Toasted coconut and almonds add a flavorful dimension to plain vanilla ice cream. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand, stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice cream.

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  • 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.

Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 97 mg sodium. 37.9 g carbohydrates; 9.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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05/07/2014
275 calories???? Honestly it sounds good but I would never make this without doing a good bit of modification...This healthy recipe has about the same calories as the super premium ice creams. Pros: like the flavor combo Cons: 275 calories for 1/2 cup!!!! Read More