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Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

Sneha Paul
Make this creamy coconut ice cream at home without eggs, store-bought condensed milk or ice cream machine. It is so easy to put together and requires only 4-ingredients.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people


  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 500 ml fresh cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh coconut flakes


To make condensed coconut milk:

  • In a non-stick pan, pour coconut milk and sugar. Give it a stir and bring to a simmer over a medium flame.
  • Once it comes to a simmer and the sugar has completely dissolved, lower the flame and allow it to cook for 30 minutes or until it has reduced by half.
  • You don’t need to stir it, just allow it to simmer away gently. After a few minutes, you will notice that the milk has thickened and it has become pale creamy in colour.
  • After that remove the pan from heat and keep it aside to cool down completely. Then transfer it to a bowl and cover with a lid. Refrigerate overnight.

To make coconut ice cream:

  • For the coconut flakes, take a vegetable slicer and slice fresh coconut meat to make thin flakes. You can also slice it with a sharp knife if you like.
  • In a chilled glass bowl, pour the fresh cream. Using an electric whisk, whip the cream on medium-high speed for 4-5 minutes.
  • Then pour the chilled condensed coconut milk into the bowl. Whip on high speed for 4-5 minutes.
  • When it gets completely incorporated into the cream, add the coconut flakes. Gently fold it in.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into a loaf pan or any freezer-friendly container.
  • Place a piece of plastic or cling wrap over the pan and press it firmly against the entire surface of the ice cream. Then place another piece of cling wrap over the pan. Secure it nicely. This will make the pan airtight and prevent the formation of ice crystals.
  • Freeze for 5 hours or overnight. Once it fully sets, take it out and let it sit at room temperature for 5 minutes to soften slightly.
  • Then scoop and serve it into a coconut shell. Garnish with coconut flakes.
Keyword Homemade Ice Cream, ice cream recipe, no-machine ice cream