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Coconut Ice Rum Affogato

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me….a stunning, easy and cooling dessert, just perfect for a hot Christmas Day.

December 23, 2016

Coconut Ice Rum Affogato

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Coconut Ice Rum Affogato

ingredients for one litre

coconut ice

180gm caster sugar
250ml water
pinch salt
250ml glucose
400ml coconut milk (Chef’s Choice)
250ml coconut water

to serve

30ml chilled shot espresso per person
20ml dark rum per person


  1. Place water and sugar in saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer to dissolve sugar, stirring occasionally.
  3. Allow to boil, uncovered for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  4. Stir in salt and glucose to combine with sugar syrup. Cool.
  5. Add coconut milk and coconut water. Stir to combine. Chill in fridge.
  6. Churn in ice cream machine. Freeze in plastic container overnight.
  7. Place glasses or bowls in freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  8. When ready to serve, scoop ice cream into chilled serving dishes.
  9. Pour 1 tablespoon rum and 30ml coffee over ice and serve immediately.

cooks notes

  • Chef’s Choice coconut milk is available from Asian supermarkets.
  • Glucose is a ‘simple’ sugar made from cornstarch (corn sugar); use in moderation. In this recipe it gives the frozen coconut ice its creamy mouthfeel and prevents it from setting like rock in the freezer.

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Tracey Cotterell

Tracey Cotterell
Tracey Cotterell


Tracey has been in the food industry since completing her Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management in 1982 in the UK. She worked for an outside catering company in London, then joined her parents in rural West Sussex running

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