5 ingredient coconut milk ice cream

This recipe is so easy to make and it tastes so good. I find that I like the taste better than store bought coconut milk ice cream. It seems to have less of the coconut taste.

What you need: (besides an ice cream maker of course!)


2 cans full fat coconut milk

1/2 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon salt (I only seem to use sea salt for everything anymore)

2 tablespoons corn starch

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Step 1: Shake the cans of coconut milk really well. This will mix the liquid and the creamy parts together.

Step 2: Pour all but 1/2 cup of the coconut milk into a pot over medium heat (I keep mine at the 4 mark).

Step 3: Add the honey and salt to the milk on the stove. Heat and stir for 1-2 minutes until they dissolve.

Step 4: In a bowl combine the remaining half cup of milk and the cornstarch and whisk until blended together.

Step 5: Add the cornstarch mixture to the milk on the stove. Continue heating for 8-10 minutes. Do not let it boil. Once it thickens remove from heat.

Step 6: Add vanilla and stir.

At this point pour the mixture into a glass bowl and let it cool a bit. Then cover it with plastic wrap (let the plastic wrap lay on top of the mixture) and put it in the fridge for at least 4 hours. I sometimes let it stay there overnight. When you are ready to mix the ice cream, remove the plastic wrap (you will have some film stick to the plastic wrap. I don’t know why but we don’t want that in the mix anyway so throw it out!). Give the milk a quick stir. Or a slow stir. Your choice on how fast you want to stir it. Turn on your ice cream maker and pour it in. Let it churn until it is soft and fluffy. I usually let mine go for 25-30 minutes. You can add extras towards the end if you would like. I have done chocolate chips and strawberries so far. But I generally keep it plain and let everyone top it off how they choose. Store the ice cream in an air tight container. It is best to freeze for a couple hours before eating so that it firms up more. This will make about 4 cups without any extras in it.


It’s simple as that! I love how easy this is to make.


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