This is the time of year that most of us are craving a breath of fresh air, a bit more sunlight and some warmth in our lives. If you are like me and believe that ice cream knows no season, then this ice cream can help answer your winter blues. One of my girlfriends and I have been doing movie nights lately. Once the kids are in bed we get together for a chick flick, girl talk and some sort of sweet treat. Last week we watched 50 First Dates because I thought the tropical setting would go perfectly with the ice cream. (By the way, I love that movie! I’ve seen it so many times but it never gets old.)
I have been wanting to try this particular flavor combination for a long time. What I actually did was take toasted coconut ice cream and marble it with pineapple sorbet. I mean, I like coconut but probably not enough to eat plain coconut ice cream, especially when I could be eating chocolate instead :) The addition of the bright and fruity pineapple sorbet was a nice counterbalance to the creamy coconut and definitely reminiscent of one of my favorite frozen drinks. I think this would actually work well both ways; either layered together as I did, or simply with both the ice cream and sorbet bases added to the ice cream maker at the same time to give a homogeneous mixture of the two. It really just depends on whether you would prefer blended flavors, or whether you might enjoy a bite of pineapple and then a bite of coconut. Whatever floats your boat – just go with it!