Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream


A dairy-free ice cream that is rich and delicious.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
20 servings


  • 4 ounces shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 4 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 4 egg yolks


  1. Cook and stir shredded coconut in a skillet over medium-low until lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  2. Combine coconut milk, sugar, and toasted coconut in the top of a double boiler over simmering water; simmer until slightly reduced, about 1 hour. Pour coconut milk mixture through a strainer and pour liquid back into double boiler.

  3. Fill a large bowl with ice water.

  4. Whisk egg yolks into coconut milk mixture until thickened. Remove double boiler from heat and place the top portion in the ice water to cool the coconut milk mixture to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  5. Process coconut milk mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
21g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 207mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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