Coconut, Lemongrass, Hibiscus Ice Cream

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February 21, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson

Ice-cream-hibiscus-coconut-lemongrass-whatsonthelistAnyone for Coconut, Lemongrass, Hibiscus Ice Cream?

My name is Joanne, and “sometimes” I repeat myself.

“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream Ice Cream!”

Well, at least I am “screaming” with excitement about not only HOW easy and healthy this recipe is to make, but on  very HOT days like recently, this was the perfect ice cream recipe to cool me!

Have I mentioned, (due to health reasons) why I enjoy using Xylitol in products too?

I also “fell in love” with hibiscus tea while experiencing Egypt!

With my first time success of I Scream No Sugar Peach Ice Cream, I had put “on the list” to experiment with other ice cream flavors one day. I don’t know if it has something to do with the heat, but this was my perfect excuse to experiment!

While I was recently enjoying my Royal Toast to Gerald and my Cuisinart Valentine’s Day Foodie Dream from The Heart, I dreamt of flavor combinations that I would like introduce today!

Like in Life is Like a Bowl of Candy, Mama said, “Food, like people sometimes need introducing.” OKAY?

When I saw Vegan Hibiscus Ice Cream by Laura Friendly, I “knew” this was “on the list” I “immediately” thought, “WHO (meaning what ingredient or ingredients) could I “introduce” Mr. (organic) Hibiscus tea to?

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And then I saw Hibiscus Semifreddo on Simplicious and thought, “Oooh, this would be lovely as can be!”

When I remembered I previously had “on the list” to create a recipe with Lemongrass Milk on Cupcake blog, my mind went into “ice cream flavor overdrive

It was THEN I thought to introduce Mr. Hibiscus, to Mrs. Lemongrass and with Master Coconut the Third!

See what happens during the very hot weather and my mind is frozen on making ice cream!

“PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!!

All three recipes “seemed” to have YELLED out at me!!!

Is it me, or do recipes YELL out at you sometimes too!

The other part of my brain politely reminded me “Please pick and create one…one for fun too!”
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried hibiscus tea
3/4 cup boiling water
juice from one lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
3/4 cups Xylitol Icing Mix ( I used Naturally Sweet brand— see below)
500 mls (17 fl oz — 2 cups) Organic Coconut milk (I used Dr. Antonio Martins**)
1- 2 stalks lemongrass, (whole stalks) finely sliced

NOTE:

Feel free to substitute finely granulated sugar for Xylitol; coconut milk to personal taste and brand noting sweetness of hibiscus with icing sugar.

In a pan on the stove, combine coconut milk and lemongrass; bring to a SLOW gentle simmer; simmer three minutes. Turn off heat; allow to warm.

NOTE:
I know this “might” sound a bit strange, but WHEN you make this, you will know what I mean as the mixture will go from hot to warm.

When lemongrass milk mixture is warm, transfer half of the milk and “most” of the lemongrass into a blender; pulse for 30 seconds.

Transfer back into lemongrass milk mixture and allow to completely cool.

In boiling water, add dried hibiscus tea; Take off heat and allow to seap 15 minutes.

Strain through fine sieve; completely cool.

HINT AND TIP:
I placed the strained tea in the fridge for faster cooling.

In a stand  mixer add hibiscus tea, icing sugar (also called powdered sugar or confectionery sugar; whisk until dissolved.

Whisk in cooled lemongrass milk about ten minutes or until it forms soft peaks.

NOTE:
Taste mixture and adjust for personal taste “before” freezing.

Pour mixture into an airtight container and freeze overnight.

HINT AND TIP:

When you pour the mixture into the container, with the back of a spoon, make sure all the air bubbles are out or mixture will freeze with air bubbles in the ice cream.

Do you like the flavor combination of Coconut, Lemongrass, Hibiscus Ice Cream?
Was the introduction of Master Coconut, Mr. Hibiscus and Mrs. Lemongrass unique as they (the ingredients) did seem?

What flavor combinations with Hibiscus tea would YOU like to see?

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FOLLOW UP NOTES:

I enjoyed the combination of flavors and the texture of the ice cream.

The original recipe calls to freeze for “at least 4 hours”.

I wanted to make sure it settled; hence placing in the freezer overnight.

The makes for a lovely, light, healthy, summer dessert….” A Delight!”

The Naturally Sweet Xylitol Icing Mix was sent to me to try and create some unusual recipes!

Look forward to reading more about the Naturally Sweet’s Xylitol Icing Mix, Xylitol products and recipes shortly as the product today did please.

The words are my own thoughts and honest review.

I previously used Xylitol in my daily life too!

