With summer slowly coming, so does the desire for cool summer treats such as ice cream! As with myStrawberry Ice Cream, this is a creamy snack that I figured out how to make soon after my food allergies were realized. I have always enjoyed making ice cream cakes, especially my Black Forest Ice Cream Cake. Making dairy free ice cream was inevitable!

Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream


2-400 ml. cans coconut milk (Place your milk in the fridge overnight)

3/4 c. honey ( maple syrup for vegan)

2 tsp. vanilla

4 egg yolks (omit for vegan- I frequently make this recipe without eggs)

pinch of sea salt

Puree all ingredients in food processor. Then blend mixture in frozen ice cream maker ** for twenty minutes. Will be consistency of soft ice cream. Β For convenience, I put into small individual containers and freeze. When you want to eat the ice cream, take a container out of the freezer for 10-15 minutes to soften. Why not top your ice cream with Whipped Coconut Cream ! If you love ice cream, why not try my Strawberry Ice Cream Cake!

**If you don’t have an ice cream maker put bowl of mixture into the freezer and stir every thirty minutes for a few hours.

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24 Comments on Vanilla Ice Cream (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Paleo/ Vegan Option/ Gluten Free)

  1. I love coconut ice cream, and I can’t wait to try this recipe! My son and I love to stockpile the leftover creams at the bottom of our gluten-free Chex cereal bags and use them for ice cream toppings. I highly recommend it!

    • I really enjoy it as well! I will try it with Chex πŸ™‚ You should try out my strawberry ice cream as well!

  2. I need an ice cream maker! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! πŸ™‚

    Hope you enjoyed the last two week’s of giveaways!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    • You don’t need an ice cream maker to make it. Half the time I don’t even use mine. I added instructions how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker πŸ™‚

  3. I must must MUST hop on the coconut train and try this or something like it very soon! Looks great, thanks for sharing @ HappyWifey.net.

    • For me it is out of necessity, but I have to say its a great alternative to regular ice cream πŸ™‚

  4. Mmmmm this ice cream sounds delicious! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    • I make it with coconut milk in a can. Usually one higher fat(12-17%) and one lower(5-7%). I didn’t make it from a carton once, but with the low fat count it tasted like diet ice cream.

  5. Dear Sandi, Your ice cream sounds absolutely delicious. What a stunner…I know will I have to try this soon! Thank you for sharing. Found you through Foodie Friends, blessings, Catherine

    • Sorry you will have to be patient. πŸ™‚ I have tried that, even putting the can in the freezer for a few hours. Never seems to work out right. Doesn’t freeze properly.

  6. I know this post is older, but I just saw this on Pinterest. My son was recently tested for allergies. Positive for diary, peanuts, egg whites, soy and wheat. Yikes! I’m switching the whole family to more allergy-friendly food to make my life easier. I think i’m going to make this tomorrow! Thanks so much.

      • I am just going dairy free and relearning my shopping and cooking. Please pardon my learning curve. The recipe posted does not separate the coconut milk. I am curious about the uncooked eggs also. I am used to making traditional ice cream in which the eggs are cooked. Is this recipe mis-posted?

        • No it’s not a mis-post. I don’t separate the coconut milk and I add in raw eggs. You can easily leave the eggs out. I don’t add them in anymore.

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