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Dairy-Free Coconut Homemade Ice Cream (2 Ingredients/No Machine)

4.65 from 77 votes
Learn how to make a Homemade Dairy-Free Ice Cream with only coconut milk and your choice of flavor mix-ins.
2 ingredient Dairy Free Ice cream (No Machine) - Amazing coconut ice cream made without an ice cream machine. The flavor possibilities are endless!

Hi Bold Bakers!

You’ve suggested so many great Homemade Ice Cream flavors and this week I’m bringing you more of your requests including Matcha Green Tea & Vanilla. And I REALLY want you to try this Dairy-Free Homemade Ice Cream base recipe. It’s the same method as my original No Machine Ice Cream and it tastes SO good! So let’s get ice cream making!

Homemade Dairy-Free Coconut Recipe Ice Cream (No Machine)

4.65 from 77 votes
Learn how to make a Homemade Dairy-Free Ice Cream with only coconut milk and your choice of flavor mix-ins.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Learn how to make a Homemade Dairy-Free Ice Cream with only coconut milk and your choice of flavor mix-ins.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk
  • cups sugar
  • 2 cans (13.5 oz each) full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  • Chill 2 cans of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferrably overnight
  • Empty the contents of other 1 cans of coconut milk into a saucepan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer, stir once and gently simmer for 30 minutes, or until the milk is thick and has reduced by half (After about 10 minutes, you'll notice that the milk will start to turn a golden color – that's ok and is exactly what's supposed to happen.) Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Open the 2 cans of chilled coconut milk. The cream should have risen to the top. Carefully scoop the cream into a mixing bowl. (Reserve the water below to use in a smoothie.) With an electric beater, whip up the coconut cream on high speed until it's light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the condensed coconut milk and whip on high speed for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a lidded container and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. This ice cream does freeze harder than my other so just give it a few minutes at room temperature to make it easier to scoop.

 

 

Vanilla Coconut Recipe (Dairy-Free / No Machine)

4.7 from 65 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk
  • cups sugar
  • 2 cans (13.5 oz each) full fat coconut milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vanilla seeds from ½ vanilla pod (optional)

Instructions

  • Chill 2 cans of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferrably overnight
  • Empty the contents of other 1 cans of coconut milk into a saucepan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer, stir once and gently simmer for 30 minutes, or until the milk is thick and has reduced by half (After about 10 minutes, you'll notice that the milk will start to turn a golden color – that's ok and is exactly what's supposed to happen.) Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Open the 2 cans of chilled coconut milk. The cream should have risen to the top. Carefully scoop the cream into a mixing bowl. (Reserve the water below to use in a smoothie.) With an electric beater, whip up the coconut cream on high speed until it's light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the condensed coconut milk and whip on high speed for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla flavoring. Taste to make sure you have your desired flavor
  • Transfer to a lidded container and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. This ice cream does freeze harder than my other so just give it a few minutes at room temperature to make it easier to scoop.

 

Chocolate and Almond Ice Cream (Dairy-Free Coconut / No Machine)

4.64 from 49 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk
  • cups sugar
  • 2 cans (13.5 oz each) full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 6 tblsp of cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup toasted almonds

Instructions

  • Chill 2 cans of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferrably overnight
  • Empty the contents of other 1 cans of coconut milk into a saucepan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer, stir once and gently simmer for 30 minutes, or until the milk is thick and has reduced by half (After about 10 minutes, you'll notice that the milk will start to turn a golden color – that's ok and is exactly what's supposed to happen.) Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Open the 2 cans of chilled coconut milk. The cream should have risen to the top. Carefully scoop the cream into a mixing bowl. (Reserve the water below to use in a smoothie.) With an electric beater, whip up the coconut cream on high speed until it's light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the condensed coconut milk and whip on high speed for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder and toasted almonds into the ice cream
  • Transfer to a lidded container and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. This ice cream does freeze harder than my other so just give it a few minutes at room temperature to make it easier to scoop

 

Pina Colada Coconut Ice Cream (Dairy-Free/No Machine)

4.66 from 46 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk
  • cups sugar
  • 2 cans (13.5 oz each) full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 3/4 cup of pineapple puree
  • 3 tablespoon of sugar

