In mathematics, the simplest approach is referred to as the "elegant solution." By that definition, this is the most elegant recipe ever. Three ingredients. No stove. Just blend and churn. For such simplicity, the flavor is remarkably complex and creamy.
I am also thrilled to say that this is one of several recipes that will be featured in tomorrow's Washington Post Express for a story about homemade ice cream. Please pick up a copy and check back here for behind-the-scenes details from my very first photo shoot!
I recommend using whole coconut milk. Don't skimp on the light stuff. It's like baking cookies with no butter.
You can measure out a cup of loosely packed basil or use all the leaves on one of the plants you find at the grocery store.
Blend basil, coconut milk, and sugar. Shockingly easy, I know.