Chocolate-Coconut Ice cream

chocolate coconut ice cream!
To celebrate our 4yr anniversary, I surprised Noah with a chocolate flavoured coconut ice cream. It’s dairy-free and only uses a few tablespoons of honey for a sweetener.

For the cream:

  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk
  • 6 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of honey (more or less to taste)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder (I used green & blacks)
  • tablespoon vanilla
  • teaspoon of nutmeg
  • chocolate chunks (optional)

In a medium bowl, mix the honey, salt and cocoa powder into a paste, add the eggs and mix well.   Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan on medium heat.  When warm, pour it slowly on to the egg/honey mixture, a little bit at a time and whisking constantly (to prevent the eggs curdling).  Pour that mix back into the saucepan and reduce heat, add vanilla and nutmeg and keep stirring until the cream coats the back of a spoon.  Pour back into medium bowl, and cool in the fridge for about an hour.

That’s your base.  At this point you could throw it in an ice cream machine (lucky you!). Or go about it the low-tech, primitive way, but warning–this will take a few hours and you might eat quite a bit of the cream on it’s way to becoming iced. siiigh.  When the ice cream is almost solid and scoopable, add in the chocolate chunks or any other toppings/fillings you might like.  David Lebovitz has a great tutorial for making ice cream without a machine here.


7 thoughts on “Chocolate-Coconut Ice cream

  1. Your banner is lovely!
    What a wonderful recipe, I like your use of coconut milk, honey and green&blacks yum! This looks like it is right up my alley, I truly enjoy the process and time involved in making…

  2. I don’t know if I’d have the patience to make ice cream by hand! I hardly have the patience to let the dang ice cream maker chill for the full 24 hours in the freezer, and I don’t even need to do anything while it’s chilling. Your ice cream looks very yummy though. :)

  3. ooh! i’m going to have to try this. we love making coconut ice cream, and now that i have eggs growing in my own backyard, i’ll be able to spare six to make a batch of ice cream. thanks for sharing!

  4. I’ve been wanting to make a coconut milk based ice cream. I made one years ago, but that is when I had an ice cream maker. Would you make this again using the DL method? Was it more icy than creamy? I’m thinking about trying this :)

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