I-Tim Ga Ti (Homemade Coconut Ice Cream)

This is classic rich coconut ice-cream, served in a Thai style. Thai ice-cream isn't really iced cream, it's often made from non dairy products. This recipe contains taro gives the ice-cream a soft smooth texture. You can also use sweet potato if you cannot obtain taro.

  • 800 ml Coconut Milk 
  • 200 gms Sugar 
  • 5 gms Salt 
  • 100 ml Skimmed Milk 
  • 75 gms Taro or Sweet Potato 
  • 5 gms Corn Flour 
  • Ice-water To Rapidly Cool the Mixture 
  • Chop the taro or sweet potato into large cubes and steam until cooked through. 
  • Heat the coconut milk in a sauce pan on a very low heat (about 55 degrees celsius, this is nowhere near boiling, it is simply hot to the touch). 
  • Mix the corn flour with 100 ml water and add to the coconut milk in the saucepan. 
  • Add the sugar, salt, and skimmed milk, to the saucepan and stir until everything is dissolve. 
  • Warm it to 65 degrees C and keep stirring it. Do not let it boil. 
  • Mash the taro cubes with a fork and add into saucepan and using a hand blender blender the contents of the pan until the mixture is completely smooth and the taro has disappeared into the liquid. 
  • Warm the pan a little higher to 80 degrees C for 4 minutes. 
  • Again it must not boil. This is to cook the flour through, without permitting it to become a thick sauce. 
  • The mixture should be cooled quickly and then put in the fridge, the best way to do with is to empty it into a containing that is sitting in ice water. 
  • Once it is cool enough, put it into the freezer until frozen. 
  • While it is freezing ice crystals will form, every few hours you should remove it from the freezer and blend it with a hand blender to break up the crystals. 
The recipe is much easier if you have a hand blender, during the preparation you will need to blend the ice-cream repeatedly as it freezes, this is done to break up the ice crystals that form. It is much easier to do that with a handheld blender or egg beater. Finally, the decoration is made from a gummy coloured mixture of cooked sticky rice flour, this is also very typical Thai.



LG said…
yummy ice cream dear..loved those rice flour muffins too
foodbin said…
i like taro but have not eaten taro/coconut milk ice cream-must be good!