KITCHEN CONCOCTIONS | ISLAND ICE CREAM

26 July 2011







I was craving coconut water the other day and then I had a flashback when my aunt and uncle used to crack open young coconuts and poured us a refreshing glass. Then, we'd use the coconut halves as bowls, scooped ice cream into them and ate it with the coconut meat. Yurrrm. Wow...that's like the roots of OLD BRAND NEW! Anyway, I decided to try it for myself and voila! I call it the island ice cream.

Have any of you ever opened a coconut? It's actually pretty easy. First, you hack around at the top of the coconut with the corner of a knife. Be super careful with your dainty fingers. And after the top is opened, pour coconut water into a cup. Young coconut water is the best so drink up! Now, hack the coconut in half and scoop ice cream into it. Here, I used green tea ice cream and durian ice cream and sprinkled raw, crushed peanuts. Enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. Oh my: I saw this come up on Flickr, looking utterly delicious, and now that I know exactly what's in it, it looks even more irresistible...it's like a South-East-Asian flavour ambassador!

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  2. delicious! coconuts aren't exactly plentiful here in ohio, so i will have to try this next time i am in LA!

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  3. Whoa, durian ice cream? Does it smell? Where did you get it?

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  4. @ PoetessWug It's so good, you got to try it!

    @ Lynn South-East Asian flavor ambassador. That's so well put! :D

    @ Amanda Jane Thank you.

    @ Drew They're everywhere here, you can even find them on the streets! :)

    @ Crystal It smells...sweet! You can find them at Asian markets like 99 Ranch or just hit up the SGV and there's one on every block.

    @ Jennifer I love durian too! It sooo good.

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  5. Holy heaven! You are a master (in the kitchen + behind the camera). :)

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  6. @ Rolerkite Haha. Hell yeah it is! :D

    @ Little Bouquets Thanks! It's delicious.

    @ Jessica You are too kind. Thank you! I'll have to make some for ya!

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  7. WOW. All I can say is... brilliant.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  8. What gorgeous pictures, they look like they are straight from the pages of a beautiful food magazine!

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  9. Ah, so refreshing!
    You are taking such excellent care of us during this heat wave ;)

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  10. Green tea ice cream is one of my faves!! and look at you with the cute coconut bowl. Aren't you fancy.

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  11. so beautiful. let's do a jungalow cook book!!!

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  12. Uhmm...hello ice cream gorgeousness!

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  13. I never saw this kind of dessert before, it looks so so tasty and also just visualy beautiful.
    The photographs are also really nice.

    I will propably make a try in the next days, thank you for sharing your tips.

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  14. These are gorgeous and look so delicious!

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  15. ahhhhhhh, you make me miss summer SO much!

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  16. ice cream looks mmmazing

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  17. Your ice cream looks so yummy!!! ♥

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  18. Awesome concept and presentation. Sounds super yummy. I have friends with little restaurants in Bali where, of course, coconuts are in plentiful supply. I'll have to get them to put this on the menu!

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