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How To Make Easy and Amazing Coconut Milk Ice Cream (No Dairy!)

Robyn Openshaw - Updated: September 19, 2023 - - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

So I’ve been a little obsessed with duplicating the Turtle Mountain chocolate “ice cream” I wrote about a while back.

In this article:

Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe

Make Your Own Coconut Milk Dessert

Using an ice cream maker, the result was fabulous. The only problem is that it didn’t freeze up to ice cream consistency–only a thick milkshake consistency. Here’s the super-easy recipe, with two options, using an ice cream maker or the Blendtec.


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ½ cup raw, organic agave, real maple syrup, or raw honey (with honey, decrease by 2 Tbsp)
  • ¼ cup raw chocolate powder (you could use chocolate nibs or non-alkalized cocoa)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt

Note: You could also replace some of the coconut milk with frozen banana slices.

How to Make the World’s Best Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

Step 1: Blend All the Ingredients

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You can make amazing vegan ice cream right in the comfort of your home.

Blend all in Blendtec until smooth and process in ice cream maker for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Freeze into Ice Cubes

This technique worked better for me: freezing most of the concoction into 10 ice cubes, then blending the ice cubes and the remaining liquid mixture in the Blendtec, serving immediately.


How do you make homemade ice cream with coconut milk? Share your recipe with us in the comments below!

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How To Make That Amazing Coconut-Milk Ice Cream

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8 thoughts on “How To Make Easy and Amazing Coconut Milk Ice Cream (No Dairy!)”

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  1. Ann says:

    I would like to try these recipes.

  2. fen says:

    Would like to know how much is 1 canned coconut milk. Here, in the Netherland, we have different sizes of cans…

    1. Rose Butler GSG says:

      Fen, that would be 13.5 fl oz, or about 400 ml. Hope that helps.

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    1. Rose Butler GSG says:

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  4. anonymous says:

    A few years ago- I made ice cream with coconut milk. I used fresh coconut milk instead of canned coconut milk.

    The texture of this ice cream I made is not thick enough although I used an ice cream maker.

    How do I make the texture of the ice cream thicker if I use fresh coconut milk instead of canned coconut milk???

    1. Hi, thanks for reaching out. You can try adding some frozen bananas to the mixture. That should make the texture thicker!

      —Lindsay, GreenSmoothieGirl

  5. Norman says:

    Hi. Can I use coconut milk and coconut cream to make a thicker and creamier ice cream. How do you counter act the strong taste of the coconut flavour. Thank you

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