Kirbie's Cravings

Coconut Ice Cream

photo of a bowl of coconut ice cream

I made this coconut ice cream from David Lebovitz’ recipe (minus the saffron threads) a while back and really enjoyed it. It was so simple to make. I love coconut and this ice cream is rich and creamy and full of coconut flavor.

Just writing this post makes me wish I hadn’t eaten it all this weekend. I’ve been trying to make good use of my ice cream maker, making at least one recipe a week. I still have a lot I want to try, but the coconut one was so good, I had to go back to it before trying out new recipes.

photo of two scoops of coconut ice cream in a bowl


Coconut Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This ice cream is so simple to make and is rich, creamy and full of coconut flavor.


  • 1 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar


  • In a medium-sized saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and chill the mixture thoroughly. (I put mine in the freezer until it was cold to speed things up).
  • Once chilled, freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.


Recipe adapted from David Lebovitz

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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12 comments on “Coconut Ice Cream”

  1. I’m a fan of coconut too. Sounds perfect for summertime 🙂

  2. This looks so rich and delicious! Summer really is all about ice cream!! I’m planning on making this weekend. Or if I’m in the mood for coconut, maybe I’ll try yours! Thanks for sharing!

  3. It is a perfect summer treat. And so easy if you have coconut milk laying around.

  4. I love ice cream all year round, but definitely during summer. =)

  5. This sounds and LOOks so delicious and creamy! I just made fudgesicles today, will see how they turn out and might try this! I do love creamy coconut desserts and what better than ice cream in this summer heat!! =)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Every time I see this post, I want ice cream. Haha. Fudgesicles sound delicious too. I hope you try this recipe out.

  7. I took this up a notch by adding toasted coconut and hoo-boy was it great.

  8. Added some toasted coconut, fantastic.

  9. Sorry, didn’t mean to “double-post” …..

  10. I love coconut milk.I have 2 kinds.
    I have the one in cans and in tetra packs.
    Which one should I use in making this ice cream?

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