Coconut Ice Cream: A Delectable Treat You Can’t Miss
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Coconut, one of nature’s bounties, is a reservoir of beneficial nutrients for the mind, body and soul. But, can you imagine the mildly sweet-tasting coconut water and milk miraculously turning into an ice cream fantasy? Yes, it can happen. Homemade Coconut Ice Cream let’s one achieve this desire with so much suaveness and simplicity. The ice cream made of coconut meat, milk, water and condensed milk and whipped cream may not taste exactly like regular ice cream. But it surely tastes like a right melange of sorbet and ice cream. How to prepare it? Well, that’s the best part. Just beat, whisk and blend all the ingredients into one thick smooth flowing paste and freeze it for 2-3 hours. And Coconut Ice Cream with an exclusive taste and without artificial additives is ready to savour.

A Glimpse At Coconut's History And Nutritive Value 

One cannot but feel awed at the innumerable benefits of coconuts, which are grown in abundance in God’s own land, Kerala. Today coconut cultivation has been propagated widely in India. However, the first-ever origin of coconut can be traced to the Indo-Malay region comprising Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea and several Pacific Island groups. One can go on talking about the nutritional value of coconut, right from its kernel and pulp to unsweetened coconut water. The humble palm fruit is full of fats, fibre, and Vitamin B. If we talk about coconut meat, it is rich in manganese and copper, high in fat and low in carbs. On the other hand, coconut water is loaded with minerals, and antioxidants, maintains electrolyte balance, keeps the body hydrated and is good for skin, hair and overall health.

As far as coconut ice creams are concerned, their origin is not so authentically established. However a lesser-known legend tells that these were made first in Thailand in the 19th century during the regime of King Rama V. Whether that is true or not, Coconut Ice cream is surely an extremely popular dessert in Thailand, prepared with a variety of toppings including shredded coconut, and roasted peanuts and herbal jelly. In India, these are relished throughout the cafes and restaurants of South India, coastal cities and even other places. 

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Preparation: 3 and ½ hours

Servings: 2-3


1 cup coconut meat

½ cup coconut water

½ cup coconut milk

¼ cup condensed milk

1 cup whipped cream


1. In a blender add coconut meat, coconut water, and coconut milk and blend well.

2. Take out the mixture from the jar in a bowl and add condensed milk to it.

3. Mix all the ingredients well and add whipped cream.

4. Now cut and fold this paste with a spatula to mix uniformly.

5. Transfer this ice cream mix into another container and freeze it for 2-3 hours or until it freezes.

6. Scoop and serve in a coconut bowl.

Soothe your senses with a more prudent choice of homemade Coconut Ice Cream. Dig joyously into the scoop of these tropical white ice cream balls and experience one of the most soothing and healthy ice creams ever.