Last night I toasted coconut, then infused it and a vanilla pod in a warm milk-cream-sugar mixture for an hour. Afterward, I added a bit of salt. I don't usually do that, but the recipe called for a big pinch of salt, and the flavor seemed too simple without any salt at all.
Today I churned the ice cream—good timing, since the weather turned surprisingly hot.
Nathan and Cosmo declared the ice cream delicious.
|Nathan scraping the churning bowl for another taste|
I'm not crazy about this flavor, though. I usually like coconut, but this is just kind of boring and too sweet for my taste.
The fix? Bittersweet chocolate sauce! Wow, what a completely delicious mix. The little bits of hard chocolate in the sauce, which I'd considered faults before, only made the combo better.