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Special Coconut Ice Cream

This refreshing ice cream is a special treat on a warm summer day.—Sandra Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep:15 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
  • Makes
    about 3 quarts


  • 6 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. In a bowl, beat the eggs and yolks. Stir 1 cup hot cream mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and a thermometer reads 160°. Cool. Refrigerate overnight.
  • In a bowl, beat whipping cream and extracts until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg mixture with coconut. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Transfer to a 4-qt. freezer container; freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

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