I'm pretty sure this might be the most genius indulgence I've ever created. I'm not trying to pat myself on the back or anything, but when you marry two classics like gelato and popcorn (sea salt caramel from Ava's Popcorn to be exact)—magical things happen. The proof is in the pudding (er uh, gelato!).
And you bet your bottom I'll be making another trip to Ava's Popcorn shop online—the coolest popcornery around—to try all the fabulous flavors. The stuff is addictive guys, really.
Coconut Gelato + Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn
|2½ cups whole milk
|1 cup coconut milk
|¾ cup cream of coconut
|½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
|½ cup coconut sugar
|1 tsp coconut extract
|1 tsp vanilla extract
|1 tbsp cornstarch
|¼ tsp salt
Combine milk, coconut milk, coconut sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a low boil, but be careful not to scorch. Combine corn starch and cream of coconut and add to saucepan.
Cook on low and whisk often so that clumps do not form. The mixture is cooked when you can run a line on the back of a spoon without the mixture coming back together.
Pour mixture in a glass dish and let sit until at room temperature. Once it has cooled, chill in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
Add mixture to an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Half way through, slowly add the coconut flakes. Transfer to a container and freeze until desired firmness.
Serve topped with Ava's sea salt caramel popcorn and enjoy!