Recipe: Golden Milk Vegan Ice Cream

Ginger and turmeric perfume this coconut milk- and cream-based ice cream

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We would like to consider ourselves connoisseurs when it comes to ice cream. So we took the challenge of making vegan ice cream very seriously. With dairy out of the question, we decided to go the coconut route and riffed on golden milk, a popular vegan beverage of coconut milk steeped with ginger, turmeric and honey (known for its anti-inflammatory properties). We adapted the beverage into an ice cream base for a super-creamy ice cream that you would never guess is vegan.

Since we didn't use eggs to make the base, it's very important to chill it before churning. This allows not only for the flavors to infuse, but the fats in the coconut milk and cream of coconut to solidify, making for a creamier ice cream.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Golden Milk Vegan Ice Cream
5 from 58 ratings
A rich combination of coconut milk and cream, this vibrant vegan ice cream is flavored with turmeric and ginger.
Prep Time
Cook Time
cups ice cream
Total time: 15 minutes
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • ½ cup cream of coconut
  • One 1-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup honey, plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • Chopped candied ginger, for garnish
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together all the ingredients, minus the candied ginger, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Let cool completely, then refrigerate overnight. Make sure you freeze the bowl of an ice cream maker during this time.
  2. The next day, strain the base into the bowl of the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's directions. Scrape into a shallow dish and freeze for at least 4 hours. Scoop the ice cream into bowls and drizzle with honey. Garnish with chopped candied ginger, then serve.
Calories per Serving 276
Total Fat 21.2 g
Saturated Fat 18.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 23.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Total Sugars 18.5 g
Sodium 137.0 mg
Protein 2.2 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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