Monday, July 11, 2011

Coconut Macadamia Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

July is national ice cream month! So today, and for the rest of July, I'll be posting some of my new favorites. I must say, it's going to take a lot to top this one! Coconut flavored ice cream with shreds of real coconut, chopped macadamia nuts and mini chocolate chips - could it get any better? I doubt it. And it couldn't get any easier either. Just look how quickly this comes together!

This ice cream gets its coconut flavor from cream of coconut. This is NOT coconut milk; look for it in your supermarket near the wine or drink mixes, since it's usually used for pina coladas.

In a large measuring cup, combine the half-and-half and the cream of coconut.

Whisk this so that it all incorporates, then pour into your ice cream freezer.

While it freezes, pull together the mix ins that you'll add later. I prefer to toast the coconut, because it enhances the flavor. I do this by spreading in on the toaster oven tray

and then setting the toaster oven to toast for a few minutes. Watch this carefully - my first batch went from raw to BURNT in just a few seconds. Next, chop the macadamia nuts

and then add the chocolate chips to the bowl.

I like the look of this already!

When the ice cream is almost done, add in the coconut

and the nuts and chocolate chips.

Let that churn for a few minutes, then turn the machine off. At this point, it will be hard to not just eat the ice cream right off the mixer!

Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe bowl, cover, and let freeze for several hours or overnight. Then enjoy!

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Coconut Macadamia Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
1 8-oz. can cream of coconut
2 cups half-and-half
1/3 cup coconut, toasted
1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Pour cream of coconut and half and half in a large measuring cup; whisk well to combine. Pour into ice cream freezer and freeze. Near the end of the cycle, add coconut, nuts and chocolate chips. Makes about 1 quart.

adapted from Eat at Home


  1. I adore simple delicious recipes! this is certain to become a favorite since I make icecream almost every night in the summer!
    except when I make fool:

  2. Oh my, this looks delicious! I have the exact same ice cream machine. I love it but lately our freezer has been too full to fit the bowl in there :o(
    Thanks for sharing the recipe,
    Holy Cannoli Recipes

  3. I'm so glad you liked the ice cream. Great idea to toast the coconut!

  4. We recently had a coconut sorbet in Hawaii that was fantastic. I have been wanting to try and duplicate it. Perhaps cream of coconut is the key. This recipe looks wonderful too.

  5. this sounds like the most perfect ice cream. yours is the third recipe i've bookmarked today! i need an ice cream maker!!

    visiting from tempt my tummy!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!

  6. sounds yummy come see what I shared at

  7. sounds yummy! I just started making ice cream, so I'm going to add this recipe to my "to do" list! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  8. I love all the ingredients in this ice cream. I'll bet it gives the ice cream an unusual texture.

    Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and I am hosting an ice cream social. I hope you will stop by and link up this great post. There is a giveaway for the participants.

    Have a great weekend! La

  9. Sara, That looks really good! I also like the new look to your blog.
    blessings, Beth

  10. What a great combination of flavors!! I did try mine, right from the freezer.

  11. We are hosting an ICE CREAM theme linky party all this week! We'd love to have you come on by and link this delicious ice cream treat.

    Hope to see you there, Thanks a million!

  12. This looks like pure heaven! Thank you for linking-up to "A Little Birdie Told Me...". I'm featuring your recipe on my Facebook page.

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  13. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!

  14. That looks so absolutely delicious. I love coconut ice cream, but not many places make this recipe.

    Thank you for sharing it at Foodie Wednesday and I hope you can come by this weeks as well.


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