Recipe: Coconut Ice Cream

by JJ Virgin on June 3, 2017

You really can’t go wrong with coconut milk! It’s an amazing food: full of healthy fats that can help you lose weight and balance your blood sugar, plus support brain health and great skin and hair.

The MCT oils (medium-chain triglycerides) in coconut milk are also great for your heart health and cholesterol levels. (Heard otherwise? Don’t believe the outdated hype! Find out the truth in this blog: Yes, Coconut Oil Is Still Healthy: 3 Powerful Reasons Why)

Remember to use full-fat canned coconut milk in this recipe. You won’t get the same silky texture or important health benefits from the low-fat version.

Coconut Ice Cream joins Shrimp Summer Rolls with Tamari-Ginger Dipping Sauce; Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad; and Asian Confetti Quinoa Salad with Almonds in our Virgin Vietnamese menu.  

Coconut Ice Cream


June 3, 2017

You don’t need dairy for rich, creamy ice cream! Enjoy this luscious dessert made from coconut milk, plus all its weight loss and health-boosting benefits.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Yields: 9 Servings


2 cups unsweetened full-fat canned organic, non-GMO coconut milk

1/4 cup coconut butter

1 1/2 tbsp monk fruit extract

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp coconut extract


1Combine the coconut milk, coconut butter, monk fruit extract, lime juice, and coconut extract in a blender; puree. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

2Pour the coconut mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a covered container and allow to harden in your freezer. Let the ice cream stand at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes to soften slightly before serving.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014


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Nutrition Facts

Sodium13 grams
Protein1 gram
Total Fat15 grams
Saturated Fat14 grams
Total Carbohydrates4 grams
Dietary Fiber0 grams

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