Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Young Coconut

Today, I opened the top of a young coconut (which sounds easier than it is--involving a hammer and blade or, if you're more brave than I, a cleaver). I poured out the coconut water, eased out the tender white coconut flesh and put it all in a blender, set to Puree.

Then, I drank half with a straw--which was lunch--and put the rest in the frig to make into ice cream for tonight's dinner.

Raw Coconut Ice Cream

2 cups homemade coconut milk (or 1 can organic coconut milk)
1 T. Agave syrup (or to taste)
1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Puree in a blender, pour into your ice cream machine and wait until it's done. Ice cream will have a creamy, soft-serve consistency. Serve with berries or just eat it right out of the ice cream machine while watching President Obama's health care speech tonight.

Some other ideas to try:
Chocolate Ice cream: Add 1 heaping T. unsweetened cocoa powder or use sweetened cocoa and leave out the Agave syrup
Blueberry Cinnamon Ice cream: Replace Agave with honey and add 1 cup blueberries and 1 tsp. cinnamon to blender
Pina Colada Ice cream: Add 1 cup fresh pineapple to blender
Chocolate Chip Ice cream: While ice cream is forming in ice cream machine, stir in 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Raspberry Ice cream: you get the idea...

Enjoy!

:)

2 comments:

Maya said...

amy!
i saw a recipe like this on another blog...and i want to make my hommade almind milk, coconut milk and hazelnut milk hehe :) and i also saw raw agave gelato at the hungry hallow and i wanted it..but i think hommdade with this recip i am going to try it out..me and eliza! hmm..we can get creative with mix ins like raisins(? maybe) and i like the pina colada idea.
:) love you!
xo
maya

see you soon i hope :)

nourishing mornings said...

love this! i must try this out, i have been into eating a raw diet lately, it is so popular now in the food blogging community :) and love coconut! i used to take a frozen banana and just blend it with cashew butter, and it made a soft serve banana "ice cream" ;) so good...but i love all your ideas. love you amy, and miss you.

xo
Eliza