Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream I

HI!!!! my name is Jessica and I’m an ice cream-a-holic.

Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream I

No really… it’s bad. Do you want to know how bad it is? Well.

I’ve made ice cream like, multiple times per week, for WEEKS. I made this ice cream the day after I made the buttermint ice cream, and since that was two weeks ago you can only imagine how much more ice cream I’ve made since. My freezer is overflowing and my mind… my mind is totally one track. It’s all I can think about – my next flavor, my next creamy adventure if you will. Ew. That sounds weird. Whatever.

But I’m half tempted to turn this into an ice cream only blog because my brain won’t stop churning… pun completely intended.

And since I can’t turn this into an ice cream only blog without 1. literally drowning in heavy cream and 2. annoying all of my invisible internet friends, I’m combining two of the things I love the most into one flavor: toasted marshmallow and coconut milk.

Oh and a few of you told me that yesterday was national toasted marshmallow day? Again, who the heck makes up these holidays and no, I didn’t know because I’m not hip. Not hip at allll. Let’s celebrate today, k?

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You know who’s not all about this ice cream thing? My husband. Okay wait… I shouldn’t put it that way. He loves ice cream. He actually loves ice cream more than I do. I find him closet-eating ice cream straight out of the container right over the kitchen sink almost as much as I find him shoveling chocolate chip cookies into his mouth with diet Coke in hand.

I didn’t expect him to like the buttermint ice cream because he… dun dun dun… doesn’t really like mint. Oh, except he likes the “spiciest” mint gum that BURNS THE HECK OUR OF YOUR MOUTH. Ouch is all I have to say about that. But surprise surprise… he did enjoy the buttermint. And then one day later, as I forced him to taste this ice cream (which was a feat in itself since he just had his first s’more last month and realized he actually likes marshmallows), his response was “it’s good… but I just really wish you’d make chocolate ice cream.”

Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream I

Um. What? Never once in our lifetime together… in our itty bitty relationship… has he EVER ordered, bought or scooped chocolate ice cream. Ever. He is the king of either plain vanilla with fruit (um hi, totally boring) or cookies and cream. Always. This never changes. And I’m definitely that annoying person that always tries to get him to choose new! and creative! choices while he is in starvation mode (read: hasn’t eaten in 7 minutes) and just wants some stupid food.

So what does this mean? It means I’ve made more varieties of chocolate ice cream in the last two weeks that I can count. Breakfast? Spoonful of ice cream. Made cookies? Squish ice cream in between. Coming to visit? You absolutely cannot leave this house without ice cream.

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It’s cool though… he’s happy, and with my marshmallow coconut milk scoops I’m happy too. I might have enjoyed this even more than the first batch of buttermint because it stayed super creamy from the coconut milk. No, the marshmallows don’t really harden and they add this awesome chewy texture to the ice cream which I can only assume would be made even better with ripples of fudge and peanut butter and pumpkin and graham cracker. But that’s for another time.

Because you know… exactly what I need to do is make more ice cream.

Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream I


Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Yield: about 1 quart


3 1/4 cups full-fat canned coconut milk, mixed well so it's not separated
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff or cream
1 10-ounce bag of marshmallows, toasted


In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of the coconut milk with the cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

In a large saucepan (Jeni recommends a 4-quart), add coconut milk, sugar and corn syrup, whisking together. Bring to a rolling boil – for me, this was over medium heat. Keep a close eye on the mixture because if it gets too hot, it will boil up and over very quickly. You want it to the point when the milk is bubbling and rolling but now boiling over. Once it comes to that point, boil for 4 minutes. I stirred occasionally here. After 4 minutes, remove from heat and very slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture. I did it in 3 parts – adding 1/3 of it and whisking at a time. Bring back over heat and bring to a rolling boil again, this time stirring with a spatula while the mixture just thickens slightly – about 1-2 minutes.

Grab another very large bowl and fill it halfway full with cold water, adding a bunch of ice cubes as well. Remove the coconut milk mixture from heat and pour the it into a one gallon freezer ziplock bag, pushing the air out and sealing it. Place it in the ice bath for 30-45 minutes until cold, adding more ice if needed. I actually set my bag right IN the ice bath, then carefully poured in the milk.

After 30 minutes or so, pour the ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to the directions. When it begins churning, you can toast your marshmallows. If you have a gas stove you can do it that way, or you can place them under the broiler for a little less than a minute or until your desired doneness. You don't have to use the whole bag - use as many as you'd like. After 10-15 minutes of churning, add in the vanilla extract and spoonfuls of marshmallow fluff while still churning. (If you don't have an opening in your ice cream make to add, you can add the vanilla at the beginning and fold in the marshmallow at the end.) After 5 more minutes, add in the toasted marshmallows one at a time, making sure they get mixed in.

