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Shredded coconut makes a good topping for ice cream as do other types of nut.

Homemade Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

coconut flakesIngredients:
1 cup double (heavy) cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup coconut flakes (packed down)
8oz (200g) can of sweetened coconut cream

Method: Take the milk and coconut cream and blend in a food processor. When smooth, carefully stir in the cream and coconut flakes.

Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Serves 6-8

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Coconut is an unusual food in that it produces not only milk and oil but also meat and juice. It has a long history and offers both nutritional and medicinal benefits which you can read about here. It's not surprising to find coconut flavor in most ice cream parlors as it has been and probably always will remain a firm favorite with people of every age. Author: Shelagh Caudle