Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Combine a few easy-to-find ingredients to make this delicious ice cream! No ice cream maker or churning is required. Prep in 5 minutes and freeze!

three scoops of chocolate coconut milk ice cream in a bowl with the container of ice cream on the side

Ice cream is a delicious dessert choice for anyone. This is one of the best vegan ice creams and it’s made with only a few ingredients. You don’t even need an ice cream maker.

What does coconut milk ice cream taste like?

It’s rich, creamy and tastes slightly like coconut. The ice cream is made with coconut milk which helps create the creamy texture. Without additional flavor, it has a slightly coconut flavor. But, if you add cocoa, mint, vanilla or other flavors, the coconut flavor is subtle.

Ingredients you need

ingredients for chocolate coconut milk ice cream
  • Coconut Milk – Use full fat coconut milk.
  • Coconut Oil – This helps create the smooth ice cream consistency. You can omit in a pinch, but it’s recommended for this recipe.
  • Cocoa Powder – Use unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use dark cocoa but it will adjust the flavor slightly, to taste more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate.
  • Sweetener – Confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, honey or other similar sweetener work great.
  • Vanilla – Always use pure vanilla extract.
  • Salt – Kosher salt to help balance flavor and consistency.
chocolate coconut milk ice cream in a blender before and after blending

This recipe couldn’t be any easier. Add all of the ingredient to a blender or food processor. Pulse until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Pour into a freezer safe container. You can use a plastic container with a lid or a freezer safe loaf pan. If using a loaf pan, cover gently with parchment paper or plastic wrap before freezing.

Ice Cream Tips

  • If you want to chill it quicker, you can churn in an ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturers instructions for churn time.
  • Thaw for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. This allows the mixture to soften so the ice cream is easy to scoop.
  • You can also top with your favorite toppings such as cacao nibs, fruit, peanut butter sauce or sprinkles.
  • Serve with or without a cone.
chocolate coconut milk ice cream in a container with a scoop taken out

Other frozen treats

Ice cream is the perfect frozen treat any time of the year. Grab a scoop or two and enjoy!

a scoop taken out of a container of chocolate ice cream

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 5 mins
Combine a few easy-to-find ingredients to make this easy ice cream! It's naturally vegan, gluten free and low carb.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk,, cold
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, , maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil , melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse for 10 to 15 seconds or until completely combined. 
  • Pour mixture into a freezer-safe container. Freeze for eight hours or overnight.
  • Thaw for 5 to 10 minutes just prior to serving. Enjoy!

Notes

INGREDIENT NOTES
  • Coconut milk: Use full fat coconut milk.
  • Cocoa powder: Use unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use dark cocoa, but the ice cream will taste more like dark chocolate ice cream. 
  • Sweetener: Confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, honey or other similar honey work great. 
If you replace the sugar with a low sugar substitute, the nutritional information will be different.
  • If you want to chill it quicker, you can churn in an ice cream maker. 
  • Top with your favorite ice cream toppings like cocao nibs, fruit, peanut butter sauce or sprinkles. 

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 234mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
If you try this recipe, don’t forget to leave a review below or share a photo and tag @spoonfulofflavor on Instagram.

This recipe was originally published in August 2018. It was updated with new photos, tips and notes in August 2020.

4 comments on “Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream”

  1. This was the perfect Summer treat! 

  2. This looks amazing! I’m going to make this today! What kind of pan did you use?

  3. Coconut and chocolate just belong together! You had me at no churn!

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