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EASY Coconut Ice Cream Recipe (3 Ingredients!)

Enjoy the tropical delight of homemade no churn coconut ice cream! This creamy, dreamy dessert is only three ingredients and perfect for summer days. It’s also no churn so you don’t need an ice cream maker.

coconut ice cream

Hello friends! I’m excited to share my latest culinary adventure, where I bring the tropics right into your kitchen with an easy, three-ingredient coconut cream ice cream recipe.

This isn’t just a recipe; it’s a mini-vacation in a bowl.

I know what you’re thinking. You don’t have an ice cream maker, and your last attempt at homemade ice cream ended up as a Pinterest fail. But don’t worry, because this coconut no-churn ice cream recipe is about to change your world.

It’s really simple – so simple that you might wonder if I’ve accidentally left out half the recipe. But trust me, with just heavy whipping cream, cream of coconut, and a sprinkle of sweetened coconut flakes, you’re on your way to an ice cream masterpiece.

And no ice cream maker? No problem. You don’t need one.

coconut ice cream recipe

The magic begins with whipping cream into a fluffy cloud of deliciousness, then gently folding in the cream of coconut. The final touch is a generous sprinkle of sweetened coconut flakes on top.

As you wait for your creation to freeze, you’ll find yourself peeking into the freezer, wondering if it’s ready yet. The anticipation is part of the fun!

The creaminess, the coconut flavor that transports you to an island paradise, the sweet crunch of the coconut flakes – it’s an experience, not just a dessert.

So, grab your three ingredients, and let’s embark on this summer dessert journey together. Who knew that a coconut no-churn ice cream recipe could be so simple, yet so spectacular?

Get ready to impress your friends, amaze your family, and most importantly, treat yourself to a little scoop of tropical bliss. Because let’s be honest, you deserve it.

coconut cream ice cream recipe

Making No Churn Ice Cream

You’re going to make this treat in a few simple steps. Scroll to the bottom for the recipe, or get a few frequently asked questions before that. Enjoy!

What does no churn ice cream mean?

No churn means that you’re not going to use an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker keeps the ingredients turning over so that while your dessert is chilling, no ice crystals form (and it remains soft).

With no churn you’ll still be stirring the ingredients with a mixer, but there is no churning process required. I love it because – easy. And rich and creamy just as you’d expect.

Is no churn ice cream real ice cream?

Yes, because no churn uses heavy cream (along with other ingredients). Ice cream is basically sugar and frozen cream, so no churn qualifies, at least in my book.

*Make sure to use full fat, good quality ingredients this recipe. I recommend high quality, fresh dairy products and pure (not imitation) extracts for the best results.

3 ingredient coconut ice cream

If you’re ready to check out this creamy ice cream recipe, keep reading below.


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup cream of coconut (cream of coconut is not the same thing as coconut milk. You’ll find it near the drink mixers section of the store)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes


You can double this recipe and it will still fit in a “standard” 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. If you double, the recipe then serves eight people making it perfect for parties!

Bring it out to defrost for just a few moments before serving. You can use a regular ice cream scoop to get it out of the container. It will be more like soft serve.

If you plan to make a lot of ice cream, invest in some reusable containers. They make freezing easy and come with tops.

coconut cream ice cream

Oh you guys, this dessert is heaven in an ice cream bowl. Your mouths are going to be thanking me BIG TIME when they taste these clouds of coconut goodness!

homemade coconut ice cream

Get the printable recipe for this dessert below:

Yield: 4 servings

Coconut Ice Cream

coconut ice cream

You can make this delicious coconut cream ice cream recipe without an ice cream maker - and it's only got three ingredients. It's so easy and rich!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup cream of coconut
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes


  1. Chill a large mixing bowl along with the beaters from your electric mixer (or whisk attachment of a stand mixer) in the fridge for about 15 minutes until cool.coconut cream, heavy cream, and coconut flakes
  2. Remove bowl and beaters from the refrigerator. Pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat; stop just as the peaks form.heavy whipped cream after being whipped
  3. Gently stir in the cream of coconut and sweetened coconut (feel free to toast the coconut if you want a stronger flavor).Adding cream of coconut and shredded coconut to the cream
  4. Spoon into a freezer safe container, cover, and freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.Ice cream smoothed into a loaf pan and ready to freeze

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

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If you enjoyed this coconut cream ice cream recipe, let me know in the comments! I also hope you’ll check out these other ice cream recipes below:

Bailey’s BoozyBirthday CakeBlueberryButter PecanChocolateChocolate CaramelChocolate Chip CherryChocolate OreoHoney LavenderIce Cream SandwichesMississippi MudPeppermintRaspberry


Thursday 5th of October 2023

How do you make this in a ice cream machine?


Friday 6th of October 2023

Here's a recipe, just don't add the chocolate chunks if you don't want to!


Saturday 25th of June 2016

If it wasn't for the toasted coconut this would be totally tasteless. So disappointed!


Monday 30th of May 2016

Hi, the cream of coconut is the one that you use to do "piña colada" ( Pineapple drinks) If I want, to make it sugar free, can I use sweetness? Thanks.


Monday 30th of May 2016

Hi Sandra! I'm not sure about the sweetness - you'd have to experiment. :/ Having said that, I looked up a few sugar free recipes for ice cream. Do you like bananas? This uses no added sugar: Could that work for you?


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

I made this last night for my mom. She loved it! Very decadent. Like something out of a gourmet restaurant. Thank you :)


Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Yum! This looks amazing! I'm definitely going to have to make this during the summer!


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