Coconut ice cream/how to make evaporated milk

Last week I bought a cookbook on Mexican, South American and Caribbean food - I have spent the week marking all the recipes I want to try - I even took it to work to read in my lunch hour.  Below is  one of these recipes.  It was easy to make and tastes smooth and creamy.  I make my ice-cream in the KitchenAid ice-cream bowl, and it created 2 litres of ice-cream.  I bought a tub of ice-cream the other day and it was around $7.00, this is free of anything artificial and much cheaper and tastes far better!
  • 400g evaporated milk (recipe below if you want to make it yourself)
  • 400g condensed milk (I used a 397g can and it was fine) (homemade version: link)
  • 400g coconut milk (I used coconut cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essences
  • freshly grated nutmeg
If using an ice-cream maker: Mix the ingredients in a jug, chill in freezer for 30 minutes, pour into the ice-cream maker and churn as directed (mine took 20mins to thicken).

Making by hand: blend the ingredients thoroughly.  Place the bowl in the freezer and chill for about 1-2 hours until semi-frozen. Remove from freezer and whisk the mixture vigorously until it is light and fluffly and almost doubled in volume. Pour into a container and freeze.  

  • 2/3 cup non-fat dy milk powder
  • 3/4 cup water
Mix the water and the milk powder together, then use as you would a can of evaporated milk.  Evaporated milk is fresh milk with about 60% of its water content removed.



  1. The coconut ice cream sounds good. I have never made ice cream before, and since I have a kitchen aid, I might give this recipe a try.

  2. Mara Wildflower - it is very easy and tastes so much better than bought ice-cream. I generally don't make egg based ice-cream as that is a slower process, but it is still quite easy to make. An ice-cream maker does make it quick to beat.

  3. I'm going to have to give this a go... And these recipes are fantastic to reduce the amount of cans we buy! Healthier, too! :)


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