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Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

I could use a trip to the Caribbean like yesterday. It’s something about this time of the year that has made me craving all things Caribbean. Maybe because of that fabulous retreat I attended last year. It’s ingrained in my brain and my body just feels entitled to be somewhere in the tropics right now. And the easiest way to get my fix is to change my desktop wallpaper (lol) and fix some Caribbean cuisine. Even quicker? Cook with plantains.

Some Plantain 101

A plantain is NOT a banana. It is starchy and less sweet. It is eaten cooked. Peels may be green, yellow or black. Fruit may be yellow or pinkish.

It can be used at any stage of ripeness. Green plantains can be fried and are starchy like a potato. Yellow plantains are slightly sweeter and softer and may be grilled. Black plantains are the sweetest and may be baked.

Plantains are full of vitamins and minerals. Especially vitamins A and C. They also contain 4g of dietary fiber per serving!

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

Starting in August, all plantains shipped to Chiquita serviced Walmart stores will have special sticker labels:

a) If I’m green, fry me.
b) If I’m yellow, grill me.
c) If I’m black, bake me.

This will be a huge help to customers who don’t know the optimal times to use plantains in certain dishes.

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

I like to caramelize plantains in (unsalted) butter to be served as a side or as part of desert. They are really yummy with homemade coconut ice cream.

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

What is this coconut ice cream you speak of? Well, it’s something that I started making because I was terrified to give Jayden dairy with his history with Eczema. It’s so easy to make and tastes so rich and delicious!

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

All it takes is a 13 ounce can of coconut milk, 1/4 cup of raw cane sugar, and 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract.

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

 Mix it up in a bowl…

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

and pour into your favorite ice cream maker! Um may I recommend the Cuisinart ICE-21? It’s super fast, one of my BEST kitchen purchases.

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

In no time, you’ll have a healthy treat to enjoy after dinner.

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

 Mmmm. Want some?

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains Sophistishe.com

 I don’t know what’s more delicious, my little photogenic ham or the ice cream!

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
  • 1 13 ounce can coconut milk
  • ¼ cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix coconut milk, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl. Turn on your ice cream maker and pour coconut milk mixture in. Let ice cream maker run until solid. Enjoy!


I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing this recipe idea. My participation is voluntary and all words and opinions are always my own.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.
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4 Responses to “Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Topped With Caramelized Plantains”

  1. romneyd says:

    Everything about this post looks DELICIOUS. I have never made plantains but I sure love to eat them. What a GREAT idea for Walmart to do this, thank you for sharing!

    • sheenatatum says:

       @romneyd Thanks! I thought it was such a good idea to label with stickers too, since I had no idea how to cook them at different stages. I always thought I had to let them get black before using them.

  2. Ohhhh those sound so good together. The plantains were my favorite part of Jamaica, I always had them in hot syrup over french toast.

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