** Made from Organic coconut milk from green coconuts (cocos nucifera) with pulp (min. 40%); Lot in fat, Cholesterol-free, Vegan, Free from preservatives and colouring, lactose-free
SOURCE:
http://www.cocojuice.com.au/coco-milk/pure-organic-coconut-milk-500ml

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60 thoughts on “Coconut, Lemongrass, Hibiscus Ice Cream

  1. I’ve never tasted hibiscus. I think I’ve been missing something. YUM!

  2. Nettie says:

    I love hibiscus tea! Looks wonderful Joanne! Nettie

  3. What a fabulous combo of flavors!

  4. Such an intriguing combination of flavors you put in this ice cream Joanne!

  5. Not only is this tasty to look at, it must be very tasty to eat.

  6. This looks yummy! Thank you for linking up this weeks Merry Monday Link Party!

  7. Cook With a Shoe says:

    Now this looks delicious! Yum! I need to break out my ice cream maker and start experimenting.

  8. There are so many teas Joanne! I’ve never heard of Hibiscus tea. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us again at #AnythingGoes – see you next week.

  9. G’day Joanne! I’m so glad you re-posted this delicious Coconut Lemongrass Hibiscus Ice Cream. I love to make homemade ice cream. You have inspired me to try a new flavor and as soon as I have a chance I’ll give this a go! Thanks, pinning/sharing.

  10. This looks delicious! I love the soft purple colour of the ice cream :)

  11. Joanne, this looks like a great flavor combination for the ice cream. I enjoy flavouring food with dried hibiscus flowers- for those people interested in where to buy the dried flowers, I have my own hibiscus plant and simply cut the flowers off and dry them for 15 minutes in a low oven- so easy!

  12. Michelle says:

    May I ask if the xylitol is an essential ingredient for consistency and structure or is it just there for taste? Do you think that it could be omitted completely? Thanks loads for such a great looking recipe!

    • Thanks Michelle for stopping by! Always feel free to use equal amounts of sugar in any recipe you see xylitol! I use the sugarless sugar in my daily cooking and baking and am heaps healthier for it!

  13. Caterina says:

    I have a question the Xylitol Icing Mix can be replaced with fine granulated sugar or regular icing sugar? Will it still forms soft peaks with out the Xylitol

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  15. Alli says:

    Your beautiful ice cream is featured at the Pretty Pintastic Party this week! I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ice cream as lovely! I bet it’s really tasty!

  16. Kristy gd says:

    Joanne, I wanted to let you know that I loved the combination you came up with for your ice cream! I featured you over on Creative Spark this week, so feel free to stop over and grab a featured button if you want!

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  18. This sounds amazing! I would never have put these flavors together but they sound so inviting. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  19. Thanks Dina as it is always fun at a party with you!

  20. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen Dreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

  21. Oh wow, this is something completely different – I love it! I have never made ice cream, but now seems a good time to start!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning. Hope we see you again next week :-)

  22. I love ice cream and new flavors for this summer is one of my goals as I’ve been experimenting with combining different ingredients. This one looks so good and lovely photos! Pinned this, found your link @ #GetHimFed. Happy weekend!

  23. This looks beautiful and sounds so delicious. I’m going to have to try it, I love using coconut milk in my ice cream recipes.

  24. fabulous! I love that it’s vegan as well. And, well, I feel like ice cream is a meal, so count me in!!! :) Pinned, stumbled & tweeting

  25. Kecia says:

    This looks wonderful Joanne! So refreshing!

  26. Such a unique and bursting with flavors ice cream!

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  28. G’day Joanne, I just came from Mrs. Diner’s Ice Cream party this week. I love reading your posts and this recipe sounds so delicious. I’ll have to give it a try, and since it’s ice cream I’m sure I will enjoy it.

    Joanne

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  30. jeffreyrjoseph says:

    Where can I buy, Hibiscus <> Location is Miami,Florida 33157-3666 … -_- …
    Thank-you … -_- …

    • G’day! I have some contacts in the States and will get back to you! Thank you! I am sure it can be sourced locally, in an Asian shop, at the local markets or conveniently online. I will let you know! Cheers! Joanne

    • G’day! As a friendly follow up today, my contacts say hibiscus can easily be obtained in your are are Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, most grocery stores, or online at Amazon too!
      Hope this helps! Good Luck! Please let me know how you go!

  31. Where do I but Hibiscus, <> … -_- …

    • Thank you jeffreyrjosephj If you can email me what region of the world you are from (as there is no information via your Gravatar), I will be try and assist you further. Click on my About Me photo on my Home Page; it will click through to my Gravatar; then click on “email me” Look forward to hearing from you. Should you wish, you can always substitute your other favorite loose tea as think peach would go nicely with this too! :)

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  33. Kim says:

    That color is just stunning. I can only imagine serving that at a dinner party and the looks you would get. Just beautiful; and I bet it tastes just as well.

  34. That colour!! Wauw <3 it!

  35. LuAnn says:

    Looks absolutely yummy!

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