Waste Not, Want Not

I tried substituting in 1 cup of coconut milk for 1 cup of the heavy cream in tonight’s ice cream experiment. Mostly because I only had 1 cup of heavy cream, and I had an opened can of coconut milk in the fridge with 1 cup left. Waste not, want not…

As expected, the result tasted lighter than usual — coconut milk is 552 calories / cup, as opposed to heavy cream’s 821 calories / cup. I don’t know that I’d want that for chocolate, but I was making passionfruit ice cream and the lighter mouthfeel paired well with the tropical flavor. And of course, the coconut milk brought its own tasty deliciousness as well. I reduced the sugar by 1/4 c., since coconut milk is sweet.

Verdict for coconut milk & passionfruit ice cream? Recommended — would make again, especially on a hot summer day. I had it with the last bit of yesterday’s waffles, and if I’d had fresh mango on hand, I would’ve added that too.

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