Place the ice cream maker bowl in the freezer 12 hours before or according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Combine coconut milk, cream and maple syrup in a blender until smooth and frothy (about 2-3 minutes). Pour the mixture in the previously-frozen ice cream bowl and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Add vanilla extract or scrape vanilla seeds from the beans with a butter knife and add directly into the ice cream bowl as its churning.
After approximately 35 minutes, you can enjoy this soft serve consistency or transfer the ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze for 4 hours to get more solid ice cream. Ice cream will keep for up to 2 weeks.
*My favorite coconut milk and cream is Trader Joe's brand as it doesn't contain guar gum and is full fat. This recipe calls for either 2 cans of 13.5 oz coconut milk or 3 cartons of Aroy-d coconut milk (no guar gum). You need a total of 3 1/2 cups of coconut milk + cream with 1:1 ratio.*You can get full cream by chilling the coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight and then skimming the fat from the top. Doing so you may need 4 cartons to work with to get to a combined 3 1/2 cups of liquid. You may also need to heat the cream to bring it to room temperature so it combines well with sweetener.*Recipe makes a quart of ice cream.|Nutrition Information Disclaimer |