Creamy Strawberry Coconut Ice cream
Creamy Strawberry Coconut Ice cream

Creamy Strawberry Coconut Ice cream

Just the other day my shiny new Cuisine Art Ice-Cream maker arrived, naturally I was dying to throw in the ingredients for my first batch of ice-cream! This is not my first ice-cream maker… I have had two poor specimens prior to this purchase, but I really wanted to believe there was an ice-cream machine out there for me.  I just had to hope this experience, and this machine would be different.

Coconut & Strawberry Ice-cream

Vegan Strawberry Ice-cream

My online purchase was through Your Home Depot, as they were the cheapest and offered free delivery. (The machine arrived quickly!! Delivered on day 3… thanks guys!) Due to my two previous failed ice-cream machine I undertaken extensive online research.  I read forums to gauge people satisfaction with their machines and read countless reviews. I discovered that in Australia it comes down to a choice of two machines.  The Breville Smart Scoop BCI600 and the Cuisine Art.  The Breville was slightly cheaper, but it only had a one litre capacity bowl compared to the Cuisine Art 1.5 litre.

Ice-cream maker review

Cuisine Art Ice-cream Maker

I settled on the a Cuisine Art  1.5L Ice Cream Maker with Compressor. If you are reading this article and considering a machine, make sure you buy an ice-cream maker with built in compressor. My failed attempts were all with the “freeze the bowl prior to use” style of machine”. For my Cuisine Arts’ maiden voyage I have chosen to make a dairy free, vegan friendly, strawberry coconut ice cream. I have had this ice-cream on my mind since I first went online to make my purchase.

Easy Srawberry Ice-cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice-cream

You may ask, what event caused this impulse online purchase. I wanted to join the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop hosted by Kitchen Crusader and this month we were given the topic of “Licensed to Chill.” Each participant presents a delicious frozen dessert… I so much wanted to be a part of this linky party, and I was not enjoying making ice-cream by hand.

Dessert Blog Hop

Sweet Adventures Blog Hop Logo

So for lots of other delicious frozen treats posted by fellow SABH participants  follow the “Licensed to Chill” Blog Hop organised by The Capers of the Kitchen Crusader.

Vegan Strawberry Coconut Ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 750g fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled (3Punnets)
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 400ml coconut cream
  • 2 Tbs Malibu
  • 1 Tbs Strawberry liquor

Method:

Chop the berries and place them into a blender. Add the sugar, blend briefly, and allow the fruit and sugar to macerate for one hour at room temperature.

Strawberries and coconut cream for a simple ice-cream

Blending Strawberries & Coconut Cream

Add the coconut cream and liquors to the strawberry mixture and puree again until smooth.

Strawberry Vegan Ice-cream

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

If desired the seeds can be strained from the mixture, I didn’t feel this was necessary. Refrigerate the mixture in the blender for two hours. After two hours remove the blender from the fridge and blend once more to combine the ingredients. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. *Be wary of adding more than 3 tablespoons of liquor to the ice cream. Alcohol softens the texture so the more you add, the less-hard the ice cream will get.  The alcohol was very useful in ensuring the ice-cream does not become to hard to scoop after being in the freezer.

Cuisine Art Ice-cream review

Churning Strawberry Ice-cream

I found that my machine needed just over one hour to bring the ice-cream to a soft serve consistency. (Although I was impatient and the mixture only spent one hour chilling in the fridge prior to churning).

Ice-cream in just two steps and three ingredients

Strawberry and Coconut Ice-cream.

Once complete I placed the ice-cream canister in the freezer to continue the freezing process.  This is the easiest ice-cream making experience I have ever had! If you are interested in an ice-cream maker that really works, check out this link. Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

It was a complete success. Please check out other Sweet Adventures Blog Hop .

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Comments

  1. I’ve yet to open my ice cream machine maker from Christmas! Fingers crossed it’s got the built in compressor so I can replicate your enticing strawberry coconut ice cream.

