Creamy coffee ice cream made with coconut milk. A dairy free ice cream option!

A creamy coconut-coffee ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel DAIRY FREE!

Happy June! How on earth is it already June? It may not be technically Summer quite yet, but it’s never too early for ice cream.

You should know by now how I have a total obsession with ice cream. I’m pretty sure I always have been obsessed with ice cream. And really, who could blame me? It’s delicious! In a bowl, with or without a cone topper, in a cone, with or without sprinkles, hot chocolate sauce, whipped cream, strawberries… you name it.

Are you hungry yet?

A creamy coconut-coffee ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel DAIRY FREE!

I’m partial to certain flavors, as I’m sure we all are. And depending on the day, definitely want one over another. Totally normal. But never in a million years did I think I’d be making my own ice cream. Of course, I’ve been at it for years now, but it still amazes me how out of this world delicious and creamy homemade ice cream is.

It’s SO much better than any store bought variety. And I’m not just saying that. If you’ve ever had homemade ice cream, I’m sure you can agree. And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! Oh… an ice cream maker? We’ll get to that in a bit…

A creamy coconut-coffee ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel DAIRY FREE!

Having a child who has a food allergy has made me more aware of how prevalent other food allergies and sensitivities are. I won’t get into the statistics, but it’s alarming. It’s hard enough navigating a world around one allergy at times, I can’t even begin to imagine what others go through who have multiple allergies or several children with different allergies.

We may not be sensitive or allergic to dairy here, but I’m all for trying new things and giving delicious options to those who can’t have it. A world without ice cream is sad. And every person deserves delicious creamy ice cream in their lives!

So, here’s a DAIRY FREE ice cream for you to try! This coconut coffee ice cream is made with coconut milk, not cows milk or any heavy cream but you’d never know it from how amazingly creamy and delicious it is! The coconut and coffee pair beautifully, both playing off each other. It’s a perfect match! Top it off with your favorite ice cream toppings or eat it as is, either way, this is an absolute must make this summer!

Still need an ice cream maker to whip up this delicious treat?! Check below for the details!

A creamy coconut-coffee ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel DAIRY FREE!

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Coconut Coffee Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 day
Yield: 4 plus
Creamy coffee ice cream made with coconut milk. A dairy free ice cream option!


  • 2 13.5 oz cans coconut milk
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C coffee syrup
  • 5 large egg yolks


  • In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks. Set aside.
  • Whisk or blend coconut milk until smooth. Add 1 cup coconut milk to a large bowl with a mesh strainer set on top.
  • Add 2 cups coconut milk to a small saucepan, along with sugars, salt, vanilla extract and coffee syrup. Cook over medium heat. Stir well to dissolve sugar. When mixture begins to steam, slowly pour 1 cup warm liquid into yolks, while continuously whisking. Transfer egg mixture into saucepan. Stir occasionally, cooking over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  • Pour mixture through mesh strainer into reserved coconut milk. Stir and cool to room temperature. Cover and chill thoroughly overnight.
  • Churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a freezer safe container, freeze until solid.
  • Top off with hot fudge sauce and sprinkles, if desired.


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
*Store remaining coconut milk and use as desired.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most accurate data, use your preferred nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you used to make this recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Ice cream

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