Lime & coconut ice-cream – dairy-free, parve tropical frozen dessert

According to Jewish dietary laws (kashrut) one cannot eat a dairy dessert after a meat meal. This has been taken as something of a challenge by kosher cooks, who strive to produce gooey, creamy puddings without any milk in them. With varying degrees of success.

Dairy-free (parve) ice-cream is pretty easy to come by, and like most things, some are better than others. Like all pseudo-foods, many of them contain a whole host of stuff I’d rather not eat, given a choice, so I decided it was time to attempt a parve ice-cream made with only natural ingredients. What could possibly go wrong?!

lime & coconut ice-cream with barbecued pineapple - dairy free

Given that my starting point was a can of coconut milk, it seemed only right to run with the tropical theme. Thinking back to a wonderful holiday in St Lucia a few years ago, I flavoured the coconut ice-cream with lime and spices, and used brown sugar to add a hint of Caribbean sweetness. If I hadn’t been planning to serve this to children, I would probably have added a dash (or two) of rum. Next time…

I was a bit worried that one lime wouldn’t be enough, but in fact the flavour was perfect – just enough citrus to balance the coconut, with a warm molasses undertone from the brown sugar and spices. Delicious! Although not quite as creamy as a dairy ice-cream, this coconut ice-cream slipped down a treat, and went perfectly on top of barbecued pineapple.

lime & coconut ice-cream with barbecued pineapple - dairy free

I will certainly be experimenting with further flavours of dairy-free coconut ice-cream, so watch this space! If you have any suggestions for flavours to try, please leave them in the comments.

This made about 700ml of ice-cream.

A delicious Caribbean inspired frozen dessert - coconut ice-cream flavoured with lime, spices & brown sugar to create an indulgent, dairy free treat.

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Lime and coconut ice-cream (dairy free, parve)
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
1319 calories
141 g
186 g
86 g
15 g
74 g
624 g
157 g
123 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
624g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1319
Calories from Fat 726
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 86g
133%
Saturated Fat 74g
369%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 186mg
62%
Sodium 157mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 141g
47%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 123g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
39%
Calcium
22%
Iron
82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 400ml can coconut milk
  2. 125g light brown sugar (demerara or muscovado)
  3. 1 egg
  4. Zest and juice of a lime
  5. 0.5 tsp mixed spice
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved and everything is very well combined.
  2. Pour into an ice-cream maker and churn for around 30 minutes until frozen. Eat immediately, or transfer to a container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. Delicious served with barbecued pineapple or tropical fruits such as mango or papaya.
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calories
1319
fat
86g
protein
15g
carbs
141g
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If you’re after more dairy-free ice-creams, try these:
Home made fab ice lollies from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.
Vegan chocolate ice-cream from Penelope’s Pantry.
Almond banana ice-cream from Recipes from a Pantry.
Chocolate nice-cream from Nosebag NI.
2-ingredient peanut butter ice-cream from the Petite Cook.

20 Comments:

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  2. Lime and coconut is a match made in heaven, and I am loving the grill on that pineapple slice!

  3. This sounds lovely! I often do fresh pineapple on the BBQ and this would be a perfect match.

  4. Rosana, Hot&Chilli Food and Travel Blog

    I love both coconut and lime, its a taste of my childhood. This recipe sounds great and simple, ideal for the weather we are having. Thanks for sharing it. R

  5. This looks yummy. Fab summer dessert.

  6. This looks really nice and great to cool you down in this hot weather too x

  7. The flavours here sound wonderful and using coconut cream is no hardship, er, although I haven’t actually tried doing it myself yet! How about trying a chocolate sorbet using dark chocolate – another thing on my very long list I want to try.

  8. Wow I never knew that about kosher desserts! And coconut and lime sounds delicious! I am definitely trying this x

  9. Ooh lime and coconut sounds like a lovely combination. And fab that’s it’s dairy free.

  10. I tend to make more dairyfree ice cream than normal, so this is gona be a must-try for me! Love the grilled pineapple idea too 🙂 thanks for sharing my 2- ingredient peanut butter ice cream recipe!

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