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Easy 3-ingredient Coconut Ice-Cream

Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream

Last weekend, lil’ one had a sleep over birthday party at her friend’s place.  Guess what these two old folks do? We went for a dinner date at a Thai restaurant by the sea which we haven’t done in a while.  It was fun and enjoyable, in addition to good food that ended with a refreshingly good dessert.

After that night, I couldn’t get that dessert out of my head.  So, I decided to make the coconut ice cream at home.  Adam Liaw’s simplest coconut ice cream recipe only use 3 ingredients – coconut milk, cream and caster sugar.  And it was a WOWZER! Seriously, it’s really easy peesy and you had better believe it 🙂

3-ingredient Coconut Ice-Cream (adapted from Adam Liaw’s Asian After Work) 

Serves 700 ml

400 ml coconut milk (use a high quality brand)
300 ml thickened cream
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tbsp shredded coconut, toasted
1 fresh coconut, drained and chopped in half, to serve (optional)

1. Mix the coconut milk, cream and caster sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Carefully stir until the sugar is well dissolved.  Simmer for about 5 mins.

2. Pour the mixture into a large bowl that is sitting in an ice bath – sit for about 20-30mins.  Once the mixture has cool down, cover the bowl with glad wrap and transfer it to the fridge and leave it for at least 2-3 hours or until it’s completely chilled.

3. Remove the chilled mixture from the fridge.  Churn in an ice cream maker in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

4. Once the ice-cream has reached a soft, ice-creamy texture (about 30 mins), stop and transfer it into a pre-chilled airtight container.  Freeze for at least 3-4 hours before serving.  If you prefer a firmer texture, freeze the ice-cream overnight.

5. To serve, scoop the ice-cream into a coconut half.  Sprinkle with toasted shredded coconut for that extra crunch.  Serve.



  1. Wow. I want this in and around my mouth! Looks delicious. This would also be great in our coffee house. Love your blog 🙂

  2. Coconut is my favourite ! thank you for the recipe, i’ll do just like Leaf and try it without an Ice cream maker 😉

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