Coconut Ice Milk


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.

Vegan Coconut Ice Milk Recipe

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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.

Coconut Ice Milk
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This recipe was submitted by Yusra Bintul-Mustafa, for entry in the Go Dairy Free - So Delicious 3-Course Dairy-Free Recipe Contest.
Serves: Makes about 1 quart
  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 3 to 4 hours, or up to 24 hours.
  3. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve with a sprinkle of toasted coconut, if desired.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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.

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