bowl.  Fill a large bowl with ice and water and set the bowl with the coconut mixture in the ice bath.  Stir every few minutes to begin cooling the mixture.  In the meantime, add the chilled skimmed coconut cream to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat it with the wire whisk attachment until it thickens like whipped cream, 3-5 minutes.  It will almost double in volume, but won’t be quite as thickened as heavy cream.

Gently fold the coconut whipped cream into the coconut mixture until well combined.  Chill in the ice bath until it feels very cold to the touch.  Pour mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions.  This took 15-20 minutes.  Put the coconut ice cream into an airtight container and freezer for a few hours.  Once frozen, let it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes.  Scoop into serving dishes and sprinkle on some shredded coconut, slivered almonds and grated dark chocolate.

**Chill the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, this makes it so the cream thickens up on the top of the milk.  I chilled my can for a few days and almost 3/4 of the can of coconut milk was a thick cream that whipped up beautifully.  I scooped out about half the can to whip for this ice cream.

DSCF5469 The ingredients, minus the cornstarch, which missed the photo shoot.

DSCF5472 The chilled canned coconut milk (cream)

DSCF5476 The whipped coconut cream

Coconut Ice Cream (SRC) Dairy Free 6-8-11

  Coconut Ice Cream!

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With “the works”---Almond Joy Coconut Ice Cream!

Check out the rest of this month’s blog hop—this group is growing in numbers and this will continue to be fun, I’m sure!  If you’d like to join and have a yummy blog with lots of recipes to share, check out the details at Amanda's Cookin'.





24 comments:

Lisa said...

Well, it looks like I need to now add this to my to-make list. After all, you know how much I absolutely love the eggless healthier ice creams. Good thinking!

Shelby said...

This is awesome! An ice cream I can eat! :)

bakingblonde said...

Oh how I wish we had an icecream maker...................this sounds so refreshing!

Maria said...

I want a scoop!

Dan said...

one of my favourite childhood candy bars. Ohhh. Don't let the ice cream manufacturers get wind of this.

Leslie said...

Oh my my my! It must be ice cream day!!! yum

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

I LOVE what you did with this recipe! I'm going to pin it and make it as soon as I can. I have a feeling my little guy will love it, too! Time to go put my ice cream maker in the freezer.

Lisa Ernst said...

I use coconut milk exclusively now for making ice cream. This looks like a great recipe to try. I've even made the chocolate ganache ice cream with coconut milk and it was fantastic!

Jason said...

Great looking ice cream.

Tessa said...

Frozen deserts are great right now! Yum!

Carolyn said...

You certainly took inspiration from Anne's blog and ran with it. That's a fun way to do it! This SRC is a lot of fun, this was my first month and I had a ball.

Sara said...

This ice cream looks insanely good! Yum. :)

Cookin' Canuck said...

Almond Joy is one of my favorite chocolate bars. I can only imagine how good this ice cream must be!

Fallon said...

This post just convinced me to put my ice cream bucket in the freezer and make this delicious dessert this weekend. More for me since my boyfriend doesn't like coconut at all!

jillbert said...

Oh my gosh, the scoop with the works looks fantastic! Your version and the lime version both sound great. I need to stock up on some coconut milk!

Lisa~~ said...

This looks wonderful too, I must make this!

Pretend Chef said...

Another ice cream recipe that leaves me wishing I had an ice cream maker. Yummy!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Wow....that looks amazing! I totally wish that could be delivered :) Great SRC pick!

Eliana said...

This ice cream could not look more delicious. And perfect for summer. Can't wait to give it a try.

Kristen said...

Boy would that ice cream go fast in my house. Chocolate and coconut are perfect together

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

This looks amazing! I love coconut, great choice. Love how you adapted it, and the coconut whipped cream s something I can't wait to use!

Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts said...

This is in my top 3 favorite flavors. mmmmmmmm I love almond joy! Thanks for the post! I'd love for you to link up to my sweet treats party this weekend! Hope to see you there :)
Ashton
www.somethingswanky.com

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Oooooh, cannot wait to try this! I'm always looking for ways to cut down on dairy and this is my ideal ice cream flavor! Yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

More version sounds fabulous. Although you can't go wrong with chocolate!