Milk and Cereal Coconut Ice Cream

If you love eating cereal and getting to that point where half is soft and half is still crunchy, you’re going to dig this ice cream.

It’s a perfect marriage between breakfast and dessert (my two favorite meals of the day). I can’t claim that this is a, “Surprise! It’s actually healthy!” recipe, but everything in moderation, right? It also beats the sugar content and huge list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients found in many store-bought ice creams.

Enjoy being transported back to happy childhood memories of eating cereal and reading the comics on Saturday morning!

Milk and Cereal Coconut Ice Cream

Servings: About 5 cups of ice cream

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14oz) organic light coconut milk
  • 1 can (14oz) coconut cream, solid part only (drain and reserve the liquid for other recipes)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 TBL corn starch
  • 1 cup of your favorite cereal, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  1. If you have an ice cream maker with a freezer bowl, make sure the bowl has been in the freezer for at least 12 hours*
  2. Add the corn starch to a large bowl, and gradually whisk in the coconut milk. Add the milk slowly to avoid getting lumps
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients except half of the cereal. Whisk well
  4. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes, letting the cereal absorb some of the liquid
  5. Transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make the ice cream. In the last 2 minutes, pour in the remaining cereal
  6. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze until ready to serve
  7. Let thaw at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before serving to achieve a soft, creamy consistency

*I tested this recipe using an ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one you can try skipping step 5. Instead, add the remaining cereal to the mixture after step 4 and immediately transfer it to the freezer (in a freezer-safe container). I haven’t tested this method, so I can’t attest to the final product.

Note: If you only want crunchy cereal in your ice cream, don’t add any cereal to the mixture during step 3. Just add the cereal at the end of step 5.

What did you think? Feeling inspired?