This coconut ice milk is a “dessert” recipe entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Yusra Bintul-Mustafa. For a light but creamy texture, Yusra uses Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious.
For more details and to enter the recipe contest, see this post: https://www.godairyfree.org/news/so-delicious-dairy-free-3-course-recipe-contest
Special Diet Notes & Options: Coconut Ice Milk
By ingredients, this coconut ice milk recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, tree nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. If you are concerned about our classification of nut-free, see this post: Are Coconut-Based Dairy Alternatives Safe for Nut Allergies?
For an even creamier (yet still low fat!) frozen dessert, you can substitute Dairy Free Lite Culinary Coconut Milk for the beverage.
- Combine all but ¼ cup of the coconut milk, sugar and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and the remaining ¼ cup of coconut milk until smooth. Add to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and can coat the back of a wooden spoon.
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 3 to 4 hours, or up to 24 hours.
- Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve with a sprinkle of toasted coconut, if desired.