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Vegan Strawberry Rosewater Ice Cream

Vegan Strawberry Rosewater Ice Cream

Recipe by Helen Williams of Best One Yet; reprinted with permission from Comestible

Author Kiersten


  • 2 15-ounce cans organic full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rosewater
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons beet juice for color (optional)


  1. In a medium stockpot, add your coconut milk, sugar, and rosewater. Hint: add the rosewater in 1/2 tablespoon increments, tasting with each addition just to make sure it isn't too much. Bring this mixture to a light simmer over medium heat, whisking vigorously to make sure the sugar is dissolved and everything is evenly incorporated.
  2. Put a few tablespoons (two to three) of your warm mixture into a separate small bowl. Add your arrowroot powder and whisk together until completely smooth. Add the arrowroot mixture back to your base. Whisk together for about one minute more (add your beet juice here if you're using it) and bring back to a simmer. Remove from heat. Transfer your ice cream base to a large bowl and refrigerate for about 3 to 4 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Once completely chilled, it's time to churn: add to your ice cream maker of choice and follow the given instructions for your appliance. Overall, the goal in this stage is for it to resemble a soft serve variety and be easily scooped into a freezer safe container. If you do not own an ice cream maker, place the batter in a baking pan in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, remove it from the freezer and stir vigorously. Repeat a few times until the ice cream is relatively smooth and creamy. You won't achieve the full consistency of ice cream, but it will still be a delicious frozen treat.
  4. Fold in your chopped strawberries and transfer your ice cream to a freezer-safe container. Place your container to the very back of your freezer to harden completely. This should take about 4-6 hours, depending on the coldness of your freezer.
  5. Scoop, top with a few more strawberries if you like, serve and enjoy!