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Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe – Dairy Free

  • Author: A Little Insanity - Erika
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 hours
  • Total Time: 24 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart (4 Cups) 1x
  • Category: Dairy Free
  • Cuisine: Dessert


This Easy & Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe can be made into many flavors. It contains NO Dairy, Gluten, Eggs, or Nuts & serves perfectly in cones!



Base Ingredients:

  • 2 Cans Regular Coconut Milk (NOT the low fat kind -and watch out for brands that use preservatives!) My favorite Brand is Thai and I order it by the case from Amazon Subscribe & Save for about .89 cents per can.
  • 1/3 Cup Agave Nectar or Sweetener of Choice
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Guar Gum

For Mint Chocolate Ice Cream (this is our family favorite!):

  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (This is the PURE Food Grade essential oil that is not the kind typically found at the store.) I buy my Essential Oils from Rocky Mountain Oils.

For Strawberry or Fruit Ice Cream:

  • 1 Cup of Fresh or Frozen Fruit (we’ve used Strawberries, Cherries, Mangoes, Bananas & more!)

Other Flavors / Add-In Ideas (Stir in Add-Ins after 12 hours in Freezer unless you’re using an Ice Cream Maker):

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (aka Nutella)
  • Chocolate Almond or Almond Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut & Banana & Pineapple
  • Pomegranate & Chocolate
  • Pecans
  • Green Tea
  • Coffee
  • Cookie Dough (use my Gluten, Dairy, Egg & Nut Free Cookie Recipe for this – or leave the eggs out of your favorite recipe so you don’t risk getting sick)


  1. In your Vitamix or Blender, add Coconut Milk, Agave Nectar, & Vanilla – blend on low until well mixed.
  2. Keep your Vitamix running on low while you add the Guar Gum. This prevents the Guar Gum from clumping.
  3. Add in your flavors & ingredients (see flavor suggestions above & instructions below) and blend until smooth.
  4. Place mixture (which will be runny) in an airtight container or Ziplock Freezer bag and store in your Freezer for approximately 24-48 hours before serving. Be sure to Stir-in your favorite Add-In Ingredients after about 12 hours of freezing.

For Mint Chocolate Recipe:

  1. While your Vitamix is running on low, add in your Cocoa Powder & Peppermint Essential Oil. Replace cap and blend on low-medium speed until Chocolate is well blended with mixture.

For Smooth Fruit & Flavor Recipes:

  1. Add your Fruit or Add-In Ingredients to the Vitamix and blend until smooth.

For Chunky Fruit & Add-In Ingredients:

  1. If you want Chunky Fruit or Add-In Ingredients (such as chocolate chips or nuts) in your ice cream, then stir it in after 12 hours in the freezer or after the mixture is stiff enough, but not frozen. This will keep your ingredients from sinking to the bottom.


You can also make this recipe in your favorite ice cream maker – just be sure to scale the ingredients so it fits in your mixer.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
  • Calories: 140