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French Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker -




  1. Slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.
  2. In a saucepan, whisk together the coconut milk, vanilla bean and its seeds, maple syrup, and egg yolks. Heat the mixture over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 8-10 minutes. Make sure it doesn’t boil.
  3. Transfer ice cream mixture to a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Place the plastic wrap directly on the liquid, so there is no condensation. Place in the refrigerator and chill until cold, at least 2 hours.
  4. Remove the vanilla pod, then mix in the teaspoon of vanilla extract. Using your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, process the chilled ice cream mixture. (I use the Kitchen Aid stand mixer attachment)
  5. Turn the ice cream into an air tight container. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream so freezer burn doesn’t occur. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
  6. To serve, leave out on the counter for 30 minutes until it soft enough to scoop.
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  • Becka

    Did you make this ice cream with your kitchen aid mixer? What attachment did you use. I don’t have an ice cream maker. Was it icy or creamy?

  • Lajla

    I live in Norway and we don`t have vanilla beans. Can I use this: ? And If so how much? Tank`s for a very inspirational webside:)

  • ormegirl3

    Can you recommend a good/middle of the road ice cream maker? Thanks!

  • Sugano Svetlana

    Incredible invention. Ever so Healthy!

  • AmazonBlondeum

    I’m so tickled to try this as my first recipe to use in my new ice cream maker! May I make a suggestion about layout for this and future recipes? When printing this in draft mode (as inkjet cartridges are so expensive), the recipe ingredients that were made into hyper-links don’t print, so the font choice does not work across browser/computer platforms. Also, could you use a smaller photo for the print page. The way this was formatted ,it covered more than half the page, which is a LOT of ink waste. It took a LOT of fudging with format to trick the printer into not printing the photo. Fudging? Mmmmmm, fudge sauce might go good on top too! :-)

    • Kona Allie

      Simply copy the text and paste it onto a new blank Word document, then select the text on your page, and change the color of the font to black. . If you want the photo, right click on it and “copy” then paste that into your document. Left click onto the photo and sizers will appear at each corner. Shrink to the size you want. Voila! Save As a Word doc or a pdf.

    • Danielle

      Thank you for your feedback! We truly value your thoughts on ways to improve the new site.