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Lower-Sugar Dairy-Free Mango Ice Cream

It's been a long, cold, windy six months and we are pining for warmer weather. For the last two days we've been snowed in. School was cancelled and roads were a mess, so we hunkered down and plotted.

"How can we speed old Mr. Jack Frost on his way?" I asked the kids. 

"Let's make ICE CREAM!" they cheered. 

Brilliant! So we did. And for good measure we added an extra dose of the tropics in the form of mango and coconut (but no worries, you won't even taste the coconut).

This Mango Ice Cream—nondairy of course—conjures up memories of my childhood. My tutu and grandpa Q had a gigantic mango tree in their front yard that was the envy of the neighborhood.

Summers with my cousins at Wailupe Circle were a highlight growing up. We spent hours on that pier in the background.

Our summer visits always seemed to coincide with mango season—and that meant churning up gallons of mango ice cream and enjoying it with our legs dangling off the pier (see the pic above). Sweet memories indeed.

Dairy Free Mango Ice Cream


1 (14 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
2 cups mango puree (I use this one, found where Hispanic groceries are sold)
2 tablespoons honey or granulated sugar
1 dropper of my favorite liquid stevia concentrate (or and more sweetener to taste)
1/2 heaping teaspoon guar gum


  1. Add ingredients to blender container; cover and blend until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate (or stick in freezer) until chilled through.
  3. Add to 1.5 quart ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions OR pour into popsicle molds for pops.


Using fresh mango? If you would like to use fresh mango, I'd suggest chopping and simmering the mango with a little water to help break down the pesky fibers in the flesh. Simmer it for a bit, let cool, and then puree. 


Reader Comments (16)

2 scoops please!! :)

This looks absolutely wonderful. I'm lactose intolerant, so I'm excited to try this recipe. :) And, my, what a lovely photo!

April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChef Madeleine Dee

Two scoops coming right up Caralyn :)


April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Thank you Chef Madeleine Dee! I just love the color of this ice cream. xoLexie

April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Hi Lexie, this is just gorgeous! I can't wait to try it now that our weather is getting hot! We're having a Giveaway on our blog and this recipe would be perfect to link up. Hope to see you there. Have a great day. Ali http://glutenfreehomebakery.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-top-chef-penguinuity-giveaway.html

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAli the Skinny GF Chef

Oh, how I love mango ice cream! I've made Debi's (Hunter's Lyonesse) recipe before using fresh puree. It was great. Yours looks fabulous, Lexie, and I'll definitely be looking for that mango puree. That would be much eaiser to deal with. :-) Tell your kiddos that they are brilliant and that we can all appreciate this "sunny" ice cream today. ;-)


I totally need to make ice cream. Maybe that would urge Jack Frost to leave Wisconsin, too! (I'm glad we at least haven't had snow. That's a plus!) :)

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHallie

i love mango and coconut...thank you for this! i can't wait to make it...i just have to buy mango puree. looks delicious!

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

This looks amazing Lexie. I cannot believe the snow you guys have gotten this year. I don't miss it one bit and I don't envy you. I would say if this ice cream can't get the sun and warmer temps out, I don't know what can :)

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ Tasty Yummies

This is gorgeous, Lex. I am pinning it!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

What size can of coconut milk??? I have three to choose from in my grocery store. I am making this.

Hi Auntie Anne ... yes, sorry ... that would 14 ounce(ish) can. ;) Enjoy!


April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Anne

Oh man! This sounds delish Lexie. You're a fun Momma! I'm sick of the cold weather, I want to come and dangle my legs off that pier. Can we please?

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I just discovered coconut-based ice cream - amazing! I made a batch with pineapple, and now mango is next on my list. This week I made a dairy free ice cream birthday cake that turned out delish - here's a link http://lifeovereasy.com/ice-cream-cake-easy-pie/ I think I have A LOT of coconut ice cream in my future - yum!

April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDani@Lifeovereasy

That is such a cute photo! Is that you?

I adore mango smoothies and pops, I really need to do ice cream.

April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Considering it hit 100 here yesterday, this is a perfect treat!!!! This looks absolutely beeeauuutiful! ;) XO

Mango's bring back such gorgeous memories for me too, growing up in South Africa. We had them in our back garden, and we used to eat them in the pool, and when the juice and furry bits got all stuck to our faces and fingers we would just dip under the water... Aaaah memories, thanks for the flash back! Just waiting for it to warm up and then I'll have a bash at this recipe, it looks amazing! xx

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJax Labyrinth

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