It’s September 22 and that means it’s National Ice Cream Cone Day! Woohoo! Time for a history lesson. According to ice cream historian Robin Weir, the “first pictorial evidence of ice cream cones” appeared in an 1807 etching in a Parisian cafe, where a woman was portrayed eating ice cream from a hand-held container. 40 years later, a cookbook hashed out the details on creating what may have been the first waffle cone recipe. And the rest is history.

Despite the progressively chilly weather, we’re not quite ready to give up ice cream (and let’s be honest, we probably won’t give it up even when the snow falls), so it’s time to celebrate!

First, you’ll need a cone. Try these Raw Ice Cream Cones by Mariko SakataRaw Ice Cream Cones

Raw Ice Cream Cones

Looking for a crispy, healthy edible vessel for your fave ice cream? These Raw Ice Cream Cones by Mariko Sakata are made out of kelp noodles and young coconut meat. Have no fear! If you’ve never worked with these ingredients before, the recipe breaks down what they are and how to prepare them.

Now, Make Vegan Ice Cream!

Next, you’ll need ice cream. Since it’s fall, we searched the Food Monster App for the best fall-inspired vegan ice cream recipes!

1. Maple Walnut Ice Cream Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

If you are getting tired of plain banana nice cream, then this Maple Walnut Ice Cream by Hannah Sunderani is for you! The flavors of this maple walnut ice cream are rich, creamy, maple-sweet, and nutty. This ‘nice’ cream was made by blending homemade walnut milk, chilled coconut cream, and maple syrup.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Pumpkin spice latte may be a beverage but that doesn’t mean you can’t apply all of the same delicious ingredients and flavors into something equally amazing – like ice cream! Made by combining pumpkin purée, coconut milk, coconut sugar, and spices, this Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream by Gabrielle St. Claire is packed with accessible, affordable, and simple ingredients, no refined sugar, and healthy fats. Scoop this flavorful ice cream into a pumpkin and top with a dollop of coconut whipped cream for the perfect fall aesthetic.

3. Sweet Potato Ice Creamsweet potato ice cream

Sweet Potato Ice Cream

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 contains sweet potato! A topping of pecans complements the ice cream and if you’re feeling it, add a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

4. Banana Chai Ice Cream With Gingerbread Crumble Banana Chai Ice Cream With Gingerbread Crumble [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

Banana Chai Ice Cream With Gingerbread Crumble

This Banana Chai Ice Cream With Gingerbread Crumble by Julie Van den Kerchove won the Runner-Up Award in Living Light’s 2014 Hot Raw Chef Contest. It’s made up of bananas, and chai spice, and topped with a spicy gingerbread crumble made from cashews, dates, and spices. Yum!

5. Hand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice CreamHand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice Cream

Hand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice Cream 

You don’t need an ice cream maker to whip up this amazing Hand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice Cream by Emma D’Alessandro! Salted caramel and apple bourbon sauce are swirled generously into a base of hand-churned vanilla ice cream.

Want ice cream-making tips? Check out How to Make Vegan Ice Cream Rich and Creamy.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental well-beingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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