Coconut Milkshake

I literally saw fresh coconut almost everywhere on the streets of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. One that really fascinated me was coconut milkshake; fresh coconut water blended with ice and topped it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, served in a coconut shell. Disappointedly, I didn't get to try. I wish my tummy can take in more food. Not to disappoint myself, I decided to replicate the same milkshake today.

Have to be fresh coconut. If you really can't get your hands on one, use packaged coconut juice.

Be sure to scoop out all the flesh.

Decided to try a different style in photography. Sadly, the scoop of ice cream just sunk into the milkshake...

Of cos, I have to make this milkshake my own by adding a few touches. My standard milkshake philosophy is always the ratio of 1/3 cup milk to 160g ice cream, no ice as it will water down the rest of the ingredients. I had tried to make this totally coconut, but the flavor was way too intense. Eventually, I settled with a mixture vanilla bean ice cream and coconut. I also added a dash of coconut rum for some "ummpf", you can totally omit the alcohol if desired. Lastly, a light sprinkling of toasted desiccated coconut for some coloring. So, there you have it, my own version of coconut milkshake. I hope you will give this recipe a try.


(Serve 1)

  • High Quality Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, 160g

  • Coconut Milk, 1/3 Cup

  • Fresh Coconut Water + Flesh, 1 Small Coconut

  • Coconut Rum, 1 Shot

  • High Quality Vanilla Bean Ice Cream,1 Scoop

  • Toasted Desiccated Coconut, For Garnishing


  • Blender


  1. Chill serving glass in the fridge until ready to serve.

  2. In a blender, add ice cream, milk and rum.

  3. Pulse the mixture a few times to break up the ice-cream.

  4. Blitz it up to combine the mixture.

  5. *As soon as you see the mixture is combine well, stop blitzing. Over-blitzing will cause the ice-cream to melt super fast and causing it to split.*

  6. Pour the milkshake into serving glass.

  7. Garnish with a scoop of ice cream.

  8. Sprinkle some toasted desiccated coconut over the top.

  9. *You can toast desiccated coconut on a skillet over medium high heat until lightly brown.*

  10. Serve immediately.

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