Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Move over fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream, I have a new favourite. If you were around for last week’s Ice Cream Sundays you’ll know that my last attempt at coconut ice cream didn’t turn out as well as I had wanted it to. It was more tart sour lime than coconut. I wanted coconut.

So here it is: the best coconut ice cream I’ve ever made (out of two attempts) and the best coconut ice cream I’ve ever eaten (out of many many attempts.)

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Did I mention that it is also incredibly easy to make, uses only 4 ingredients and is dairy-free? And check out the ingredient list, I think it is pretty healthy too :)

4.5 from 2 reviews
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
Nothing but true toasted coconut flavour here!
The Endless Meal - Serves: Makes about 1 litre
  • 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup cane sugar (or substitute brown sugar)
  • 2½ cups sweetened coconut, lightly toasted (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract)
  1. Add coconut milk and cane sugar to a pot and warm over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape seeds out with the dull edge of a knife. Add seeds and bean to coconut milk. Stir in toasted coconut and set aside to cool.
  3. Once cool, place in fridge till very cold.
  4. Process in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers directions.
  5. Serve in cones or bowls and top with lightly toasted coconut.
To toast coconut place it in a large pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Keep a close eye on it, it can burn very quickly.

About Kristen

Kristen Stevens is the creator and editor of The Endless Meal. She is also the owner of a small underground restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.
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  1. Shara says

    Made this last night, and it was great! What a wonderful creamy texture and awesome coconut flavor! Next time I might add chocolate chunks, and chop up the coconut into smaller pieces (or maybe use a little less?) Delicious!

  2. Lynn says

    Oh my goodness!!!! This was fantastic! I only had one can of coconut milk, so I subbed milk for one can. I didn’t use as much toasted coconut since I wasn’t sure my kids would eat it, and I used plain vanilla. It was sooooo yummy with some grated chocolate on top!! Thank you!

    • Kristen says

      Hey Valerie,

      If you are a coconut fan then you will lOVE this. It’s like eating creamy frozen coconut :)

  3. Runnergirl says

    This looks delicious! Do you think lite coconut milk would work? I have coconut sugar that I’m going to use with this!

    • Kristen says

      Coconut sugar? That sounds amazing! Light coconut would work but it might come out a little icy. Maybe try making a half batch to test it out first. Or just use regular coconut milk; it does have more fat but it is fat that is good for you :)


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