Do you eat ice cream all year long like my family or do you only enjoy it as a summer treat?
One of the reasons we enjoy it so much in the summer time is obviously because it is hot outside and a cold creamy bowl of the good stuff tastes so good and cools us off for a minute or two.
Every summer I tell myself I am going to create my ice cream and ice pop recipes during the winter when it’s possible to take pictures without scampering around trying to get a great photo before the ice cream starts melting. It’s almost too hot here already. Most of my blog photos are taken outside. If you’ve ever attempted to eat a bowl of ice cream or an ice pop in temps over 90 you know it starts to melt immediately.
I picked an overcast day to take the pictures for this post so I had a little more time.
This recipe turned out so good. Every time I make a batch of homemade ice cream I think I have found my favorite flavor. I’ve come to the conclusion there is no bad homemade ice cream out there.
Each recipe is my favorite!
The only thing I might change the next time I make it, and there will be a next time I promise you is that I will add another 1/4 of toasted coconut to the ice cream. I didn’t want to over do it the first time so if you really like toasted coconut bump up the amount you add to the ice cream maker in the last five minutes of churning.
If you only want a little chewiness to your ice cream then make it as it is.
Storing & freezing your ice cream after churning:
Scoop the ice cream into a container with a tight fitting lid. Use the smallest container you can fit the ice cream into to avoid ice crystals from forming.
You can also put a piece of plastic wrap directly on the top of the ice cream, slightly tucking it along the edges of the container. Snap the lid in place over the plastic wrap and freeze over night.
If you do not own an ice cream maker pour the custard into a bowl with a tight fitting lid. Add the toasted coconut and fold in. Place in the freezer and freeze overnight.
Although your ice cream will not have the same texture as it would have if you had churned it in an ice cream maker you will still have a delicious batch of homemade ice cream to enjoy.