- 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3 cups low-fat milk, divided
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 14-ounce c nonfat sweetened condensed milk
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds, (see Tip)
Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand, stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice cream.
Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds into the milk and add the pod.
Heat the milk mixture over medium heat until steaming. Whisk egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Gradually pour in the hot milk, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the back of the spoon is lightly coated, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not bring to a boil or the custard will curdle.
Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean large bowl. Add the softened gelatin and whisk until melted. Whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
Whisk the ice cream mixture and pour into the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. During the last 5 minutes of freezing, add coconut flakes and almonds to the ice cream maker. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving.
- Serving: Per serving
- Calories: 275
- Carbohydrates: 38g
- Fat: 9g
- Protein: 10g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
- Cholesterol: 89mg
- Potassium: 517mg
- Sodium: 105mg
- Exchanges: 1/2 low-fat milk, 2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat
- Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2