I felt like icecream lastnight, and all I could rummage from the kitchen was a single can of coconut milk. I went scratching around the kitchen further and came up with a stalk of lemon grass and a knob of ginger. Ta-da! A recipe was born.

I used an icecream machine, but if you don’t have one just freeze the mixture then blend when you are ready to eat it for a slushy. Yummo.

If you don’t like ginger or lemon grass, just omit from the recipe



  • 2 thumb sized pieces of ginger thinly sliced in discs
  • 2 lemon grass stalk.
  • 1/4 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 cup coconut milk (we like Nakula)
  • 1 cup milk (or for a dairy free alternative mix half a cup of coconut milk with half a cup of water)


  • Peel ginger and slice into thin slices
  • Remove the green outer layers from the lemon grass
  • Tie these green outer layers together in a knot (they contain flavour)
  • Slice the remaining young pieces of lemon grass thinly
  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Bring mixture to the boil
  • Once mixture reaches the boil, turn the heat off and leave to infuse for at least 30mins.
  • Strain mixture and chill before churning in an icecream machine, or freeze to make slushies.
  • For a little bit of extra heat and flavour, reserve the sliced ginger when straining the mixture and use it to serve with the icecream. It’s delicious and sweet.
  • Top with delicious coconut

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