Coconut Honey Ice Cream

Coconut Honey Ice Cream

O.M.G. I think I just died and went to coconut heaven.

I think I am going to live in the container of this ice cream. Yeah, sure, it will be cold, but I’ll get over it. I’ll wear a parka.

This ice cream doesn’t contain any egg yolks or cream so I don’t know if it technically qualifies as ice cream since you don’t have to make a custard, but skipping that process makes this so much easier to prepare. It is so light and creamy with a touch of sweetness from the honey. It’s almost like frozen whipped cream. And it’s dairy-free!


I used one can of light coconut milk and a can of regular coconut milk to cut the fat down, but if you want it to be a thicker and creamier consistency, then use two cans of regular coconut milk. You can try using two cans of light coconut milk, but the ice cream might not be as creamy.

Coconut Honey Ice Cream

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Coconut Honey Ice Cream

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus chill time)


  • 2 cans coconut milk (both full-fat, or 1 light and 1 full-fat)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup honey (to taste; can also use agave nectar)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)


  1. Pour the coconut milk into a sauce pan and heat on medium heat. Stir in the honey until the honey dissolves. Stir in the cinnamon. Remove from the heat and let cool, refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  2. Pour the chilled mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Coconut Honey Ice Cream



  1. I just finished one kind of ice cream and put the bowl back in freezer. I can’t wait to try this. I’m debating if I should do one light one reg. or both reg as I like creamy… I can’t wait to try this!!!! Looks simple and yummy. I love coconut too!

    Thanks for your comment, Stephanie! I’ve been really busy with the kids too. I’m just happy that you stopped by!

    • Thank you, Nami! It was pretty creamy for me with just one of the regular fat, but I would imagine it would be even better with both regular fat cans!

  2. this is cool and YUMMY flavor that everyone will like it. thanks for this post!

  3. I love coconut milk… so I gotta try this!! Looks great! I also love your idea.. where parka… eat more ice cream! Sounds like a plan to me. :)

  4. Oh my! This does sound heavenly Steph! Absolutely love the combination and your pictures are just stunning.

  5. WOW….I use coconut milk so often,i like both light or regular,sound really simple and more healthier than regular Ice cream,welldone,I can’t wait to try this :)

    • Thanks, Ridwan! It is healthier in that there is no heavy cream or egg yolks. Coconut milk does contain a lot of fat, but it’s good fat. So I feel less guilty indulging! :)

  6. I love frozen coconut milk, so this one is a winner in my book. Love that you used honey instead of sugar. Simply delicious!

  7. This is beautiful ice cream, Stephanie! I love how you used coconut milk here!

  8. Sounds like a coconut heavenly combination! ;)

  9. I think I’d go with the not cutting on the fat version…Let’s go 2 cans of regular coconut milk! Yey! I want the creamier one. If I have to do another mile running, so be it. This looks really yummy! I’ll see you in coconut heaven ;)

  10. How interesting – I’ve never had cinnamon with coconut, but since I am an utter lover of all things coconut, I bet I’d adore this.

  11. I died and went to coconut heaven just reading this! I love the honeyed component.

  12. I am LOLing at the idea of living in a container of ice cream. Seriously, that looks gorgeous–just the right amount of creamy and sweet.

  13. It sounds delicious, and I love that the recipe is so simple! Sometimes those are the best ones!

  14. Delicious flavours my friend – love coconut in everything :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Oh wow, this looks so good. I adore coconut ice cream. Or coconut anything. Or just coconut.

  16. Love coconut ice cream. I made a different version a year or so ago but yours definitely looks tempting! I use my churner yearround and I think next is coconut ice cream!

  17. What a fabulous combo of flavors for ice cream! I bet this would be even better with a whole handful of fruit on top. Lovely recipe, Stephanie!

  18. This looks amazing. I’ve never used coconut milk for ice cream before but I have used soymilk so I bet yours is great!

  19. Can I move into this container with you???? This sounds sensational!!!!

    • Certainly, Lizzy! There is plenty of room for us all! In fact, the more the merrier! We can keep each other from freezing to death! :P

  20. This sounds incredible! I love that it’s healthier than typical ice cream, but I’m sure it tastes heavenly too.

  21. I am so ready for a summer ice cream like this one! I love your lighter adaptation and the honey in this!

  22. This is SOOOO unfair! I want an ice cream maker so bad I can taste it. And coconut ice cream? I’ll live in that container with you! I have been dropping all sorts of crazy hints to my hubs hoping to get one for Mother’s Day or my birthday in June…I pray he will come through for me. :-) This would be one of the first ice creams I would make. Mmmm….

  23. Ever since I purchased our ice cream maker I’ve been curious about trying out coconut milk instead of cream. You have inspired me. This looks wonderful!

    • This was the first time I used coconut milk and I was really pleased with the results! I’m thinking it might work well with other recipes too!

  24. Great call using the coconut milk for this!! It looks amazing. Im for sure trying it out.

  25. This looks fantastic. Hard to believe that something so creamy and dreamy is dairy-free. Umm I want to make this.

  26. Oh my goodness! Now I have to go find my ice cream maker STAT!

  27. This looks like heaven in a bowl! I bet those flavors just taste SO amazing together. Nicely done. Gorgeous ice cream

  28. This looks fantastic! I can hardly believe it’s so simple – must try!

  29. I love coconut milk so make some room in that container for me too! :). Love your beautiful robin’s egg blue bowls.

  30. Yum this ice-cream sounds fabulous. I do love coconut milk. I wonder how it would work with the Silk brand coconut brand that you can use as a milk alternative.

  31. Love the combination of flavors you have combined in this ice cream! It sounds amazing with the coconut and honey, and I love the addition of the cinnamon!

  32. I just made this with the addition of a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a cup of toasted, large-flaked coconut. It’s amazing, thank you!

  33. Can I move it too? This looks amazing. I am bookmarking for later.

  34. This looks like a nice, easy recipe, so thanks. Could you tell me what ice cream maker you use? I’m looking for one and there are so many to choose from! Also, have you thought about using coconut crystals as a sweetener instead of honey?

    • Ellen, I use the KitchenAid Ice Cream maker attachment. I really like it and recommend it if you have the stand mixer.

      As for the coconut crystals, I have to admit I am not familiar with them! But, you’ve piqued my interest and I will have to look them up!

  35. This looks delicious! I love that its dairy free. I can see why you’d want to live in a container of this. You may have just inspired me to go buy a parka!

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