Once churned to your desired consistency, place in a freezer-safe container, add more marshmallows if desired, cover with a lid or layer of plastic wrap pressed on the ice cream, and freezer 2-6 hours.

idea from the sweet potato marshmallow ice cream in jeni's book, recipe adapted from her buttermint ice cream

Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream I

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182 Responses to “Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream.”

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles — August 31, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    The facelift is looking awesome!

    Ice cream maker = a kitchen appliance that I don’t actually own. This clearly needs to be fixed!


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    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — August 31, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Love the new look! So sweet and simple.


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    Krissy @ Make it Nakead — August 31, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Get. Out. So I made rice crispy treat ice cream here – where i have embarrassing pictures of myself eating ice cream in public (which can no longer happen)
    but now im pissed that i didnt roast them bc seriously the burntness in the ice cream…my mind just went to graham cracker bowls and chocolate sauce. Im dizzy.


    • Jessica — August 31st, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

      Holy crap. I need to make this.


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    Tamara — August 31, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    I want to come over and eat ice cream! You are amazing…. and very hip.


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    Shauna — August 31, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    Love. Love. Love the new look. Totally fits what your blog is all about simple. sweet. and girly!!!

    P.S. I LOVE ICE CREAM!!! Do they…uhh.. fedex ice cream ?!?


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — August 31, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    Love the new look! I may have even did a little gasp when I clicked to your site this morning, it looks great!

    I love the combo of coconut milk and toasted ‘mallows…Sounds deeelish! Even coming from me, a chocoholic ;)


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    Captain Micah — August 31, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    The new look is gorgeous! I love it! Did you do it yourself or hire someone?

    Way to go. I will continue to read every day, like always.

    Lucky you.


    • Jessica — August 31st, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

      Lindsay from Purr (and love and olive oil) did it: She is amazing! Going to write more about that in a few days.


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    Casey — August 31, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    YUMM! I love the idea of toasted marshmallows in ice cream, btw i LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look on the blog :)


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    Stephanie Gigi — August 31, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    I am LOVING the new look of the website!! This recipe looks and SOUNDS so delicious. What ice cream maker are you using to make all this yumminess?


    • Jessica — August 31st, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

      I use the attachment for the Kitchen Aid… I love it!


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    Andrea B — August 31, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    I JUST put my ice cream maker insert away, declaring I AM DONE FOR THE SUMMER. Damn, its coming out again tonight. What do you store your ice cream in? A special ice cream container? Cant find a good one…thanks for the recipe!


    • Jessica — August 31st, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

      Hahah I’ve just been using a ceramic loaf pan… I need to find something too.


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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — August 31, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    Love the new blog look, Jessica! And I also love this ice cream! I bet the combination of ice cream and toasted marshmallows is heavenly!


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    Katie — August 31, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    I love your new site look and I love you and I love ice cream and marshmallows.


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    A Bowl Of Mush — August 31, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    How amazingly delicious!!


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    Rachel — August 31, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    This looks amazing. I am not a fan of marshmallows in their “normal” state, but once toasted–it’s game on! This ice cream looks heavenly! Love the new look, as well! Cute!!


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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — August 31, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    LOVE this! I can’t resist toasted marshmallows.


  16. #
    Lisa | With Style and Grace — August 31, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    oh hell yes.


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    Nicole @ Curly Mommy — August 31, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    Uhhhh, yeah I love the new look. It’s pretty chic. Even though you think you’re not cool, I must inform you that you’re cool for NOT thinking you’re cool, even though you’re cool. Too much for a Friday? I’m going to go have some wine. And then make some delicious coconut ice cream. Thanks for being my hero.


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    Diane, A Broad — August 31, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Looove the new blog design!

    And oh, the ice cream. I’m almost glad I don’t have an ice cream maker because then I’d have the same problem — there are so many intriguing recipes out there that I would just make a new flavor every day.

    PS: I firmly believe that life would not be worth living without perfectly toasted marshmallows.


  19. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 31, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Looooove the new design!! It looks perfect!


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    Sruthi — August 31, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    Wow! The new design is great. Simple and sweet, and not too crowded. I was just wondering if there was any way to navigate from a post to the one directly before or after it? I’m looking around for a previous post button but can’t seem to find it…


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    Riley — August 31, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I’m loving the new layout! And I can’t wait to get my hands on some of this ice cream. I love the use of coconut milk! So creative!


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    Tracy — August 31, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    LOVE the new site design!!!


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    Yammie @ Yammie's Noshery — August 31, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Love the makeover and LOVE the ice cream. I’m tragically allergic to milk, so yeah. This makes me happy.


