This Vegan Mango Coconut Ice Cream Recipe only has four ingredients. It’s a dairy-free, delicious dessert that everyone loves!

two bowls of mango ice cream ready to eat

Homemade Ice Cream

If you’ve never made ice cream at home before, then it’s about time you started! It’s actually a very easy process, even if you don’t have an ice cream maker. 

I took a vegan ice cream class years and years ago, and I’ve been making dairy-free frozen delights ever since. The key is to use a dairy-free base like soy milk or coconut milk. I don’t tolerate soy products that much anymore, so my preference now is to use coconut milk.

Then, you just choose the other ingredients based on whatever flavor of vegan ice cream you are making. In general, you will need about 2 cups of liquid as the base for most recipes. You’ll also likely need a sweetener and vanilla extract.

Ingredients

Yellow mangoes are known to be especially sweet and creamy. While I used frozen mangos in this recipe, you can use fresh mango too. You’ll need about two cups of fresh or frozen mango chunks.

Because of their high soluble fiber content, mangoes give an incredibly smooth texture to both smoothies and ice creams. And, I just adore their slight acidity paired with sweet maple syrup and creamy coconut milk. This is a match made in heaven.

mango chunks and coconut milk for ice cream

Recipe Steps

Step One

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this easy ice cream recipe. The first step is to combine the frozen mango chunks in the base of a high-speed blender. Then, add the coconut milk, vanilla, and maple syrup.

Step Two

After you’ve blended together the ingredients, you’ll need to put them through an ice cream maker for about 30 minutes. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can use the freeze and stir method to create a creamy texture. 

Either way, you’ll end up with a healthy vegan ice cream that is perfect for celebrating summer and for a temporary reprieve from the heat.

Step Three

After your ice cream has thickened and frozen, then you are ready to serve it. Or, you can freeze it for an additional several hours to make it even colder.

two scoops of mango ice cream in a bowl topped with fresh mint leaves

FAQs

Can I use light coconut milk for this recipe?

Yes, you can, but it will not be as rich and creamy.

Can I use almond milk for this recipe?

No, you can’t use almond milk for this recipe. But, you can use unsweetened soy milk.

Can I sweeten this with dates instead of maple syrup?

Yes, you can. Try 5 pitted Medjool dates instead of maple syrup.

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Mango Coconut Ice Cream

mango ice cream in a small dish with a gold spoon

This Vegan Mango Coconut Ice Cream Recipe only has four ingredients. It’s a dairy-free, delicious dessert that everyone loves!

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Ice Cream Maker
  • Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine the coconut milk, vanilla, mango chunks, and maple syrup in the base of a high-speed blender.
  2. Process on high for 20-30 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into the base of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Or, if you don’t have an ice cream maker, then see the directions below*.
  4. Use a spatula to spoon out the ice cream and eat it immediately, or place it in a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.

Notes

Vegan ice cream tends to freeze very hard. So, if it is the freezer for more than a few hours, you might need to let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes to soften before serving.

*If you don’t have an ice cream maker, then you can use the freezer method instead. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe bowl and place the bowl in the freezer. Use a large fork to stir the mixture about 4 separate times, every 45 minutes. After about four hours, your homemade ice cream should be ready to serve.

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