IP Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream

It isn't a secret that I'm a fan of coconut flavored stuff in general. And coconut paired with pineapple is almost never a bad combination. With that in mind, I tried my hand at making some coconut pineapple ice cream. The recipe is pretty straight forward.

1 2/3 1 1/4 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
vanilla to preference
2/3 1 1/4 cups heavy cream

Mix and chill well before putting in ice cream machine. During the last five minutes of the chilling and stirring, add just under 3/4 cup crushed pineapple. I used unsweetened but a light syrup might work as well or better.

The resulting ice cream is strongly coconut and secondarily pineapple. The coconut milk gave it a rich and creamy texture and, overall, I'm quite happy. I'd like to figure out how to keep the pineapple bits from freezing though, that would be nice.

Update: Okay, after letting this new ice cream harden in the freezer some, I realized that the coconut milk to cream ratio needs adjusting. As it was, the coconut flavor was nearly overpowering and, worse, the ice cream "broke" when you tried to scoop it, that is, it didn't scoop, it broke apart. That was no good.

But it sure did make for some excellent pineapple coconut milkshakes this afternoon!

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