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Coconut Ice Cream dairy free

Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

  • Author: Suwanee
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6


A delicious home made Thai coconut ice cream made with 4 ingredients. A simple yet delicious recipe that is sure to please all.


2 cups unsweetened and full fat coconut cream

1 cup unsweetened and full fat coconut milk

2/3 cup sugar

In a separate bowl

4 egg yolks

1/3 cup sugar

Garnish: (Optional, but highly recommended)

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Crushed peanuts
  • Toasted sweetened coconut flakes. (Dry toasting in a pan for 10 minutes on med heat until flakes hardened slightly).


1.Mix coconut milk, coconut cream and sugar together in a sauce pan. Turn the stove to med high and bring the mixture to a boil stirring often for 10 minutes.

2.In the mean time, separate the egg yolks from egg whites in a separate bowl and mix the 1/3 cup of sugar and 4 egg yolks in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.

3.Back to the stovetop. After the coconut milk in the pot starts to boil and the sugar melts, turn the stove off and remove the pot. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes.

4.Add in the egg yolk mixture to the pan and stir well and then let the entire thing sit for 10 more minutes. Pour into a bowl, cover and put in the freezer for 3-4 hours.

5.You can churn the ice cream in an ice cream maker (according to your machine, mine was for 20 mins). If you don’t have an ice cream machine, wait for at least 6 hours for the ice cream to harden. Check it every 2 hours to see if you need to churn by hand with a spatula. 

6.Once ice cream is at your desired consistency, line your buns with 3-4 small scoops of sticky rice. Recipe HERE. Pour a thin spread of sweetened condensed milk over the rice and then sprinkle toasted coconut flakes and crushed peanuts. 

7.Add 3-4 scoops of the coconut ice cream on top of the rice and repeat with drizzled sweetened condensed milk, coconut flakes and crushed peanuts.

That’s it! Eat immediately as the ice cream will melt or disappear fast!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove top & Freezer
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • Serving Size: 6

Keywords: Coconut Ice Cream Recipe, Thai coconut ice cream, thai ice cream, coconut ice cream