This no-churn AIP Strawberry Basil Ice Cream is heavenly! Made with coconut milk, fresh basil and frozen strawberries, it’s creamy, vegan and only requires a blender to make.
Growing up in Trinidad, we had ice cream all year round and this is a tradition I have yet to break since I’ve moved back to North America. It appears that winter doesn’t stop me from craving ice cream 🙂 I support all decisions to have ice cream at any time, anywhere.
This AIP Strawberry Basil Ice Cream is so quick and easy, super delicious and doesn’t require an ice cream machine! I like to keep frozen ice cubes of coconut milk on hand so that I really can make this anytime.
Here are the main ingredients for this Strawberry Basil Ice Cream:
- Full fat coconut Milk – simply pour your full fat, additive free coconut milk into your ice cube tray and freeze until solid. I recommend coconut milk in a can for the optimal texture.
- Frozen Strawberries – fresh won’t work here!
- Fresh Basil – if you want just plain strawberry ice cream, simply omit the basil simple syrup and use only maple syrup as discussed in the recipe below
- Maple Syrup
- Pinch of Salt
AIP Strawberry Basil Ice Cream FAQs
Can I omit the basil?
Yes! Feel free to make this into regular strawberry ice cream by omitting the basil simple syrup and using maple syrup alone as the sweetener.
Does this freeze well?
Once solid, coconut ice cream gets very hard. I do freeze leftovers, but let it defrost on the counter well in advance of serving. It will be creamiest within 2-3 days of being made.
Can I make this with different berries?
I haven’t tried myself but think the flavour of blueberries would compliment the basil really nicely. You’ll have to play around with the measurements though to ensure the consistency remains thick.
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