Looking for Dairy & Gluten Free homemade ice cream


Hi All,

Does anyone have a homemade recipe for ice cream that is dairy & gluten free? I am also hoping for it to be the "cleanest" recipe possible with no white sugar.

I do have an ice cream maker, but don't have to make it with that machine. It can just be prepared and frozen in a bowl or popsicle pops.

I do not mind what flavor it is and, if necessary, can use sweeteners like coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, very ripe bananas, dates, etc...just not white sugar. Even "fudge pops" are fine.

I can use coconut milk or nut milks if possible. The use of eggs are fine.

I currently make "ice creams" with frozen acai or bananas, etc and not use much liquid to make it resemble ice cream more than a smoothie, but am looking for it to be a bit more ice cream-like.

I have found a lot of dairy & gluten free ice cream recipes, but they all have loads of white sugar in the ingredient list.

Thank You!


Thanks, Justine for the link - I will scroll through as many items look yummy!

Sadly, I made some ice cream last week (not from that site) and it did not turn out. I am upset because it was a lot of expensive ingredients! It was made with coconut cream, honey and concentrated coconut cream. The taste was really good, but once it froze, it froze hard and would not thaw! I tried thawing it in the fridge overnight and it was still hard as concrete. I then thawed it on the counter and it took all day and immediately became soupy, rather than soft-serve ice cream-like. I tried eating it like a soup and the taste was good, but it was just a soupy unattractive mess.

I did some research and ice cream made with coconut milk/cream freezes very hard unless you put vodka in it. I am still on the lookout, as I always LOVED ice cream here in the hot desert.


I found this recipe just a few days ago, but have not tried it yet. It also uses coconut cream.

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

From: Coconut Lovers Cookbook by Dr. Bruce Fife
  1. 2 (330 ml) Tetra Pak® packages of Coconut Cream
  2. 3 Tablespoons Natural Sugar (or 2 teaspoons natural sugar and a dash or two of stevia or Coco Monkey)
  3. Dash of Salt
  4. 1 Egg
  5. 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Combine the coconut cream, sweetener, and salt in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture almost boils. Reduce heat to low. In a bowl beat egg. Gradually stir about 1/2 cup of the warm coconut cream mixture into the beaten egg. Slowly stir this mixture into the remaining hot coconut mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat and let cool. Use an ice cream maker to cool and create a nice creamy ice cream.

If you do not own an ice cream maker, then pour this into a container to freeze. Ice cube trays work very nicely. When the mixture is almost totally solid (but not too hard) place it in a blender and blend on high. If the cubes are too hard, it will not blend. If this happens, just let it sit out for a few minutes until it begins to melt. Once you have blended the almost frozen coconut mixture you may return it to the freezer and freeze. This blending helps to create fine ice crystals so you will have the texture of commercial ice cream.

  1. Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream: Add 1 1/4 C Pineapple Juice and 1/3 cup Toasted Coconut
  2. Orange Cream Delight: Add 1 1/4 C Orange Juice.
  3. Strawberry Ice Cream: Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of Strawberries

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