Making vegan ice cream is super easy. Some of the usual ingredients include frozen fruits (who doesn’t love a good nice cream for breakfast?), coconut milk, and soaked cashews! You can even Often times, you don’t even need to churn your vegan ice cream. Just blend the frozen ingredients and serve or blend and freeze. Easy as that! Even if you’re not super into fruity ice creams, you won’t even be able to tell your ice cream is fruit-based if you add in some cacao powder or another fun flavor! Get creative–there are so many delicious ways to experiment with making vegan fruit-based ice creams!
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1. Raw Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream
Ice cream pints tend to be those last-minute, indulgent purchases made when browsing the aisles of 711 for a little too long. While this is admittedly an easy solution to your ice cream craving, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as enjoying a bowl of ice cream you made yourself! The recipe for this raw raspberry and chocolate ice cream is so easy and quick, we guarantee you’ll think twice about buying ice cream when you can just make it! This Raw Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream by Clémence Moulaert is raw, tart, sweet, and creamy, so buy some ice cream cones and scoop yourself some deliciousness!
2. 4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this 4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream by Sarah Aldrich — you don’t even need to churn it! It’s only four ingredients between you and frozen, sweet strawberry delight. It’s the perfect way to take full advantage of strawberry season.
3. Raw Banana Ice Cream Sundae
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Best part of Emily von Euw‘s recipe for a Raw Banana Ice Cream Sundae is that it’s incomparably healthier than the average breakfast. It’s basically just bananas and a bunch of super foods 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.) It’s a beautiful world.
4. Mint Matcha Ice Cream
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Sugar-free, dairy-free, and made with just 5 ingredients, this vegan Mint Matcha Ice Cream by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD is a prefect creamy treat for mint chocolate chip lovers. Mint is full of nutrients. It’s actually one of the most antioxidant-packed herbs. And bonus – it also may help with digestion. It can be a little pricey at the store but is easily grown in a garden, pot, or windowsill. The other key ingredient – matcha – adds a little flavor, but mostly color to this treat. Matcha is simply ground up tea leaves and can be found in the baking or tea section at most grocery stores. This vegan mint matcha ice cream can be made in minutes. Herb + tea + chocolate. YUM!
5. Cherry Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream
This Cherry Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream by Laine Rudolfa is fantastic! Because of their skin, cherries are high in fiber and their deep red color gives a hint of a high antioxidant content. Cherries are also high in melatonin which supports healthy sleep.
6. Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream
Spring is here! And what says spring and sunshine better than fresh ice cream? This Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream by Pauline Hanuise is soft and creamy, without too much sugar. Like me, you can add some buckinis for the crunch and, of course, some magic chocolate sauce to finish the recipe properly.
7. Pistachio Avocado Ice Cream
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Smooth, creamy, sweet, nutty – the delicate richness of this Pistachio Avocado Ice Cream from Clean Desserts, Karielyn Tillman will make your summer day so much brighter! Satisfy your ice cream craving with this terrific and healthy option.
8. Raw Mango Ice Cream
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When it starts to get hot, you naturally want something sweet and refreshing. And what is more sweet or refreshing then ice creams or sorbets? This Raw Mango Ice Cream by Valentina Chiappa is made with a perfectly ripe mango and coconut milk garnished with raw cocoa, lemon balm leaves, strawberries, and mulberries.
9. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream
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Pie? Ice cream? Pie in ice cream?! Wait, wait, wait. Isn’t this the kind of stuff dreams are made of? That is how awesome this Blueberry Pie Ice Cream by Emma D’Alessandro is. Plus, Paleo-ers and Vegans can eat it. And there is hardly any sweetener at all! Just a few dates. We all need a date once in a while.
10. Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream
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11. No Churn Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream
Strawberry rhubarb is a magical summer combo! Why not try them in ice cream form? This No Churn Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream by Mitra Shirmohammadi has a deliciously rich and creamy consistency from soaked cashews and coconut milk. Stay away from light coconut milk and go for full-fat for best results. It’s also sweetened with dates, which is great for sweetening ice cream because it helps achieve a creamy texture when frozen. As a general rule, it’s best to avoid liquid sweeteners in ice cream since they tend to make your frozen treats icier rather than creamy. This no churn strawberry rhubarb is dairy-free, vegan, naturally gluten-free, and free from refined sugar. Don’t let summer go by without trying this delicious treat!
12. Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream
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Who says you can’t make ice cream out of bananas? Well, you can and you can add awesome flavor. This Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream by Crissy Cavanaugh not only includes creamy peanut butter, but has crunchy pretzels in it to make it a satisfying dessert. Feel free to enjoy this ice cream on a cone or in a bowl topped with chocolate syrup or even with caramel sauce.
13. Raw Peach and Vanilla No-Churn Ice Cream
If you are looking for simple vegan ice cream recipes to make without an ice cream maker, you have come to the right place! This Raw Peach and Vanilla No-Churn Ice Cream by Christina Leopold couldn’t be any easier. Simply chuck the ingredients into your food processor blend, freeze, and enjoy. It’s the perfect treat for a hot day!
14. Rocky Road Ice Cream
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15. 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!)
This heavenly light vegan cotton candy ice cream is very easy and has only three ingredients! No churning required, it will stay light, just take it out of the freezer and enjoy strawberry goodness. The lightness comes from aqua faba (bean water, the same you make vegan meringues with), but don’t worry it won’t taste of beans at all. This is so easy and cheap to do it’s incredible. Normally you would throw away the bean water but now you’re actually using it make something super light and deliciously refreshing. Nothing goes to waste. You have to try Philipp Ertl‘s 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!)
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