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White ceramic bowls with a scoop of lucuma custard ice cream, spoons, and napkin.

Coconut Lucuma Ice Cream Recipe

Tamara Andersen
A coconut custard base with frozen lucuma pulp makes a fantastic lucuma ice cream! It's dairy-free too!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling and Freezing 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 187 kcal



  • To a medium saucepan, add the coconut milk. Heat slowly over medium heat, stirring often. DO NOT BOIL.
  • To a medium-sized bowl, add the eggs, and whisk vigorously until creamy and smooth.
  • When the coconut milk is very hot (not boiling), use a ladle to add a little at a time of the hot liquid to the eggs, whisking to incorporate. When the tempered eggs are warm, whisk them into the remaining hot coconut milk on the stove.
  • Continue cooking the custard - stirring constantly - until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. This process will take about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Pour the custard into a sealable container. Chill thoroughly. When the mixture is cold, add to a blender or food processor.
  • Add the coconut whipping cream or cream of coconut, the lucuma pulp, and the vanilla. Purée until very smooth. Taste for sweetness. Add corn syrup as needed.
  • Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. I now have a compressor model, and it freezes in about 40 minutes if it starts out cold.
  • Serve immediately or store in an appropriate airtight container in the freezer. Garnish with candied pistachios if desired!


I added 3 tablespoons corn syrup to my ice cream mixture to make it lightly sweet using the coconut whipping cream. If you use sweetened cream of coconut, you may not need any. Adjust to your preference.
Macronutrients are calculated based on 12 servings, and using lite coconut milk and coconut whipping cream. Refer to photos for 1 scoop serving size.


Serving: 1scoopCalories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 12g
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