Summer is for ice cream, it’s just that simple. Everyone knows it, and I think everyone can agree.
Homemade ice cream is great, but can also be time consuming. This ice cream however, is so simple, you won’t believe it. Plus, it’s made from ingredients you probably already have in the pantry! I love recipes like this! And, not only does it taste really good, it’s so simple. If you have an ice cream maker, it comes together start to finish in under 20 minutes.
Start by toasting the shredded coconut. You can use sweetened or unsweetened. You can either toast it in the oven, or in the pan like I did. In the pan, it’s toasted really quick, but you have to make sure and watch it, it burns quickly! Set it aside and let it cool.
Next, start the ice cream. Coconut milk is the base. I used a low fat, but I actually prefer the full fat. I just didn’t have it at the house.
Place it in the blender with sugar and vanilla. Blend for a few seconds until it’s mixed well.
Pour into ice cream maker. Add sugar, vanilla and toasted coconut. Start mixing.
After a few minutes when it has started to thicken, add in the toasted coconut and chocolate chips.
Continue to let it mix, freeze and thicken.
Serve in bowls or cones like we did. I topped with a little more toasted coconut.