Friday, July 27, 2007

Rambutans and Coconut Ice Cream

Since I made a spicy dish of chili fried rice for a friend, I also made an ice cream dessert too cool things down a little. This ice cream was filled with rumbutans, coconut milk and topped it with some toasted, shredded coconut.I added one can of drained rambutans into the food processor, then added it to a bowl with 1 cup coconut cream, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar and some lime juice. Also added cinnamon, some chocolate chips, and organic almond essence that I had around. Pour everything except the chocolate chips into my 2 quart Cuisinat ice-cream maker, and add the chocolate chips after the mixture has thickened. 25 minutes later, the ice cream is done!Note: Not as hard and creamy as the retailed ice cream, but more like a soft-served ice cream. I like the flavors of the rich coconut with the lime and little bits of rambutans, chocolate chips, and a hint of cinnamon! Since I saw Steamy Kitchen's matcha ice cream post here, I had been wanting to take my ice cream maker out for another spin.

15 comments:

tigerfish said...

This one, I can take it! even if I have not bite off those fresh chilis :D

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Tigerfish,
LOL! Me 2. I can only take 2 bites of that chili even with a milk chaser! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Ho chiak leh!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C!
Kam sia, kam sia! Wah pie-say. :) Geez, I hope I got it right?

eastcoastlife said...

What if I don't have an ice-cream maker? This ice-cream looks fabulous! I'll ask my son to come up with something. hmmmm....

WokandSpoon said...

This looks really really good! Coconut ice cream! I can't think of anything better for dessert right now ;-)

Peony said...

read all you posts today, esp abt ur girls haircut. Ryan's haircut also cost $18 here in SG. Kids r so expensive nowadays..lol

yep, we boggers r a funny lot, snap pic first B4 eating, so my family also asked me, u taken a pic of the food or not? Can we eat now? haha.

love all your food pic, so well taken too - esp with hungry mouths ard. :D

like u, I can't take hot stuff now - needs to drink with each bite

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Eastcoastlife,
Umm.. Do you have a heavy duty stand mixer like a Kitchen-Aid? Cause that would work for making ice cream too.

Hi wokandspoon,
LOL! Thanks! I had 2 bowls!

Hi Peony,
Awwww...thank you!
LOL! Yes, I didn't know how expensive kids are until I had mine.
My family's ok with me being camera-happy on the food as long as I'm quick about it. :)
I always need cold milk to counter the spiciness of chilies. :)

Judy said...

Sounds deliciously cool!
Mmmm, I don't have an ice-cream maker... :(

Rasa Malaysia said...

You have all the great ingredients...yummy. I looooove rambutan, used to have a tree in the house when I was little.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Thanks Judy! Too bad I can't send you some. :(

Thanks Rasa Malaysia! Me too. Must have been fun to have a rambutan tree!

Lee Ping (Mrs.HBT) said...

Dear V,

Can I make ice cream without ice cream machine? My kitchen is small and I am trying to avoid buying another kitchen appliance.

wonda said...

I wonder what happened to my comments. Perhaps it is not moderated yet. Would a juice blender work for making the ice-cream?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Lee Ping,
I know that my girlfriend makes ice cream without an ice-cream maker. Will check with her and let you know, ok?

Hi Alice,
Sorry, but I didn't see an earlier comment from you. You can certainly use the blender to chop up the rambutans and mix the ingredients (not choc. chips) together.

Lee Ping (Mrs.HBT) said...

Thanks.