Thai Coconut Ice Cream

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Oh my god you guys, this is literally heaven on a plate! *angelic singing voice*

May I present?

This is dairy- free coconut ice cream! – aaand also the fourth part of my "Thai cuisine" blog series where I recreate meals that I've eaten on my 2 week vacation in Thailand (so if you have any suggestions for other Thai dishes to recreate, please let me know!).  

It's the first thing I've ever eaten in Thailand, and I ate it about every other day for two weeks straight from then on. Just give it a try.

coconut ice cream from a street vendor in Bangkok


Preparation time: 1 hour (+ 2 hours soaking time)
Main ingredients: mango, sticky rice, coconut milk
difficulty level: easy
serves: 3-6
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free


3 cans of full fat coconut milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

roasted peanuts


The night before:
Put two cans of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. 
Put the third can of coconut milk into a pot with 2/3 cup of sugar. Bring the pot to a light simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until it reduces by about half and is thick. Put it in the fridge overnight as well. This will be vegan condensed milk.

The next day, open the 2 cans of coconut milk that were in the fridge. Carefully scoop the cream off the top into a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the coconut cream on high until it is thick, fluffy and creamy. Add the thick coconut milk & sugar mixture to the bowl and beat with the coconut cream. It should resemble a light, fluffy whipped cream after about 2 minutes. Add a tsp of vanilla and beat a few seconds more until combined.

And ta-da! That's it! Super easy and delicious coconut ice cream!

Now all you've got to do is transfer it to a container and freeze it for several hours, preferably overnight. Serve with roasted peanuts on top. 

I'm super happy to get featured over at the Brag About It linky party as well as the Sweet Inspiration linky party :) Thank you ladies!!

Other Thai recipes you might enjoy:

sticky rice with mango, sticky rice, mango, Thai, dessert, coconut
Thai Sticky Rice with Mango
Thai Coconut Banana Pancakes (vegan, gf)
Thai Coconut Potatoes & more (vegan, gf)
Peanut Green Thai Curry (vegan, gf)