Paleo Ice Cream

A perfect fix for the ice cream craving.  See our post on it here for more info.

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Paleo Ice Cream

Servings 2

Total Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 131

carbohydrate 21g

fat 7g


  • 1 can(s) coconut milk, full fat (403 mL)
  • 1/4 cup(s) coconut sap or raw honey
  • 1 other ice cream ingredients/flavorings (cocoa powder to taste, spices, frozen fruit, nuts, vanilla extract, etc.)


  1. An ice cream maker is needed for this recipe. We recommend this one.
  2. 1. Blend all ingredients.
  3. 2. Place in the ice cream maker and wait about 25 minutes.
  4. 3. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Janet Fitzpatrick


  1. I know it’s done with coconut milk…and this might be a stupid question, but how strong is the coconut flavor? or can you not taste it?

    1. Lilly – I can’t really taste it, especially because you put other things in it usually. I’ve never had a non-Paleo friend eat it and say, “gross, this tastes like coconut.” They’re actually usually surprised that it doesn’t taste like coconut, and that it tastes so much like dairy ice cream.

  2. I was trying to “pin” this but it wont pin it comes up as 504? Anyway…Love this recipe, trying it today!! Thank you!

  3. Love the recipe cause it is so simple. Tried it with cocoa powder and agave nectar and semi-sweet chocolate chips…even though I could have left those out. Still looking for no sugar chocolate chips…

  4. Made this tonight using coconut sap. It was delicious and very sweet. I got a pretty strong coconut flavor from it which isn’t necessarily bad. I plan to experiment using honey and agave nectar over the next few tries.

    1. Jim – Lactose is often not the problem for people, and lactose free milk usually comes from conventionally raised (bacteria-laden) cows that don’t provide very nutrient dense milk. I’d just avoid the milk altogether for the first month, then add it back in if you want (from a pastured source) and see how your body responds.

    1. Nicole – Yes, you can make ice cream the old fashioned way with ice and salt and the ice cream ingredients. It just takes longer, but I’ve done it. It’s kind of fun, actually :) Just google “make ice cream” and there are zillions of recipes.

  5. I just made this with 1 tin of coconut milk, some pancake syrup I wanted to use up, and 3 or 4 peach halves from a tin. Absolutely delicious!

    1. Michael – Dairy (in any form from any animal) is something that should be taken on an individual basis. If you can tolerate goat’s milk, and you KNOW you can tolerate it because you’ve experimented with not eating it for a while and then reintroduced it successfully, then go ahead and eat it. But definitely experiment with any kind of dairy so you know.

    1. Hi Cara,

      No, I wouldn’t say Paleo desserts “help” you lose weight and excess sugar, even Paleo approved sugar such as honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar can derail weight loss efforts. Sweets, even those that are Paleo should be an occasional indulgence ranging from a couple of times a week to only a couple of times year, depending on your health, your goals and your lifestyle. Here’s a really great article all about Paleo desserts that should help you decide if indulging once in a while is right for you,


  6. Any suggestions for eliminating any sugar for this recipe? what about bananas for a sweetener? Any suggestions? I’m doing a 21 day cleanse and really don’t want to add sugar of any kind.

    1. Hi Janice,

      The best way to make an ice cream like dessert with no sugar at all is to purée a banana, freeze, and eat! You can mix in coconut cream with it, too, and add a drop or two of liquid stevia as other options as well.


      Aimee McNew, MNT, Certified Nutritionist

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