This is the easiest ice cream to make and its so delicious. The recipe calls for three ingredients and the main star is the Chinese 5 spice. This is a blend of spices that encompasses 5 flavours: sweet, sour, salty, pungent and bitter. It may sound weird to use it for ice cream, but believe me, it goes really well with coconut milk, delivering a sweet and tasty flavour that will satisfy any ice cream craving. To achieve a creamier ice cream consistency, I suggest using plain coconut milk, as opposed to the 'light' version. As to the sweetener, you can add as much or little as you want it sweet. 

nice cream RECIPE

Serves 4

prep time: 4 min

cook time: 1h50

total time: 1h54


1 can coconut milk 

5 tbs natural maple syrup

1 1/2 tbs Chinese 5 spice


1. Pop all the ingredients in a blender

2. Blend until smooth

3. Pour into an ice cream machine and churn for 15 min

4. Transfer ice cream to glass container and freeze for 1 h before eating

5. Scoop and serve

Store it for 2 months in the freezer. If the ice cream has been freezing for a long time, make sure to bring it out of the freezer at least 10/15 minutes before eating it.

❀  This ice cream can be enjoyed as it is as a delicious dessert. 

❀  Or served with warm poached apples for a tasty breakfast or snack.