Sunday, 13 September 2015

Coconut Ice Cream


After burning RM7.30 for 3 scoops of Sangkaya's coconut ice cream and then another RM10.50 for 4 scoops of the same just a day later (hah..hah...), I decided that enough is enough. 

It was time for me to officiate my new toy, the Snack Heroes ice cream maker, an advance birthday present from my auntie.


So I got down to business and found a recipe in the latest issue of Flavours magazine. The recipe is actually Candied Bitter Gourd with Coconut Ice Cream. Interesting but that would have to wait for another day.


Besides coconut milk, this recipe also contains cream and egg yolks. I was debating whether to follow or to omit the eggs and/or cream. But I decided to follow the recipe to a tee. Then maybe next time, I can make deviations adaptations.

This ice cream was churned yesterday. And today here it is. My first ever homemade Coconut Ice Cream. And my freshest post ever. I used fresh santan which I bought from Aeon. My ice cream has a wonderful coconut flavor and aroma.


Before scooping out my ice cream, I had to look for sprinkles. I know these are highly unnecessary but I wanted "revenge" for the lack of sprinkles in my Sangkaya ice cream. 

Then I found these. There's a story behind it which I will save for another day.


These Oat Choco thingy didn't look like much. So pale and benign looking. I crushed them and had a taste. Whoohoo!! They are actually pretty good.


Then I went looking for more sprinkles and I found 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates in the fridge and these got crushed too. There, nice sprinkles for my ice cream.


Then I remembered, hey! I have a young coconut in the fridge, chosen by my partner at Aeon just this very morning. And I went to get that and had it thinly sliced as part of my topping. Look at that.


And then I went on sprinkles overdrive.


Well, what can I say? The ice cream is so good. It is creamy, full of coconut flavor, mildly sweet and eaten with the sprinkles and the coconut flesh - AH! Heaven!


It would be unfair to compare this to Sangkaya's ice cream because Sangkaya's does not contain cream and eggs and is therefore much lighter. This one is creamy, just the way I like my ice cream to be. But having said that, I still like Sangkaya's ice cream. My next coconut ice cream will be made with just coconut milk.


I am feeling very satisfied right now having enjoyed 3 regular scoops of coconut ice cream with as much sprinkles as I like. It was a truly enjoyable experience, and I forsee myself churning out more ice cream. That's right folks, I have just torpedoed my diet yet again. Sigh.........










Coconut Ice Cream
Recipe source : Adapted from Flavours September 2015 (page 47)

Ingredients :
- 6 egg yolks
- 25 sugar
- 300ml coconut milk
- 200 ml cream

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar. Set aside.
2. Put coconut milk and cream in a saucepan over low heat and stir. Do not boil.
3. Once the mixture is hot, with small bubbles appearing at the side of the saucepan, remove from heat.
4. While whisking the egg yolk mixture, pour the hot liquid slowly into the egg mixture. 
5. Then pour back the mixture into the saucepan and keep stirring over low heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
6. Remove from heat and pour into another container to cool.
7. Cover the mixture with cling wrap, making sure the cling wrap is in contact with the surface of the mixture to prevent formation of a skin.
8. Once cool, place in the fridge to chill before churning with an ice cream machine for 40 minutes (please follow manufacturer's instructions).
9. Transfer ice cream into an air tight container and freeze.

44 comments:

  1. I would like the coconut younger, almost translucent. That is why I do not think I would like the Sangkaya ones - they say the focus is on crunchy, hence the old/ripe coconut. Not what I would enjoy, I must say.

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    1. Actually, me too. But can't get young ones at the supermarket.

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  2. Ah, so I see you finally got yourself an ice cream maker (even better when it's a gifted one). I was wondering why your coconut ice cream looked pale yellow...coz you added cream and eggs. Did you say creamy? I bet I'd like your ice cream...but no need all those sprinkles for me. Though I prefer the translucent coconut flesh, but as long as the white flesh ones are soft (some are and not those hard ones), it's fine for me too. I guess we'll be seeing more ice cream from you.

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    1. I was quite unhappy with the yellow color and I realized that it came from the eggs. But it turned out very creamy with a lovely coconut taste and aroma. I think the addition of cream and eggs make a difference. There's always room for experiment and I'll be making some other flavors too.

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  3. The weather now is so hot, nice to have the ice cream...

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    1. Yes, perfect excuse to eat ice cream :D

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  4. when are you inviting us all to come try your ice cream? Hihihi

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  5. put some salt in it... kasi ummph sikit...

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  6. Phong Hong,your homemade coconut ice cream looks so good! Is still very hot at this hour. Wish I can have some of your ice cream before going to bed.

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    1. Hi Ann! It was so refreshing having this ice cream as it was a very hot afternoon.

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  7. So tasty! So delicious! Looks really creamy and nice.

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  8. You are so clever and innovative to grab anything to toss over your heavenly ice cream. Well done!
    That Oat Choco is my favorite and I cart them along overseas for quick bite when hungry.
    I have a Kenwood ice cream maker at home and wonder if it could churn out like yours?

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    1. Kenwood should be even better! Now you have no excuse of not making your own ice cream!

