Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream {& a GIVEAWAY}

You won’t believe the smooth and creamy texture in this Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream! You won’t miss the dairy at all!

Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream | ChezCateyLou.com

With summer coming quickly to an end, some other bloggers and I decided that we needed to celebrate all things ice cream – so we declared this week to be ice cream week!! Although, every week in the summer is ice cream week to me…I think you know by now my love for ice cream! However what is different about this Ice Cream Week is that I want to give you an awesome ice cream making package, worth over $265! Scroll to the bottom and enter to win!

I made something a little different for this blog of mine – a Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream. It is smooth and rich and creamy, and contains absolutely no dairy!

Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream | ChezCateyLou.com

Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream | ChezCateyLou.com

I decided to go dairy-free for this coconut ice cream because someone close to me was recently diagnosed with a dairy intolerance. So I thought it would be fun to try out something new – and let me tell you, I didn’t miss the cream at all! A can of coconut milk gives this ice cream a rich and creamy texture. I love lots of “chunks” in my ice cream, so I added tons of toasted coconut and some chopped up vegan chocolate – each bite of smooth and creamy coconut ice cream is full of toasted coconut and chocolate chunks – it is out of this world!

Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream | ChezCateyLou.com

Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

You won't believe the smooth and creamy texture in this Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Ice Cream! You won't miss the dairy at all!


  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk of choice - I used coconut
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped vegan chocolate
  • 1/3 cup toasted coconut


  1. Add the coconut milk, dairy-free milk, coconut extract, honey, sugar, xanthan gum, and salt to a blender. Blend on high speed until mixture is thick and creamy, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 2-4 hours.
  3. Add the chilled mixture to an ice cream maker, and churn according to the directions. Add the chocolate and coconut toward the end of churning. Transfer the churned ice cream to a container, and freeze until ready to serve.


Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour


Ice Cream Week Bloggers

Do you like ice cream?  Well, you’re in luck – 18 other bloggers and I have all created some awesome ice cream recipes to share with you, and we are partnering to bring you a delectable ice cream making giveaway.  Check out all the blogs below to see the innovative ice cream recipes throughout the week:

Ashley at Spoonful of Flavor // Ashley at Cookie Monster Cooking // Madison at Wetherills Say I Do // Erin at The Speckled Palate // Julia at Tag & Tibby // LeAndra at Love & Flour // Molly at Hey There Sunshine // Nick at Macheesmo // Meredith at Meredith Noelle // Heather at Sugar Dish Me // Linda at Brunch with Joy // Katie at Twin Stripe // Erica at Crumby Cupcake // Beth at bethcakes // Meghan at Cake ‘n Knife // Dan at The Food in my Beard // Bethany at Bethany Grow // Cate at Chez CateyLou // Susannah at Feast + West

If you want to join in the fun, we’re using the hashtag #weekofsundaes on social media all week long!

Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

One lucky winner will get this BIG ice cream making prize pack that’s worth more than $265! See the Rafflecopter below to enter to win this amazing set. The prize pack includes:

Giveaway rules:

  1. Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. Everyone gets a free entry! You can enter multiple times, up to 20 additional entries by following the ice cream week contributors on social media. (If you’ve followed in the past, that counts! Just enter the info as prompted.) All entries will be verified. No purchase is necessary to win.
  2. The giveaway is open until Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST. One winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $265. Prizes shown in the graphic are the only ones available.
  3. Open to U.S. residents with a valid shipping address only. Must be 18 years of age as of Aug. 17, 2015.

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  1. says

    This looks delightful, Cate! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a dairy-free ice cream recipe, as I also have a few dear friends and colleagues with dairy intolerance. This looks PERFECT for them!!

  2. says

    Once you start making ice cream with coconut cream, you may never go back to dairy!! At least that’s been my experience. I LOVE it with coconut cream, and with chunks. This is right up my alley!

  3. says

    I love my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker! So easy to use – and it’s pink! I just know I’m going to LOVE this dairy free ice cream. Coconut and chocolate are an awesome combination – I’m all about those chunks! Delicious Cate, and sure to show up in my kitchen soon!

  4. says

    What a great giveaway! I love that this ice cream is dairy-free and vegan. I’m right there with you on the loads of toasted coconut! I normally don’t like chunky stuff in my ice cream but toasted coconut I could totally do. :)

  5. says

    Brilliant idea, girl! As someone who used to be lactose intolerant (pregnancy is weird and flipped the switch for me, which is awesome), I would’ve KILLED for ice cream like this. It looks decadent and delicious, and I cannot wait to try it!

  6. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    Summer has gone by WAY too quickly!
    Such a fun giveaway and I am loving this ice cream! I can’t believe it is dairy free!

  7. says

    You know I love healthier, more nutritious spins on recipes, and I’m so excited about the amazing substitutions you’ve made to bring ice cream up to a whole new level! Toasted coconut is one of my fave flavors in ice cream, too, so this is making especially happy, happy! Can’t wait to pin this to share!

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