What is this ice cream boran you say? Ice cream boran is a traditional style of Thai ice cream made of coconut milk and various flavors. The flavors are usually native to Thai fruits and treats like jackfruit, durian, red bean, ruam mit, and taro. Ice cream boran is served on a popsicle stick by street vendors in Thailand. Ice cream boran is more on the icicle side of frozen desserts – think orange creamsicle – making it a perfect treat for those hot and humid days. So to celebrate the last bits of summer, I wanted to share a recipe for taro ice cream boran! Let’s dive right in folks!
1/2 cup of coconut milk
11/2 cup of water
1/2 cup (5oz) of palm sugar (cane sugar works fine too!)
1/4 cup of mashed taro
Makes about 5 3oz popsicles.
Most of these ingredients can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store but if not, take a trip to your local Asian supermarket. Don’t be shy! They appreciate your business too! =D
For the mashed taro, I bought frozen taro that was peeled and cut. I then took about a handful of taro, and boiled it for 30 minutes. Poke a toothpick through a piece of taro to check that it’s cooked. Finally, mash the taro with a fork or potato masher.
1. In a pot, bring the coconut milk and water to a simmer. Then, stir in the palm sugar until it completely melts.
2. Add the mashed taro to the pot, and stir until the taro is mixed in.
3. Let the coconut and taro mixture cool for 30 minutes to an hour (depending on the room temperature), and pour into a blender. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, and place them in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight.
5. Pop one out, and enjoy!
I hope this treat keeps you cool as the summer heat continues to linger. There’s nothing like a good old fashion ice cream to perk you up on a hot day!