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Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream

Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream

This Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream is Dairy, Egg, & Soy Free.

It’s also ridiculously delicious and a little addicting.

We ate a lot. And then made it again…

Alright, let’s be honest. I’m not really a gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free kinda girl.

That’s probably really obvious when you look around at the majority of my recipes.

That’s not to say I don’t eat that way occasionally, but I can assure you it isn’t done on purpose.

Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream

Interestingly I am lactose intolerant. My brother is allergic to dairy. And then we have several friends that are severely allergic to peanuts.

My husband is severely allergic to strawberries and pears (not that it is the same), but you get the point.

It isn’t that I wouldn’t like to cook that way from time to time, it’s just… I don’t actually have to, so I never took the time to learn.

When #SundaySupper decided this week was “Free For All” and was going to encompass the things I mentioned above and more, I went ahead and took on the challenge.

I was actually pleasantly surprised to learn that I already make a lot of things the right way,  with the exception of gluten.

I know so little about gluten free cooking, I won’t even pretend.

I am trying to learn though.

Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream

Now, after my whirlwind crazy weekend LAST weekend, this week has been wonderful and full of much better things.

However, mini me has headed to her 3 week stay at Truman State University and I’m  missing her like crazy.

There’s something kind of surreal about dropping a 15 year old (and 14 last year) off at college. Just saying.

Before I drove her yesterday, we spent a LOT of time in the kitchen this week, and this wonderfully delicious Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream is one of the resulting recipes.

We’ve made it a few times, but this time we tried eating them with some vanilla curd drizzled on top, and oh my… there are not words.

It was so good. It made amazing, spectacular.

Recipe for Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream

Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream

Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream

Nicole Cook
A blend of Chai Black Tea and Coconut Cream makes this ice cream a healthier choice than it’s cream counterpart.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1 cup Black Tea* strongly brewed Chai
  • 3 ¼ cups coconut milk
  • cup Agave Nectar
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot starch optional, but preferred


  • In a small bowl, whisk together ¼ cup of the coconut milk with the arrowroot starch. Whisk well to combine them.
  • Shake your cans of coconut milk really well before opening to ensure the coconut cream and coconut water are better combined when opening.
  • In a medium saucepan on the stove over medium heat, whisk together the arrowroot starch/coconut milk mixture with the tea, agave nectar and all of the remaining coconut milk until blended well. Heat the mixture for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool completely in the refrigerator before putting into the ice cream maker.
  • Follow manufacturers directions for your ice cream maker.


I used Tazo Black Tea, Organic, Chai (4 bags to 1 cup of boiling water and I squeezed all excess water out of the bags)


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 14gVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 3mg
Keyword easy frozen treats
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  1. Congratulations 🙂 Your ice “cream” looks absolutely amazing!!! I can almost taste it through my screen. Oh, and I really do need to get an ice cream maker now so that I can try out your fantastic recipe. Thank you, Nicole

  2. What a wonderful ice cream! Chai is my all-time favorite tea. And, well, coconut is way up on my list of favs too. How great it is also fitting for so many special dietary needs.

  3. That’s a gorgeous flavor choice and combination for an ice cream. You d see the Indians lining up here for it. =) hm I feel the same way about gluten free food. I have no clue how to cook and bake (especially bake!) gluten free, but I am open to learn. Have a nice Sunday Nicole!

    1. Glad I’m not alone with my gluten free confusion. This ice cream was not created with any of that in mind, I just like it this way. haha Thanks Helene!

  4. My mom went to Truman State, back in the day when it was called Northeast Missouri State. It’s also where my aunt and uncle met. I love your coconut ice cream. I am lactose intolerant and my youngest daughter is allergic to dairy, so I love having dairy alternatives when it comes to ice cream.

    1. I love Truman State. Great experience for her and she’s having a blast.

      I’m glad this ice cream will help. My lactose intolerant self struggles with some things more than others, so I just sub coconut and almond milk (and occasionally soy milk) for anything calling for milk. lol (yep even in my cereal, I know, I’m nuts).
      Hope you guys try it!

  5. Nicole, this is amazing! What beautiful photos, and such a unique recipe. Pinning and trying very, very soon!!!!

  6. Oh I love the Chai flavor here with the coconut milk!I really really need to invest in an icecream maker looking at your icecream.So soft, so rich, so decadent!!

  7. OMG , this looks and sounds so good !! I love chai and an ice cream with it sounds heavenly. I may just make popsicles out of this this weekend. Love the combo of coconut chai ! looks divine !

  8. Whoa!!! That looks and sounds amazing!! I’ve been consuming less and less dairy in my diet. I will never be able to give up cheese and ice cream is the other huge weakness of mine. Now, problem solved!!!

  9. Oh wow I love chai tea, what a great idea to make an ice cream with it. Even better that you came up with a dairy-free version. Good job

  10. I WANT THIS!!! Sorry about the all caps and exclamation points, but I felt that I really needed to convey my enthusiasm 🙂 This looks amazing – sooooooo lusciously creamy. And I’m all over the coconut, I wish I could cook with it all the time.

    1. lol I don’t mind the all caps and exclamation points. Have you met me? I do that a lot. LOL
      This is probably one of my favorites now. This week we turned it into popsicles to see what would happen with that. Still just as yummy!
      Thanks friend!

  11. What an awesome ice cream! I’ve never made ice cream with coconut milk and now I MUST try it! This just got moved to the top of my must try list. Saw this over at Food on Friday.

  12. That’s a gorgeous flavor choice and combination for an ice cream. You d see the Indians lining up here for it. =) hm I feel the same way about gluten free food. I have no clue how to cook and bake (especially bake!) gluten free, but I am open to learn. Have a nice Sunday Nicole!

  13. Legit speechless, this chai spice coconut ice cream recipe looks unreal!! Wonderful recipe, Nicole. Have a great weekend.

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