A few recipes ago, I posted a Roasted Strawberry Coconut Popsicle, made from a simple combination of balsamic roasted strawberries and coconut cream. Ever since, I have had a continuous pile of cream of coconut stocked in my fridge, ready for the next recipe (you may have noticed a few along). So when I was in desperate need of those strawberry popsicles, I opened my fridge only to find an abundance of coconut cream cans but no strawberries; instead, on the bottom shelf, there was a fresh container of raspberries. After a few mixes, mashes, and stirs, and a few hours to set in the freezer, the most decadent ice cream emerged: fresh, tart, sweet, creamy, rich, and smooth! I call this my 2-ingredient Raspberry Coconut Ice Cream. This is a dairy free, vegan recipe.
Knowing me, a simple + easy dish that has expandable and complex flavors is a keeper. I love a recipe that is all within arms reach, that is adaptable and versatile, and where substitutions are encouraged. This *2-ingredient* ice cream is all that plus more! I mean can’t rave enough about this recipe without you trying for yourself. Really it is a wonderful creation you will certainly enjoy. If you like raspberries and coconut, then you’ll love this recipe.
So to make this ice cream, you will need two ingredients: fresh raspberries and cream of coconut. That’s it! I’ve made coconut whipped cream in previous recipes, which is made by chilling the coconut cream in the fridge overnight to separate the liquid from the solidified cream and whipping that cream into a coconut whipped cream. From there, I fold in fresh, macerated raspberries, place the mixture in a container and freeze overnight until the ice cream is ready the next morning!
This by far the easiest ice cream I’ve made. You don’t have to be precise about measuring, cook anything, or churning anything. I usually taste as I go, so if I think it needs more tartness, I’ll add more raspberries, more sweetness, more coconut cream. Raspberries are great in this recipe because they compliment the dense, creamy coconut with a tart and refreshing flavor. The swirls of raspberry lighten and lift the ice cream. Cream of coconut is perfect for ice cream, and almost reminds me of sweetened condensed milk, in that it’s rich and sweetly compact. This ice cream tastes exactly how it sounds, but even better: raspberry coconut. The texture is that of ice cream, one you may not always find with a dairy-free ice cream. It’s smooth and makes perfect ice cream scoops (although a spoon to this would work just as well :)). When I’m feeling fancy, I like to drizzle on some chocolate (melted coconut oil + cocoa powder) and sprinkle on some hemp seeds. Or, alternatively, you can drop a scoop in a Cashew + Date Milkshake for the ultimate sweet treat! Make it for breakfast, dessert, or snacks for a movie. This is my go-to summer ice cream and it couldn’t be easier. Reach for the fresh raspberries while they are still in season! Hope you make and enjoy this recipe! It’s a great one for the archives. Happy summer!
1 pint (or 2 cups) fresh raspberries
2 cans cream of coconut, chilled upright in the refrigerator overnight
Carefully remove the 2 cans of cream of coconut from the fridge. Do not shake or turn upside down. Scoop out the solidified cream and place into a bowl. Reserve the liquid for another use (as a sweetener, or on some toast). Using an electric mixer or a whisk, whip the cream until soft peaks form, about a minute or so. Set aside. In another bowl, mash the raspberries using a fork, until desired consistency is reached. You can blend and strain for an ultra-smooth texture, but I like the swirls of raspberries throughout the ice cream. Fold the raspberries into the coconut whipped cream until just combined. Pour into an air-tight container, and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours, or better yet overnight. Remove and serve right away! Enjoy with some chocolate + nuts/seeds, or in scoop into a Cashew + Date Milkshake for a decadent drink. Enjoy!
makes 2 1/2 cups ice cream
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 6+ hours (chilling time included)