Just three ingredients to ice cream bliss.
As soon as the weather heats up, you better believe I’m ditching the sweatpants and hopping into shorts and a tank top. I worked hard all winter long to get into my best summer body, so I definitely want to show it off! Most years, I would reach for a tub of sugary, store-bought ice cream to cool off, but this year is different. After all, it’s not worth it to break my diet plan just for a sweet treat. Luckily, this 3-ingredient coconut mango ice cream really hits the spot.
Ice cream isn’t just about treating yourself to something tasty, either. Sometimes you need a refreshing, healthy way to cool off on those hot days. This creamy, soft-serve style ice-cream not only satisfies my sweet tooth and cools my body down, but it also has an added bonus. Our 3-ingredient coconut mango ice cream really doesn’t require much time or effort to make: it’s just coconut milk, frozen fruit, and honey. Forget the grocery store ice cream with its laundry list of ingredients!
There are so many reasons to make this 3-ingredient coconut mango ice cream, so read on to learn about how it came together. There’s even a tiny secret hiding in the text below. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I’ll give you a hint: you don’t have to use mango as the fruit!
Why We Love This 3-Ingredient Coconut Mango Ice Cream
We love using coconut milk in our healthy dessert recipes. With its creamy texture, this alternative to heavy creams is a clean eating ingredient with no additives or refined ingredients. Some might be concerned about the fat content in coconut milk because it is high in fatty acids and saturated fats. If you want to lower the quantity of fat in your ice cream, you can aways choose low-fat coconut milks.
Then, we sweetened things up. Honey is our favorite way to sweeten a dish without resorting to highly processed and refined sugars. Add mango (or, any other antioxidant-rich fruit) and you’ve dosed your ice cream with flavor and phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, and minerals – the good stuff not found in traditionally made frozen desserts.
Want to be let in on a little secret? You don’t have to use mangos. Really, any flavor of frozen fruit works beautifully with this recipe. Try strawberries, peaches, or bananas, too! We started with a tropical fruit and this 3-ingredient coconut mango ice cream recipe absolutely blew our socks off. Sweet and tangy, mango pairs beautifully with the flavor of coconut.
In the end, the only thing that could top this delicious ice cream was a homemade Raw Raspberry-Chia Sauce. Don’t worry, that recipe is included below! We also added a little drizzle of fresh passion fruit for color and crunch.
You have absolutely got to try this summertime sweet. It’s refreshing, flavorful, and so, so cool. This is a healthy frozen dessert you’ll want to keep in your freezer all summer long!
3-Ingredient Coconut Mango Ice Cream
- 1 cup coconut milk canned, full-fat recommended
- 3 cups mango frozen, diced, organic
- 1 tablespoon honey optional
Raspberry Sauce (Optional)
- 1/3 cup raspberries
- 3 tablespoons honey optional pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon chia
- In a hi-speed blender or large food processor, blend together coconut milk, frozen mango, and honey until the texture of soft-serve ice cream. Scoop ice cream into serving dishes.
Raspberry Sauce (Optional)
- Puree ingredients for the raspberry sauce in a small food processor.
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did you use full fat coconut milk from a can?
Angela, I updated the recipe and yes we used canned full-fat. 🙂
Hi. Would you be able to provide the nutritional content for this recipe. It sounds delicious!
Sarah, It’s on the recipe. Also, here it is:
Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 193 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 9 mg | Carbohydrates: 31 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 27 g | Protein: 2 g | SmartPoints: 11
hi ilike it
Great! Thanks for the feedback.
I used full fat coconut cream, frozen mango, a splash of coconut run and about a tsp of stevia liquid sweetener. YUM!
Can this be done with fresh mango that was frozen at home or even frozen mango puree? Also, can the ice cream be stored in the freezer to eat later?
Kim, Sure, you can chop up fresh mango and freeze for this recipe. It can be stored in the freezer but is much better served fresh. 🙂
I tried this recipe and was definitely yummy. Thanks 🙂
We’re happy you enjoyed it!
The ice cream is it easy to melts ?
Kim, It does melt faily quickly, so it’s recommended to eat right away…once out of the freezer.
This was super yummy. Has anyone tried this with other fruit besides mango? Just curious
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Any flavor of frozen fruit works beautifully with this recipe: strawberries, peaches, or bananas. But we tried the recipe with mango and it absolutely blew our socks off.
Can this be transferred to an ice cream maker to solidify it a little more?
Tanya, Yes, if you prefer.
If I put it in the freezer, how long before eating should I transfer it to the refrigerator?
Hi Judy, how long you let the ice cream soften is completely up to you. Some will prefer the ice cream more soft than others. Personally, I would recommend maybe 10 minutes tops.
The ice cream is not vegan if using honey!
Hi, Donna. That is correct. We list pure maple syrup as an option to make the recipe vegan-friendly. Thank you!
Trying to cut back on the sugar and process foods and came across this recipe I finally made this tonight and it was super fast and easy. Used a frozen blend from store of mango strawberry and banana. Was a success kids loved it thanks for sharing!
Leslie, YEAH!!! It’s always a success when the kids approve. 🙂
I don’t understand why use any sweetener mango is VERY sweet as are most fruits. I just make it with mango and coconut milk period.
Susan, Excellent point! I just made the honey optional.
Couldn’t get it fully smooth with a food processor, but it is definitely yummy! Will make again.
Made this for the whole fam, they loved it! My blender wasn’t able to make it perfectly smooth, so I’m gonna get a food processor but it was still a hit. For our family, the little bit of honey added in is a must, wouldn’t have been sweet enough without it. Thank you so much for this 🙂
You are very welcome! I’m so happy the family enjoyed the ice cream.
haven’t tried the recipe, looks delicious. Will try it at a later time. Thanks!