Pandan Ice Cream

August 26, 2021
1 Ratings
Photo by Linda Xiao. Prop Stylist: Veronica Olson. Food Stylist: Sam Seneviratne.
  • Prep time 4 hours
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Pandan in everything, I say! Especially good in ice cream made ahead for instant after-dinner treats, served with shortbread or Pandan Swiss Roll. If you don’t have pandan, try a couple of vanilla beans with 40 grams (1½ ounces) grated ginger root or store-bought stem ginger, finely chopped.

Reprinted from VIETNAMESE by Uyen Luu. Photographs by Uyen Luu. Published by Hardie Grant.Uyen Luu

Test Kitchen Notes

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What You'll Need
  • 80 grams (3 ounces) pandan leaves, cut into 10-centimeter (4-inch) pieces
  • 200 milliliters (7 fluid ounces/scant 1 cup) coconut water
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 milliliters (7 fluid ounces/scant 1 cup) double (heavy) cream
  1. Blend the pandan leaves with the coconut water until smooth. Push the liquid through a sieve and into a bowl, making sure you squeeze out all the juice but discard any dry minced pandan.
  2. Mix together the pandan extract with the condensed milk and cream. Churn in an ice cream maker for 50 minutes, or according to the machine instructions. If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, place the contents into a tub and freeze for 2 hours. Mash it up with a fork, then freeze again. Repeat once or twice more until the ice cream is frozen through.

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4 Reviews

courttan August 31, 2022
So easy to make and delicious! Pandan is such a great flavour.
LULULAND September 7, 2021
What is a good sub for the pandan leaves, we are in the USA?
Uyen L. September 8, 2021
you should be able to get pandan leaves in the Asian grocery store. I am not sure what would really compare, if you use something else it is another flavour. Eg vanilla ice cream. You can use this technique to create different flavour condensed milk ice creams
LULULAND September 8, 2021
We don't have an Asian store near us, but thank you anyway.