Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! (no churn and no banana)


I have been trying to perfect the most foolproof nice cream recipe for the past few months.

I wanted something easy, with the perfect texture and something practically anyone could do at home without a machine.

Here's the problem though, I'm not a fan of banana. It's, to me.

Majority of the nicecream recipes you find online call for banana as the base and people seem to go nuts for them. Personally, though, I tried the banana way from 100 different angles and I still find the flavor too banana-y and wanted something that tastes more like actual ice cream.

And ya'll, I really wanted the bananas to work. I wanted so bad to crack the code on making banana nice cream that doesn't taste like banana and I failed tremendously. These recipes usually turned into little treats for Ollie :) He goes bonkers for bananas.

Cue: COCONUT milk

Coconut milk totally changed the nicecream game in the Hamilton household. I trialed a recipe a few times last weekend and trust me, it is PERFECT. I love coconut, but the vanilla and maple/honey cancel it out leaving a dreamy vanilla cream situation.

I think it also helped with the texture. I wasn't left with a puree or popsicle but instead, perfect ice cream texture.

Here's what you'll need as far as tools go:



Yes, it is THAT easy. No machine. No churning.

And just look at all this 'nilla goodness.

Seriously, I can't tell you why, but hot chai tea tastes HEAVENLY with this. I don't make the rules :)

I got a little creative and added a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. DELISH.

Okay, so here's the scoop!

haha, see what I did there?


One 16 oz. of can full fat coconut milk(refrigerated)

1/2 cup of honey (or maple syrup to make it vegan)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Whisk ingredients together in a bowl until combined

place in freezer for 30 minutes


place in freezer again for 30 minutes

Whisk every 30 minutes for about 2-3 hours

extras: I ate my second bowl with a few dashes of nutmeg and cinnamon. The strong vanilla flavor went great with it.

And, voila! There you have it.

Perfect, consistent, ice cream textured nicecream!

I hope you enjoy, I'd love to know if you've tried this recipe out!

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