4/24/10

chocolate coconut sherbet



This is one of those recipes. You know the recipe you have to make. It's like a siren's song. Resistance is futile and nothing good is going to come about it.  Want to know why? The description says "This tastes like a Mounds bar!"

Really? Prove it to me because I might like ice cream if it tastes like a Mounds bar.



Does it taste like a Mounds bar? Let's put it this way... when I tasted the mixture before it was churned in the ice cream maker. I giggled out loud and "Oh shit, it really does taste like a Mounds bar!" and was absolutely delighted with the results.



i actually ate this bowl of ice cream... go figure

chocolate coconut sherbet: ready for dessert by david lebovitz

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups canned Thai coconut milk
1 tablespoon dark rum
toasted coconut, optional
chopped almonds, optional

In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat, add the chocolate, and whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in coconut milk and  rum.

Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Freeze in a ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions.

Serve with toasted coconut and chopped almonds if desired.




8 comments:

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I would eat two or three bowls of that. OMG, a mounds bar, which I love, the only thing that would send me over the top would be to add almonds and make it almond joy ice cream. Lord that looks and sounds so good.

Melissa said...

It was good enough to make you eat ice cream? Wowza.

Julia said...

interesting... I love mounds bars, but don't like ice cream. It sounds like I'd like this though, eh?

Vickie said...

I've never made homemade ice cream, but would try this if it tastes like a Mounds bar - sweet!

Debbie said...

Holy Mole! I love this, I guess I have to go get some more coconut, huh? Thank you and love your site and the name is so cool.

natural selection said...

I have to say this looks awesome! but I hate shaved coconut the texture drives me nuts!
Alright so I have a few issues..
So this would be perfect for me sans coconut, and for my friends as is. really great pics by the way!

Amy said...

Sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't. Love mounds bars. I secretly snagged all of them out of Haley's Halloween bag last year.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Okay. I'm weirded out by the anti-ice-cream sentiment, but yeah, if it tastes like a Mounds bar, it's going to be great (unless you don't like coconut, but that's a whole other discussion). I'm sold on this recipe.