Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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I had no luck finding any real vanilla beans for V-Week, but this Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream still turned out delicious!  Vanilla beans contains small amounts of B-vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6. These  help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism.

Although we don’t have an ice cream maker, the steps were easy to making this healthy coconut-vanilla ice cream recipe, and the kids can all get involved in helping!

Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. Kids love this idea! They can make their own ice cream in 5 minutes, start to finish!

For one serving of ice cream, we used:

Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. Kids love this idea! They can make their own ice cream in 5 minutes, start to finish!
  • 1/2 Cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 TBL. honey
  • Rock Salt  (You can find this near any salt in the grocery store.  Ours looks like this one)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 Gallon size freezer bag
  • 1 Quart size freezer bag

We added the coconut milk, vanilla, and honey to the smaller, quart size bag.  Then we poured the rock salt and ice cubes into the gallon size bag.  Just enough to fill the bottom.  We slipped the quart sized bag INTO the gallon size bag, so the rock salt and Ice surrounded the inner bag.

Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. Kids love this idea! They can make their own ice cream in 5 minutes, start to finish!

Then for the next 5-10 minutes, you have your kids shake the bag.  Once they’ve shaken it sufficiently, you are left with ICE CREAM! Even without an ice cream maker!

Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. Kids love this idea! They can make their own ice cream in 5 minutes, start to finish!
Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. Kids love this idea! They can make their own ice cream in 5 minutes, start to finish!
Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. Kids love this idea! They can make their own ice cream in 5 minutes, start to finish!

If you have trouble finding rock salt (it’s vital to making this work), try Amazon:

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Sweet Summer Treat: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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When I clicked on the post to read it, I was hoping you were going to tell me where to find vanilla bean or vanilla bean paste around here. I wonder if Harmons in Draper would have it? I can usually find odd, more exquisite things there.

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@Stacy- we just used enough to fill the bottom of the bag, only 1-2 cups worth.
@amy & SJ – I’m sure you could if you follow the instructions for your ice cream maker. I don’t have one!
@Meredith- It should, I usually buy light as well.
@Mel! YES!!

I made this with my boys & we each shook or own. Theirs was beautiful!! But my inner bag leaked/broke so after just 1 taste I was left trying desperately to get rid if the awful salt taste 🙁