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  9. Oh Phong Hong, I am drooling over your ice-cream! Here I am trying hard to diet and looking at your ice-cream is really tempting me to go buy me some ice-cream!

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    1. Hi Nancy! Just buy the small one cup servings and you won't overeat like me hee..hee..

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  10. Got eggs and cream, so it's more rich and creamier and yummier.. But I'm concern about the egg yolks only, scared not cooked.. But it's memang not cooked 100% hor.. That Oat Choco very "hing" at one time.. Can only be bought/ordered through friends who are selling it.. I bought a few big packs to distribute to kindy teachers and kids in goody bags and everyone was happy about it.. Then a few weeks after that, everyone I know is munching on Oat Choco, they can even get it from supermarket already.. Your ice cream looks so so good.. I'm happy without sprinkles, I can eat 10 scoops !!

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    1. The mixture is hot, so I believe the egg yolks are cooked. It is the same method as making custard. So far I didn't lau sai hah..hah... The ice cream and creamy and good. I was quite surprised that the Oat Choco is nice to eat.

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  11. To put it simply, coconut ice cream is great, and bloggers (and brother) are evil! Wahahaha! XD

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  12. wah this Auntie is no play play leh, after she said she want to make her own Sangkaya ice-cream, she really wants to make Sangkaya become Sangkalah leh, hahaha!!! so better be aware of this said it and done it auntie.. :D

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    1. hah..hah... must action after talk or else no ice cream!

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  13. oooh, i thot what happened to your coconut ice-cream, so yellow like vanilla ice-cream, probably your santan already rotten or your ice-cream maker rusted since you have not been using it for a long time (or this is actually the first time??).. rupa-rupanya you have egg yolks in them.. so this one is more creamy than the Sangkaya one?? i have not tried Sangkaya so dunno how they taste like.. they did not use egg and that much cream, so they are nearer to gelato type?? and yours full-cream ice-cream, with lots of cream, haha~~

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    1. hah..hah... the yellow is due to the egg yolks. I also sendiri terkejut actually. But with eggs and cream, the ice cream is creamier than Sangkaya's. You go and try Sangkaya one day. It is nice, lighter than regular ice cream. Maybe nearer a sorbet?

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  14. i think the toppings actually can enhance the whole thing leh, provided you sprinkled something that is more "matching and compatible" lah.. like you have the choco oat bars and ferrero roche crushed and coconut flesh, sure go well lah.. errr, actually for ice-creams, sprinkle almost anything also can match and taste nice lah.. even having it as dip for your french fries, hahaha, have you actually tried that?? :p

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    1. What? French fries dipped in ice cream? You are funny lah. Eat compacted sponge cake and now, french fries with ice cream pulak :D

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  15. hehehe, so there will be another version of your homemade coconut ice-cream coming soon, real soon.. the one with no egg yolks in it, and closer to the Sangkaya ice-cream.. looking forward to it, and you might as well go to the kedai runcit and get some coconut shells (i think they may just give you free after they have paut the kelapa), then the necessary toppings (but i think you sure can find some leftover stuffs that you can use).. then do not tell us you made it, but said you were feeling blue in office again, and decided to send yourself down to the TM nearby, and you walked passed Sangkaya and decided to go in to have your 5 scoops!! hehehe~~ :p

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    1. muahahahaha!!! Ya, I must look for a friendly kedai runcit and pick up the coconut shells. It makes for a nicer presentation.

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  16. Looks like I will need to buy an ice cream machine to make yummy ice cream like yours..

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    1. Agnes, it's worth buying one if you want to make ice cream often. The amount you can make is quite small, about 800ml, so it's just nice for a small family.

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  17. Hi Phong Hong,
    I still have not tried making my own ice-cream .... no ice-cream machine and lazy to churn. Actually I'm scare ... hee ... hee... cos won't have anymore excuses not to indulge ice-cream as and when I feel like it ... Ok ok ... I'm scratching my hands now and I'm drooling over your ice-cream ... love all the toppings !

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    1. Karen, your big kids will help you to eat, so you won't have too much to eat all by yourself hah..hah...

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  18. ho chiak mah own made ice cream and doesnt cost a bomb like Sangkaya.

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  19. bittergourd and coconut ice cream?! I am so glad you made only the coconut part Phong Hong!

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    1. Scary, right? hah..hah... I think I'll just stick to the ice cream!

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  20. Aiyoh!!!! Such Sweet Temptations!! I must have one of my Sunnyside later on though it cannot be compared with your homemade ones, but it will make do for now... otherwise these pictures will be "haunting" me throughout the day! hahahahaa... *just kidding*

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    1. hah..hah...go ahead and buy yourself some ice cream. A little bit is no harm!

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  21. oooh.... yummy.... just nice for hot days like these lately!

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  22. Hi Phong Hong,

    Great job that you are making your ice cream! Summer is approaching Melbourne soon and I'm feeling good cranking up my ice cream maker soon... My next mission is also making coconut ice cream too :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! It is so satisfying to make my own ice cream. How does Milo ice cream sound? Wonderful, right? hee...hee...

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