This elderflower and coconut ice cream is as simple as it gets, all you need is two ingredients! Sweet elderflower cordial and creamy coconut milk makes this vegan ice cream a delicious and refreshing summer treat.
Elderflowers are the edible white umbrella like blossoms of the Elder tree. In cooler climates in late spring and early summer you can smell their beautiful fragrance in the hedgerows. Elderflower cordial is made by soaking these fragrant blossoms in water with sugar, lemon and citric acid. The result is a syrup with a beautiful floral taste and citrusy tang. You can buy it or make your own homemade elderflower cordial.
Making our vegan elderflower ice cream
To make this vegan elderflower ice cream all you need to do is mix elderflower cordial with a can of coconut milk. Mix it together with a spatula until it’s incorporated. We like to leave a few lumps of the coconut cream still in, as it gives a nice little coconut hit in the finished ice cream. If you want your ice cream to have a totally smooth texture, just whizz it up with a hand blender.
Then simply put the mix into an ice cream maker and let it work it’s magic! This is the one we have – it makes the ice cream lovely and light. If you don’t have an ice cream maker then you can also freeze the mix into ice cubes and then blend in a high speed blender. If you don’t have a blender then you could just make these into elderflower and coconut lollies instead, that’s our plan when we are in our campervan! If you don’t have a freezer, then sorry I can’t help you! Except perhaps to suggest you drive to somewhere really cold ;)
This refreshing vegan elderflower ice cream is delicious served in a vegan cone or in a bowl with a sprinkle of coconut flakes. It also goes amazing well, (of course!) with our Vegan Elderflower Cake or our Vegan Elderflower Fritters.
Vegan Elderflower and Coconut Ice Cream
- 1 can coconut milk
- 100 ml elderflower cordial
- Mix the coconut milk and the elderflower cordial together.
- Either use a spatula to mix and leave some of the thicker coconut cream a little lumpy, this gives you nice little pieces of coconut in the finished ice cream
- Or use a blender to make it completely smooth for a uniform ice cream texture
- Follow the instructions of your ice cream maker to freeze. We simply poured it into the pre frozen bowl and churned for 20 minutes.
- Enjoy your refreshing vegan elderflower ice cream!
Happy ice cream eating!
Sophie and Paul