Coconut Lime Ice Cream

Homemade Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Coconut Lime Ice Cream is light, refreshing, and delicious! The recipe comes from my cute new friend, June Williamson’s cookbook, Thai Food Made Easy. My sister Rachael met June when she (Rachael) took one of her (June’s) cooking classes. June’s cookbook has simple and fabulous recipes, so check it out!
Scooping Coconut Lime Ice Cream
One of my favorite things about coconut lime ice cream (aside from the way it tastes, of course) is how easy it is to make. No fancy machine or ice cream freezer is necessary.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Just mix it up, and put it in your freezer. In a few hours you’ll have a fresh treat that’s perfect for summer!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Coconut Lime Ice Cream

Squeezing Limes
Start by squeezing fresh limes to produce 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice. One or two limes should do it, depending upon how fresh and juicy they are.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream Recipe
In a small saucepan combine 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut cream (NOT cream of coconut which is loaded with sugar and other unpronounceable things), ½ cup half-and-half, ¾ cup granulated sugar, ½ coconut (shredded), 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon coconut extract, ¼ teaspoon salt, and Whisk over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Don’t boil.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. Whisk occasionally to speed up the process.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream Recipe
Pour into a freezer-safe container.
Homemade Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Leave at least half and inch of space from the top of the container as the ice cream will expand as it freezes.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Cover tightly, and freeze several hours or overnight.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream
When ready to serve, remove from freezer, and …
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Scoop it up.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Garnish with lime slices and a few sprinkles of coconut, if desired.
Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Delicious!

Free Printable Recipe for Coconut Lime Ice Cream

Coconut Lime Ice Cream

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 13.5 ounce can coconut cream (NOT cream of coconut)
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ coconut, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour into freezer-safe container, and let cool completely. Cover tightly, and freeze several hours or overnight.

Notes

Mixture may also be churned in an ice cream freezer.