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How to Make the Most Perfect & Ultra Smooth Recipe: Ginger Ice Cream

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This is the ice cream you eat after the kids go to bed. Adult ice cream. This recipe for Ginger Ice Cream tastes just like your favorite ginger beer! It’s sharp enough to tickle your throat, and creamy enough to go down smooth. 

Recipe: Ginger Ice Cream 

Spoonful of ginger Ice Cream

A smooth ginger syrup balances out a creamy coconut milk base in this recipe for ginger ice cream.

How to Make This Ginger Ice Cream

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Ginger Ice Cream

Catherine Olson
A smooth ginger syrup balances out a creamy coconut milk base in this recipe for ginger ice cream.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Churning 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 quart


  • Ice Cream Maker


Ginger Syrup

  • 2 oz. ginger thinly sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar

Ginger Ice Cream

  • cup ginger syrup 
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut milk


Ginger Syrup

  • Slice fresh ginger into small thin pieces
  • Add water and sugar and bring to a boil
  • Lower heat to medium and keep at a low rolling boil for about 2 hours
  • Cook until mixture has thickened and reduced to a syrup
  • Syrup will thicken as it cools
  • Set aside, or store in the fridge for several weeks

Ginger Ice Cream

  • Heat whole milk, cream, sugar until warm
  • Remove from heat and add yolks one by one, whisking thoroughly
  • Return to heat and temper until cream has started to thicken
  • Remove from heat and stir in ginger syrup and coconut milk
  • Transfer to a bowl and chill
  • Once cooled, churn according to manufacturer's instructions


I like to make a triple or quadruple batch of ginger syrup at a time to have on hand in the fridge. See below for additional uses. 
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Chunky or Smooth?

A lot of recipes for Ginger Ice Cream have chunks of ginger mixed in, but I didn’t want that. I just wanted an uninterrupted, smooth, cold treat that didn’t require any hard work. You know, like chewing. 

Bonus: Adding Coconut milk in ice cream gives this recipe for ginger ice cream an extra inspired flavor from South Asia. 

Lemon or Lime?

I really wanted to add a bit of lime to this ginger ice cream, because lime wedges go so well with ginger! So, I candied some lime rinds — except, it didn’t turn out like I wanted. 

There is a reason when you google candied rinds there are only search results for orange and lemon. 

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Don’t do it. 

How Else Can I Use this Ginger Syrup?

  • Homemade Ginger Beer
  • Homemade Ginger Ale
  • Ginger Lemonade
  • Syrup for Pancakes and Waffles
  • Ginger Frosting for Cakes
  • Add to Rice or Stir Fry
  • Coffee Flavoring
  • Cocktails
Recipe Ginger Ice Cream

Is this Only For Adults?

Absolutely not! It doesn’t have any alcohol, and in fact, it’s my 2 year old’s favorite ice cream! 

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