My husband wanted me to make more ice cream last week (since we were running dangerously low on the current supply), but we were all out of heavy whipping cream. So, not wanting to disappoint, I figured this would be a good time to try out one of the many coconut milk ice cream recipes I’d seen online. The concept is so simple: coconut milk and maple syrup. That’s it! I love experimenting with new flavors and trying different combinations in my new ice cream maker, so I figured now was as good of time as any to try. And look how nice-looking this ice cream turned out (ignoring my lighting issues)…
My kids loved this ice cream! They had no idea there was anything different about it and were (literally) licking every last drop from their bowls (I know, proud mommy moment…). Seriously, though, if I didn’t know better, their bowls could have passed as clean when they were finished…that’s how well they licked them!!
What did I think about it? I thought it was okay. It definitely had a different taste than I’m used to. If I make it again this way, I will add some fruit and maybe make it more of a tropical-like ice cream. My husband ate two bowls (on separate nights). He could tell it was different, but also thought it was decent. I don’t think we’ll eat it in place of regular ice cream, but it’s a nice variation from the standard dairy version and would especially be great for someone that cannot eat dairy. And recipes don’t get much more basic than this…
Dairy-Free Two Ingredient Ice Cream
- 13.5 oz can organic full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips (dairy-free) – Optional
Whisk together coconut milk and maple syrup. Cover and place in fridge until well chilled, probably a couple of hours. Add to ice cream maker and let run until desired consistency. Melt chocolate chips in microwave at 50% power and drizzle in layers on the ice cream as you add it to a freezer-safe storage container. (The chocolate will harden right away.) Freeze the ice cream for at least a few hours so it hardens more and then enjoy!
I can’t wait to try it with some pineapple juice and make a ‘dole whip’ like I had at Disney World this past fall! Or make it with fresh strawberries-yum!!
Note: I think this recipe can be doubled and still fit in the ice cream maker’s bowl, but I haven’t tried yet. Usually when I try something a little different, I try not to make too much incase we don’t like it.
This is the ice cream maker I have:
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