Healthy Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
When we moved into our new little house, I got to open up a bunch of wedding presents that I had stored away. Finally taking them all out and opening them up was better than Christmas! I had so many kitchen gadgets I had completely forgotten about.
I took over our only linen closet in the house, and converted it into a kitchen gadgets closet. Who needs a closet full of sheets when you can have your very own goody closet full of everything a cooks dreams are made of? Every shelf is full of stainless steel kitchen appliance that I just adore. I have the typical stand mixer, food processor and blender, but after moving there were a few more goodies I discovered that I had almost forgotten I had. A bread maker! A hand immersion blender! A fondue set! A vacuum sealer! A big crock pot that came with a mini crock pot! But best of all would have to be an ice cream maker.
Even though we were deep in the unpacking stage, I immediately popped that ice cream bowl into the freezer so I could make us homemade ice cream right away. Let me remind you that it was over 100 degrees the weekend we moved. Nothing sounded better than a huge bowl of ice cold homemade ice cream.
Trader Joe’s has this delicious strawberry coconut milk ice cream that I just love. I knew I wanted to recreate it. Not only is the strawberry coconut milk ice cream delicious, but it is dairy free and almost half the calories of regular ice cream. Coconut milk is a lot friendlier to the waist line than heavy cream. Tasty ice cream without the guilt!
Dare I say it, but my strawberry coconut milk ice cream is even better than Trader Joe’s version! I don’t know if it’s because I get to make it in my very own pretty Cuisinart ice cream maker (which I LOVE!), or if it’s because I am able to use the most beautiful, fresh strawberries, but this strawberry coconut milk ice cream is amazing. It is bursting with strawberry flavor, with the slightest hint of coconut. I can’t get enough coconut these days, so I love to top this with some roasted coconut chips. Gives the ice cream a great little crunch.
I’ve already made this strawberry coconut milk ice cream 3 times in the past 2 weeks. It’s my new favorite healthy, sweet indulgence.
Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
- 2 cans, 13.5 oz each full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pound of strawberries, hulled
- Toasted coconut chips for topping, optional
- In a medium size sauce pan over medium heat, simmer the coconut milk and 1 cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
- While the sugar is dissolving, place your 6 egg yolks in a medium size heat safe bowl. Whisk the egg yolks vigorously for at least 2 minutes until they are light in color. Temper the eggs by taking a ladle full of the warm coconut milk and slowly pouring it into the eggs, whisking constantly. Add in 1 more ladle full, whisk to combine, then add the tempered eggs into the pan of coconut milk. Add in vanilla extract and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes until the mixture has slightly thickened.
- Strain your ice cream base thru a fine mesh strainer into a medium size bowl, discard of any hunks. Cool the ice cream base in a double bowl ice bath, or place it in the refrigerator until it has completely cooled.
- In a blender, puree the hulled strawberries and 1 tablespoon sugar until liquified. Set aside.
- Cook your ice cream base according to your ice cream makers instructions. In the last 20 minutes, pour in the pureed strawberries. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours until it is firm. Top with toasted coconut chips when serving if desired.
-If you don't have fresh strawberries, defrosted frozen strawberries would work fine.
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Oh my, this sounds awesome. I can’t believe you had that many kitchen gadgets you weren’t using Natalie!!! A mini crock pot inside a mama crock pot??? Adorable. Also, my mom gave me an immersion blender as an engagement present way back when and I was so embarrassed. I had no idea what it was and shoved it in the bottom of my dorm closet (yes I got married in college) so no one would see it. I hadn’t quite accepted the whole idea of marriage and domesticity, as much as I loved Eric, haha. So glad you guys are all moved in now!
This is making my mouth water! It looks amazing and refreshing!
I have way more kitchen appliances than I ever have room for too! Putting them in a linen closet sounds like the perfect plan! My husband is always asking if we can get rid of a few of them, but I never let him, haha! I have an ice cream maker also, but I’ve only used it twice. This ice cream looks so good that I think I need to bust it out and try a third batch! I’ve been loving coconut milk and I bet it is delicious in this ice cream with the strawberries! This is a must make recipe!
Strawberry coconut milk icecream sounds incredible Natalie!! I have not tried this combination before.. can’t wait to try it.. :)
Fabulous, absolutely love your video Natalie, and the pictures are beautiful.
I love that you moved the linen out and turned it into a kitchen gadget goodies cupboard. Totally makes sense to do that. :) Bring on the sunshine and ice-cream making & eating weather, book marking this for later use. :)
This looks amazing and I looove coconut! I feel like coconut/strawberry is such a unique and underrated combination, it’s so delicious! :)
I have such a soft spot for strawberry ice cream, although I have a hard time picking my favorite flavor, it is definitely near the top. This sounds amazing with the coconut milk, I wish I had a huge cone of this in front of me right now :)
Darn it Natalie! you’re going to push me over the edge to buy an ice cream maker! I’ve been on the fence for so long. I also happen to love Cusinart applicances…I see one in my future..
I love how guilt free this ice cream is, that much more reason to try it. I love anything with fresh strawberries and the toasted coconut chips are a fabulous addition, YUM!
Ughh! Isn’t unpacking the worst! I still have yet to have everything unpacked, and we have been moved in for almost 3 months! I have had the Trader Joes’ version of this ice cream and your recipe looks soooo much more delicious! Love it (and totally adding this to my ice cream make list)! Pinned!
I’m pretty sure this is fate that I see this recipe because I finally just used my visa points that I’ve been collecting for an ice cream maker! I ordered it yesterday and now all I can think about is making this amazing recipe in it first. Coconut milk is the bomb. And coconut and strawberry -swoon! I love this video too! The curl of the ice cream is perfection. Gorgeous photos as always, Natalie!
Also, a crockpot with a mini crockpot is the cutest thing I’ve ever heard of. It’s a crockpot family! Awwwww.
You amaze me more every time I visit your blog. I am in love with this recipe and your video again is so nice. Love this ;-)
this looks too good.. i love a good strawberry ice cream – love that its relatively guilt free too! thanks for sharing!
I have seen this so many times today and couldn’t get it off my mind. And Natalie, I fall in love with your videos all over again, every time I watch them!!! What a beautiful video of making ice cream…you make it look so easy and soothing! Don’t get me started on the coconut shaving garnish….love the pics (as always, duh!) 100 degrees would make me eat all of this :P I really need an ice cream maker!! Thanks for sharing dear!!
I love everything about this recipe! I love watching your videos too, they’re so fun! Pinning this one, I need to whip out my ice cream maker now.
Goodness, that looks amazing. Totally pinning to our coconut board.
Love these flavors together. :)
An ice video, Natalie. And your ice cream looks so good! You’ve already started putting that ice cream maker to good use.