Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s a popular treat because it’s so refreshing, creamy, smooth, and delicious! Whether it’s warm or cold outside, no one can resist some delicious ice cream. If you’re allergic to dairy or don’t want to contribute to the cruel dairy industry, then you’re in luck. We put together 15 delicious homemade non-dairy ice cream recipes from our Food Monster App so you’ll never run out of ice cream ideas!
1. Raw Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches
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For your next dessert adventure, give Clara MacLeod‘s Raw Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches a try. These ice cream sandwiches use sweet fruits to make a delicious and natural taste, and don’t take a long time to whip up!
2. Coffee Ice Cream With Salted Caramel
Need your caffeine fix in a dessert? Kimberly Espinel‘s decadent Coffee Ice Cream is made from cashews, dates, strong-brewed coffee, and a secret ingredient — sweet potatoes. But you (nor anyone else) would be able to tell. It has a rich salted caramel swirl within, but be sure to save some for drizzling on top, along with crunchy coffee beans.
3. Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream
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Julia Winnicki‘s Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream is surprisingly delicious! A well-balanced combination of ginger, turmeric and lemon zest creates this specific taste that is not overwhelming, but present. Lemon zest adds just a little subtle lemon taste that balances the ginger, and turmeric gives this ice cream nice yellow color, not to mention its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Topping it with crunchy toasted coconut flakes rounds it all up creating a great tropical healthy dessert. Definitely a must-try.
4. Toasted Oatmeal Breakfast Nice Cream
5. Cold Brew Coffee and Coconut Milk Ice Cream
The cold brew technique is combined with creamy coconut milk to create the most delicious and authentically coffee-flavored ice cream in Larice Feuerstein‘s Cold Brew Coffee and Coconut Milk Ice Cream.
6. Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake
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Looking for homemade dairy- and egg-free ice cream alternatives that don’t involve bananas or an ice-cream maker? You are in luck! For those who feel a pang of nostalgia when you hear the words “Neapolitan ice cream,” you’re also in luck! Melissa Alvarsson‘s Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake combines the classic Neapolitan flavor trio of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla along with all-natural flavors, plant-based creaminess and contemporary visual appeal. And it’s surprisingly easy to put together. Of course, it is much lower in sugar than the freezer staple of many a suburban home of the 1980s too. Great to prep and make in advance of a celebration, it’s a pretty party treat.
7. Maple Walnut Ice Cream
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Holly Bertone‘s Maple Walnut Ice Cream recipe is so easy to make. Soak the cashews for a few hours or overnight, and then throw everything in your blender and freeze. And the ice cream comes out so creamy and full of maple, walnut and bourbon flavors!
8. Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake
Raspberries, avocados, blueberries, and saffron lend their colors and flavors to Dani Venn‘s show-stopping Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake. The pastels make it look like something out of a fairytale! As if this cake wasn’t amazing enough, it’s topped with coconut-crusted vanilla bliss balls – mega yum!
9. Hand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice Cream
You don’t need an ice cream maker to whip up Emma D’Alessandro‘s amazing Hand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice Cream! Salted caramel and apple bourbon sauce is swirled generously into a base of hand-churned vanilla ice cream.
10. 4-Ingredient Pistachio Nice Cream
In a world of chocolate and vanilla, Pistachio Non-Dairy Ice Cream can be tough to come across. Luckily, you can make your own at home using only four ingredients! This recipe by Aryane Héroux-Blais is made using vanilla non-dairy milk, frozen bananas, avocado, and raw pistachios, but you would never guess that because the texture is strikingly similar to gelato. Finally, for a cute soft-serve ice cream shape, use a pastry piping bag to make swirls!
11. Coconut and Raspberry Ice Cream Bites
These Coconut and Raspberry Ice Cream Bites by Stefani Weiss are the perfect sweet treat of a hot day or a sultry afternoon. The creamy coconut ice cream is topped with an elegantly simple homemade raspberry compote and then finished with a drizzle of chocolate.
12. Drunken Rum Raisin Ice Cream
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For this Drunken Rum Raisin Ice Cream recipe, Lisa Dawn Angerame uses actual rum, hence “Drunken Rum Raisin.” Even that little raisin looks a little tipsy, like it’s about to fall out of the ice cream scoop! Warning: Little kids should be careful. It doesn’t taste overly rummy but still…it’s got liquor!
13. Sweet Potato Ice Cream
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This Sweet Potato Ice Cream by Emily Brees is like a summery cousin to autumn’s pumpkin pie. This creamy and decadent cashew-based ice cream is spicy and cool — nobody would ever guess that it actually contains sweet potato! A topping of pecans complements the ice cream and if you’re feeling it, add a dollop of coconut whipped cream.
14. Raw Peach and Vanilla Ice Cream
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If you are looking for simple, lazy ice cream recipes that don’t require any churning, you have come to the right place! Christina Leopold‘s Raw Peach and Vanilla Ice Cream recipe couldn’t be any easier. Simply chuck the ingredients into your food processor blend, freeze, and enjoy.
15. The Creamiest Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream
If you tell your friends you made ice cream out of sweet potatoes, they may furrow their brow and ask what’s wrong with you, but just wait until they taste it. You already knew potatoes were magical, but Nathalie Sader‘s Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream puts them to the test and on a pedestal. Creamy, sweet, and rich — yes!
If you love ice cream so much that this wasn’t enough, check out 15 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes With 5-Ingredients Or Less and 10 Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes That Are Rich, Creamy, and Dairy-Free. For tips on achieving the perfect dairy-free ice cream, see How to Make Vegan Ice Cream Rich and Creamy.
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