Friday, August 24, 2007

Red Bean and Coconut Ice Cream

Not long til summer ends here... So I was playing with my ice cream maker again. I have been doing a lot of ice cream recipes that doesn't require any eggs in the recipe for some special family members, and was going to do a vanilla ice cream when I decided to change it to coconut ice cream at the last minute. So typical of me! Then 15 mins into the the game, I remembered I had some home-made red bean paste left and decided to throw that into the ice cream as well. So, 10 mins later, I had red bean and coconut ice cream. My friends and family had fun licking all three spatulas that were used, which made me very happy!
1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup cream
3 cups coconut cream or thick coconut milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 to 2 cups red bean paste
In a med bowl, whisk sugar, milk and cream til sugar is dissolved. Stir in coconut cream and vanilla. Everything goes into the 2 quart Cuisinart ice cream maker. Enjoy in 25 mins.
Ice cream will be soft, creamy texture. Stick it into the freezer for about 2 hours if you want a firmer consisitency. Recipe adapted from vanilla ice cream recipe in manualGarnished with some cooked red beans, toasted shredded coconut, and a cherry today for the kids.


eastcoastlife said...

Wah! You make ice-cream so often, aren't you afraid of growing fat? I have ice-cream only once a month.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

LOL! When you are chasing 2 toddlers around all day, you don't have to worry about growing fat.

KellytheCulinarian said...

I must get an ice cream maker. Now.

Anonymous said...

I do love that icecream. I know it's tasty just from the look of it.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Sounds lovely but no recipe? :(

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Kelly,
Yes, it's wickedly fun! ;)

Hi Judy,
Thanks! It was YUMMY! Even my MIL had some!

Hi Wandering chopsticks,
LOL! I thought you guys would be sick of my ice cream recipes by now. OK, posting soon! :)

wonda said...

Looks easy to make. I have coconut milk and red bean paste. Butmy doctor warned me to be careful with my diet as my cholestrol has shot over the border line. Over here, they eat macha ice cream with red bean paste and never use coconut milk in ice cream.

Lia said...

wahhhh its refreshing, good for summer here, i have to go to supermaket buy ice cream :D

WokandSpoon said...

MMMMMMM! red bean and coconut ice cream! Reminds me of the eis potong! lovely!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Alice,
Be gentle to your cholestrol by having just one scoop and share the rest with friends and family? ;) I like matcha ice cream with red beans too!

Hi Lia,
What flavor did you buy?

Hi Wokandspoon,
Thanks and welcome back! I'll be over soon. :)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

The pics remind me of one of our favorite desserts in the Philippines - Halo-Halo! It's a mix blend of fruits topped on ice with milk and sugar!

It's a tasty treat! And I kid you not! :)

AnitoKid at

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Anitokid,
Yes, I had that before when I lived in Makati. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Cynthia said...

Red bean paste and coconut ice cream, what an interesting combination.

Retno Prihadana said...

I bet ur ice cream really tasty. Yummm, for the hot summer just perfect!

Little Corner of Mine said...

This ice-cream is simply divine, no kidding!

Anonymous said...

OH YUM! You have listed soooo many great recipes~what a treat to pop over here from Grandmotherstories! (((((HUGS))))) sandi~who HAS grown fat from ice cream with four children and STILL chooses to partake! HELP!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cynthia,
It was a fun treat too! :)

Hi Retno Prihadana,
Thanks! :)

Hey C,
LOL! Thanks and so glad you got to try it! :)

Hi Sandi,
LOL! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Why can't ice cream be good for us???;)

Indonesia Eats said...

wow looking so yummy

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of those red-bean ice-cream on a stick I used to eat as a kid :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Adaliman,

Hi Tigerfish,
You know what? I bet it tasted like that ice cream too! :)

Blur Mommy said...

Yum, I love red bean ice-cream. Reminds me of when my mom used to make them when I was young. :)

Wandering Chopsticks said...

yay! You posted a recipe. Now I gotta clear room in my freezer to put in the ice cream maker and then I can make it.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Blur Mommy,
I love it too. The coconut milk and red bean really makes it yummy!

Hi Wandering Chopsticks,
Give it a try, and let me know what you think?