This recipe is fast, refreshing and delicious! NOTE: You'll want to halve this recipe if you are using a Cuisinart® or similar 1-1/2 automatic ice cream maker, like I do.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk coconut milk, sugar, half-and-half, lime juice, lime zest, and salt together in a bowl until sugar dissolves. Transfer coconut mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions until it reaches 'soft-serve' consistency.

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  • Transfer ice cream to a lidded plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer for at least 3 hours or overnight.

  • Scoop ice cream into stemmed glasses or bowls. Garnish with mango and and lime slices.

Cook's Note:

Taste test before placing in machine, so you'll have an idea if the recipe needs more lime or sugar to suit your taste. I often substitute half and half for 2% milk or vanilla soy milk. I have even used canned evaporated milk (chilled) - NOT the non-fat version. The less fat, of course, the more icy the resulting product will be. Lemon would probably work equally well, in place of lime.

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 40.4g 13% DV; fat 24.5g 38% DV; cholesterol 11.2mg 4% DV; sodium 26.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2013
Tasting this right out of the ice cream machine it tastes like a light lime sherbet. I think some coconut extract might help with the coconut taste. I halved the recipe to fit in my small ice cream maker and I only had one can of coconut milk. I can see making this again and again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2017
It's tangy and nice but very light-bodied. Half-way between an ice cream and a sorbet. A little too light for my taste but excellent if that's what you're looking for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2013
Tasting this right out of the ice cream machine it tastes like a light lime sherbet. I think some coconut extract might help with the coconut taste. I halved the recipe to fit in my small ice cream maker and I only had one can of coconut milk. I can see making this again and again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2017
It's tangy and nice but very light-bodied. Half-way between an ice cream and a sorbet. A little too light for my taste but excellent if that's what you're looking for. Read More