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A brief culinary interlude: Coconut vanilla ice cream with strawberries in it

May 16, 2010 4 comments

I know dessert is not paleo. Sadly, we can’t all be Kurt Harris! (I mean that, I would love to be Kurt Harris.) This is for special occasions. 🙂


  • 1 can full fat coconut milk (13.5 oz)
  • 1 can light coconut milk (13.5 oz) – I find that the inclusion of light coconut milk helps create a more scoopable texture if the ice cream is not all to be consumed at once. If you and yours will consume all the ice cream as soon as you are finished making it, or if you have the forethought to take the container out of the freezer a half hour before you plan to eat some, or if you don’t mind nuking the whole shebang in a microwave for 20 seconds, feel free to go with 2 cans of full fat coconut milk.
  • 2-5 egg yolks (This is an arbitrary number of egg yolks. I’m sure the lecithin helps add richness and mouthfeel, but I just do it for the lovely golden color.)
  • Sweetener to taste (I used 8 packets of Truvia, but no doubt a bit of honey or soaked, pulverized dates would work well and be more paleo)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3-4 TBSP vanilla extract
  • A cup of chopped strawberries, possibly sprinkled with a bit of wine vinegar or lime juice, if you’re feeling sassy


  • Whisk the eggs for a minute or so
  • Add the sweetener and salt and whisk until eggs and sweetener are combined
  • Add the coconut milk to the egg-sweetener mixture, as you continue to whisk
  • Add the vanilla while whisking away
  • Adjust the amounts of sweetener and vanilla to suit your taste. When the mixture tastes good to you, pour it into your ice cream maker and freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
  • When the ice cream maker signals that it is done, use a spatula to incorporate the strawberries into your ice cream
  • Serve and enjoy!