This easy vegan coconut ice cream is made with just 5 simple ingredients!ย 

After we opened that coconut, we enjoyed some of the flesh plain, but got a little bored with it. I threw some left over pieces in the food processor with some coconut milk, agave syrup, and stevia, and voila – I had a healthy ice cream recipe. Yummy Hubby, who happens to be a major coconut lover, said this was way tastier than ice cream store coconut ice cream. This ice cream is surprisingly creamy considering it has only 5 ingredients and is dairy-free. Some chopped chocolate chunks or crushed pineapple would be delicious added to the mix! What would you add?

Canned coconut milk is a wonderful alternative to dairy milks in ice cream. In the fall I use it in my Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream recipe. As it does have a slight coconut flavor unless masked by strong flavors, I really love it in this pure coconut ice cream. If you want to make this recipe even more strongly flavored with coconut, you could add a splash of coconut extract. I keep my ice cream maker canister in the freezer all summer long so that we can make homemade ice cream whenever the mood strikes – which is often.

Simple Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

Creamy, refreshing, simple vegan coconut ice cream recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flesh pieces (Click here to find out how to open a coconut)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (you can add a few drops of coconut extract if you want it very coconuty!)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 (15-oz) can coconut milk (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 2-3 tablespoons agave syrup (or 2T agave and 1 packet stevia)

Directions:

  1. Place coconut pieces in a food processor or heavy duty blender and process until finely ground. Add vanilla, salt, coconut milk, and agave syrup and process to combine.
  2. Transfer mixture to an ice cream maker or freezer-safe container. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions or until ice cream is frozen but still slightly soft. This ice cream becomes very hard once deeply frozen and is best enjoyed slightly softened.ย