Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Creamy homemade strawberry ice cream with chunks of sweet strawberries throughout. Made dairy free using coconut milk!

Strawberry coconut milk ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel DAIRY FREE!

A few random thoughts for Friday…

Black flies… I hate them. I’m certainly getting my arm workout in at the bus stop lately with all of the swatting and waving I have to do. Why isn’t there a solution for them yet? Every year they just suddenly appear and annoy the bejeezus out of everyone. I’m eager for the day they’re gone for the season!

I finally started a mini garden. Hooray! It’s on our deck this year. So far I’m just working on some herbs and will progress to other veggies and such another year… with hopes to have a beautiful raised garden. Again, I’m totally dreaming here but most things start as dreams and go from there. Side note: I found the boxes at Home Depot, as well as the gloves… because I needed new ones.

We started watching Orphan Black this week. We needed something new to watch after finishing two short seasons of Alphas (highly recommend even though there isn’t much to watch), so we took a chance and were hooked after the first episode! I won’t give away any details but it’s a really fun watch if you like sci-fi with semi suspenseful drama.

I’m in search of some new pans and am specifically curious about the ceramic non-stick pans that seem to be all the rage lately. If you’ve tried them, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Strawberry coconut milk ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel DAIRY FREE!

As you know, I’m obsessed with all things strawberry related. Growing up, we had a small patch of strawberries in the backyard. We’d pick them and gobble them up before they even stood a chance at making it to the kitchen for anything beyond snacking.

I’ve always adored strawberry ice cream, but there are so many store bought versions that just don’t meet my expectations. I fully believe strawberry ice cream should be rich in flavor and packed with real bits of strawberries. Not just creamy and pretty, but loaded with fresh flavor. I’ve made a similar version of strawberry ice cream in the past, which is still a favorite of mine. BUT, I wanted to make an updated version that’s just as good as the original and completely dairy free!

Insert coconut milk. A perfect substitution for ice cream when you can’t or don’t want to have dairy. Plus, it gives a fun twist on a classic flavor!

Creamy homemade strawberry ice cream, bursting with flavor and packed with fresh strawberry chunks. Made dairy free with coconut milk!

A fun treat for the entire family any time of the year!

Strawberry coconut milk ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel DAIRY FREE!

Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Creamy homemade strawberry ice cream with chunks of sweet strawberries throughout. Made dairy free using coconut milk!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time23 hours 50 minutes
Total Time1 day
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free, Ice cream, Strawberry
Servings: 4 plus


  • 2 : 13.5oz cans coconut milk
  • 1 C granulated sugar divided
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3 C strawberries


  • Hull and chop strawberries. Toss with 1/4C granulated sugar. Cover and chill overnight.  
  • In a large bowl, whisk together coconut milk until smooth and fully combined. 
  • Add 1 cup coconut milk to a large bowl, with a mesh strainer set on top. 
  • Add remaining 2 cups coconut milk to a small saucepan, set over medium heat. Combine with granulated sugar, salt and vanilla. Whisk gently until sugar is dissolved. When mixture begins to steam, slowly drizzle 1 cup hot liquid into egg yolks while whisking continuously. Transfer egg mixture to pan, whisk to combine. Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. 
  • Pour mixture through mesh strainer into reserved coconut milk. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill thoroughly. 
  • Strain strawberry juice into coconut mixture, whisking to combine. Set aside strawberry chunks. 
  • Churn liquid according to manufacturer's directions. Add strawberry chunks during last 10 minutes of churning. 
  • Transfer to a freezer safe container. Freeze until solid. 


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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18 Responses to “Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream”

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    Sammie — May 8, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I love Strawberry Ice Cream, but I have a number of friends who are lactose intolerant. Fab recipe will definitely give it a try, so I can give my friends – and me – a treat. Thank you. Sammie

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      Rachel — May 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

      This would be perfect for them! I also have a coconut coffee (dairy free) ice cream recipe as well. Be sure to check that out too :)

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — May 8, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Oh my gosh, Rachel! I’m freaking out that you started Orphan Black. My boyfriend and I started it last year before Season Two came out and we were immediately hooked. Sarah Manning is a boss. :D Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream would be great to watch with Orphan Black.

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      Rachel — May 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

      We’re seriously hooked! Such a fun/weird show. We’re always amazed at how she manages to play each role so drastically different from the next.

  3. #
    Susan Williams — May 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Looks beautiful and delicious, Rachel!

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      Rachel — May 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Thanks Susan!

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    cookingcassy — May 12, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I started watching a new Netflix show last night, Grace & Frankie. I was instantly addicted and thankful that I could cruise from one episode to the next. It stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston. Need I say more?

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      Rachel — May 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

      I definitely need to look into that!

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    Liz — August 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    This sounds so yummy! Do you know if something else could be substituted for the egg yolks? My daughter has dairy and egg allergies so am always looking for good substitutes!

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      Rachel — August 12, 2016 at 7:14 am

      The eggs just help it be creamier and easier to scoop. You can leave them out, just keep that in mind when you want to scoop. You’ll likely need to let it sit for a few minutes before being able to scoop it. Enjoy! :)

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    Rebecca — February 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Hi Rachel!
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I’ve made coconut milk ice cream before but this has been the best recipe so far! I think it was the egg yolks that made the difference. It was creamier and the end result wasn’t too “coconutish”…
    I hosted a couple of lactose intolerant guests and they loved it! Thanks again!

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      Rachel — February 6, 2017 at 7:11 am

      So glad to hear everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing, Rebecca!

  7. #
    Donna — July 21, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Orphan Black is a great show and Tatiana. Maslany, playing all those characters; totally awesome! You are going to love it more with each episode.

    I am lactose intolerant and this recipe looks fantastic. I look forward to trying it, as well as your coffee ice cream recipe. Thanks for posting!

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      Rachel — July 25, 2019 at 9:55 am

      Enjoy! :)

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    Olivia — November 28, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Can I use frozen strawberries?

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      Rachel — November 30, 2020 at 6:24 am

      Definitely! You’ll want to thaw them first so you have strawberry juice to use though.

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    anne — December 9, 2020 at 3:21 am

    can this be made without an ice cream maker?

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      Rachel — December 10, 2020 at 6:26 am

      I haven’t personally tried, but typically you can beat the cream (or in this case the coconut milk) until fluffy like whipped cream, stir or fold in the remaining ingredients and freeze. It won’t be quite the same but it’s worth a try!

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