Lower Bogue, Eleuthera, is in a tropical paradise on the westernmost island in the Bahamian chain of islands. There lies a tiny ice cream shack with a sun-soaked patio and the best ice cream anywhere. We stopped there with the kids to have a snack while touring the north end of the island. If you’ve never been to the Bahamas, we adore this quaint paradise, virtually trapped in time; in some ways, breathing of a slower quieter time in the islands reminiscent of what the city of Nassau was in the sixties. A perfect jungle paradise for a young boy to learn to stretch his wings.
With summer approaching, we cannot just hop a puddle jumper and fly to the Bahamas. So we decided to make coconut ice cream instead. Now, if you’ve never made ice cream before, now is a fun time to try so that you’ll be in good practice for the hot weather when ice cream really matters.
It’s easy: all you need is a freezer and some patience. Yes, I know, the iron chefs use an ice cream machine but if you don’t have one, you can still make ice cream. After all, how do you think they made it before the machines?