Easy and Delicious Lemongrass Infused Coconut Milk Ice Cream

I love lemongrass.  I have a giant lemongrass plant growing in my backyard.  I’ve used it to make lemongrass popsicles, Tom Kha Gai and even lemongrass infused fruit tarts.  Since it’s summer and all this time I thought I would try my hand at making lemongrass infused coconut milk ice cream.

Bowl of Thai inspired lemongrass and coconut milk ice-cream.

Easy and Delicious Lemongrass Infused Coconut Milk Ice Cream

I kinda learned the hard way about lemongrass infused coconut milk.  The popsicles I mentioned had some serious grass stand action in them.  Don’t get me wrong they were super duper tasty but I learned to infuse the coconut milk with the lemongrass rather than putting the actual grass in the recipe.

More on the whole infusing coconut milk thing in a minute.  First, let’s talk ingredients. 

Supplies for making homemade Thai ice cream.

Ingredients for Lemongrass Infused Coconut Milk Ice Cream

  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 15oz can of coconut cream
  • lemongrass stalks

Soaking lemongrass stalks in coconut milk.

How to Infuse Coconut Milk With Lemongrass

So here is where we get to the infusing part.  I brought my coconut milk to a simmer and added lemongrass stalks.  To get the full flavor effect when infusing with lemongrass you should first peel off the outer layers that are hard.  Next gently bruise the lemongrass.  I just kinda beat mine up with the dull end of a knife.  I let the milk and stalks simmer on low for 20 minutes or so.

Small bowl full of home made ice cream.

How to Make Coconut Milk and Lemongrass Ice Cream

Allow the infused coconut milk to cool.  Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and blend.  I used an ice cream maker to make my lemongrass ice-cream, but if you don’t have one I bet you could follow one of those crafty coconut milk ice cream in a bag recipes out there.

Imagine this bad boy with toasted coconut on top.  What about coconut lemongrass sorbet or gelato.  Oh the summer inspiration – really I’m into any type of lemongrass recipes.  

Coconut lemongrass ice cream recipe by Jennifer Perkins

I’ll be honest with you, my kids straight up told me they prefer traditional vanilla.  I think it was a texture thing more than a taste thing.  I however LOVED this lemongrass recipe and would totally make another batch.  This time I’ll serve it to a group with a slightly more sophisticated pallet.  Would it be weird to bring a pint of lemongrass infused coconut ice cream to book club?


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