    P.s. As the hubby can be a bit lactose intolerant, very much appreciate the use of coconut cream. Thanks, Julie!

  2. I have never had an ice cream maker, or tasted coconut ice cream, but they both sound good to me!!!

  3. Your Strawberry & Coconut Ice-cream is gorgeous. I love that vibrant pink/red. Just so pretty. Your recipe is really simple and easy to follow too, what a great plus. I got my ice cream machine last summer and loved it! I’ve been using it so often even in the winter. 🙂 Mine is the same brand but different model. But it works so well. Yes, I rely on previous customers review a lot before I make a major purchase. Isn’t it the best? 🙂 Can’t wait what you’re whipping up next with this shiny beauty.

  4. OK, even though there is freezing rain and sleet hitting the side of our house, I could really gobble up a big bowl of this gorgeous ice cream. I can’t think of a better flavor than strawberry coconut! Congrats on your new toy 🙂

  5. You used it so well my friend, this looks utterly gorgeous 😀
    I would love to eat your ice cream all day long!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. An ice cream machine, that´s such a good purchase. The flavors you mixed are so interesting, like a creamy sorbet! Wonderful! And the blender just makes it a snap.

  7. This looks fantastic – you put your new toy to good use! I don’t have an ice cream maker and don’t see one fitting into my jammed kitchen cupboards anytime soon, but these sorts of posts make me wish I did have one to play with.

  8. What a lovely combination of flavors in your ice cream…it looks delicious.

  9. Coconut and strawberry combination? That’s wonderful! I’ve made strawberry cheesecake ice cream before but this year I am interested in matching with my favorite coconut! Once it gets a little warmer I’m ready to make ice cream… can’t wait. 🙂

  10. Glad that you’ve finally found the perfect ice-cream machine, looking forwards to all your ice cream recipes 🙂

  11. Coconut cream, strawberries and appropriate tasting booze added. Oh yes, this is my type of ice cream, even if it is dairy free. Will be giving it a go Julie, am in love with this recipe.

  12. I’ve tossed up for ages about whether to buy one of the compressor machines! It came down to not having enough kitchen space but I know what you mean about freezer bowls and failures. Unless your freezer gets really cold (luckily, ours now does) then it’s a disaster! This however looks divine and I like how you veganfied it by using coconut cream!

  13. Although it’s freezing outside at my country, I am really going to try this icecream at home!
    It just looks heavenly good.

  14. Lovely recipe and thanks for sharing all those handy tips, too!

  15. Strawberries and coconut, delicious! I have the little sister to your machine, the pre-freeze Cuisinart, and my SABH ice cream was it’s first go. Really happy with it but would love to have one with a compressor one day! Thanks for joining the hop!

  16. I need one of these machines, I love frozen desserts but really have to limit my dairy. Much of the shop bought sorbets contain high fructose corn syrup which I also cannot have (sigh) making my own from scratch seems like a much better idea!

  17. That looks really good! I am getting an ice cream maker soon and I cannot wait to play with it.

    I’m stopping by to say ‘hi’ from Katherine’s Favorite Things Thursday – better late than never.

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  18. Thank you for sharing this deliciousness at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I’m shining the light on you on Monday!

  19. I LOVE your shots 🙂 this sounds/looks perfect!

  20. Oh I got the same machine for Christmas! Love your recipe indeed, and having so much fun thinking up yummy mixtures too. So nice and easy with the compressor isn’t it?

  21. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  22. Hey, thanks for joining the link up for Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter. I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the other links. I have been reading them all and must say my ice cream cravings are now almost out of control! Cheers
    Ps I am signing up to follow your blog. A follow back would be great – or maybe you have already?
    Pps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just let me know your email address. It will be kept private.

  23. I Love your blog;thank you very much for the interesting ideas.|I really like your blog;thanks for the great ideas.}

  24. Yum! I made a very similar recipe on my blog recently except made a syrup out of the strawberries – this one looks lovely and fresh too 🙂 Strawberry and coconut go so well together I think!

  25. Oh thank you so much Katherine!

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