August 12, 2013

3-Ingredient Creamy Coconut Ice Cream {No Machine Needed}

Amazingly delicious homemade creamy coconut ice cream, with just three simple ingredients and no machine needed!
 
Oh my, we have a new favorite sweet treat at our house.  Can you guess what it is?  How 'bout I give you some big ol' clues ... It's cold.  It's super easy.  It's super creamy and super delicious.  And it only takes 3 ingredients to make.  Still not sure?  Oh, come on now ... it's this 3-Ingredient Creamy Coconut Ice Cream!  And I totally can't believe that an ice cream this good can be whipped up without an ice cream machine.  But it sure can.
'Cause seriously, folks, if you're a coconut fan, you will want to make this.

I actually created this ice cream kinda on a fluke.

I was in the kitchen doing a first run at developing ... at hubby's request ... a coconut pound cake recipe using cream of coconut.  {It's still in the works, by the way.  Close, but not ready quite yet!}  I didn't use the entire can of cream of coconut, and had set the remaining bit aside on the counter, not giving it much thought.

Then, having just read a blog post about making easy 2-ingredient ice cream with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk, inspiration struck.


I thought, "If you can make ice cream with sweetened condensed milk, I wonder if you can make it with cream of coconut??"

So, I grabbed my little-bit-of-leftover cream of coconut and the tad of leftover whipping cream I had in the fridge ... and I always have coconut in my freezer ... and made a mini test batch of this ice cream.

And it worked!  Oh my, did it ever work.  You should totally see for yourself.

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3-Ingredient Creamy Coconut Ice Cream
Source:  A Tracey original, inspired by Something Swanky's Easy 2-Ingredient Ice Cream


Ingredients
  • 1 c. (8 oz.) whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 3/4 c. (6 oz.) cream of coconut*
  • 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut
Directions
  1. Chill a large mixing bowl and the beaters of an electric mixer (or whisk attachment of a stand mixer) in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  2. Gently stir in the cream of coconut and sweetened coconut.
  3. Spoon into a freezer safe container, cover, and freeze for about 4 hours or overnight.
*The stuff you find in the drink mixers section of the grocery store, not coconut milk.

Enjoy!


47 comments:

  1. Oh my word...this looks incredibly creamy and amazing! Can't wait to make this :)

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    1. Thank you, Becca!! I think you'll enjoy it! :-)

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  2. Oh, my. I'm a huge coconut fan and can just imagine how creamy this is with the cream of coconut AND cream! Swooning!

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  3. Wow! This looks amazing! I love coconut! It seems to be a huge staple for me. Coconut ice cream would definitely hit the spot. Vanilla ice cream is a favorite of mine. It's simple, but very tasty!

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  4. I love anything with coconut! I must try this!!

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  5. I love orange ice cream with coconut

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    1. Ooooo, now that's a combination I hadn't thought of, DebraAnn!

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  6. I am totally making this today! Can't wait! Thank you so much for joining us!

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    1. Thank YOU so much for co-hosting Ice Cream Week, Jen! Happy to be a part of it.

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  7. Honestly, I could never tell this wasn't from an ice cream maker! Looks fabulous.

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  8. Wow! Don't you just love it when things work out in such a deliciously wonderful way?? This ice cream sounds fabulous! I'm a serious coconut fan so I'm all over this.

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  9. Wow, three ingredients!! I can't believe it but it looks amazing..

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  10. How cool! I didn't know you could make ice cream like this. I'm definitely going to try!

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    1. I know, Amy ... I'm so glad I discovered & adapted this method. Who knew??

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  11. I love ice cream and I've even made a few recipes. I'm so glad this one doesn't require an ice cream maker, because sadly I don't have one. Maybe this giveaway will change that??? :) Thanks for helping sponsor this giveaway!

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    1. Also, my favorite ice cream flavor is anything with a crunch - butter pecan, pistachio almond, or (Baskin Robbins has a fantastic flavor of the month this August...) Oreo Nutty Salted Caramel. YUM!

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  12. That ice cream looks soooo yummy! I've been craving homemade ice cream, and that Cuisinart ice cream maker and those cookbooks could make it all happen!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. My favorite flavor would have to dark chocolate ice cream!

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  14. I've made coconut ice cream before, but not like this! Sounds fantastic! (And I think I even have some cream of coconut somewhere...)

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  15. That is so awesome!! I've made the version with sweetened condensed milk, but never thought of substituting something else. And I am kind of mad at myself, because I had some cream of coconut sitting around last week, but I tossed it because I didn't know what I'd do with it--booo, this ice cream could have been mine! I'll have to bookmark it to make later. I’m excited to be blogging along with you and to see what else you come up with this week. :)

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! Three more versions of this-method-coconut-ice-cream coming up ... :-)

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  16. A member of my family is allergic to dairy products and it isnt easy finding a non dairy product that tastes good and has a nice texture. This machine would give him the opportunity to prepare something that he would be able to enjoy. Rum raisin, butter pecan, and a deep chocolate would be top on his list.

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  17. I adore coconut and cant wait to try this recipe.

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  18. This looks delicious and SO easy! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  19. I just bought sweetened condensed milk the other day out of curiosity, since I've seen all those no-churn ice cream recipes that use it. I love the idea of using cream of coconut though! I would undoubtedly add a chocolate drizzle on top, being the chocaholic that I am... you can never go wrong with chocolate and coconut!

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  20. Oh this sounds decadent! I will be trying this before summer is over. Thanks for sharing.
    Found you today from Time to Sparkle Link Party.
    Sarah
    www.creativeramblingsblog.com

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  21. I think I have both of these things! It looks really creamy and delicious :)

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  22. My favorite is coffee ice cream

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  23. Yum! Looks fabulous! And I like that you don't need a machine! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  24. This is so cool, I need to try this immediately.

    Thanks for joining us this week. It's so great to have you on board with us. xx

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  25. Brownie batter! Or anything filled with chocolate. Or coffee.

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  26. Coconut and ice cream. The perfect pairing for a summer treat!

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  27. Remember the old Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials? Well, I am cuckoo for coconut!!! I can't wait to try this one! Thanks :D

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  28. i would lov 2 win this givaway

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  29. Looks tasty! If you could please add a link back to me too, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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    1. Done, Amanda! Thanks so much for stopping by. :-)

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  30. Oh my! I am in coconut heaven! It looks absolutely creamy...I would love this! Homemade ice cream is by far the best. And, this seems it'd have great texture as well! What a great giveaway! (= Pinning!

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  31. Looks and sounds amazing! I am a coconut lover big time!

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  32. I love coconut! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #26.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

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  33. This sounds absolutely awesome! I love coconut treats and we would gobble this up!!

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  34. I had tons of extra heavy cream and two cans of (accidentally bought )cream of coconut so I decided to make this and it's delicious! :) How long will it keep?

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