You have got to make these coconut ice cream bowls! Well, I just returned from a short trip to see my daughter in Southern California. Well, across the street from where she lives we found this great healthy juice shop that also sold coconut bowls! We each ordered one bowl and took a bite at the same time and wow!
Here’s the deal, these bowls are made with dairy-free ice cream, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, some granola sprinkled on top, drizzled with raw, unfiltered honey, and shredded coconut flakes to top things off. What’s not to love with all these flavorful ingredients, right?
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Easy-To-Make Coconut Ice Cream Bowls
Coconut Ice Cream Bowls Ingredients
- So Delicious, Dairy-Free Coconut Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: made with coconut milk; it’s smooth, creamy, and delicious!
- Strawberries: very flavorful and adds a great amount of vitamin C.
- Bananas: best used when yellow in color, full of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.
- Blueberries: rich in antioxidants, and full of vitamins and minerals.
- Granola-Autumn’s Grain Free-Gluten Free: made with10 healthy ingredients – almonds, organic honey, pecans, toasted coconut, sunflower seeds, coconut, coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon.
- Bob’s Red Mill, Shredded Coconut (this makes all the difference): Unsweetened coconut and sulfur free.
- Honey: adds a finishing drizzle of sweetness to these coconut bowls.
Coconut Ice Cream Bowls Instructions
Step One – Gather the Ingredients
Gather the ingredients so you’re ready to assemble these yummy bowls! Rinse the blueberries and drain.
Step Two – Slice the Strawberries and Bananas
Step Three – Scoop Some Ice Cream Into Some Bowls
Scoop the ice cream into a few single-serve size bowls.
Step Four – Sprinkle Some Granola on Top
Sprinkle the desired amount of granola on top of the ice cream.
Step Five – Place the Blueberries and Sliced Bananas on Top of the Granola
Place the blueberries and sliced bananas on top of the granola layer.
Step Six – Now Place the Strawberries, Honey, and Shredded Coconut
Place the strawberries on top of the blueberries and banana layer. Drizzle the layers with raw, unfiltered honey. Sprinkle with Bob’s Red Mill, Shredded Coconut.
Finished Product – A Delightful and Healthy Ice Cream Bowl You Can Enjoy Guilt Free
Serve immediately. Enjoy.
Coconut Ice Cream Bowls Recipe
- 2 pints So Delicious Dairy-Free Coconut Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- 1-2 cups Freshly sliced strawberries
- 1-2 cups Sliced Bananas
- 1-2 cups Fresh Blueberries
- 1 cup Granola
- Bob's Red Mill, Shredded Coconut
- Honey to drizzle on the top
1. Slice the strawberries and bananas.
2. Rinse and drain the blueberries.
3. Scoop the ice cream into a few single-serve size bowls.
4. Sprinkle the desired amount of granola on top of the ice cream.
5. Place the blueberries and sliced bananas on top of the granola layer.
6. Place the strawberries on top of the blueberries and banana layer.
7. Drizzle with raw, unfiltered honey.
8. Sprinkle with Bob's Red Mill, Shredded Coconut.
9. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
What fruit or additional toppings could I add to the coconut ice cream bowl?
This dessert is so delicious and can be made in a variety of ways! The options are endless! It’s all about the presentation, the granola, the fruit, the drizzled honey, and that special coconut sprinkled on top. This is no ordinary bowl of ice cream, trust me.
You could add sliced mangoes, peaches, nectarines, pineapple, blackberries, raspberries, cherries (pitted), kiwi, cacao nibs, chocolate chunks, coconut chips, almond or peanut butter, coconut cream, heavy cream, seeds, nuts, and other fruits or simple ingredients that your family enjoys.
Most of these add on’s would maintain the healthy approach to this treat, but some of those I’ve listed, although delicious to the taste, would add some extra calories.
Would acai or pitaya be a good option as a different base for this dessert?
Yes, this dessert can be made in so many different ways! Both acai and pitaya are great options that can be made into a base for this dessert and can add a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. If you decide to swap the coconut ice cream for acai or pitaya, I recommend purchasing pre-made frozen acai or pitaya in the frozen section.
Using frozen acai or pitaya is recommended because you want a thick smoothie base for the best results. They can be hard to find at many regular grocery stores, but are commonly found at most specialty health food grocery stores, such as Wholefoods, Sprouts, or Natural Grocers; just to name a few.
Acai and pitaya are best served when blended with a little yogurt, milk, or juice. Scoop and serve as the base of the bowl, and then pile the ingredients as suggested in the original recipe.
What is the best way to serve these coconut ice cream bowls?
These coconut bowls can be served any time of day, whether for breakfast, as a treat, or as a dessert at the end of a meal! The coconut flavor is amazing! What I love about these coconut bowls is how light and refreshing they are! They can be served in a bowl, a dessert glass, or if you want to serve them in style, an actual natural coconut shell bowl would be really fun! I love eating one with a can or glass of coconut water to drink, yum!
Could I use fresh homemade coconut milk ice cream?
These coconut bowls taste great with store-bought or freshly made coconut milk ice cream! Making fresh coconut milk ice cream is actually fairly easy if you have all the right tools and ingredients. Here is a simple recipe for those interested in making their own.
To make the coconut ice cream mixture, blend 2 cans of coconut milk, 1-3/4 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together. Pour into an ice cream maker or ice cream machine for roughly 30 minutes. Another option is to place the liquid into an airtight container or tin and place it in the freezer for 45 mins to an hour. I like to stir the mixture every 15 minutes or so. Allow the ice cream to soften a bit before serving.
Is ice cream made with coconut milk healthy?
Coconut milk ice cream is a dairy-free alternative to regular ice cream. Coconut milk doesn’t contain lactose which can be hard for some people to digest. It is also lower in carbohydrates, which is great if you are trying to eat a low carbohydrate diet. It is true that coconut contains a healthier version of saturated fat than fat contained in cow’s milk.
Coconut milk ice cream does contain sugar, although at lower levels than traditional milk, but it does have a higher amount of calories, which is something to consider if that is a concern in your diet.
Are these coconut milk ice cream bowls gluten-free?
As with any food allergy, I would highly recommend reviewing the ingredients on any product that you use in this recipe or on any other packaging if you decide to add additional ingredients. With the recipe made as is, the most common ingredient that would contain gluten is in the granola.
There are many granolas that are sold that don’t contain gluten and are advertised as such on their packaging. Making your own gluten-free granola would also be a great option if that works best for you. I purchased this Granola: Granola-Autumn’s Grain Free-Gluten Free
Can I use regular vanilla bean ice cream with these bowls?
My thoughts are, vanilla bean ice cream is a lot cheaper and the Bob’s Red Mill, Shredded Coconut sprinkled on top makes all the difference in the coconut flavor. I tried to duplicate what we enjoyed on our trip to California. Adding other ingredients, or using other ice cream types is fine, and adds a new adventure to a fun treat.
What can I serve with these?
- Vanilla Wafers
- Sugar Cookies
- Shortbread Cookies
- Coffee or Tea
- Iced Water
Please let me know if you make these easy-to-make coconut ice cream bowls, I love to hear from you! These are so delicious and you can change them up in so many different ways. There is something fun about serving ice cream to your family in a way that everyone can top it the way they want! I really love the flavors of the coconut with the strawberry, blueberry, banana, granola, and honey ingredients. Please teach your kids and grandkids how to cook from scratch. May God Bless this world, Linda