Coffee Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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    This paleo-friendly coffee coconut milk ice cream is a dream! You'll want to whip up a batch and have a couple scoops before it disappears!

    I love coconut everyyyyyything. The scent and taste is just so intoxicating. My favorite lotions are laced with coconut so I can pretend I’m in Bali again. Coconut oil as lotion in the winter? Yes, please.

    Speaking of Bali and coconuts. The very first day I was there, I was super dehydrated. the point I was googling hospitals in Bali that my health insurance preferred. I drinking so much water but I couldn’t keep it down so I swore I was going to need an IV or something. I was like “how the heck does health insurance work internationally?!” Basically freaked out and couldn’t function. I almost called the front desk to call for an ambulance. Thankfully, Gina told me I needed some electrolytes in me and to see if they had coconut water. I called the front desk and they were shocked I even asked this question. They were probably like, ‘do you even know where you are right now?’ Anyway, they said they had ‘fresh coconut water’ and I was like, ‘what do you mean by ‘fresh?” and they were like, ‘well, we cut a hole in the center and give you a straw to drink out of.’ I’ve never drunken out of a coconut before so I was pretty stoked. I was SO surprised when they came to my room with this HUGE coconut. It basically saved me from going to the hospital. After about 2 hours, I was a whole new person. Coconuts <3

    This paleo-friendly coffee coconut milk ice cream is a dream! You'll want to whip up a batch and have a couple scoops before it disappears!


    This paleo-friendly coffee coconut milk ice cream is a dream! You'll want to whip up a batch and have a couple scoops before it disappears!

    Obnoxious amount of photos in this post but I couldn’t decide sooo your face gets to be up close and personal with numerous photos of this coffee coconut milk ice cream.

    This paleo-friendly coffee coconut milk ice cream is a dream! You'll want to whip up a batch and have a couple scoops before it disappears!

    Okay, SO. Inspiration for this ice cream comes from Rose’s Luxury. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the coconut milk ice cream we had when we dined there a couple months ago. It was just freaking amazing. And I was like, this is totally paleo-friendly. Although, I doubt they used coconut sugar but whatever. I knew that MINE was going to be paleo-friendly.

    I kind of wish I made this when I was on my paleo diet. So you know, I could’ve had ice cream while on the challenge. Anyway. It’s here now in all its glory and you have to make it because 1. it’s easy and 2. it’s freaking delicious.

    My over-excitement over this may or may not be caused by the espresso in this ice cream.

    This paleo-friendly coffee coconut milk ice cream is a dream! You'll want to whip up a batch and have a couple scoops before it disappears!

    Coffee Coconut Milk Ice Cream

    This paleo-friendly coffee coconut milk ice cream is a dream! 
    Prep Time: 1 d
    Cook Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 1 d 5 mins
    Calories: 415kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 2: 15.5 ounce cans of full fat coconut milk
    • 1 cup cold brew coffee (or alternatively brew a strong cup of coffee)
    • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
    • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
    • Toasted coconut flakes


    • In a pot over low heat, add coconut milk, coffee, espresso powder, and coconut sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved and remove from heat.
    • Add liquid to a large heat-proof bowl then cover and let sit in the fridge until completely cool, about 4-6 hours.
    • Once mixture has cooled, pour mixture into the bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Churn/freeze ice cream until it is thick.
    • Scoop out the soft ice cream and place into a freezer-safe container with a lid, in an even layer, and place into the freezer overnight.
    • Prior to scooping, let ice cream stand on counter for 10 minutes before scooping with a warm ice cream scoop.
    • Top with toasted coconut flakes, if desired.


    Nutrition Facts
    Coffee Coconut Milk Ice Cream
    Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
    Calories 415 Calories from Fat 297
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 33g51%
    Carbohydrates 27g9%
    Sugar 27g30%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I love your twist on this flavor! I’m obsessed with coconut coffee ice cream. Such a fun frozen treat :)

  • Naomi says:

    This looks so lush! Love it.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Love the sound of this cool summer treat!

  • Heather Christo says:

    this looks perfect- and drinking out of a fresh coconut is the best!!

  • Maria says:

    Love all that coconut!

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says:

    I think I had Rose’s Luxury coconut ice cream!!! It was so good! Can’t wait to try this.

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    Seriously, coconuts <3 life savers and delicious! I want this ice cream everyday for the rest of the summer

  • Sharleen Ollivier says:

    Woww I love the coconut flakes that you topped it with. It looks sooo cute! :)

  • Chrissy says:

    Oh geez, my biggest nightmare is having to cash in on international health insurance. Hooray for coconut water! Glad you survived to tell the tale and make this ice cream!

  • lynn says:

    Man I’m thirsty for some coconut water right now!

  • marla says:

    I’ll remember that about the coconut water…such a great idea! This ice cream looks fantastic!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I have to try this ice cream, absolute perfection!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says:

    Being sick in another country is a scary experience. Yay for coconuts coming to your rescue! This ice cream looks fantastic! It reminds me of coconut ice cream in Thailand!

  • francesca says:

    Woah, dude, glad to know you were eventually OK after downing some electrolytes. Coconut everything <3

  • Kay says:

    Hi!! Saw this on fb today and am in the middle of making. Any suggestions on alternate sweetener? I have agave, would that work (flavor wise)?

    • Julie says:

      Hi, I’m sorry Kay, I don’t have the ability to check comments around the clock so I apologize I’m just getting to this now. I hope you were able to figure it out. Agave would work, although I’ve never tried it. It shouldn’t alter the flavor too much!

      • Kay says:

        Thnx for checking back. Made it anyway and it was yummy! Have not used coconut sugar yet, so was not sure how agave would alter the flavor from what you had had in mind. (love your recipes!!!!) :D

  • GLORIA says:

    Can this recipe be made with 100%Coconut cream (19 gr fat per 1/2 cup serving) instead of Coconut milk? If so, would I still need to heat it up with the other ingredients? Is coconut sugar that the same as coconut palm sugar? Can this ice cream be made using Stevia instead of the sugar?
    Thanks in advance for your answers

    • Julie says:

      Hi, you’re basically changing up this entire recipe and I didn’t develop it with the ingredients you’re asking so I can’t be 100% certain it’ll turn out or taste good. I do know that no, you cannot use coconut cream for this instead of coconut milk. Yes, coconut sugar is the same as coconut palm sugar. And sure, you could use stevia instead.

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