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Vanilla Coconut Homemade Vegan Ice Cream Recipe
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Vanilla Coconut Homemade Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade ice cream is a special treat many of us remember from our childhood. Try this delicious vegan version of this delectable ice cream treat. Consider adding berries, bananas, carob, coffee or other ingredients to the original recipe as desired. Almond milk can be substituted for coconut milk, but you may need to add more sweetener according to your taste. Remember to pick-up a box of rock salt and at least two bags of ice at the store!


  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • ¼ cup agave syrup (stevia could be substituted)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasalt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch for creaminess


  1. Add all ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a sealable lid.
  2. Blend all ingredients on low speed for three minutes and then at medium speed for one minute.
  3. Place lid on bowl and place in refrigerator for ingredients to chill overnight.
  4. Follow directions on ice cream maker the next day.
  5. Place empty clean bowl back in freezer, while ice cream is processing in the ice cream maker.
  6. When ice cream maker process is complete, remove empty bowl from freezer and place ice cream contents in the bowl in the freezer for two hours.
  7. Serve immediately upon removing from freezer.

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  1. dianabart
    My mother used to make us homeade banana icecream. It was Yummy! voted!
    1. Carolyn
      My mother always made vanilla ice cream. She used more vanilla in it than most people and now I like it with lots of vanilla. Thanks for the vote and comment.
  2. Veganara
    Vote no 4. This sounds wonderful Carolyn, and quite few ingredients as well, just what I like! I don't have an ice-cream maker, but I have made it by hand before. Could this recipe be done by hand? I presume it means a lot more mixing by hand!
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote and comment Veganara. I have never made homemade ice cream by hand. The problem is that it must be kept very cold or it is too runny...which is why the cornstarch helps also and why you place it in the freezer for two hours afterward.
  3. Sheila Ray
    Sounds yummy! voted...
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote and comment!
  4. BuddhasDelight
    sounds great, i just wish i had an ice cream maker! :) wish list. voted!
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Buddhas Delight for the vote and comment!
  5. pentamom
    Thank You for the recipe!! I can't wait to try this one!! I have 5 young boys to try it on! LOL!!
  6. pftsusan
    This is good. I'm wondering if you can put vanilla root in there too. I never liked processed vanilla because it tastes too much like milk and I'm lactose intolerant. So I'm a chocolate person. Even better tasting than chocolate is the vanilla root, grown from mother ground. That's vanilla. Not anything else.
  7. stephLVPA
    Carolyn - I voted, this looks awesome. I would like to ask, can you tell me about the ice cream maker that you have and use for this and similar recipes? What would help most to know is your machine the kind that uses the canister that goes in the freezer, and is it 1.5 quarts, 2 quarts or another size? I like the price of the ice and salt machines, but I think I would use the kind with the canister that stores in the freezer more often. There is a vegan ice cream cookbook that I'd love to get for my Kindle. P.S. I pinned your recipe, too. And I'd be glad to return and give a recipe review once I get my machine.
  8. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    cool. i just wrote a similar homemade ice cream recipe from my childhood, as well.
  9. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    cool. i just wrote a similar homemade ice cream recipe from my childhood, as well.
  10. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    cool. i just wrote a similar homemade ice cream recipe from my childhood, as well.


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