Monthly Archives: July 2009

Vanilla ice cream – no dairy!

NO DAIRY.  NO. None, they said. Well, but… I like ice cream. So now what?

Coconut milk ice cream is available at the store. And it’s good, but it’s more than $5 a pint.

I made some at home and it tastes the same. YAY! Even better, it’s less than half the cost.

  • 1/3 C water
  • 2 tsp unflavored gelatin powder
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let it sit for a few minutes. Warm slightly to melt.
  • Add: 2/3 C to 1 C  sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 cans of coconut milk

Chill this mix for several hours. Pour into chilled ice cream maker and  proceed to soft serve ice cream based on your machine directions. I used a gel cooled Rival brand ice cream maker.(Freeze the base and you don’t need to buy ice and salt. Very nifty.)

It’s great as soft serve, but we put it into 1/2 C gladware freezer containers for snacks.


1 C mini choc chips

or 1 C pitted fresh cherries

or both? mmmmmm