Instructions

  • Chill 2 cans of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferrably overnight
  • Empty the contents of other 1 cans of coconut milk into a saucepan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer, stir once and gently simmer for 30 minutes, or until the milk is thick and has reduced by half (After about 10 minutes, you'll notice that the milk will start to turn a golden color – that's ok and is exactly what's supposed to happen.) Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Open the 2 cans of chilled coconut milk. The cream should have risen to the top. Carefully scoop the cream into a mixing bowl. (Reserve the water below to use in a smoothie.) With an electric beater, whip up the coconut cream on high speed until it's light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the condensed coconut milk and whip on high speed for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix together the pineapple puree with the sugar. This helps it freeze well
  • Then swirl this into the ice cream base
  • Transfer to a lidded container and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. This ice cream does freeze harder than my other so just give it a few minutes at room temperature to make it easier to scoop.

 

Matcha Coconut Ice Cream (Dairy-Free /No Machine)

4.72 from 45 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk
  • cups sugar
  • 2 cans (13.5 oz each) full fat coconut milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vanilla seeds from ½ vanilla pod (optional)
  • 2 tblsp of matcha (green tea) powder

Instructions

  • Chill 2 cans of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferrably overnight
  • Empty the contents of other 1 cans of coconut milk into a saucepan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer, stir once and gently simmer for 30 minutes, or until the milk is thick and has reduced by half (After about 10 minutes, you'll notice that the milk will start to turn a golden color – that's ok and is exactly what's supposed to happen.) Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Open the 2 cans of chilled coconut milk. The cream should have risen to the top. Carefully scoop the cream into a mixing bowl. (Reserve the water below to use in a smoothie.) With an electric beater, whip up the coconut cream on high speed until it's light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the condensed coconut milk and whip on high speed for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix the matcha green tea powder into the ice cream base. Taste to make sure you have reached your desired flavor
  • Transfer to a lidded container and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. This ice cream does freeze harder than my other so just give it a few minutes at room temperature to make it easier to scoop.


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Romona
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Romona
3 years ago

Hi Gemma!!
This ice cream base is AMAZING. I made it and it was just perfect! I was so excited when I saw it coming together and when I tasted the final product. I made cookie and cream, straw-raspberry, chocolate and vanilla, those were all the base I could find at the time. Every one in my house loved them!
Thank you sooo much Gemma.

Chena
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Chena
12 days ago

I absolutely loved this! I used 1 can of coconut milk for the base and 1 can of coconut cream in the electric beater step. I am so amazed at how good this tasted and cost me so much less than what I would have spent buying dairy-free icecream in my country. Thank you so much for this recipe!

Ryan Hall
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Ryan Hall
12 days ago

Looks absolutely delicious Gemma! Do I need a really expensive brand of coconut milk or will a cheap one do fine? My store brand coconut milk is $1.50/can, and the store brand organic kind is $1.89 a can, most of the other brands are far more expensive. Do I really need to spend the extra money?
Thanks!

Reuven
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23 days ago

How would an immersion blender or a Vitamix work instead of a mixer?

Amy Gertrand
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Amy Gertrand
26 days ago

Hi, Just made the first part to this! I used coconut sugar instead of regular sugar, per the comments:)! The only issue I had was that after 30 minutes, the mixture did not thicken. It stayed liquid form but I am keeping it overnight to test and see if it will thicken perhaps. Did I do something wrong to make it stay a liquid form?

Max Terry
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Max Terry
26 days ago

Is unsweetened (original) coconut milk considered full fat?

Judy Knesel
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Judy Knesel
29 days ago

Why can you not use one can of coconut cream in stead of the two cans of milk? It’s the same thing (coconut to water is 4:1 in stead of 1:1) and you don’t have the water to then use elsewhere.

Rajani
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Rajani
2 months ago

Hi Gemma… Firstly congratulations 🎉 to your family. I have been trying your recipes and they turn out to be yummy . Especially your ice cream is super. I want to try ice cream with almond milk. Can you tell me how to do in your two ingredients and no machine method. With tip if any.

Thanks in advance
Rajani

BetaAly
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BetaAly
3 months ago

How long is too long in the fridge for the cans? I think it has been a month…lol ekk.

joy
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joy
4 months ago

Why did you use coconut milk to get the cream instead of just buying a can of coconut cream? I want to try this out but I don’t want to waste two cans of coconut milk because i don’t use it in smoothies and other things.

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