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Coconut Mango Ice Cream Recipe made healthy without cream and easy without ice cream maker with coconut milk, frozen mango and maple syrup. | ifoodreal.com

Ice cream and dark chocolate are my 2 favourite desserts! Last summer I bought my first ice cream maker (very simple one – it might be louder but I don’t make ice cream often enough to justify spending $70 on an ice cream maker) and started making my own healthy ice cream. I was a bit sceptical if kids would love this coconut mango ice cream since the taste is so coconut-y but they did! Since then, I have added healthy chocolate ice cream, vegan vanilla ice cream, mixed berry ice cream recipe and strawberry rhubarb ice cream recipes to our summer treats rotation. 

However, this easy mango ice cream recipe is special because it is made without an ice cream machine. After making and freezing the first batch, I realized because there is so much mango the recipe might work without an ice cream machine. Yep, it worked! Coconut mango ice cream defrosts within 15 minutes and is soft and creamy.

Coconut Mango Ice Cream Recipe made healthy without cream and easy without ice cream maker with coconut milk, frozen mango and maple syrup. | ifoodreal.com

This label is one of my “favourites”! If you have never ever read the label on your ice cream bucket you happily serve to your kids, please do ASAP. If you care about health of your children (I’m sure you do), you shouldn’t buy regular ice cream ever again. I won’t go into details on each harmful chemical ingredient but you can read about them here, here and here. Food Babe site is a great source of information for decoding many American traditional food labels.

Coconut Mango Ice Cream Recipe made healthy without cream and easy without ice cream maker with coconut milk, frozen mango and maple syrup. | ifoodreal.com

You can buy organic ice cream but I don’t like the presence of white sugar and carrageenan in it (at least in the one I can find where I live). Plus frankly, making no churn ice cream is fun and takes 5 minutes. I also recommend Screamin Brothers or Coconut Bliss for a store bought vegan ice cream.

Carrageenan is something that has been a lot on my mind lately since I read it could cause gut cancer. It is a seaweed that might be polluted and the way it’s processed. We drink almond milk and carrageenan is used by all brands except 365 Whole Foods one. I live too far away from Whole Foods. However, I was able to find Natura almond milk without carrageenan but it’s not organic. Ugh, it’s a never ending battle and learning curve!

Update: Silk and Horizon have pledged to remove carrageenan from their products by Q2 2015.

Coconut Mango Ice Cream Recipe made healthy without cream and easy without ice cream maker with coconut milk, frozen mango and maple syrup. | ifoodreal.com

My kids love mango! And I always have frozen mango chunks on hand for green smoothies. Mango makes my kids love green smoothies. I pay $10 for this huge bag at Costco. I highly recommend to use Thai Kitchen coconut milk as it produces creamy and smooth ice cream thanks to a guar gum. It is available organic and regular. Please also read other labels of coconut milk carefully – I have seen clean ones and ones listing bunch of chemicals in them, especially cheaper Asian brands.

Coconut Mango Ice Cream

Coconut Mango Ice Cream



  1. In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and process until smooth. You might leave some larger mango pieces if you wish. Pour into any container with a lid, place in a freezer and freeze for 3 hours. To serve, let thaw on a counter for 15 - 30 minutes or so. Because this ice cream doesn't have any fillers, it takes a bit longer to defrost and become softer, especially with time. Be patient.:)
  2. Storage Instructions: Freeze in a glass airtight container for up to a few months.


*I highly recommend to use Thai Kitchen coconut milk as it produces creamy and smooth ice cream thanks to a guar gum. It is available organic and regular. I have tried other brands with less flavourful results. Coconut cream from Trader Joe's is good too. **More mango => more fibre => softer ice cream => shorter thawing time.


Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving = 1/6 of the recipe:
Calories: 211.7
Total Fat: 11.3 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 35.7 mg
Total Carbs: 23.8 g
Sugars: 20.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
Protein: 1.6 g
WW Points+: 5

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  1. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion

    I know about Carrageenan for a long time. And we avoid it at my house. We use Natura also but the soy version. I’m happy that Silk will be removing this “substance”. I’m basically new to Canada, and we came from US.. I knew already my food there, here I’m still learning canadian products.

    • Olena

      Yes, I buy Natura Soy in strawberry and chocolate flavours as a treat for my kids. Plain one for cereal. I can’t find their almond milk often. I also buy organic rice milk at Superstore. Then I add organic regular milk to the mix too.

  2. Katy

    Only 3 ingredients? This is so simple and looks delicious! I’ve heard of the banana ice cream but it doesn’t contain enough “fats”. This is the perfect substitution for store-bought ice-cream.

    • Olena

      Awe, you are so sweet. It’s Ukrainian. Very common name, like Jessica, nothing special in Ukraine. Probably sounds cool in America LOL. Enjoy recipes and be healthy!!!

  3. Anneli

    I’m trying this! My middle son, the one that can’t eat dairy, soy, eggs, so on and so like to put coconut ice cream into his shakes. We buy the Coconut Bliss and it’s expensive for a little tub and he goes through it like crazy. I may even invest in a ice cream maker… a simple one too! Also, I love reading Food Babe too. Lots of great information! I drink almond milk and I haven’t found one without carrageenan!

    • Olena

      I’m going grocery shopping tonight and will look at the Silk box to see if they removed it. I hope they have organic. I love my $25 ice cream maker! Check Superstore for one.

  4. Bahar

    Trader Joe’s brand makes almond milk and it doesn’t have carageenan in it. It’s the only one I buy. I don’t get anything with carageenan in it either. Hope this helps! 🙂

    • Olena

      True. It’s not organic so I don’t buy it. So Nice, Silk (I think, google it) and Horizon have removed carrageenan now. I think everyone else will follow.

  5. Mira

    Can’t wait to try this! Love anything mango, especially ice cream! 🙂 thank you:)

  6. Judy

    I love the simplicity of this recipe!! Will it work just as well with other fruits, like peaches?

    • Olena

      I don’t see a reason why not. Just make sure they are ripen and sweet. No cardboard like fruits from Costco.

  7. Shannan

    Is there anything other than coconut that I can use for this? I am highly allergic to it and it seems to be added to everything now.

  8. Jennifer Johnson

    Made this a week ago and everyone in my office loved it! About to try it with peaches and strawberries! Great refreshing treat.

  9. Janeth

    Has anyone tried this with rice milk? Or soy ? I have a niece that is allergic to coconut and regular milk among so many other things. I really want to make this for her for our up coming family trip. Would really appreciate info from anyone that has tried it. TIA!

    • Olena

      Hi Janeth. This ice cream is made with coconut milk from a can and not a carton. Which is way more different than a carton milk. It is fatty. So, any milk from a carton won’t work unfortunately. How about this mango sorbet?

  10. Rosemary Scott

    The bryers comparison isn’t quite accurate because Bryers is not ice cream..it is a frozen dessert..if the label doesn’t say ice ream …it isn’t..that’s why there is so much additive!



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