Check out Coconut Mama’s picks for the best coconut milk ice creams! These ice creams are all dairy free and vegan and are available to purchase at most grocery stores.
Coconut ice cream is my jam. It’s my favorite dairy-free ice cream made without whole milk, heavy cream, or egg yolks that you typically find in ice cream. Instead, I love to make homemade coconut ice cream with coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt. But sometimes a craving hits, and I’ll buy store-bought ice cream.
You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a delicious treat with creamy coconut flavor. Coconut ice cream is an indulgent dessert; plenty of brands offer unique flavor combinations, like Chocolate Hazelnut Decadence and Coconut Fudge Brownie. To help you decide which brand is best for you, here’s a guide to some of the best coconut ice cream brands.
What to look for in store-bought coconut ice cream
- Simple ingredients. It’s tough to find ice creams with a short list of ingredients, but they are out there. Check labels and ensure they’re free of ingredients you may be uncomfortable with.
- Choose organic if possible. Organic products are produced without fertilizers and pesticides, making them a healthier choice when compared to conventional options. Always opt for organic whenever possible when choosing between organic and non-organic ice creams.
Top 4 Best Coconut Ice Cream Brands
Try one of my favorite brands of coconut ice that you can buy from the grocery store, natural foods store, or online!
#1 Cosmic Bliss (Formally Coconut Bliss Ice Cream)
This is my top favorite because the flavor and texture are awesome, and the ingredients are great too! These ice creams come in a variety of flavors to choose from and are available at a lot of common grocery stores across the U.S.
Ingredients: Coconut Milk* (Water, Coconut*, Guar Gum*), Coconut Syrup*, Coconut Cream*, Dried Coconut*, Coconut Extract*, vanilla extract*. *Certified Organic.
My favorite flavor: Sweet Cherry Amoretto
Find it at your local health food store or online from amazon. This brand is Coconut Mama’s #1 pick!
#2 Nada Moo!
These 100% plant-based ice creams are super declines and offer some tasty flavors. I love their strawberry cheesecake and pistachio nut flavors! This brand is usually only found at local health food stores.
Ingredients: Organic coconut milk, water, organic agave syrup, organic inulin, organic tapioca syrup, organic guar gum, sea salt, organic locust bean gum, organic vanilla bean powder, and natural vanilla flavor.
My favorite flavor: Pistachio Nut
Find it at your local health food store or online. Coconut Mama’s #2 pick!
#3 So Delicious
So Delicious has a whole section of coconut milk treats to choose from. Their ice creams are usually sugar-free and sweetened with erythritol, making them keto-friendly!
Ingredients: Organic Coconut milk (Filtered Water, Organic Coconut), Chicory Root Extract, Acacia Gum, Erythritol, Vegetable Glycerin, Pea Protein, Guar Gum, Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Monk Fruit Extract, Natural Flavor, Vanilla Bean Specks.
My favorite flavor: Cookie Dough
Find them at your local health food store or online. Coconut Mama’s #4 pick!
#4 Halo Top Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Halo Top is known for its keto desserts and offers a small selection of dairy-free options. I love their Chocolate Almond Crunch ice cream! This brand is available at most grocery stores and online. The ingredients in their ice cream aren’t stellar but are okay every once in a while.
My favorite flavor: Chocolate Almond Crunch
Ingredients (chocolate almond crunch): Coconut Milk (Water, Coconut Cream), Soluble Corn Fiber, Sugar, Erythritol, Fava Bean Protein Concentrate, Almonds, Vegetable Glycerin, Contains 1% or less of Almond Extract, Chocolate Extract, Natural Flavors, Pea Protein Isolate, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Caramel Color, Canola Oil, Stevia Leaf Extract (Reb M), Salt.
Available at most grocery stores and online. Coconut Mama’s #4 pick!
Next time you’re craving something sweet, try one of these coconut ice creams! You won’t be disappointed. And if you want to try making your own coconut ice cream, try one of my recipes below!
Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipes
Below are some of my favorite homemade coconut ice cream recipes. Use your favorite ice cream machine to whip up these recipes (I love this Cuisinart ice cream maker), or use my method for making ice cream with a food processor and ice cube tray.
Simple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe | Made with full fat coconut milk, vanilla, honey (or sweetener of choice), and coconut flakes. This is the best coconut milk ice cream, and it’s dairy-free, paleo, with keto and vegan options. Make this tasty treat with these simple ingredients, and you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it, either!
Coconut Mint Ice Cream | This dairy-free vegan ice cream is made with coconut milk, avocado, dark chocolate chips, and peppermint extract! It’s so delicious and easy to make!
Piña Colada Ice Cream | This is my favorite homemade ice cream recipe! Pineapple and coconut milk are a match made in heaven, and this wonderful ice cream is one of my favorite flavors!
Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream | You won’t believe this ice cream is made with only canned coconut milk! It doesn’t have a coconut taste at all and instead has a rich chocolate flavor.