July 19th is National Ice Cream Day! You know what that means – vegan ice cream party for one! While many grocery stores and ice cream shops are starting to offer more vegan options, it’s always fun to make your own. Not only do you get to make your ice cream exactly how you like it and with all of your favorite flavors, but you also save some money! Making ice cream can require lots of churning and thus, time, however, it can also be as simple as throwing some frozen bananas, soy milk, and peanut butter in the blender! Whatever your vibe is, these vegan ice cream recipes will be perfect for digging into this National Ice Cream Day!
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1. Raw Banana Ice Cream Sundae
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The best part of this recipe for a Raw Banana Ice Cream Sundae by Emily von Euw is that it’s incomparably healthier than the average breakfast. It’s basically just bananas and a bunch of superfoods like coconut oil, almonds, cacao powder, and mulberries. You can add whatever else you like (ideas: goji berries, coconut flakes, maca powder, fresh fruit, dates, etc.) I ate this for dinner. It’s a beautiful world we get to party in.
2. Toffee Vanilla Ice Cream Slices
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These Toffee Vanilla Ice Cream Slices by Anthea Cheng are inspired by the Golden Gaytime, a finger-sized toffee and vanilla ice cream bar dipped in chocolate and covered in biscuit pieces, originating from Australia. This recipe is a healthier version of the Aussie dessert, made with a crumbly oat base, creamy coconut ice cream filling, and all topped with a drizzle of chocolate and a divine cookie crumble. These little bars have the same texture and taste of the original with just a fraction of the guilt!
3. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae With Raspberry Mint Sauce
This is a super simple recipe for Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae With Raspberry Mint Sauce by Julie Van den Kerchove. It makes the perfect healthy snack or dessert for this time of the year and you only need a handful of ingredients. When it’s really hot outside, I sometimes even have it for lunch!
4. Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream
This Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream by Pauline Hanuise is soft and creamy, without too much sugar. You can add some buckinis for the crunch and, of course, some magic chocolate sauce to finish the recipe properly.
5. Cherry and Coconut Ice Cream Bars
6. Almond Joy Ice Cream
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Smooth, creamy, and sweet this Paleo Almond Joy Ice Cream by Sabrina Estafo is just as irresistible as the candy bar! The flecks of coconut flakes and chunks of dark chocolate and chopped almonds are sure to make every bite that much more enjoyable! Believe it or not … this ice cream is Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free!
7. Coconut and Raspberry Ice Cream Bites
8. Persimmon Ice Cream
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This Persimmon Ice Cream by Marina Yanay-Triner is a twist on your classic nice cream and includes persimmons, as well! It’s made from whole foods, so it’s a healthy treat when you want to enjoy something sweet!
9. Mocha Nice Cream
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10. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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