Looking for Coconut Ice Cream that is just like Ben & Jerry’s? YES! Our coconut ice cream will blow you away with its creamy texture and coconut flavor. This easy no-cook recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Follow our keys to success for perfect results every time.
Disclosure – I may get a small commission for purchases made through links in this post.
Key to Success #1 – The Cream of Coconut
One of the most important ingredients in this Coconut Ice Cream recipe is the cream of coconut.
If you’re not familiar with this particular ingredient, it’s found in most grocery stores in the aisle where you would find the ingredients for mixed drinks.
It’s one of the main ingredients in a pina colada.
One of the most popular brands of cream of coconut is called Coco Lopez. It comes in a can.
At room temperature, it is mostly liquid. But when it gets cold, it turns into a solid.
Because of this, you’ll want to make sure the cream of coconut is room temperature when you add it to your ice cream mixture.
Otherwise, you won’t be able to mix it all together.
The cream of coconut adds a tiny bit of texture to the ice cream.
If you like perfectly smooth ice cream, consider running this ice cream mixture through your blender for a few seconds to smooth it out.
Key To Success #2 – Whisk the Eggs by Hand
This ice cream recipe is not super fussy. You don’t even need to break out the mixer for it.
Just grab your whisk and whip up the eggs for a minute or two until they are light and fluffy.
You’ll know they’re ready when then turn a pale yellow color and are very light and foamy.
Once your eggs are light and fluffy, slowly add in the sugar and continue to whisk until the sugar is completely blended in.
Then add in the milk and the cream. Keep whisking until everything is smooth.
The last ingredient to go in is the cream of coconut.
Be sure to use a plastic spatula to get every bit of goodness out of the can.
You can use the whisk or spatula to stir the ice cream mixture together.
Key to Success #3 – Let Ice Cream Harden in the Freezer
Every ice cream freezer is different so be sure to refer to the manufacturer’s directions for your unit to make sure your ice cream freezes properly.
I have a Whynter Ice Cream Maker that makes fantastic homemade ice cream.
One of the big advantages of this machine is that the bowl does not have to be frozen in advance.
It has a compressor that does the freezing for you as the ice cream is churning.
My Whynter has a 1.5 liter capacity and I choose to divide this ice cream mix into two batches for freezing.
In my experience with pretty much all ice cream makers, the final product turns out much better when the machine is not overfilled.
Check your user’s manual for your machine to see if it can accommodate all the ice cream mixture at one time.
After the first batch finishes, I transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe ice cream container and put it in my freezer to firm up while I churn the second batch.
After the second batch finishes, I add the ice cream to the same ice cream container and give it all a gentle mix with my spoon.
Now comes the hard part – waiting for the ice cream to firm up in the freezer.
Personally, I like the ice cream just fine when it’s soft and freshly churned.
But if you’ll give it a couple hours in the freezer, it’ll firm up into deliciously scoopable ice cream.
Save this Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Ice Cream recipe to your favorite Ice Cream Board or your Coconut Delights board!
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can (15 oz) cream of coconut, such as Coco Lopez
- In medium bowl, whisk eggs for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy. Slowly whisk in sugar until completely blended.
- Pour in cream and milk. Whisk to combine.
- Add in Coconut Cream and stir well.
- Follow instructions on your ice cream freezer to freeze ice cream. Depending on capacity of your ice cream freezer, you may need to divide mixture into batches for freezing.
- Transfer ice cream to storage container and place in freezer until firm, if desired.
- Eliminate sugar
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Whynter ICM-15LS Automatic Ice Cream Maker 1.6 Quart Capacity Stainless Steel, with Built-in Compressor, no pre-Freezing, LCD Digital Display, Timer, One Size, Multi
Spring Chef Ice Cream Scoop with Comfortable Handle, Black
SUMO Jumbo Homemade Ice Cream Containers: Dishwasher Safe Tub. 2.5 Quart (Purple)
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup Set (3-Piece, Microwave and Oven Safe),Clear
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 23gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 56gProtein: 4g