Coconut Almond Chip Ice Cream

Coconut Almond Ice Cream with a rich coconut flavor speckled with chunks of chocolate and roasted almonds-the perfect ending to an amazing summer. You would have never known that it was close to the last day of summer in central Indiana yesterday. It was a hot and muggy 95 degrees-a record high! But even though I am sad that summer is over, I do look forward to the changing of the seasons (except for winter that is!) So before we start pulling out our jeans and sweaters, lets give summer a proper farewell with this tropical treat. This ice cream is based on my favorite seasonal flavor at Graeter’s in Columbus, Ohio. I love the flavor combination of coconut, chocolate and almonds. Whether it is macaroons or an Almond Joy candy bar, you just can’t go wrong! This creamy ice cream will transport you to the tropics if only for a few minutes. 🙂

Coconut Almond Chip Ice Cream

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  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds onto a baking sheet and place in preheated oven 6-8 minutes until fragrant. Shake the baking sheet halfway through baking so the nuts will toast evenly. Remove nuts from oven and set aside to cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute. Pour in cream, milk and coconut cream and whisk to blend. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill in freezer until very cold (40 degrees) about 30 to 60 minutes.
  3. Start ice cream maker and add the mixture. Mix until ice cream has the consistency of soft serve ice cream, about 25 to 30 minutes. In the last 2 minutes of mixing, add the almonds and chocolate chips.
  4. Remove from ice cream machine canister and transfer to an airtight container. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

Source: adapted from Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

Looking for more ice cream recipes? Here are more frozen favorites I made this summer! 🙂

17 Responses to “Coconut Almond Chip Ice Cream”

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    Kori — September 22, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    Wow, this looks amazing…I’m in awe of your ice cream making skills and your photos! What a great treat!

    • Christina replied: — September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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    2 — September 22, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    ha! you use the same base recipe i usually do. 🙂 love the ice cream, like a deconstructed almond joy! 🙂

    • Christina replied: — September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

      Nothing better than a deconstructed almond joy! Yummy!! 🙂

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    Angie's Recipes — September 22, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

    Wow…I love this ice cream even though it’s really cold here! Looks magnificent!

    • Christina replied: — September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

      Sometimes ice cream is even better when it is cold outside…oh wait! Is that only me who craves ice cream during the winter? 😉

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    Karen — September 22, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    This ice cream makes me want to lick the computer screen, but I swear I didn’t! Ha.
    Really, it looks SO good…I’ve been in sorbet mode, but this might push me over to ice cream mode.

    • Christina replied: — September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

      Hahaha! I love sorbets too. But after finding this cookbook I want to make all the ice cream flavors. This recipe tastes like the Ben & Jerry’s you can buy at the grocery store…except you can add mixins…

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    Susi — September 23, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    I love almond joy and made a similar gelato this year and it was delicious! This look great, I know I would love it too :o)

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    Patricia Konkler — July 4, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Christina, saw this older receipe on almond coconut chocolate chip ice cream. When I was much younger we had a ice cream shop In Dayton Ohio called Scherrs they had a coconut ice cream that was delicious. It had a butter taste to it, they toasted the coconut! I believe that’s what gave it such a good taste. Thought you might enjoy that tip. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Life is going to change I’n a new way for you and your husband. Children are a blessing of
    the Lord! God Bless Patricia

    • Christina replied: — July 17th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

      Toasted coconut in ice cream sounds incredible! I can’t wait to throw some into this ice cream next time I make it! 🙂

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