Father's Day

Coconut Ginger Ice Cream

May 21, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by Posie Harwood
  • Makes 1 quart
Author Notes

This recipe, which comes from the Thai Kitchen coconut milk can, showcases the creaminess of coconut in a just-sweet-enough, custardy ice cream with a serious hit of fresh ginger. Adding a little rum before churning makes this taste like the best tropical cocktail you can image. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

What You'll Need
  • 400 milliliters coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  1. Combine the coconut milk, whole milk, and minced ginger in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once it simmers, remove it from the heat and let sit until it cools slightly.
  2. In a large heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow.
  3. Add 1/2 of the coconut milk mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly, and whisk until well-combined.
  4. Place the bowl with the egg mixture over a double boiler and slowly add the remaining coconut milk mixture, whisking constantly.
  5. Cook until the custard thickens and coats the back of a spoon, stirring often.
  6. Once the custard thickens, remove from the heat and let cool in the refrigerator (or in an ice bath) until chilled.
  7. Once chilled, strain the mixture over a sieve to get rid of the ginger, then whisk in the cream and rum.
  8. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the instructions. Once churned, freeze.

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4 Reviews

ChilltownTV July 4, 2016
Can you add shredded coconut to this? If so, should you use sweetened or unsweetened and any suggestions how to add it? Either way, can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks.
Ashley G. July 4, 2016
Made this a few weeks ago. It is absolutely delightful - the coconut milk gives it a lighter flavor and feel than custard based ice creams usually have. I like to scoop some into a cup, add a little milk, and have a coconut ginger milkshake. Insanely good.
Judy S. June 28, 2016
Since everything else is in American measurements, please do the same for the coconut milk. Thanks.
Steve C. January 11, 2019
13.52 oz. Just Google (without quote) "400 ml ="

You can do this with any measurement conversion request