Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

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This delicious homemade ice cream recipe is just two ingredients and super easy for kids to make! Dairy-free Coconut Ice Cream is refreshing, flavorful and the perfect recipe to have on hand for hot summer days.

This creamy 2-ingredient coconut ice cream is vegan and dairy-free. A homemade soft serve ice cream with a refreshing coconut flavor that is super easy for the kids to help make!

Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

I love making our own homemade ice cream, but so far all of our recipes have used heavy whipping cream and/or sweetened condensed milk. Most of our recipes also require whipping the cream for up to five minutes, making them possible for kids to help with – but often the kids get bored or complain of “tired arms” after about one minute of using the mixer.

This Coconut Nice Cream is a great alternative! No mixer, no dairy – just delicious soft-serve coconut vanilla ice cream that takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish.

It’s a great recipe to have on hand if you have dairy-free friends like we do, but even dairy-lovers like us will enjoy the soft, creamy texture and refreshing flavor.

Also, unlike most ice cream recipes, I don’t find myself thirsty after enjoying a scoop of this coconut ice cream. 

Another awesome aspect of this recipe is you can switch up the flavors in a variety of ways:

  • Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream by adding cocoa powder
  • Coffee Nice Cream by adding a couple teaspoons of instant espresso powder
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream by adding a couple tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
  • Add some crushed or chopped fruit for a pineapple, mango or apple ice cream.
  • Or add sprinkles for a colorful unicorn ice cream!

Does it matter if I use cream of coconut or coconut cream? For this recipe, no, but keep in mind that some cream of coconut varieties contain added sugar. We’ve experimented heavily with different coconut creams/cream of coconut options and the ones that we found to have the best out-of-the-can consistency and flavor were Thai Kitchens Coconut Cream or Kosa Coconut Cream.

Use the rest of the can to make our popular Painkiller Rum Cocktails, use to replace heavy cream in sauce like our Instant Pot Chicken Piccata or just make another batch of this nice cream!

How long can I store this coconut ice cream? We usually finish it up within a day or two, but it can be kept in a sealed, airtight freezer container for up to two weeks without any texture or flavor loss. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)

Check Out These Other Delicious Nice Cream Recipes

Vegan Coconut Ice Cream Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: experiment by adding different mix-ins like peanut butter, cinnamon, cocoa powder or chopped fruit to make new varieties of this ice cream recipe.

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How to Make Coconut Ice Cream

Chill the coconut cream as long as possible – preferably overnight.

Place the coconut cream in a large bowl and whip with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Measure out 1/2 cup of the coconut cream and reserve the rest for other delicious recipes.

Carefully stir together the cool whip and coconut cream and then fold out into a loaf pan.

Freeze for 2 hours or overnight.

The ice cream will have a soft texture and when allowed to come to room temperature, it will have the same texture as cool whip!

 

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How to make coconut nice cream - just two ingredients and two minutes of effort to make the best coconut soft serve ice cream - the perfect dairy-free dessert for summer!

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Yield: 4 cups, 8 servings

Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

A dairy-free coconut ice cream recipe using just two ingredients. Refreshing, flavorful and easy!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-16oz tub Cool Whip or other dairy-free whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

Instructions

  1. Chill the coconut cream as long as possible - preferably overnight.
  2. Place the coconut cream in a large bowl and whip with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Measure out 1/2 cup of the coconut cream and reserve the rest for other delicious recipes.
  4. Carefully stir together the cool whip and coconut cream and then fold out into a loaf pan.
  5. Freeze for 2 hours or overnight.
  6. The ice cream will have a soft texture and when allowed to come to room temperature, it will have the same texture as cool whip!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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This refreshing coconut nice cream is a delicious treat and perfect if you or your guests need to enjoy dairy-free desserts. No one has to compromise with this easy and delicious ice cream!

For more delicious dairy-free recipes, check out our Mango Cupcakes with Fresh Mango Buttercream or our Avocado Ranch Dressing.

Creamy coconut ice cream with a refreshing coconut flavor, this daiy-free nice cream is just two ingredients and takes literally two minutes of effort to make! The perfect summer dessert for kids to help make  This creamy 2-ingredient coconut ice cream is vegan and dairy-free. A homemade soft serve ice cream with a refreshing coconut flavor that is super easy for the kids to help make!  How to make coconut nice cream - just two ingredients and two minutes of effort to make the best coconut soft serve ice cream - the perfect dairy-free dessert for summer!  Creamy coconut ice cream with a refreshing coconut flavor, this daiy-free nice cream is just two ingredients and takes literally two minutes of effort to make! The perfect summer dessert for kids to help make

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