Chef Chris Brugler's Toasted Coconut Sorbet

Chef Chris Brugler's Toasted Coconut Sorbet


  • 2 cans coco lopez (syrup only)
  • 4½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • 1 vanilla bean (split and scraped)
  • 2 cups toasted coconut - save half to fold into the sorbet see below*
  • Shredded coconut to fold into sorbet and top when serving.
  • 1 coconut cut in half
  • Mint sprigs

Makes: 12 Servings


  1. In a 350° F oven, toast shredded coconut about 4–5 minutes.
  2. In a pot, add coco lopez syrup, milk, heavy cream, coconut milk, and vanilla bean. Mix well and bring to a simmer.
  3. Once coconut mixture starts to simmer, add 1 cup of toasted coconut and take off the heat.
  4. Cover a few times with plastic wrap for 20 minutes.
  5. Strain coconut mixture into an ice bath and cool completely.
  6. Once cold, follow the manufacturer's directions.
  7. When sorbet is ready to come out, fold in the remaining toasted coconut and freeze.
  8. Serve sorbet in a ½ of a coconut and garnish with toasted coconut and mint.

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