Treat yourself to the irresistibly delicious flavors of our creamy and refreshing vegan coconut ice cream. Made with the finest ingredients, this delicious treat can be enjoyed in either waffle cones or bowls to create the perfect summer dessert experience. Enhance its tropical essence by garnishing it with an extra sprinkle of delicious coconut flakes. With its smooth texture and heavenly taste, this coconut ice cream is sure to transport your taste buds to paradise. Treat yourself to a scoop (or two!) and enjoy the pure bliss it brings.
- 400g can of coconut milk
- 400g can of coconut cream
- 150g powdered sugar
- 50g liquid glucose
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- Grated coconut or toasted coconut flakes for serving (optional)
- Place all ingredients except the coconut flakes in a saucepan over low to medium heat and bring to a simmer.
- Cook for 1 minute, then remove from heat and allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.
- Pour the cooled mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- At this point it will still be soft.
- Scrape the churned ice cream into a freezer-safe container or loaf pan.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight until firm enough to scoop.
- Can be stored frozen for up to three months.
- Serve in bags or bowls and garnish with grated coconut or toasted coconut flakes if desired.
Equipment and tools
To prepare coconut ice cream you need the following equipment and tools:
- Ice cream maker or mixer
- Large mixing bowl
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Small pot
- Ice cream storage container
This coconut ice cream recipe contains the following allergens:
- May contain traces of nuts
Storage and leftovers
After making the coconut ice cream, store it in an airtight container in the freezer. It can be kept for up to 2 weeks. If serving leftovers, allow the ice cream to soften for a few minutes before scooping it out of the spoons.
Health Benefits of Coconut Ice Cream
Coconut ice cream, also known as the tropical treat, is not only a refreshing and delicious treat but also offers several health benefits. Traditionally made with coconut milk and cream, this frozen dessert is a great alternative to dairy ice cream for those who are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan lifestyle.
Rich in healthy fats
Coconut ice cream is rich in healthy fats, which come from the coconut milk and cream used in its preparation. These fats are primarily medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are known to be easily digested and quickly converted into energy by the body. MCTs can also promote satiety and help with weight management.
Promotes heart health
The natural saturated fats found in coconut ice cream can actually have positive effects on heart health. Contrary to popular belief, these fats increase levels of good cholesterol (HDL) in the body, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Provides essential nutrients
In addition to healthy fats, coconut ice cream provides essential nutrients that support general well-being. Coconut milk and cream are rich sources of minerals such as manganese, copper and iron. These minerals are necessary for various body functions, including activating enzymes, producing energy, and strengthening the immune system.
Gluten-free and lactose-free
One of the main benefits of coconut ice cream is that it is gluten and lactose free. This makes it an excellent option for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, as well as those with lactose intolerance. Even people on a gluten or dairy-free diet can enjoy the creamy and delicious ice cream experience without compromise.
Coconut ice cream contains antioxidants that can fight the harmful effects of free radicals in the body. These antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, ultimately promoting better overall health. Additionally, coconut flakes used as a topping can provide additional antioxidant benefits.
With its creamy texture and tropical flavor, coconut ice cream is a delicious treat that offers numerous health benefits. This frozen dessert provides essential nutrients and supports heart health – you can enjoy it guilt-free and treat yourself to a moment of pure bliss.