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EASY Coconut Ice Cream Recipe with Three Ingredients

Make this three-ingredient coconut ice cream recipe without an ice cream maker. This homemade ice cream is so creamy: everyone will love it!

It is so EASY to make. Scroll down to see the video of how it’s made at the end of the post.

Delicious and easy coconut homemade ice cream in a bowl

I love the fresh, fluffy, creaminess of homemade ice cream, but don’t have the space in my current rental to store another kitchen gadget I’ll only use a few times a year. I love summer desserts, but I don’t want them to be complicated or hard to make!

How to Make Ice Cream

There is nothing I love more than coming across a really good, no-churn homemade ice cream recipe that I can make without an ice cream maker. The coconut ice cream I am sharing with you today is another level.

First, this is one is amazing because it is only THREE ingredients! That’s it. Second, it is so delicious and full of creamy coconut flavor that you’ll want to make again and again all summer long.

Homemade Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

There are so many ways to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, but this is the easiest way as far as I’m concerned. I don’t want to have to crush anything; throwing a few ingredients into a mixer is just fine for me.

With this recipe, you can avoid the eggs. You can also keep the ingredients on hand so that when you’re ready to go, you can have coconut ice cream at any time.

Note that this recipe is much creamier than the Ziploc bag ice cream you may have seen. That is the main advantage. This has a better consistency and you can make it in larger batches. You’ll notice the difference and it doesn’t but a minute or two longer to make, if that.

Taking a bite with a spoon of homemade coconut ice cream

Cream of Coconut

A lot of homemade ice cream recipes use sweetened condensed milk, but this coconut ice cream uses cream of coconut (also known as coconut cream). Remember it is not the same as coconut milk.

Coconut milk is one part shredded coconut to one part water, while cream of coconut is four parts shredded coconut to one part water. It provides the thickness and creamy consistency for this coconut ice cream recipe.

Storing in the Freezer

Put this ice cream into an air tight container to store, and freeze it for up to two weeks. I find that homemade ice cream crystalizes a lot quicker than commercially made ice cream. If it lasts in the freezer for longer than two weeks, you get a medal!

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

Coconut ice cream in a bowl with a spoon

Three-Ingredient Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 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

Tools

Directions

  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.
  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 stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently stir in the cream of coconut and sweetened coconut (feel free to toast the coconut if you want a stronger flavor). Combine until just mixed and don’t continue to beat.
  4. Spoon into a freezer safe container, cover, and freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

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 nice and soft.

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 8 people making it perfect for parties!

Delicious coconut ice cream recipe being scooped into a bowl
Yield: 4 people

Coconut Ice Cream

Delicious and easy coconut homemade ice cream in a bowl

You can make this delicious coconut ice cream without an ice cream maker - and it's only got three ingredients. This homemade ice cream is so creamy and everyone will love it!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.
  2. Remove bowl and beaters from the refrigerator. Pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently stir in the cream of coconut and sweetened coconut (feel free to toast the coconut if you want a stronger flavor).
  4. Spoon into a freezer safe container, cover, and freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

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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Oh you guys, this coconut ice cream recipe 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!

Are you ready to see a video of this homemade ice cream? Press PLAY on the video in this post!


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Margie

Saturday 25th of June 2016

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

Sandra

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.

Amy

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: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2015/06/easy-and-healthy-3-ingredient-ice-cream.html Could that work for you?

Una

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 :)

Paige

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

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

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

Georgia @ Silver Spiral Studio

Friday 5th of June 2015

Looks delicious. will definitely have to try.

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