Toasted Coconut Milkshake

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Toasted Coconut is the key ingredient in this milkshake recipe; This is one of the best coconut dessert recipes I’ve tasted!

Toasted Coconut MilkshakeTrue story: My brother asked me to drive him to the airport, and I totally forgot about it.  In my defense, I was a little preoccupied with my own very serious issue, namely, that my car broke down.  I’ll spare you the details, but sufficeth to say, I spent a whole day without a car, and getting the car home involved a lot of smoke and embarrassment.

The whole day was a mess, to tell you the truth.  Between my afternoon responsibilities and the kids evening events, we had just 15 minutes to cook and eat dinner.

We had Cheerios.  Yeah, yeah, you’ve done it too, admit it.

Later that night, after the embarrassing car situation, and the worst-dinner-ever situation, and some kind of painful plain-talk with Robb about my life’s goals, I was feeling pretty nervous and uptight and overwhelmed.  And hungry.

Robb, always the sweetheart, loaded everyone in his car to take us out for a late meal.  Robb drives a small pickup truck, that really only holds two, so cramming all 5 of us in there was something of a joke.  We looked like a clown car.  It’s lucky my kids are skinny, and the doors have locks, that’s all I’ll say.  We laughed through our discomfort, all the way to the very nearby restaurant.

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I have never been in this particular fast food establishment when I wasn’t the only person there.  I don’t really get it, either, because the food is good.  Nevertheless, it has a bit of a low-end reputation.  We ordered our food, and choose a large booth to balance out the feelings of togetherness we had during the drive there.

And that was the moment at which my brother sent me a text to be sure I was still okay to drive him to the airport.

I am SUCH a loser sometimes.  I told my brother he had to provide the car AND pick me up at the fast food joint.  We he got there, I made Robb promise to bring the rest of my sandwich home, and I walked out of the trashy restaurant in an oversized sweatshirt and wild hair, carrying a paper cup full of Diet Pepsi.

I made myself feel better by explaining to my brother that I had spared him the burden of having to envy me.

It’s one of the 7 deadly sins, yo.

At least I had a coconut milkshake and episodes of Arrested Development to end my day with.

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I may have told you of our family’s love of coconut a few {dozen} times.  {In fact, my last post was a coconut recipe, too.}  Not too long ago, we went to this fancy donut place in town, and Robb got a toasted coconut donut, which is one of the best things in the entire world.  To die for.

I wanted to capture that same flavor in this milkshake.  It’s crazy how much tastier coconut is when it is toasted.  Don’t skip the toasting, folks.  Trust me on this one.  I knew I hit a home run when I heard Robb shout from the other room, “Are you kidding me?!”  {That means it’s really good.}

By the way, I never did get to eat the rest of my sandwich.  Turns out The Fruitarian spilled his root beer all over everything, and my sandwich went in the trash.

Stupid Wednesday.

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Toasted Coconut Milkshake
 
An ice cream milkshake with toasted coconut.
Category: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Let coconut milk sit, undisturbed, in the fridge for a few hours. It will separate, with a syrupy layer on the bottom, and an opaque creamy layer on top.
  2. TOAST COCONUT: Place coconut in an even layer on a baking sheet, and bake at 450 degrees for 5-10 minutes. Watch closely, and remove as soon as it browns.
  3. BLEND SHAKE: Place half the toasted coconut in a blender with about 3-4 cups ice cream.
  4. Carefully open coconut milk, and scoop about ¼ cup of the creamy top layer into blender. Scoop past creamy layer, and measure ⅓ cup of the bottom syrupy layer. Place in blender.
  5. Blend on milkshake setting (or a medium-high speed) for 30-40 seconds, until smooth. Pour into glasses, and garnish with whipped cream and coconut, if desired.
  6. Repeat blending process with remaining coconut, ice cream, and coconut milk.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Toasted Coconut Butter from Healthy Foodie
Toasted Coconut Carrot Sheet Cake from Taste and Tell
Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars from Eat Live Run

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Comments

  1. If you ask me, you deserved this milkshake and more after a day like that! (maybe a splash of rum in there?) We rarely truly appreciate our cars until they do something stupid, like blow up. This milkshake looks like a coconut lovers dream. :)

  2. Yikes, talk about the worst.day.ever! What a sweetheart Rob was for trying to make you feel better. And at least you had this amazing milkshake. If only I could reach into my screen and take a big, long slurp.

  3. This looks amazing. I love toasted coconut and have not had dessert with it in SO long! And you totally deserved this milkshake after all that. :)

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