Coconut cream makes the best ice cream… Ever!
Ice cream: using just 4 main ingredients this lovely icecream cost me virtually nothing to make as we grow Coconuts and lemongrass. This ice cream is also dairy free. It doesn’t get any better than that. Does it?
Coconut and Lemongrass Ice Cream.
Put 400ml of coconut cream in a saucepan and add 3 stalks of crushed lemongrass. Slowly bring to a soft rolling boil and remove from the heat. Set to one side and leave to infuse the lemongrass flavour for about 35 mins.
In a medium-sized bowl put 1 large egg and 2 egg yolks, 125gm coconut sugar and a pinch of salt. Put the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, but ensure the bowl does not touch the water, as your eggs will scramble.
Whisk the mixture until it is thick and frothy. Gradually add the coconut cream still whisking and whisk for 1 minute. You will now have a thinner liquid.
If you have an ice cream maker then follow the instructions.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker then don’t despair just follow the steps below and although it won’t be quite as smooth it is very nice.
Leave the mixture to cool down and then pour into a suitable container for freezing. Freeze until it is half frozen 2-3 hrs and then run a fork through the mix and return to the freezer, repeat this once or twice more and then cover the container and freeze completely.
You will then have a beautiful lemongrass flavoured ice cream.
My aim is to cook as naturally as possible and not use any preservatives. We grow what we can or buy/ forage locally and always organically. Our water is well water and the only thing I use is electric from the authority. Gas is bottled.
As you can see the Coconut is a very versatile product and a healthy one and one with many uses around the home.
Fresh Coconut juice is my first drink of the day. This week I have just got the inside of the coconut. The outer shell already removed as this was brought to me by my Thai family. It is so much easier than trying to get the hard shell off the coconut. It also cleared up the mystery of what they were as I had seen many stalls by the roadside selling these. My favourite place to drink it is on the beach, but now I live in Northern Thailand I have to make do with just the drink and my dreams.
Once they are finished however it will be a short walk into town for me to see my little man who does all the hard work and sells it ready chilled in bags with a little of the very soft flesh added. It is lovely and at 20 baht a bag well worth it.
Did you know you can use coconut oil to polish your leather handbags or shoes try it and you will be amazed at the result?
Also, the very soft inner cream of the small very young coconuts is lovely for babies when they first start eating solid food. Both of my grandchildren were fed on it as tiny babies, it is so easily digested and perfect for young tummies.
Oil pulling which I do every day before I do anything, I use it as it deodorises your mouth and gums and it seems to be a great way of warding off any sore throats, although I think the honey helps as well.
A spoonful of honey and a coconut oil gargle and my sore throats vanish.
My daughter has been using Coconut Oil as a sunblock whilst she has been here on holiday
She has found the oil is very effective at stopping any burning.
I also cook with as it is safer at higher temperatures and doesn’t give off any nasties like some other oils.
Just a word of advice though and don’t do what I did.
Do not mix Coconut oil with any other oil…Moi did ( when I didn’t ) have enough coconut oil and wanted a bit more oil, bad move!
I got a foaming mess that just kept foaming and foaming.
Coconut oil also makes for lovely crispy food especially chips and although I have heard say that some can taste the coconut, I do not find that to be the case. It also makes a beautiful salad dressing
Other uses for coconut cream/water in my household.
I use the milk in shakes, curries and it is a lovely thing. Even lovelier if I can get it freshly made from the market.
What do you use Coconut oil or cream for ??????????
If you fancy making your own Coconut oil, maybe as a present then I have attached a link with instructions. Have fun!
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