Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Creamy dairy free strawberry pineapple coconut milk ice cream. Your favorite strawberry ice cream with a tropical twist.

Creamy DAIRY FREE strawberry pineapple coconut milk ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Everyone is an expert at something. We’re all specialists in something different. A mechanic may not be able to paint a masterpiece. An opera singer may not be able to drive a semi truck. Some may even have multiple fields of expertise. Obviously these are huge generalizations, picking random professions and mashing them together. I promise I’m going somewhere with this… I feel like hair stylists should be experts in measurements and also in colors. When you say ‘take off a half inch,’ it doesn’t mean take off a half inch of dry hair. It’s being cut wet, not dry, so it should be assumed that it’s X amount of wet hair to be removed. Right?

I had really hoped it was just an issue with my own hair but it rolled over into my daughter’s hair now too. We both said a half inch and it turned into more. I watched the hair fall to the floor and it was too late. She has plenty left, but that’s not the point. I’ve had great cuts and I’ve had just ok cuts. Cuts that started out great and went downhill. And let’s not even discuss the styling at the end. Clearly I need to break up with my hair stylist. It’s a shame that I like the salon for the most part.

Moving along to better things… books! I’m still flying through books. It was a goal of mine to read a lot this summer and once I started, I couldn’t stop! One amazing book after another. I’m completely obsessed with Colleen Hoover. If you like contemporary fiction/romance, you absolutely have to check her books out. I always think, there’s no way I can move on to another book so quickly after just falling in love with the characters and their stories. But then I do, and I fall hard again, totally wrapped up in their stories. Each book has been completely different from the next, but similar in very specific ways. I’m already eagerly awaiting her next…whatever it may be!

Creamy DAIRY FREE strawberry pineapple coconut milk ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

In the meantime…

Ice cream!

Every summer I have to make some variety of strawberry ice cream. Since I’m still fully obsessed with all things pineapple, it was a no brainer to combine the two into an irresistible super fruity ice cream.

It’s basically your favorite strawberry ice cream with a fun tropical twist!

Easy creamy and dairy free!! This homemade strawberry pineapple coconut milk ice cream is a must make before summer ends!

Creamy DAIRY FREE strawberry pineapple coconut milk ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Creamy dairy free strawberry pineapple coconut milk ice cream. Your favorite strawberry ice cream with a tropical twist.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time1 day
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice cream
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 C pineapple chunks fresh or frozen
  • 2 C strawberries divided *(see notes)
  • 2 : 13.5oz cans coconut milk
  • 3/4 C plus 2Tb granulated sugar divided
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks


  • Whisk together coconut milk until smooth. Measure out 3 cups, reserve remaining for another use or discard. Add 2 cups coconut milk to a small sauce pan with 1 cup granulated sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cook over medium heat until steaming. Continuously whisk yolks while slowly drizzling 1 cup steaming coconut milk mixture into yolks. Return to saucepan. Cook until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Pour through a mesh strainer into a large bowl. Cool over an ice bath to room temperature. 
  • Blend remaining 1 cup coconut milk with pineapple chunks and 1 cup large strawberry chunks. Blend until smooth. Add to medium bowl with warm milk mixture, whisk to combine. Cover and chill overnight. 
  • Add remaining 1 cup chopped strawberries to a clean bowl. Toss with 2 tablespoons sugar. Cover and chill overnight. 
  • Churn according to manufacturer's directions. In last 10 minutes of churning, add chopped strawberries and any juices. Transfer to a freezer safe container. Freeze until solid. 


Recipe serves roughly 4-6.
*Strawberries: 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped into small pieces. Plus, 1 cup fresh strawberries, in large pieces or halves.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Creamy DAIRY FREE strawberry pineapple coconut milk ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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28 Responses to “Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Milk Ice Cream”

  1. #
    Marye — August 22, 2016 at 7:26 am

    This ice cream looks amazing, I love the strawberry and pineapple combination!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thanks, Marye!

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    Kristen Chidsey — August 22, 2016 at 7:49 am

    My daughter is scheduled for a hair cut today–and now I am nervous LOL! I hope our stylist is much more of an expert!
    And clearly, you are an ice cream expert–this looks incredible!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

      I hope your daughter’s hair cut went well! And thank you! :)

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    Catherine — August 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Dear Rachel, your frozen ice cream sounds fantastic. I love that you made it with coconut milk…so refreshing and delightful! xo, Catherine

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thanks so much, Catherine!

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    amanda paa — August 22, 2016 at 8:13 am

    i hadn’t thought of adding egg yolks to some of my coconut milk ice cream recipes for creaminess. great idea, since they would still be dairy free. xo!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Love custard based ice creams. You’ll definitely have to try it sometime! :)

  5. #
    Debbie — August 22, 2016 at 8:59 am

    This looks so refreshing! Perfect for cooling people off after having some spicy BBQ.

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Thanks Debbie!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 22, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I hear you on wanting a hair dresser to listen and only cut off the right amount. You would think they should know there is a big difference if you cut it wet or dry. I have learned to always have my curly hair cut dry because there is less of a chance of them taking too much off. Love this fun tropical twist to the strawberry ice cream. I love pineapple treats!!!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:38 am

      I can only imagine what you’ve had to go through with hair cuts and curly hair! It must shrink up so much more than I’m used to.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — August 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I hate when you tell your hair stylist how much to cut off and then they just decided to do what they want anyways…so annoying, especially with how much they charge. This ice cream is the perfect way to end summer, which I am super sad about by the way. I love the flavor combo and that it’s dairy free!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Yes!! The fact that they do what they want (aka not what we ask) and we still have to pay their full fee is just ridiculous to me. So frustrating.

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — August 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve been getting back into reading (I used to be able to knock out a book in a day no problem, but stopped when I had my daughter). So I will definitely check this author out. I love your ice creams and the flavor combination here is just spot on!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Like you, I got out of the habit of reading for a while but now I’m on a good streak. I hope it continues! And yes, definitely check her out – she’s great!

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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland — August 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Where has this flavor been all my life? You make the most beautiful ice cream <3

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thanks Sue!

  10. #
    Maria — August 22, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Such a fun and refreshing recipe!! :)

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thanks so much, Maria!

  11. #
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — August 23, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Hi! Your photographs are beautiful! And you can’t go wrong with pineapple and strawberries. Love that it’s dairy-free, too!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Thanks, Katie!

  12. #
    Krystle — August 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Fruity ice creams are my favorite, love that this one is dairy free!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Thanks so much, Krystle!

  13. #
    Delaney — August 25, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Yesssss to dairy free ice cream!! This looks creamy dreamy :D

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      Rachel — August 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks, Delaney!

  14. #
    kaly — September 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

    This ice cream sounds so delicious…yum.. I have to give it a try this week.

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      Rachel — September 3, 2016 at 7:54 am

      Thanks Kaly! I hope you enjoy it.

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