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Jun 26, 2006 09:12 PM

Coconut Ice cream.

where's the best?

so far i think it's mc connell's island coconut.

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  1. Have you tried Sharon's Sorbet's coconut sorbet. It is the sorbet of my dreams. They carry it at Trader Joe's.

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    1. re: sku

      We just went through a pint of that globbed over chunks of fresh mango. I ain't much of a dessert guy, but that was bliss.

      It's CHEAP, too!

      1. re: sku

        Agree that this is terrific stuff. To me, it's actually richer than all the other coconut ice creams I've ever tried. This may be due to the "coconut cream" shown on the ingredient list, which I suppose is why the fat content is comparable to ice creams.

      2. 1. Well, I've still never stopped in at LAX-C Market, north of downtown, to try their take on Thai coconut ice cream. According to very reliable sources, it's supposed to be great. But the coconut ice cream in the freezer at Simpang Asia Market in Palms is darned good too--more like a coconut-milk sherbet, very pure-tasting. (They also have taro and durian, both similar and quite good.)

        2. Al Gelato's coconut gelato is an old favorite, probably their best flavor. Intensely rich and coconutty. (I'm sure Kevin knows where it is but for anyone else who might not have had the pleasure, Al Gelato is on Robertson between Wilshire and Olympic in BH.)

        1. its not ice cream but you might want to try coconut paletas

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          1. re: doughnut

            I've been enjoying Mateo's paletas lately, and the coconut comes in two different styles; one is creamier. Their smoked milk ice cream (leche quemada) is very good and their tropical flavored sorbets are worth a look.

            Mateo's Ice Cream and fruit bars
            4222 W. Pico Blvd, LA 90019
            522 E. Vine Ave, West Covina 91790
            4929 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, 90230


            1. re: petradish

              Hi Petradish-

              Are these only ice cream bars or does he sell normal ice cream? THANKS!

              1. re: running pig


                They sell scooped ice cream AND bars.

          2. I really enjoyed the coconut frozen custard at lickety split...served in a chocolate cookie waffle cone...yum.