the grind

What could possibly be a better way to start our new recipe column, The Grind, than a Kathy Molinari approved, paddle licking dessert recipe.  No we’re not saying that this will scrub 2 min off your next 5k, or add 20# to your DL, but it may get you excited enough to finish your workout faster so you can get home to check the salt in your ice cream maker. Get your grind on….CLICK HERE for recipe card

Amy’s Coconut Milk Ice Cream

2 cans regular coconut milk

1 medium ripe banana, mashed

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup honey

Optional add-ins:

Flaked Coconut

½ cup Almond Butter


Dark Chocolate

Cocoa powder

Coconut extract

Mix the coconut milk in a mixing bowl to remove any lumps.  (If the coconut milk is separated in the can, pour the contents of both cans into a small saucepan and warm over low heat until it comes together.  Pour the coconut milk into the mixing bowl and place in the fridge until it cools off.)

Whisk in the mashed banana, vanilla extract and honey until well blended.  Stir in any add-ins you like and pour entire contents into the base of your ice-cream maker.  Turn on and let churn until the mixture is thick and creamy – about 20-30 minutes depending on your machine.  Then place the thickened mixture into a container and place in the freezer for another 20 minutes or so to solidify the mixture a bit more.

If you do not have an ice-cream maker, you can pour the mixed contents into a shallow dish and place in the freezer until solid.  It will not have quite the same texture, but will still taste great!

Serves 8


  1. Maura says

    Branden – You have no idea how excited I am to have another blog to read and an excuse to get my ice cream maker attachment for the KitchenAid into the freezer. Thanks!

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