coolio: coconut chocolate chunk ice cream + mexican chocolate ice cream


Vancouver is in the middle of a heat wave and I couldn’t be happier. For some crazy reason, even though the temperature is climbing, we haven’t needed to turn on a fan. Our apartment seems to exist in some crazy netherworld of cool. Not that I’m complaining one bit. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve got a few pints of homemade ice cream in our freezer too.

For the Canada Day long weekend, Cornelius and I decided to pull out our ancient (but oh-so-pretty!) teal-coloured Sears ice cream maker out of storage and put it to good use. Wanting to rival our favorite gelato at our neighbourhood shop, I decided to make a coconut chocolate chunk ice cream and just to be on the safe side, we also made a mexican chocolate version. Actually, my mexican chocolate version started out being only cinnamon-flavoured, but when I told Cornelius I was making cinnamon ice cream, he balked. I gave in to pressure and turned the cinnamon into something pretty special. 2 different kinds of hand churned ice cream? Oh yeah.

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14 comments to “coolio: coconut chocolate chunk ice cream + mexican chocolate ice cream”

  1. 1
    lobstersquad   July 11, 2007 at 2:20 am

    I can´t make ice cream. I´m in denial as to how much actual cream goes into it, and if I see it I worry. neighbourhood shop´s the thing for me

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    Rachel   July 11, 2007 at 7:43 am

    beautiful! is that a pyrex bowl?

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    kickpleat   July 11, 2007 at 11:20 am

    lobstersquad, there isn’t that much cream…and it’s not the full fatty thick cream either! but one still has to keep the local shop in business too!

    rachel, yup, it’s an old thrifted pyrex bowl.

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    wellunderstood   July 11, 2007 at 11:50 am

    crapola! i’m not doing sugar for medical reasons and your post is so tempting and lovely. i love homemade ice cream. i’ll have to settle for some fresh cherries instead.

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    Sara   July 11, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    dear kickpleat,

    please send me a bowl of the coconut chocolate ice cream.

    thank you in advance.

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    Terry B   July 11, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    I love the cayenne pepper in this! A wonderful touch. High-end chocolatier Vosges here in Chicago often uses hot spices and other unexpected additions to create really exciting flavors.

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    Joanne   July 11, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    What’s a woman to do when she doesn’t have an ice-cream maker? I know, I know…kick the can :)

    Actually, I’ve been on a 3-week detox thing for health reasons, so dairy and meat and wheat is out of my diet for the time being.

    Starting next week I will make it a point of indulging in some ice-cream – it probably won’t be nearly as good as yours but…Greg’s all-natural ice cream shoppe makes a wicked roasted marshmallow ice cream. It tastes almost as good as a real carmelized roasted marshmallow with its malty goodness!

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    Dawn   July 11, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Marvelous… makes me want to find an old ice cream maker on my jaunts to the fleamarket!

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    Patricia Scarpin   July 12, 2007 at 5:44 am

    I love ice cream. So much!
    These flavors are delicious, I’m sure!

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    kickpleat   July 12, 2007 at 9:12 am

    wellunderstood, i think ice cream will be worth the wait! and fresh cherries aren’t a bad subsitute either!

    haha, sara!! i wonder if it would melt getting to calgary?

    terryb, the hot pepper really works well here. now vosges bacon chocolate is something i’d love to try!!

    joanne, you could kick the can! it’s easy to do. but next week, endulge! ice cream is good for the spirits!

    dawn, i love mine and we break it out of storage every summer (and sometimes during the winter too!)

    patricia, who doesn’t love ice cream? crazy people, that’s who!

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    Taylor   July 12, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    I’m in the midst of an ice cream machine love affair. I make it every week, so I’ll give one of these a go.

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    Mari   July 17, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Yippie-skippie, I just ordered an ice cream maker online! Can’t wait!

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    kickpleat   July 17, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    taylor, let me know how it turns out! i too am suffering from an ice-cream love affair!

    mevrouw cupcake…summer will be so much more awesome making your own ice cream! enjoy :)

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