  24. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 31, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    I totally tried to check your website a million times this morning for your new post (reloading many times), but had to head to work, so I haven’t seen your post til now. Just headed here and immediately thought I had gone to the wrong place–it looks great though!!

    This ice cream looks amazing!


  25. #
    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — August 31, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    LOVE the little changes around here!!!


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    Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat. — August 31, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    Love the new look Jessica! Especially the sprinkly hearts and sprinkles around “crumbs.” So fun!

    And…umm…this stuff looks amazing. Like worth dirtying up my kitchen at 9:30 at night and going to bed with a sink full of dishes amazing.


  27. #
    Beth @ Kitchen Minions — August 31, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Oh wow, I need to remake my toasted mallow ice cream with coconut milk. Brilliant!


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    Jane — August 31, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    It’s in the freezer right now!!! The toasted marshmallows didn’t really disperse nicely into the ice cream, but I think I let it go too long before I threw them in. But VERY excited with the texture that came out of the mixer – SO CREAMY!!! Coconut milk might just be my new fave thing to make ice cream mix :)


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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 31, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Love the new site design Jessica!! And LOVE this recipe!


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    Jackie — September 1, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Love the new blog layout and ESPECIALLY the recipe index. It looks fantastic and so easy to maneuver!! Great work!


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    Nata — September 1, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    the new look is amazing! i love it <3

    can i replace the coconut milk with regular milk?


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    82 — September 1, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    wish I had an ice cream machine just to make this recipe. It is fantastic . Hope you get some help for that addiction


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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — September 1, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Oh my gosh!!! This looks and sounds amazing!!! Sadly enough I have all the ingredients. Ummm, do you think it’s ok to make this for breakfast? Or should i have eggs first?


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    megan — September 1, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Have I told you how AWESOME your photography is??? Did you take a class or something? What kind of camera do you use??? As if your descriptions aren’t tantilizing enough, your pictures make me DIE…not literally of course…figuratively, but almost real…

    What can I pay you to send some of that deliciousness to me? I WANT IT!!! UGH! Those marshmallows look UN-REAL…I would have to add some chocolate chunks to make it even more Smore like, but whoa! GREAT RECIPE!!!!!!


    • Jessica — September 1st, 2012 @ 9:17 am

      You are so sweet… never taken a class… just try to copy things I like. I use a nikond 5000!


  35. #
    Tracy {Pale Yellow} — September 1, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Lovely update to the site and an even lovelier recipe!


  36. #
    Denise — September 1, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Just reading the recipe made me want a bowl right now but no one in my house likes coconut. Guess I’ll have to wait for an invitation!

    First visit here. Awesome site and story. Thanks for sharing.


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    Angela — September 1, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    WOW love the blog facelift – I had to scroll around and check the fun layout! And Fun ice cream!!


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    cecilia g — September 1, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    well how about that for an amazing ice cream with a twist. I milk my own cow so we make a lot of ice cream too, but never like this< i am going to have a go!! c


  39. #
    Diana — September 1, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    Looks amazing!!


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    Bonny — September 1, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Is there a self help group for me? Now that I know I have this disease I will need support…I confess: I am a icecreamaholic too. hmmm, maybe my support is right here! I will bookmark your site!


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    Aoife.D — September 2, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    This looks beyond delicious! Thanks!


  42. #
    Kath — September 2, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Absolutely incredible recipe!! All my favorite flavors!!

    And love the new design!!


  43. #
    Alicia R — September 2, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    I love this recipe! I am now ordering an ice cream maker! I can’t wait to make this!


  44. #
    Anne — September 3, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    I’m lactose intolerant, and I thought I would never be able to eat ice cream again. I just have to try this. It looks so good.


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    Rosie @ Sweetapolita — September 3, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Jessica! Whoa! This looks beyond amazing and decadent, and your new blog design is perfection. Just when I thought your blog couldn’t be any more appealing, you go and sprinkle it with the most fabulous colours & details! xo


  46. #
    BRIANNA — September 3, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Oooo liking the new site look a lot! Also, now I must go roast something made of marshmallows.


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    Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes — September 4, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Please stop. I’m going to be 904532452 lbs soon. All of your recipes are so amazing sounding! I’m not sure how you come up with these delicious combinations, but you never cease to impress!


  48. #
    Joanna — September 4, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    This looks so good! Can I please come live with you?!


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    Tracy — September 5, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Gorgeous ice cream! And I love that you used coconut milk. Also, I just love your new blog design!!


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    Javelin Warrior — September 7, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    If you have to be addicted to something, there’s worse things than ice cream ;) Personally, I love where your mind is going with these incredible creations and this one…this one…wow. I don’t really have words to describe how much I wish I could EAT THE SCREEN! I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution as always). Thank you so much for keeping me inspired with such delicious creations…



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