Toasted coconut and almonds add a flavorful dimension to plain vanilla ice cream.
8 servings, 1/2 cup each (1 quart)
Active Time: 15 minutes |
Total Time: 2 3/4 hours (including 2 hours chilling time)
1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon water
3 cups low-fat milk, divided
3 large egg yolks
1 14-ounce can nonfat sweetened condensed milk
1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds, (see Tip)
Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand, stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice cream.
Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds into the milk and add the pod.
Heat the milk mixture over medium heat until steaming. Whisk egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Gradually pour in the hot milk, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the back of the spoon is lightly coated, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not bring to a boil or the custard will curdle.
Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean large bowl. Add the softened gelatin and whisk until melted. Whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
Whisk the ice cream mixture and pour into the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. During the last 5 minutes of freezing, add coconut flakes and almonds to the ice cream maker. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving.
Per serving :
9 g Fat;
5 g Sat;
3 g Mono;
89 mg Cholesterol;
38 g Carbohydrates;
10 g Protein;
1 g Fiber;
105 mg Sodium;
517 mg Potassium
2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1/2 low-fat milk, 2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week. | Equipment: Ice cream maker
Tip: Toasting chopped nuts: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Cool toasted nuts completely before adding them to the ice cream maker.