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Homemade Coconut Ice Cream
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Wonderful ice cream with freshly grated coconut



  • 5 cups (1175 ml) grated fresh coconut*
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • 3 cups (700 ml) milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • Put the grated coconut in a saucepan and add the sugar and milk.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Strain the liquid through a piece of cheesecloth and squeeze the coconut meat to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Reserve 2 cups (475 ml) of the grated meat and discard the rest or put it to another use.
  • Put the egg yolks into a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk until smooth.
  • Beat in the sweetened liquid and scrape the liquid into a saucepan.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  • Make sure that the spoon touches the bottom of the saucepan. This helps prevent lumps.
  • Cook until the mixture has a custard-like consistency and coats the sides of the spoon. (180 degrees). Do not let the sauce boil, or it will curdle.
  • Immediately remove the sauce from the heat and continue stirring.
  • Set the saucepan in a basin of cold water to reduce the temperature.
  • Let the sauce cool to room temperature.
  • Pour the custard into the container of an electric or hand-cranked ice cream maker.
  • Partly freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Add the reserved 2 cups (475 ml) of coconut pulp and continue freezing until solid.
  • Grated fresh coconut:
  • Use 1 or 2 coconuts. It is best to use 2 in case 1 isn't sweet enough.
  • Select large coconuts that are heavy and contain a lot of liquid. You can determine the amount of liquid by shaking the coconut.
  • Pierce the "eyes" of the coconut with an ice pick.
  • Crack the shell of the coconut in several places, using a hammer or hatchet.
  • Pry out the flesh with a blunt knife.
  • Pare away the dark skin.
  • Grate the coconut using the coarse blade of grater or food processor.
I don't think there is anything more extra special than home made ice cream. This is one of my favorites.

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