Recipe: No Churn (& No Mutiny) Bounty Ice Cream

No Churn Bounty ice cream

Twitter sometimes confuses me.  Over the last week I spent a while wondering why so many people were getting so cross about, and having a mutiny over, coconut chocolate bars, whilst others were getting cross about the people who were cross about coconut chocolate bars (there were even people getting cross about the ones getting cross with the original group of cross people).   Turns out it was actually nothing to do with chocolate but it was enough to inspire me  to make a no churn Bounty bar ice cream.   Simply whip up the ingredients, freeze over night and enjoy.  No stirring and, certainly, no mutinies are needed.

The original mutiny on the Bounty took place on the 28 April 1789 near Tahiti when Fletcher Christian seized control of HMS Bounty from Captain William Bligh. Bligh and 18 crew members loyal to him were cast into the Pacific in a 7m open launch.  In an astonishing feat of seamanship, without charts and only a quadrant and pocket watch, Bligh navigated to the Dutch East Indies, taking 47 days to cover the 3,618 nautical miles. From there he returned to London to report the mutiny and the British government sent HMS  Pandora to Tahiti and Pitcairn Island where the mutineers had settled, and 14 of them were arrested nearly two years after the mutiny.

On the return voyage to London Pandora ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and 4 of the prisoners were drowned.  When reaching London the mutineers were tried  – 3 hanged, 4 found not guilty and 3 were pardoned.  Descendants of the Bounty’s crew still live on Pitcairn Island.

It is only since researching the Bounty for this post that I realised that Bounty Bars are probably so called because of the tropical islands of Tahiti and Pitcairn with their coconut trees where the mutineers from HMS Bounty settled.  If you are from the US – a Bounty Bar is similar to a Mounds.

Enough of the history and on to ice cream.  The magic ingredient in no churn ice cream is condenses milk – simply add it to whipped cream and it stops it going solid and crystalline when you freeze it.   Perfect for those who do not have ice cream machines or (like me) never have enough space in the freezer for the bowl.

Because of the quantities needed in this recipe you are always going to have some left over cream or condensed milk – I’ve scaled it so you use all the cream.   I pour my left over condensed milk into a plastic pot and freeze – ready for the next batch of no churn ice cream (it is equally good consumed with a spoon directly from the freezer).

I’d recommend chilling the coconut cream before you start this – it holds it shape far better when cold.

Recipe: No Churn Bounty Ice Cream

Makes about 750ml

300ml double cream
160ml tin coconut cream (not milk)
200ml condensed milk
50g grated chocolate – plain or milk

Whip the cream until it is stiff.  Slowly add the coconut cream beating it in – this might take some minutes – the cream will be floppy but still hold its shape.

Gently fold in the condensed milk and chocolate.

Dollop into a freezer proof container cover and freeze over night.

I find that my no churn ice creams do start to develop some ice crystals after a few weeks so enjoy before then.

No Churn Bounty Ice Cream

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Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food & writer, photographer who has been writing about achievable, affordable and mostly healthy food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles, recipes and photos to a number of online and print food magazines. Please do contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning work.

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  1. Sounds gorgeous! I love Bounty bars, and always have (they sell them in Canada). Yep, bookmarked!

  2. That sounds wonderful Helen and I love the photo. I could do with a scoop of that right now!

  3. I’m on a sugar-free month, but cannot wait to make this in August!

  4. I love Bounty bars- they are one of my favourite things! This ice-cream recipe sounds so good, easy too! I also don’t have freezer space for an ice-cream maker bowl so this sounds perfect!

  5. I never ate a lot of bounty bars but it is odd that I didn’t as when I look back at so many favourite bakes when I was little and finding they had chocolate and coconut – would love this ice cream – and I had to look up why people were talking about mutiny on the bounty because you piqued my curiosity (I miss so much in the news these days because my attention is often demanded elsewhere)

  6. I always struggle to fit in my ice cream bowl so this would be perfect for when I hadn’t thought ahead and put it in the freezer!

  7. I absolutely love Coconut Ice Cream and with the added chocolate you’ve got the best of both worlds – thanks for sharing a corker of a recipe:-)

  8. I love the sound of this. My mum is a big fan of making ice cream at the moment so I hope she’ll give this one a try =)

  9. yummy , I LOVE COCONUT.

  10. Lesley Bain says:

    Sounds so good! I have to hunt down coconut cream so I can try this :) x

  11. Ashleigh Allan says:

    We tried this and it was amazing!


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