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vegan toasted coconut ice cream recipeI know what you are thinking. Vegan ice cream? Made from tofu? Bree, are you feeling okay?

I am just fine, and I am standing by my vegan-made-from-tofu-ice-cream.

I had this ice cream when I was in Monterey at a gorgeous party that Dole had for us. They served the ice cream with a delicious brown sugared fruit made with Dole berries, pineapple, and other perfectly ripe fruit in adorable little martini glasses. When the server asked me if I would like one, all I saw was the coconut and gorgeous fruit, and I immediately said yes. I took a bite, and was in heaven. It wasn’t until I heard her talking to another guest that I heard her say that it was made from tofu and that it was vegan. I have to be honest, if I knew, I probably would not have tried it, as I am not a huge tofu fan. But I may be over my fear of tofu. All you can taste is coconut, and the texture is smooth and creamy. As soon as I got home, I made this coconut ice cream again. And guess what? No one in my family was the wiser. I won’t tell, if you won’t tell.

vegan toasted coconut ice cream recipe1 (16-ounce) package silken tofu, drained
2 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 1/4 cups sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon coconut extract
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted

vegan toasted coconut ice cream recipeIn a blender or food processor, combine the tofu, coconut milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, and coconut extract. Process until smooth.

vegan toasted coconut ice cream recipeAdd in the toasted coconut and give it another whirl, just until it is combined.

vegan toasted coconut ice cream recipePour the ice cream into a container and sprinkle with more toasted coconut if you want. Freeze until completely firm.

brown sugar fruit recipeThe ice cream was served with brown sugared fruit, and that is how I made it at home too.

3 cups fruit (I used mango, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
1/4 cup brown sugar
zest and juice of one lime

brown sugar fruit recipeCut the fruit into bite sized pieces. Add the brown sugar.

brown sugar fruit recipeAdd lime juice and lime zest. Toss to combine and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir it again before you are going to serve it.

brown sugar fruit recipeSpoon the brown sugared fruit into the bottom of a glass. Add a scoop of toasted coconut ice cream. I like to sprinkle a little more coconut on top.

vegan toasted coconut ice cream and brown sugar fruit recipeSo delicious and creamy and tropical and coco-nutty. Don’t take my word for it.

vegan toasted coconut ice cream and brown sugar fruit recipeTake his.

vegan toasted coconut ice cream and brown sugar fruit recipe

Vegan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Ingredients

    Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
  • 1 (16-ounce) package silken tofu, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
  • Brown Sugared Fruit
  • 3 cups fruit (I used mango, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • zest and juice of one lime

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the tofu, coconut milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, and coconut extract. Process until smooth.
  2. Add in the toasted coconut and give it another whirl, just until it is combined.
  3. Pour the ice cream into a container and sprinkle with more toasted coconut if you want. Freeze until completely firm.
  4. Cut the fruit into bite sized pieces. Add the brown sugar.
  5. Add lime juice and lime zest. Toss to combine and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir it again before you are going to serve it.
  6. Spoon the brown sugar fruit into the bottom of a glass. Add a scoop of toasted coconut ice cream. I like to sprinkle a little more coconut on top.
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42 Responses to Vegan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

  1. Whoa! I’m totally in love with this. Yum!
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar recently posted..Cucumber Feta Rolls

  2. Oh my goodness. I love coconut, and I really don’t enjoy the heaviness of regular ice cream. I’m loving the healthy factor of this dessert! Perfect!
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  3. cara says:

    I have one child that LOVES anything with Tofu– if he sees it on a menu he orders it– so I can definitely see this being made in our future!
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  4. Mallika says:

    Wow! This looks decadent. Vegan ice cream bookmarked!
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  5. Ariel says:

    Yay for vegan recipes! Thank you thank you!

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  7. Sarah says:

    Mmmm! Looks delectable! I don’t know that I’ve ever thought of making ice cream with tofu! Very interesting.
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  8. I am sold! I am not a huge fan of tofu either, but I am willing to do it for the sake of ice cream! ;) who wouldnt be? It really does look incredible!!!
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  9. Wow, this sounds so interesting. I’ve never had anything with tofu in it, so I’m not sure where I stand on tofu, but your ice cream looks delicious!
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    • bakedbree says:

      I was not sure either, but I love this ice cream. If you didn’t know that it was made with tofu, you would never know.

  10. Ok, I’m going to trust you on this one and give it a try! Do you think that it would freeze hard enough in an automatic ice cream freezer or do I need to stick with freezing it in the glass pan?
    Mandi Presley recently posted..Martha Stewart Mac and Cheese

    • bakedbree says:

      I have never been able to make any ice cream without freezing it solid in the freezer. I actually don’t think that any of them are made to be able to do that. It will come out like soft serve.

  11. Brandon says:

    It certainly looks delicious! …and by the way, I am SO jealous of your Vitamix!

  12. Wowwwwwwwwwww!!!!! The photographs itself are telling the story of a WONDERFUL and MOUTHWATERING recipe. :D
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  13. This ice cream looks delicious. And made with tofu is even better. Love the idea of healthy ingredients.

  14. Darrin Jasper says:

    I’m enjoying a nice fun of a cute baby with ice cream. Really i love this natural picture and all the recipe. Thanks a lot for beautiful photos.
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  15. I was actually looking for a great non dairy ice-cream, since I can’t eat dairy. Thanks Bree, I will definitely try this soon.

    • bakedbree says:

      I didn’t know that! There are some really amazing ice creams these days with coconut milk instead of dairy. I’ll keep my eyes out for you.

  16. Stephanie says:

    I am so going to try this!! I wonder how well it will work in my ice cream maker. i’ll let you know how it goes
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  17. I’m not a fan of tofu but I do love coconut ice cream. Does the tofu add a different layer in terms of texture as well as being vegan friendly?
    Jacqueline@HowtobeaGourmand recently posted..Yoghurt Spiced Chicken with Almond & Coriander Rice

    • bakedbree says:

      The tofu makes is really smooth and creamy. I do not think that it would have the same gorgeous texture without it.

  18. Tofu-shmofu! This looks great!
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  19. Bonnie says:

    My in-laws are coming into town this week and this looks like the best treat ever! I will never tell my husband, though, that there is tofu in it. He will act like it’s poison! :)

  20. Kelli says:

    Yay! Love this Vegan post.. This dairy free egg free girl can’t wait to try this method! Miss you!

  21. Emiy Morrice says:

    Made this today and can’t wait til it’s firm!
    Added 1 tb honey and only 1/2 cup sugar and it tasted quite sweet as is.
    Oh, and lime zest!
    Thanks SO much :)

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