One 13.5 oz can full-fat coconut milk.I have the best results with Thai brand
2cupsunsweetened low-fat coconut milk from a can
1heaping tablespoon of finely chopped/shaved raw organic cocoa butterI order Saaquin here
1/4cuporganic raw “amber” agave
1/2cuporganic white sugar
1heaping teaspoon Madagascar bourbon vanilla extractthis is what really intensifies the ice cream with its sweet decadent vanilla flavor, so don’t omit. If you don’t want to bother with a vanilla bean, just use 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/4teaspoonfine sea salt
Finely chop some cocoa butter into tiny shavings and measure out 1 heaping tablespoon, set aside. It is important to finely chop it into shavings so it melts almost instantly in the milk. If you cook the chocolate too long, the fats separate and become gel-like. Yuck. Now, pour the can of coconut milk into a small pot. Add the cornstarch and salt and whisk well until there are no lumps. Whisk in the agave and sugar. Now, cut the vanilla bean down the middle and scrape the insides into the pot, as well as drop the vanilla bean in there too. Turn the heat to medium-low and once the liquid has just begun to simmer, turn the heat off and add the cocoa butter and whisk continually for 1-2 minutes. The cocoa butter should completely melt quickly and the ice cream will thicken.
Remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, catching the vanilla bean, as well as ensuring a smooth ice cream base. Now, whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour into a sealed plastic container and store in the fridge for 2-3 hours until completely chilled.
It should be completely chilled before pouring into your ice cream maker. When removing the ice cream from the fridge, pour through a fine mesh strainer to catch any skins that may have formed. Whisk and then pour into your ice cream maker. Follow your ice cream machine directions to prepare, mine took about 15 minutes. Place into the freezer for a couple hours or until the desired consistency is reached. If you freeze it completely, just let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften or pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and use an ice cream scooper for authentic scoops!