Saturday, July 13, 2013

It's Hot, It's Humid - Let's Have Ice Cream

It's Friday and I know everyone is 
ready for the 

Here in Atlanta it's hot, humid, and this summer 
experiencing crazy weather.   With that 
said I wanted to bring a little sunch9ine into your weekend 
- so let's talk ice cream. 
**(just an excuse to use my ice cream machine)

When yo think of ice cream - you (well, me) definitely 
think of summer
  • the ice cream truck (don't get me started about the fact they want to pass a law so they can't play their music. This is very sad.)
  • walking on the pier at the beach
  • the neighborhood pool 
  • evening car ride with the family to get an ice cream cone
  • refreshing, cool - you know 
Just Happy!
 So my friends to start your weekend; here is a little happy for you
to try:
Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream
Sprinkled with toasted Coconut
rich and creamy - a pina colada in a cup      

  •  2 quarts half & half
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can crushed pineapple 
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • garnish: toasted flaked coconut (this really adds to the flavor)
In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine the half & half, cream sugar, crushed pineapple and the coconut extract.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir often; don't want it to scorch.
Remove from the heat when the first bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan: DO NOT let the mixture boil.  Let mixture cool slightly.  Place mixture in an airtight container; refrigerate overnight.
Pour mixture into the canister of the 4 to 6-quart ice cream freezer (if your ice cream freezer is smaller; divided the mixture).  Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.  The ice cream will be soft.  If you would like the ice cream to be firmer; place in the freezer for several hours or overnight.  Garnish with toasted flaked coconut. 
Have a Great Weekend!!!!

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