Coconut Ice Cream with Pineapple Curd Swirl
Summer is not over yet. Not in the least in my book and yet, so many friends are saying “hurry up fall”. No!! I also refuse to look at Pinterest right now. There are TONS of pumpkin recipes being pinned already and Christmas stuff! Stop it, people, just stop. Let me have the rest of my summer thankyouverymuch
We got back from another amazing beach vacation a few days ago so our tans are still looking good, I still have a soild 5 lbs of sand in my car, I seriously haven’t fully unpacked yet and I am pretty sure my kids still have sand in their hair. Its SO HARD to wash out. I joke I need a pressure washer for my kids. They loved doing sand angles at the beach.
I have to admit I thought ( HA HA) that summer was going to be a little slower paced than the school year and I would be able to get more posts done than my usual once a week. I am really trying to get to 2-3 recipes a week up on the blog. Um, yeah. Summer has been busy! Between swimming and tennis lessons for both my kids, me playing tennis ( I compete in league tennis as well), my husband working extra hours so we could go on two beach vacations ( which were both so awesome) and us having lots of days at the pool, I have just been way busy and my recipe creating this summer has been slow. I saw quality and not quantity, right?
Speaking of quality, this curd. I love making curd and love curds swirled into ice cream. So I thought to myself “I should make a pineapple curd swirled ice cream”.
Well I made it. Then it sat in my fridge for two days before I churned it. Then I froze it. Ummmm I won’t even say how long it was in my freezer before I finally photographed it. Busy summer… but here it is finally. And since it is still summer, perfectly appropriate to make and eat. Also, the curd recipe makes more than what I added into the ice cream, and its so good on pancakes, waffles, yogurt, just a spoon shoved into you mouth.
This ice cream is a little more time consuming than most, since it has to parts along with steeping the ice cream base for extra coconutty flavor, but it is well worth it. Plus the curd can be made ahead of time and good things come to those who wait and this ice cream is most definitely worth waiting for. On vacation this past week we went to an ice cream shop in Dana Point, Ca. that sells Lappert’s Ice Cream.
Lappert’s is from Hawaii and their flavors are so amazing. Kauai Pie is my favorite, its a Kona coffee ice cream swirled with cake pieces, chocolate fudge, macadamia nuts and coconut flakes. Its my most favorite ice cream ever. I introduced my kids to the ” we can eat ice cream before dinner when we are on vacation” rule that I came up with and their eyes were as wide as saucers. They love vacation rules. So as far as I am concerned, its still summer vacation so go ahead and make and eat this ice cream, before dinner.
For the Coconut Ice Cream
For the Pineapple Curd:
Ice Cream Instructions:
Now if you will excuse me, I have a tan I need to go work on. And some ice cream to eat, before dinner.