How to Make Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream

Fruit-based ice creams are delicious, healthy and full of vitamins. Follow these recipes to make your own dairy-free coconut ice cream.
How to Make Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream

Last update: 28 June, 2021

Coconut is a very nutritious and high-calorie food (342 calories per 100 grams – 4 oz). It has a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. In addition, it contains fiber, protein, and low-glycemic carbohydrates. And, we can use it to make a delicious dairy-free coconut ice cream.

Do you want to take advantage of this food’s benefits to make a delicious dessert? We’ll teach you how to make dairy-free coconut ice cream.

The benefits of eating coconut

Eating coconut or coconut-based foods is linked to multiple health benefits, including:

  • Hydration: Coconut has high water content. Therefore, it helps hydrate the body.
  • Controls hypertension: Due to its potassium content, it helps regulate blood pressure.
  • Diuretic and laxative effects. Thanks to its high fiber content, it helps prevent constipation.
  • Lowers cholesterol: Coconut contains uric acid which reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol).
  • Antimicrobial and antifungal action: This action takes place both internally and externally

Dairy-free coconut ice cream recipes

Coconut ice cream and soy milk

A glass of coconut milk.

This recipe is the easiest of all and is gluten-free, egg-free and lactose-free. In addition, it’s actually 100% vegan, so everyone can enjoy it. You can add fruit slices or different flavored syrups.

Ingredients

  • 300 ml of soy or vegetable milk
  • 150 ml of coconut milk
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Whole can sugar, stevia, or maple syrup

Preparation

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and beat until the mixture becomes foamy
  • Pour into a container that can withstand low temperatures, and freeze for three hours.
  • Beat the mixture again to make the ice cream creamier and freeze for at least twelve hours.
  • Your ice cream is ready to eat.

Ice cream with berries

A bowl of ice cream.

For this recipe, we won’t be using lactose-based products or any gluten, but we will be using eggs. It’s a little more elaborate than the previous one, but its texture is very similar to that of traditional ice cream. 

Ingredients

  • 100 g ( 4 oz) of strawberries
  • 50 g (2 oz) of blackberries
  • 50 g (2 oz) of blueberries
  • 300 ml of coconut milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Whole cane sugar or stevia

Preparation

  • First, beat the egg whites until they reach a fluffy texture, then add a little sugar. Then, put it to the side.
  • Wash and slice the strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Blend all the fruits in a blender and use a masher or strainer to remove the larger seeds.
  • Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for a minimum of three hours.
  • Put the fluffed egg whites in a saucepan so they aren’t raw when you add them to the mixture.
  • Once you remove the saucepan from the heat, mix the egg whites with the coconut milk and add sweetener to taste.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze for a minimum of two hours.
  • After two hours, add the frozen fruit and the coconut milk cubes with egg white to a high-power blender. Beat until creamy.
  • Your ice cream is ready to eat.

Coconut and banana ice cream

These are sliced bananas.

This recipe is suitable for vegan and celiac diets. The frozen bananas will create the creamy base and give the ice cream body and texture. In addition, you can change the recipe to fit your tastes and add any type of fruit. 

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 250 ml of coconut milk
  • Shredded coconut
  • Honey
  • Sugar or natural sweetener

Preparation

  • First, peel and cut the bananas. Put them on a non-stick tray and freeze for at least 12 hours.
  • If you want to add any other fruit, follow the same procedure: peel, cut and freeze.
  • Put the bananas and fruit of your choice in a blender.
  • Add coconut milk and the shredded coconut. Beat until creamy.
  • Add sugar or honey to taste. However, if the banana is ripe, it’s probably not necessary.
  • Put in a freezer-safe container and freeze for a couple of hours.
  • Your ice cream is ready. You can add nuts or flavored syrup.

Help your family include healthier foods in their diet by taking advantage of these recipes, even in a small household. Since they’re made with refreshing ingredients, it’s best to eat these dairy-free ice cream dishes when it’s hot outside. They’ll help you cool off while also providing you with the nutritional power of coconut and fruit.

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