Popeye’s Coconut Ice Cream

by Michelle on March 16, 2011

I can’t believe my two posts for St. Patrick’s Day are both ice cream which was totally unintentional, it’s just the way it worked out. Last week I made Mint Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream and then this week I had all intentions of posting Irish Cupcakes. But I got a bit carried away with experimenting and the Cupcakes were not very good and I don’t post recipes I don’t like.

But then on Tuesday, my hairdresser, Beki, gave me a recipe for Spinach Ice Cream. Beki’s daughter does not eat any animal products and Beki is kind enough to bring me some recipes that her family particularly enjoyed. The original recipe was much more involved but there really is no need to have a complicated Ice Cream recipe, basically it just frozen milk or cream with some kind of flavoring added and the recipe should be kept as simple as possible. So I whipped up my own concoction for Spinach Ice Cream. And with my first taste, boy was I surprised at how good this ice cream was. I’m not a big fan of spinach or coconut but this ice cream was to die for GOOD! WOW!

Before adding any sweetener, I always taste whatever I’m making. We don’t like things that are too sweet and to tell you the truth, I like the Spinach Ice Cream with no sweetener but the second taste told me I needed just a tad of honey so I added 1 1/2 tsp honey which was just enough for us.

Coconut Spinach Ice Cream
Recipe developed in the kitchen of BigBlackDog

2 c., about 2 handfuls of fresh spinach, cleaned and destemmed
2 c. coconut milk (1-13.5 oz can)
1-2 tsp honey, agave or sugar to taste (I used 1 1/2 tsp honey)

Garnish with fresh strawberries, coconut, chocolate syrup, fresh mint or nuts

1. Clean spinach and put it in a food processor and chop until finely minced.
2. Add coconut milk and blend.
3. Taste it and add sweetener if needed. This actually tasted great with no sweetener at all, but I did add 1 1/2 tsp honey.
4. Pour into a freezer container and freeze. Or you can put mixture into your Ice Cream Maker and follow manufacturers directions.
5. Garnish and serve.

I am sending in this post for the Paddy’s Day Food Parade at The Daily Spud.

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  • Jeanette March 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Michelle, this is so good! (and another way to get some veggies into a meal). My kids have asked me if this counts as a serving of vegetables. So fast and easy to make. The original recipe says to make it in the blender. I am going to try to make it in ice cream machine just to see if the consistency is creamier.

  • Feast on the Cheap March 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    This is amazing, I cannot believe that spinach tastes good in an ice cream. too cool (no pun intended!)

  • Daily Spud March 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Wow, spinach in an ice cream, that’s an intriguing entry for the parade and something I’m definitely going to have to try!

  • Paddy's Day Food Parade 2011 March 17, 2011 at 5:21 am

    […] enough, Michelle from Big Black Dog also brings us the utterly intriguing concoction that is Popeye’s Coconut Ice Cream. Yes, the green stuff in there is spinach, in case you were wondering! Popeye's Coconut Ice Cream […]

  • Lana @ Never Enough Thyme March 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Wow. Who would have thought of spinach ice cream! I’m just amazed.

  • Elle (Bromography) March 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    What a wonderfully creative recipe! I have always enjoyed unusual ice cream flavors, so this one goes on my list of recipes to try. Thanks for sharing!

  • kat March 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Spinach ice cream?! who would have thought

  • A Canadian Foodie March 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Are you kidding me? First – I love your new look and feel badly that I have taken so long to comment again – I truly am swamped with conference planning – not even posting. But this ice cream is WILD and I love that. I have saved the recipe and cannot WAIT to make it – then sit and eat the entire batch: TOOT! TOOT! Yummy!
    :)
    Valerie

  • deeba March 31, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Who would have thought Michelle? Who would have ever thought…my word…I’m intrigued!

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