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ice cream dish with scoops of strawberry banana ice cream and sprinkles on top

Easy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream - Vegan with Coconut Milk

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: srawberry ice cream, vegan ice cream
Prep Time: 6 hours
Freezing time in ice cream maker: 1 hour
Total Time: 7 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
Rich and creamy, made with coconut milk, fresh sugared strawberries and bananas, a little vanilla and salt, this vegan strawberry ice cream is made in your ice cream maker for a delicious frozen vegan treat.
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  • high-speed blender
  • ice cream maker/freezer


  • 2 cups strawberries quartered
  • ¾ cup granulated (white) sugar
  • 1 13.5 ounce canned coconut milk full fat
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Wash strawberries and quarter till you have two cups total. I buy the 16-ounce container to account for bad berries and to have extra for garnish.
  • Place cut strawberries into a container with a lid. Pour sugar on top and toss around to coat. Close the lid and keep in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.
    If your ice cream freezer requires you to freeze the container ahead of time, this is the perfect time to do so.
  • Overnight, much of the sugar will have melted and turned to liquid. Some sugar will still be granulated. Stir the granulated sugar into the liquid, scraping the bottom of the container to get it all mixed in.
  • Put the strawberries with liquid and sugar into a blender along with the coconut milk, peeled banana, vanilla, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Following your manufacturer's directions to freeze the strawberry/coconut cream mixture. Pour the ingredients into the container and freeze. (See notes).
  • After the ice cream freezer has done it's thing, you will have a delicious soft-serve ice cream. It is perfectly edible at this point. To harden into ice cream like you'd buy at the store, scoop it into a freezer-safe container and freeze for a few hours longer or overnight if you are patient enough.
  • Top with extra berries or my strawberry topping. It's perfect and was made to go along with this ice cream.


Watch the maximum fill rate for your ice cream maker. Sometimes, depending on the size of the banana, I have a little bit too much strawberry/coconut cream mixture. Do not over-fill the ice cream maker container or you will have a mess because the mixture will expand on freezing. Either discard the extra or freeze separately and use it in a smoothie.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg