Pandan Coconut Ice Cream

by Kiran on June 19, 2015 · 18 comments

in Desserts, Frozen Treats, Vegan

You know what annoys me so much these days? Is when I can continue rambling about weather, health and lack of presence in social media.

Just rambling about all these sounds like I’m always making excuses for not being here often. Promise, there won’t be any discussions on weather, health or the lack of new blog posts appearing here these days.


Pandan Coconut Ice Cream | @KiranTarun
Instead, let’s talk about ice cream! And not just basic ice cream. It’s pandan and if you haven’t tasted this fragrant leaf before, get on it now before it’s too late.

Pandan leaves are widely used in both sweet and savory recipes in the South East Asia region. Fresh is best, but I used frozen and it’s good as well.

Pandan Coconut Ice Cream | @KiranTarun

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  • 2 cans (13oz/400ml) of thick coconut milk
  • 6 to 8 large pandan leaves, trimmed
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt


  1. Make sure ice cream bowl is in the freezer 24 hours before churning ice cream.
  2. Add whole milk and pandan leaves into a blender. Blend for 1 minute. Drape a cheesecloth over a large strainer. Strain pandan milk to remove pandan fibers.
  3. In a large saucepan, add thick coconut milk and pandan milk. Heat milk on medium-low for a few minutes or until milk is hot not simmering.
  4. Meantime, whisk sugar and egg yolks in a separate bowl until yolks are slightly pale in color. This should take about 2 minutes.
  5. Using a measuring cup, gently temper egg yolk mixture with hot milk while whisking, vigorously.
  6. Add tempered egg mixture into the same milk saucepan and cook it on medium-low heat until the custard begins to coat the back of a wooden spoon. This should take about 10 minutes or so. Stir custard every now and then to avoid burn.
  7. Once custard is thicken to desired consistency, remove from heat. Strain custard through a fine mesh sieve.
  8. Allow custard to slightly cool before adding a pinch of salt. Stir and bring custard to room temperature. Place a plastic cling wrap over the custard and refrigerate to chill for a few hours.
  9. Add chilled custard into chilled ice cream bowl and churn ice cream according to makers instructions.
  10. Freeze ice cream for a few hours to set.
  11. Remove ice cream from the freezer for a few minutes before serving. Serve ice cream topped with shredded coconut.


Pandan Coconut Ice Cream | @KiranTarun
Off to churn more ice cream and that’s what everyone should be doing this summer.

What is your favorite ice cream flavors? I’d love to try cherry choc chip. Already sounding delicious!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa June 19, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Don’t worry, I know how you feel…

A divine ice cream. I love pandan-flavoured anything!




2 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Thanks Rosa! You are the best 🙂


3 dixya | food, pleasure, and health June 19, 2015 at 2:46 PM

i have never had anything pandan flavored but it looks heavenly.
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4 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Dixya — its floral and herbaceous. Try it 🙂


5 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 19, 2015 at 10:39 PM

I too love pandan! And anything with coconut has got to be DELICIOUS!
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6 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Angie — ditto!!!


7 Ash-foodfashionparty June 20, 2015 at 1:58 AM

I love pandan and coconut. That’s a winning combo. Looks creamy and yum.


8 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 8:36 AM

Thanks Ash. It’s the best combo of flavors 🙂


9 Fern @ To Food with Love June 20, 2015 at 6:04 AM

Love the colour of the icecream! Looks so good I can almost smell the pandan fragrance from here!
Fern @ To Food with Love recently posted..Korean Fried Chicken with garlic wasabi soy glaze


10 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 9:14 AM

Fern — thanks and yes, can’t deny the floral fragrance of pandan!


11 Tania | My Kitchen Stories June 20, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Shh I wont mention your lack of social presence if you send me some of your ice cream.. that makes up for it all


12 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 9:17 AM

Tania — oh, how I wish it was that easy to mail ice cream 😀


13 Rebecca@Figs and Pigs June 20, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Looks great Ive never tried pandan but would love to Im going to try and hunt some out.


14 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 9:17 AM

Rebecca — so worth the hunt. try it and let me know how it tastes 🙂


15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 21, 2015 at 5:20 PM

I’ve never tried pandan (which my computer auto corrected to panda! ;)) but your ice cream looks lusciously creamy, too good to resist!
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16 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 9:21 AM

Lol’ing over panda 😀


17 Raymund June 24, 2015 at 9:12 PM

This is my type of ice cream flavour
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18 Kiran July 6, 2015 at 9:25 AM

Raymund 🙂


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