Stack of cones topped with scoops of homemade Raspberry Ripple Coconut Ice Cream
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Raspberry Ripple Coconut Ice Cream

Amazing Raspberry Ripple Coconut Ice Cream that's creamy, sweet, tart, and SO delicious! Just 8 ingredients and minimal effort to create this summery, swoon-worthy treat!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings: 9 (1/2-cup servings)
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Week
Does it keep? Store in freezer.



  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews (soaked for 4-6 hours in cool water or 1 hour in very hot water then drained)
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat or light coconut milk (sub almond milk for a less intense coconut flavor)
  • 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or sub olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (sub up to half with cane sugar // plus more to taste)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch


  • 1 cup fresh raspberries (thaw if frozen)
  • 1 Tbsp cane sugar or maple syrup (optional // to taste)


  1. The night before, be sure to soak your cashews and place your ice cream maker bowl in the freezer to chill.
  2. To a high speed blender add soaked, drained cashews, coconut milk, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, sea salt and arrowroot starch. Blend until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.

  3. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed, adding more cane sugar or maple syrup if desired - I found 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup cane sugar to be perfect (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).

  4. Transfer to a mixing bowl and cover. For best results, chill overnight or for at least 5-6 hours. If in a rush, 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the freezer is sufficient.
  5. Once your base is chilled, prepare raspberries by adding to a bowl and mashing with sweetener. Set aside.
  6. Assemble your chilled ice cream maker and pour in the chilled ice cream batter. Churn until creamy and thick and resembles soft serve - about 40-45 minutes.
  7. In the last 30 seconds of churning, add in 1/2 of the raspberries and let churn until slightly swirled. Turn off machine.
  8. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and smooth flat with a spoon, swirling in the remaining amount of raspberries. Tap on the counter to help settle and remove any air bubbles.
  9. Cover securely and freeze for 4-5 hours or until firm. Before scooping, set out for 10-15 minutes to soften. Keeps in the freezer for up to 1 week, though best within the first few days.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 9 half-cup servings)