Are you ready for vegan ice cream recipes? Summer is finally here and it’s definitely time for ice cream to cool down on hot summer days! These 22 homemade vegan ice cream recipes are just perfect for those ice cream cravings! So many AMAZING recipes in just one place!
I don’t think there’s anything better than homemade ice cream! It’s easy to make and you can adjust the amount of sugar you use. Or you can leave it out completely for a healthy vegan treat!
What is Vegan Ice Cream? And What Is Vegan Ice Cream Made Of?
Vegan ice cream is ice cream that is made without any kind of dairy products. But don’t worry, it’s still possible to enjoy creamy and delicious ice cream without milk. The secret ingredient is coconut milk!
I’ve tried many other vegan ice cream recipes with almond or soy milk, but full-fat canned coconut milk just makes the best texture and creaminess!
Definitely make sure to buy the full-fat version of coconut milk for vegan ice cream. And you don’t necessarily have to make vegan coconut ice cream, you can just use it as a base and add other ingredients and flavors.
However, there are also other possibilities for vegan no churn ice cream like making ice cream with frozen bananas. This kind of dairy-free ice cream is also known as “nice cream”.
It’s basically just frozen bananas that are blended up into soft serve. You can also add other ingredients like berries, chocolate, or even cookies and peanut butter like I did.
Is Vegan Ice Cream Healthy?
In most cases, vegan ice cream is healthier than regular ice cream because many vegan ice cream recipes call for sugar substitutions like maple syrup or coconut sugar.
But keep in mind that vegan ice cream is still a sweet treat that you don’t enjoy every day.
While there are some healthy vegan ice cream recipes out there, others are still loaded with sugar. But hey, I mean ice cream is a dessert, right?
And it’s totally fine once in a while! It’s not like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast!
But nice cream that is made of frozen bananas would even be okay for breakfast. I mean how cool is that?! So if you’re looking for healthy vegan ice cream, keep an eye out for recipes using frozen bananas as a base or sorbets made with real fruit.
How To Make Vegan Ice Cream:
There are many different ways to make vegan ice cream!
- The most common way is to use coconut milk as a base and make the ice cream in an ice cream maker
- However, you can still make creamy vegan ice cream without an ice cream maker. Just blend the ingredients in a high speed blender. Then transfer the mixture to a loaf pan and freeze it. Stirring the mixture in the freezer every 20 minutes helps a lot to make the ice cream creamy. Otherwise your homemade ice cream could get crunchy and icy because of ice crystallization.
- Or you could also use frozen bananas and other fruits that you process into vegan soft serve in a high speed blender like a Vitamix. This is the healthiest version!
Vegan Ice Cream Brands:
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And even if you don’t have enough time to make homemade vegan ice cream, you still got so many great vegan ice cream brands in the supermarket!
Here are a few brands that offer delicious dairy-free ice cream (and not just vegan vanilla ice cream and vegan chocolate ice cream!):
- So Delicious
- Ben & Jerry’s
- Trader Joe’s
- Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss
They got so many delicious flavors like peanut butter and cookies or coffee caramel fudge. And you can even find vegan ice cream sandwiches in different flavors!
So the time in which vegans had to miss out on store-bought ice cream is looooong over!! Vegan ice cream is everywhere these days!
But let’s get back to our homemade ice cream! I’m sure these ice cream recipes will make you drool! So let’s get started!!
1. Super Easy Vegan Oreo Ice Cream
This no-churn vegan oreo ice cream with peanut butter and peanuts is perfect to celebrate summer! It’s so decadent, extremely yummy, and super easy to make! I’ve already made it so many times and everyone loves it.
2. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Natalie from Feasting on Fruit says that this vegan chocolate ice cream is her favorite ice cream. And doesn’t it look incredibly delicious and creamy? Natalie used coconut and almond milk, cacao powder, maple syrup, and sea salt for this healthy dairy-free chocolate ice cream!
3. 2 Ingredient Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream
This 2-ingredient vegan strawberry ice cream by Natasha from Salt & Lavender is another easy dairy-free ice cream recipe! All you need is frozen strawberries, coconut milk, and a good food processor. Easy, peasy!
