Tender Coconut Ice Cream

If you are a fan of Natural Tender Coconut Ice Cream, well then here’s the good news – you can easily make it at home!

Super simple recipe which requires no ice cream maker and is a breeze to put together.

tender coconut ice cream in a waffle cone

Temperatures have been soaring here in the pacific north-west. This weekend we went on a road trip to Canon Beach and Portland and god it was hot. Canon Beach was wonderful actually, the weather was lovely but Portland was burning.

I actually felt like I was walking in Delhi. And I don’t feel that very often here. I am looking forward to the cooler temperatures from mid-week.

Since it has been so hot, I have been making a lot of homemade frozen treats. But out of everything that I have made so far, this Tender Coconut Ice Cream has to be my favorite!

This recipe is inspired from the tender coconut ice cream from Natural.

Natural is a popular ice cream chain in India. I had there ice cream for the very first time while visiting my friend in Mumbai. There ice creams are made from real ingredients, aren’t too sweet and what I love most about them is that you can actually taste the flavor of the fruit.

three scoops of tender coconut ice cream in a blue bowl

I remember being blown away with the flavors on their ice creams. And I was so disappointed that we didn’t have Natural in Delhi. I have heard of stories people sneaking in ice creams in their baggage on their flight from Mumbai to Delhi. Yes, it’s quite a craze.

But after few years, much to my happiness Natural opened their outlets in Delhi. So since then, whenever I go back, I make sure to have the ice cream. I love all their fruit ice creams from mango to chikoo (sapota) to sitaphal (custard apple)!

One of their most popular ice creams is the tender coconut ice cream. It’s really one of its kind. There are no artificial flavors and you actually feel like eating a tender coconut while eating that ice cream.

I wanted to create the exact ice cream at home but without an ice cream maker and I am so glad that it turned out perfect!

Where do I find tender coconut?

This tender coconut ice cream recipe obviously calls for tender coconut. The dry brown coconut won’t do it for this recipe.

You should look for tender coconuts at Asian Stores like H Mart. I have also seen them at Whole Foods. The younger the coconut, the better it is for this ice cream.

You want the meat/flesh of the coconut to be really soft for this ice cream.

inverted waffle cone with tender coconut ice cream

How to get real tender coconut flavor in the ice cream?

Simply by using real ingredients!

I have used tender coconut flesh here along with the fresh coconut water that I got from the coconut.

I also added some coconut milk to the ice cream base. You may skip it but I think it makes the ice cream creamier and also adds to the flavor.

To add to the texture, I also added some bits of chopped coconut to the ice cream at the end. Do not miss it!

This Natural style Tender Coconut Ice Cream

✓ is made without any ice cream maker

✓ literally takes 10-15 minutes to make the ice cream base and freeze it

✓ freezes beautifully without an ice cream maker

✓ tastes exactly like the tender coconut ice cream from Natural

✓ tastes like just eating a real tender coconut!

I also ended up adding a little coconut extract to the base but it’s completely optional. If you don’t have it, simply skip it.

So if you are craving the tender coconut ice cream, I hope you give this recipe a try. You will be amazed at how easy it really is to make it at home.

Method

1- To a blender, add 1 cup of chopped tender coconut meat, coconut milk and tender coconut water.

2- Blend to a smooth paste.

3- Place your mixing bowl and beater in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before you beat the cream. To a large bowl, add cold heavy cream.

4- Using your hand mixer or wire whisk attachment of your stand mixer, beat cream until it forms firm peaks. Be careful not to over-beat.

step pictures of making tender coconut ice cream

5- Add the prepared coconut paste to the whipped cream. Fold with gentle strokes, in one direction.

6- Stir in the condensed milk and mix until combined. I used the entire 14 oz can of condensed milk for this recipe. If you want it less sweet, reserve around 1/4 cup. Again, fold in gently and not vigorously.

7- Lastly add the remaining 1/2 cup of the chopped coconut to the ice cream base and fold gently.

8- Pour ice cream into freezer safe container and freeze the ice cream until set, around 6 to 8 hours.

step pictures of making tender coconut ice cream

Once the tender coconut ice cream is set, scoop it out and enjoy!

pair of hands holding a cone of tender coconut ice cream

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Tender Coconut Ice Cream

Homemade Tender Coconut Ice Cream which tastes exactly like the ice cream from Natural! Make this creamy ice cream at home without an ice cream maker! 

tender coconut ice cream in a waffle cone
Course Ice Cream
Cuisine Indian
Keyword tender coconut ice cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Manali
5 from 3 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups chopped tender coconut meat, divided
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup tender coconut water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz can condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract, optional

Instructions

  1. To a blender, add 1 cup of chopped tender coconut meat, coconut milk and tender coconut water. Blend to a smooth paste.

  2. Place your mixing bowl and beater in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before you beat the cream. To a large bowl, add cold heavy cream.

  3. Using your hand mixer or wire whisk attachment of your stand mixer, beat cream until it forms firm peaks. Be careful not to over-beat.

  4. Add the prepared coconut paste to the whipped cream. Fold with gentle strokes, in one direction.

  5. Stir in the condensed milk and mix until combined. I used the entire 14 oz can of condensed milk for this recipe. If you want it less sweet, reserve around 1/4 cup. Again, fold in gently and not vigorously.


  6. Lastly add the remaining 1/2 cup of the chopped coconut to the ice cream base and fold gently.

  7. Pour ice cream into freezer safe container and freeze the ice cream until set, around 6 to 8 hours.

  8. Once the tender coconut ice cream is set, scoop it out and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Tender Coconut Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 347mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 17%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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