This weekend, we were supposed to go to our monthly dinner club. The theme was THAI. I love Thai, yes I do. So, I was sad when circumstances had forced us to reschedule (host's kiddies were sick :(). I'd already made my COCONUT ICE CREAM and SWEET STICKY RICE. We already had a babysitter (my brother took the kids for the entire night - woooot!!!). So, we went on a date instead.
First, we saw Wanderlust.
Yes, it is a RAD movie. I happened to have loved it. It was a little vulgar, a lot funny, and not sappy (okay, a little sappy). At the beginning of the movie, I totally wanted to live in a commune. But by the end of the movie, I was happy right where I was. I'd watch that movie again & again.
After the movie, we went to Sopranos, a new Italian restaurant. We had steamed mussels as an appetizer. I had the wood fire pizza for my main course, and my hot husband had the Ahi tuna on risotto. He had a scotch and I had TWO mojitos. When we got home, we watched Rum Diaries, which I thought was boooooooring. Even though Johnny Depp is my boyfriend.
Anyway, that coconut ice cream did not go to waste. And since I took photos through my process of making the amazzzzing coconut ice cream, I thought I'd share. Maybe you can make some coconut icecream, too? (BONUS! You do not need an ice cream maker.)
What you'll need. (not pictured: 4 eggs and 1 cup of sugar)
I didn't have a double boiler, so I used two pots. The pot underneath has boiling water. In the pot on top are the eggs mixed with 1 cup of sugar. Stir constantly for about 10 minutes. (Make sure boiling water is rolling, but not overflowing)
As sugar/egg mixture is cooling down, pour 1 pint of heavy whipping cream into a bowl. (At this point, you can use a mixer, if you prefer.)
Stir frantically!!! The quicker, the thicker.
When the heavy cream is more like a whipped cream, add in 1 can of coconut milk and 1/4 c of flaked coconut. Add in the cooled egg mixture, too, as well as 1tsp of vanilla. Stir everything together, and then pour into a glass container.
And be happy.