Coconut ice cream recipe – tender coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream recipe at home

This ice cream is silky smooth, creamy and will leave you spell bound with every bite you take. The rich and creamy ice cream made from fresh coconuts will surely take you on a tropical journey while giving you the authentic flavour of coconuts. All you need to make this recipe is whipping cream, condensed milk, coconuts and you are all set!

A coconut ice cream recipe that is rich in flavour, requires no ice cream maker,  is eggless and requires no extra efforts. What more can one ask for? This recipe is a must try during summers. It is inspired by the Naturals coconut flavoured ice cream which is a famous ice cream chain. The ice cream is super creamy and coconuty even without using eggs.

There is little to no amount of water content in this ice cream so there is a low probability of crystals being formed. Not just coconut lovers but even the people who do not enjoy the flavour of coconuts will end up falling for this delicious ice cream.

So, do not wait and try this chilled sweet perfection right now which all your guests will remember. Also, do not forget to read the tips to make this perfect sweet dessert at home.

Coconut ice cream recipe flavour variants

Coconut being versatile can be changed into a lot of different flavours.

  • You can add coffee powder to the basic coconut ice cream to make coffee flavoured coconut ice cream
  • You can also make strawberry coconut ice cream by adding fresh strawberry puree to the ice cream mixture.
  • Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to coconut ice cream mixture to make chocolate coconut ice cream
  • To make salted caramel ice cream, just add some caramel and sprinkle some salt.
  • Other flavours include- Vanilla, peanut butter, mint chocolate and many more.

Benefits of making ice cream at home

  • There are no preservatives or artificial ingredients in homemade ice cream.
  • You can adjust the amount of sweetness so it becomes healthy to it even for diabetics.
  • The flavour of real coconuts is not available in store-bought ice cream.
  • The recipe is pocket friendly and easy to make.
  • You get to choose the flavour or the variant of coconut ice cream that you want to make.

Other ice cream recipes

If you love ice cream like me and want to try new authentic flavours then do try these recipes as well-

  1. Dalgona coffee ice cream– Ice cream prepared using whipping cream and instant coffee powder.
  2. Mango ice cream– ice cream with the real flavour of mangoes that is made using only 3 ingredients.
  3. Vanilla ice cream– the classic vanilla ice cream with a rich and creamy texture that will leave you wanting for more.
  4. Stuffed mango kulfi– It is mango ice cream with rabri stuffed in the middle. Rabri is reduced milk with added flavours of cardamom and pistachio.

Check out the links for detailed recipes.


  • Use an airtight container so that no crystals are there.
  • Use chilled whipping cream and chilled bowl or else no peaks will form while beating.
  • Freeze the ice cream for at least 8 hours.
  • Do not over whisk the ice cream or the butter will separate.
  • You can always reduce or increase the amount of coconuts depending on how intense you want the flavour to be.


What if I don’t have tender coconuts?

The flesh of the coconut needs to be really soft and fresh for the perfect ice cream. You should only use tender coconuts for this recipe but if they are not available then only use canned coconut flesh.

How to whip the cream without electric beater?

If you don’t have a blender then blend all the ingredients together by hand. Then put the mixture in the freezer and mix it in interval of 30 minutes until the ice cream freezes completely. Although the ice cream will crystalize a bit but this is the best way to do it without a blender.

You can also use a whisker to whip the ice cream but make sure not to over whisk the ice cream.

What to use instead of coconut milk?

If you can’t find fresh coconut milk then you can use canned coconut milk as well. You can also use coconut water instead of coconut milk. Full cream milk is also an alternative for coconut milk.

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coconut ice cream

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Freezing time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: coconut ice cream, coffee ice cream, homemade ice cream
Servings: 30 scoops
Calories: 280kcal


  • blender
  • beater
  • chilled bowl
  • airtight container


  • 1/2 cup coconut flesh, from 4 tender coconuts
  • 4 tbsp coconut milk
  • 500 ml whipping cream chilled
  • 400 g condensed milk chilled


  • Take coconut flesh and blend it with coconut milk.
  • Add whipping cream to chilled bowl and beat it using beater until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Add condensed milk and blended coconut mixture to whipped cream. Mix everything well.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl using a spatula.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for at least 8 hours.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 29.7mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Step by step coconut ice cream recipe instructions with photos

  1. Take ½ cup coconut flesh from 4 tender coconuts and blend it with 4 tbsp. coconut milk.blend coconut flesh with coconut milk
  2. Add whipping cream to a chilled bowl and beat it using beater to form stiff peaks.beat whipping cream
  3. Add condensed milk and blended coconut mixture to the whipped cream. Mix well to combine everything properly.
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl using a spatula so that you mix everything properly.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for at least 8 hours.
  6. Garnish with coconut flakes and your ice cream is now ready.
  7. Scoop, serve and enjoy!

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