coconut and lime ice cream

This is a light and refreshing dessert that is dairy and egg free (vegan), very easy to make and my new favourite ice cream. 

Served alongside a fruity sorbet, it sends you straight to a tropical heavenly place.

I am really not a fan of fresh coconut, but coconut water, milk and cream on the other hand are delectable to me.

  • 150ml / 2/3 cup water
  • 115g / ½ cup sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 400ml coconut milk

Bring the water and sugar to the boil in a small pot until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the syrup to cool. Finely grate the green part of the limes and squeeze the juice and add this to the syrup. Add the coconut milk and stir.

If making by Hand:

Pour the mixture into a plastic tub and freeze for 5 – 6 hours. Beating every two hours to break up the ice crystals. 

If making with a machine and how I do it:

Pour the mixture into the ice cream machine and churn until it is a scoopable consistency. Remove and freeze until ready to serve. 

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9 Responses to coconut and lime ice cream

  1. Suzi February 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    I am in heaven with this ice cream. Been looking for a vegan coconut ice cream and the lime really tops it off. Beautiful photos too. Thanks for posting this, I am going to make it today.

  2. Sam February 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Thanks Suzi, its my new best thing.

  3. Magic of Spice February 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Absolutely delightful, and gorgeous photos!

  4. Memoria February 29, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    This sounds like a perfect drink as well. I’m not a fan of eggless/noncustard ice creams because they are not very creamy, but I would love to try this out as a drink. YUM!

  5. M D February 29, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Beautiful ice-cream. Gorgeous!

  6. Angelle September 1, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    We loved this!!! It was so good, light, and refreshing. Making it again for company!

  7. Sam September 2, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Thanks Angelle, I think it was my favourite ice cream last summer and plan to make it again (and variations of it) this summer.


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