4. Vegan Vanilla Birthday Cake Ice Cream
You can’t decide if you want cake or ice cream for your birthday? Then just make this vegan vanilla birthday cake ice cream by Brandi from The Vegan 8! It looks amazing and is completely dairy-free, gluten-free, and oil-free at the same time!
5. Vegan Mango Ice Cream
This vegan mango ice cream by Marina from Yummy Mummy Kitchen is another great treat for hot summer days. It’s a no churn recipe that calls for only 2 ingredients. Mangos and vegan yogurt!
6. Chocolate Chunks Beet Ice Cream
This chocolate chunk beet ice cream is actually like vegan red velvet ice cream. But while many red velvet ice cream recipes call for red food coloring, I used cooked beets instead, which makes it so much healthier!
7. Watermelon Mint Ice Cream
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What could be more refreshing than watermelon mint ice cream? Natalie from Feasting on Fruit has a super delicious recipe on her blog! Perfect for watermelon fans!
8. Gluten-Free and Vegan Black Forest Ice Cream
Have you ever had Black Forest cake? It’s sooo delicious! Kelly from The Pretty Bee created a delicious gluten-free and vegan Black Forest ice cream for you!
9. Vegan Snickerdoodle Ice Cream
And what would this roundup be without vegan snickerdoodle ice cream?! Sarah from My Darling Vegan created a sweet cinnamon coconut ice cream base with snickerdoodle cookie mix-ins. All vegan and gluten-free!
10. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream
This vegan cookie dough ice cream by Lara from Vanilla Crunnch is perfect to celebrate the first sunny and hot days of the year! It’s vegan, gluten-free and made with an easy cashew base. And you also won’t believe how easy the recipe is!
11. 4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Are you ready for more delicious vegan chocolate ice cream? This 4 ingredient vegan chocolate ice cream by Brandi from The Vegan 8 is super rich and creamy! And it’s really easy to make. Oh and good news for all people who don’t like bananas: no bananas needed for this ice cream!
12. Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream
Just look at the color of this vegan pistachio ice cream by Natalie from Feasting on Fruit! I absolutely LOVE pistachios and I can’t wait to try this recipe. And the good news are that it’s an easy no-churn recipe!
13. Vegan Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream
If you can’t decide between brownies and ice cream, you should try this vegan chocolate brownie ice cream by Lara from Vanilla Crunnch! It looks so delicious and it’s pretty easy to make as well!
14. Bourbon Soaked Cherry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Doesn’t this Bourbon soaked cherry vanilla bean ice cream by Traci from Vanilla and Bean look super delicious? Traci used a creamy cashew and coconut milk base for this delicious ice cream.
15. 2 Ingredient Blueberry Ice Cream
16. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream
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This vegan cookie dough ice cream by Sarah from My Darling Vegan is super rich and delicious. Sarah turned a mixture of raw cashews and cashew milk into a creamy base. And don’t forget the chocolate chip cookie dough chunks!
17. Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Can you believe that this creamy dairy-free chocolate peanut butter ice cream by Laura from Joy Food Sunshine takes only 5 minutes to prepare? And all you need is six healthy ingredients!
18. Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
If you’re a fan of coconuts, you just have to try this toasted coconut ice cream by Katie from Well Vegan! It’s packed with rich and natural coconut flavor. And Katie used a bit of vodka to make this coconut ice cream extra creamy!
19. Creamy Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream
You won’t believe how creamy this dairy-free chocolate ice cream by Jenn from Veggie Inspired is. And the best thing is that she added no sugar at all, which makes it super healthy!
20. Dairy-Free Matcha Ice Cream
No one would guess that this dairy-free matcha ice cream by Laura from Joy Food Sunshine is healthy! It’s super creamy and smooth and makes such a great vegan dessert.
21. Smores Ice Cream Sandwich
And of course we also need some vegan ice cream sandwiches for this roundup! And these smores ice cream sandwiches by Alisa from Go Dairy Free just look amazing!
22. Dairy-Free Pistachio Ice Cream
Doesn’t this dairy-free pistachio ice cream by Audrey from Unconventional Baker look super delicious? You probably won’t believe that Audrey used spinach, avocados, and bananas for this vegan pistachio ice cream. Ice cream can’t get much healthier, can it?
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