Easy Healthy Homemade Ice Cream - No Machine

May 02, 2013

healthy homemade DIY ice cream without a machine

What is the secret to making delicious, easy, HEALTHY ice cream without a machine that is GAPS/Paleo/WAPF legal and vegetarian?  Yummy coconut milk! We've traded in our healthy popsicles for this delight in several flavors.

We are doing a diet cavity cure using raw goat milk, bone broth, , kefirfermented salsa, DIY sauerkraut, mayo, goat cheese, and much more, but doing NO grains at the moment due to their phytic acid.  It is already working well and kiddo has also improved the whiteness of her teeth by several shades ( which surprised me!).

healthy ingredients for homemade ice cream

We are also doing no sugar and very small amount of fruit because of fructose, so we are not pigging out on this ice cream because it does have raw, unheated organic honey in it ( the only sweetener we eat and only small amounts), but it makes a perfect little snack when you are hankering for some healthy dessert on the weekend watching American Idol with the family.

Finding organic food in Penang can be much trickier than California, but luckily finding coconut, lemons  and pastured eggs is super easy and cheap. We are minimalists, so didn't want to buy an ice cream maker,but this can be made in one or not. It is less scoopable with out the machine, but tastes great.

“The research over four decades concerning coconut oil in the diet and heart disease is quite clear: coconut oil has been shown to be beneficial.” Dr. Mary Enig

I make it in several flavors, but here is how to make DIY lemon ice cream.


1 1/2 cup coconut milk

3 pastured egg yolks

1 TBL raw, unheated honey

1/4 tsp sea salt

Juice of 2 lemons

Zest of 1/2 lemon ground ( optional )

Whisk together then put in freezer til frozen.

"Coconuts are nutrient rich. They are a good source of iron, phosphorus, zinc, and other minerals and vitamins. They are also a good source of protein and fiber, while containing few naturally occurring sugars." Ray Sahelian M.D.


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That easy? No tricky procedures or whatsoever?

Heidi Wagoner

oh yum that sounds so good. Not sure if there is coconut milk here in Spain, but I will look. Probably need to go to a big store to get it.

Jeanne @soultravelers3

It IS amazing how easy it is Ces! At first I read where it is best to stir every hour while it is freezing and you could do that, but I didn't really see that much difference when I did that and when I did not, so stopped doing it.

It does not have the chemicals in it that makes it easy to scoop out, so that is the only challenge we have found with this route.

When I catch it almost frozen, it is fairly easy to scoop out ( we put it in a stainless steel bowl and cover).

BUT if it gets deeply frozen after days in, I sometimes just use a knife to take a scoop.

We all love it although kiddo prefers it without the lemon zest bits and hubs and I like the bits in it.

You can also add some vanilla if you want, but I don't because I can not find organic vanilla here.


I'm vegan. Has anyone found a good sub for the egg yokes? I have a "egg sub" that I use when baking, but I'm not sure it would work the same in ice cream.

Mandy Love

It is amazing the recipes and information that you are coming up with out on the road! It inspires me as a traveler to the healthy options! We make a lot of raw and veg meals in our room like great salads and veg spring rolls! Sometimes though I feel we have too much cooked food and grain…

Can you tell me more about cavity cure when you have time? Tooth health is important to me for certain!

Jeanne @soultravelers3

I'm sorry, but am not really sure Lynn as I have not made a vegan type yet. I did see some vegan ice cream recipes via Google that you might check out and try.

The egg yokes do give this a nice rich texture and adds to the health benefits..I some times add extra...but I am sure there are a zillion ways to make ice cream and some vegans have found a solution! ;)

Jeanne @soultravelers3

It IS delicious Heidi and I am not sure where to get it in Spain. I hear they usually have coconut in Asian markets and we had an Asian market we went to in Barcelona area.
The best way is to make your own coconut milk which is fairly easy ( healthier than cans because of all cans have BPS problems -

That is what we will probably do when we get back to Spain. Hopefully it will not be too hard to find coconuts or coconut flakes. We'll see. Our diet always changes by what is available where.
We are a bit spoiled here with the ease and cheapness of coconut products ( although ironically we only use imported from USA..but made in Philippines...cold pressed organic virgin coconut oil which is not cheap).
Lots of recipes online about how to make your own coconut milk like here:
Let me know what you find I am curious for when we return to Spain! ;)


Thanks Mandy! I will be writing more on this topic of curing cavities by diet and the natural way I cured my severe gum disease.
See this post: with links to 2 important books on how to cure and prevent cavities by diet. The one by Weston Price is free and a classic!
The big keys to this diet are raw milk, bone broths, Vt D ( sun) and being careful of phytic acid ( grains).
Thus I have been motivated on finding delicious ways to do this in Asia and on the move ...and so far, so good.
I will be sharing more easy, delish recipes and how we are doing this.

LOTS of people have cured and prevented cavities this way, so we are giving it a try.

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Hey Lynn..I just found this recipe for vegans looking to replace eggs...not sure if it will work, but worth a try:

If you eat a vegan diet or cannot eat eggs, consider substituting flax meal for eggs in baking. Mix one tablespoon flax seed meal with three tablespoons of water and let it sit for two minutes. This will replace one egg in a baking recipe.

( Easy to make your own flax meal just by grinding flax seeds).

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