Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook from The Spunky Coconut

Kelly Brozyna

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On August 22, 2012
Last modified:October 1, 2013


All-natural dairy-free ice cream recipes that are rich and dreamy. The entire cookbook is also gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan-friendly.

Alisa Fleming ~ Another dairy-free ice cream recipe book – what an amazing summer! Every book is different though, and this one is no exception. Kelly Brozyna, the author of Dairy-Free Ice Cream, focuses on creamy and healthy. She uses rich ingredients like cashews, coconut (naturally), and hempseeds to make luxurious and completely dairy-free ice cream. For sweetening, Kelly sticks to coconut sugar, medjool dates, apple juice, and honey or agave.

This is seriously my kind of dairy-free ice cream recipe book. I never loved dairy cream, but do adore the rich flavors and textures of cashews and coconut, especially when combined with natural sweeteners and frozen to create dreamy bliss. In fact, many of the recipes look like ones that could have come out of my own kitchen!

Here is a random sampling of the recipes you will find in Dairy-Free Ice Cream:

  • Pecan Praline Ice Cream
  • Sunbutter Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
  • Spiced Apple Tea Ice Cream
  • Frozen Coffee or Tea Lattes (pictured below)
  • Brownie Batter Ice Cream
  • Carrot Cake Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies (for ice cream sandwiches!)
  • Orange Cream Frozen Yogurt
  • Almond and Chocolate Protein Pudding Pops
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Sherbet (pictured …)

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook from The Spunky Coconut

Another thing that I love about this cookbook is the simplicity. There is an intro that covers ingredients and tips, but then Kelly goes straight into the recipes. Her recipe writing is also all about flow. You won’t see complicated lists of instructions, but rather quick instructions placed within the ingredients to keep you moving in the kitchen and done prepping the ice cream within minutes.

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook from The Spunky Coconut

In terms of diets, Dairy-Free Ice Cream is also gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, peanut-free, and vegan-friendly. Most of the recipes even boarder on (or could be called) paleo.

Dairy-Free Ice Cream is available on Amazon, but Kelly also sells her entire cookbook collection direct on The Spunky Coconut.

Giveaway Time:

This giveaway is closed! Congratulations to Holly! She received a signed copy of Dairy-Free Ice Cream.

Do you like Dairy-Free Ice Cream? Feel free to comment with your favorite flavor!

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook from The Spunky Coconut

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I would love this book because it’s exactly what I want my son to eat. These are the ingredients that good body and brain food are made of. And almost equally important, contributing to the wonderful memories he’ll have one day of eating delicious, melting ice cream on hot summer day!

  2. I’d love to own this book because the recipes sound scrumptious. I just looked inside on Amazon and saw the toasted coconut. I’m salivating πŸ™‚ I like that the recipes don’t have too much sugar and are more healthy.

  3. I would love a copy of this book! I have been off dairy for about 25 years. Back then alternate ice cream wasn’t tasty… these days they have greatly improved it but I miss having a range of flavours. It would be awesome to have this book! My dad is also dairy and gluten free so would be great to enjoy the icecream I make from it with him. I’m so happy you’ve made a book like this.

  4. I would love to win this book because I’ve recently bought an ice cream maker and having difficulty finding good dairy and gluten free ice cream recipes!

  5. I would love to have a copy of this book because I’m trying to offer my family ‘healthier’ dessert options and personally think that they currently consume too much cows milk. I keep nut milks available and encourage them to drink those when we **ahem* run out of cows milk and I don’t have time to hit the grocery store thinking their taste buds might adapt. lol

  6. I would like to win this cookbook because I have recently gone dairy and soy free so that I can continue to breastfeed my infant son. With that said, I am searching for a decadent treat to indulge in from time to time!

  7. I grew up with a father who was an ice-cream maker for a dairy company, so we always had tubs of many flavors in our freezer, and the addiction was formed! I have a couple chronic tick-borne illnesses and lactose feeds the microbes, so milk has been off my diet for the last 4 years, and my ice cream maker sits idle, waiting for a new batch of recipes . I have followed Kelly’s blog for a while now and love her recipes, ingredient choices, photos, and stories behind the recipes. Since my husband lost his job almost a year ago, I’ve only been able to put her books in my Amazon wish list – I’d love to have them all, and would be thrilled to have this one!! Thanks for the opportunity to have a chance at getting one!

  8. I would enjoy having this book because I am recently entering the vegan way of eating, but one part I missed is the delicious creamy Ice Cream that traditionally is make with milk. Milk is one of the ingredients I am getting out of my life and I am using non dairy products, such as potato milk, to help my body work out the cholesterol that is part of my family life. I had tried coconut ice cream, and is really delicious, but I would like to try different recipes to my sweet tooth.

  9. I would like a free copy of this book because I love food! I was recently diagnosed with lactose intolerance after losing a great deal of weight very quickly. I am so eager to learn how to reinvent my eating habits so I can enjoy food once again. Thanks

  10. I am so excited to see a cookbook like this! Myself, my husband, as well as my two kids do not eat dairy and we all love ice cream! I also bake with natural sweeteners and appreciate that you do the same with your ice cream. I have wanted to make my own for a couple of years, but haven’t yet. My kids who are two and five would love to make some with me! My whole family would love the book because of the wonderful creations we would make.

  11. teresa_winters@mac.com on

    I love coconut based ice creams and would like to try some cashew or hemp based ones as well. My son would be happy.

  12. I just found out 2 days ago that I’m allergic to milk. The only concern my kids had was what to do about Dad’s famous ice cream???? This book would completely solve that problem!

  13. Heather Pierce on

    I would love to have this book for my whole family…we have been recently diagnosed with multiple allergies and thankfully feeling much better since changing our diet…it has changed our lives! My 7 year old is dairy, my 5 year old is dairy, soy, egg, gluten, and I am dairy, egg and gluten – we are ice cream lovers and would love the chance to enjoy it and I have purchased a machine so I am ready to go…I just need the recipies!

  14. Since in the last 3 weeks I stopped eating Dairy after 56 years…I think this book would help me through this transition…Thank you πŸ™‚

  15. I would love 2 win this cookbook 4 my daughter. She detests the store bought non dairy ice cream so this cookbook would be an amazing surprise 4 her.

  16. Every night growing up, my Dad ended the day with a bowl of ice cream. We have a picture of him doing so that we all love. I am now, due to allergies, dairy, gluten, soy, egg and refined sugar free. What do I miss? That comfort food that symbolizes my Dad and lots of laughs and good memories. I would love to win this book and continue a family tradition – in a healthy way – with my grandsons. A cool chilly way to warm the heart πŸ™‚

  17. Can’t add much to what has already been said!! I also would love to have this book, being allergic to dairy and my daughter is also.

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