Made as directed, including the substitution of coconut extract for some of the vanilla as suggested in the intro -- good call! Since I strained the flaked coconut out in step 4, I didn't do the optional toasted coconut at the end in order to keep it a creamy consistency. This is one of the better ice creams I'ved tried this summer! Thanks, Whatcha Cookin', Mom?! Made for Aussie New Zealand Recipe Swap #16.