Super Easy Coconut Ice Cream

It’s no secret that I love coyo, but I will not pay $15 for a tub of ice cream. So here’s the solution. This Super Easy Coconut Ice Cream costs approximately five dollars for the whole batch, no ice cream machine required! Five ingredients, five minutes prep time… all you need is the patience to wait for it to set. Make sure you try it on my Choc Raspberry Brownie – just heavenly.


  • 1 400ml can full fat coconut cream
  • ¼ cup coconut butter (liquid or solid) – I use my DIY Coconut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon natvia
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup


  1. Place all ingredients into Vitamix and start on speed one, gradually increasing to ten. Blend until creamy. Turn on high for the last minute only. Please be mindful not to leave on high for too long, as this acts as a heating function.
  2. Pour into a shallow dish and freeze for 2 hours. If you can’t wait that long it’s just as delicious straight out of the blender, but if you serve it on something warm it will turn into liquid straight away. Keep leftovers well-sealed in the freezer and use within a few days. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble with that.
Please note: if you don’t own a Vitamix you can try this recipe in a high performance blender, but unfortunately I can’t guarantee the same result.


  1. Teagan

    This is the most exciting day so far this week! I say this after I just finished my last tub of Coconut Ice Cream.
    I just have one question, do you use a 400ml can or the smaller 270ml?
    Amazing as always Steph!

  2. hannikay

    Thanks for posting this recipe!

    I made it yesterday, and just was a bit confused about one thing. You said about that it ‘could be eaten straight out of the blender’ but for me, it was liquid the whole time. I did put in the coconut butter (your recipe) slightly softened (it’s very cold here) and whizzed it in my Thermomix till just combined, then 20 secs longer and then a bit longer, expecting it to get thick at some point? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    I then poured it into a tray, it was about 1″ thick and froze it. After 2 hours, just the very outside had frozen solid and the middle was still liquid. I gave it a stir.

  3. Steph

    Did you use a Vitamix? It should thicken but requires high power to do so.

  4. Nicole

    I don’t have a vitamix but I do have a sunbeam cafe serries blender. Around 200 bucks and it thickened like ice cream straight away! Very exciting!

  5. Steph

    Thanks Teagan, 400ml please.

  6. Manoranjan

    I’ve made this with varying lelves of success thanks (no thanks!) to my crappy Hamilton Beach blender. The other day I tried it with an immersion blender and wow! It went super smooth almost instantly! I reduced the amount of water and put all the ingredients in the plastic cup that came with my immersion blender. A few seconds later, when it was super smooth (I was *shocked*! I’ve let the same mixture run in my regular blender for five minutes and it still came out chunky), and then poured it over ice in my regular blender to make a milkshake-ish drink. Dee-licious!

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