Many major ice cream companies now offer non-dairy ice cream, which is a huge step forward for animals, our bodies and our palates during the warm-weather months. If you’d like to try your hand at making simple dairy-free “nice cream” for yourself, check out these vegan ice cream flavors from our Food Monster App that contain 5-ingredients or less.

Chocolate Base

1. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream is very easy to make. Sprinkle on some raw cacao nibs for crunch and a dollop of coconut or cashew whipped cream to turn it into a raw ice cream sundae!


2. Mudslide Ice CreamMudslide Ice Cream

This decadent Mudslide Ice Cream recipe is rich and chocolatey with a hint of coffee. Throw it in a blender with some almond milk, and you have yourself a delicious dessert option.

3. Decadent Caramel Chocolate Banana Ice CreamDecadent Caramel Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Decadent Caramel Chocolate Banana Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat. It’s as decadent as it sounds and will satisfy any sweet tooth.

4. Cacao Nice Cream With a Hint of Vanillacacao nice cream

This Cacao Nice Cream With a Hint of Vanilla is a nice alternative to regular chocolate ice cream. Nice cream served in little jars looks more like a dessert, but why not have a healthy dessert for breakfast? We all want ice cream for breakfast, don’t we?

Fruit Base

1. Fresh Peach Gelatopeach gelato

This fruity Fresh Peach Gelato is made with in-season, fresh peaches. No ice cream machine required! This recipe can be whipped up with minimal ingredients and effort.


2. 5-Ingredient Passion Fruit Sorbet5-Ingredient Passion Fruit Sorbet

This 5-Ingredient Passion Fruit Sorbet is absolutely beautiful and will stun any of the guests you have over for a summer evening party. Celebrate the change of the seasons with this delicious dessert!

3. Simple No-Churn Lemon Balm Ice CreamSimple No-Churn Lemon Balm Ice Cream

For something quick, easy and tart, try a Simple No-Churn Lemon Balm Ice Cream. There is no sweetener included in this recipe, as the frozen bananas are usually already very sweet on their own.


4. Date Plum SorbetDate Plum Sorbet

This Date Plum Sorbet recipe is made from fresh, juicy, red plums blended smoothly with flavorful, sweet and nutritious dates churned into a delicious frozen treat!


1. Vanilla Avocado Ice CreamVanilla Avocado Ice Cream

We adore traditional vanilla but this Vanilla Avocado Ice Cream adds a unique twist to the classic. The preparation of this dessert takes 5 minutes, including washing the blender.


2. Rosemary Vanilla Bean Ice CreamRosemary Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

This Rosemary Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is simple but satisfying. Rosemary adds an interesting element while vanilla bean provides that creamy taste we all appreciate.

3. Matcha Vanilla Ice Cream SandwichesMatcha Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

You can make these Matcha Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches with or without the sandwich. Without, it takes less than 5 ingredients. These are the perfect solution to your cravings for refreshing cold treats on hot summer afternoons.

4. Vanilla Caramel SmoothieVanilla Caramel Smoothie

This Vanilla Caramel Smoothie is a tasty, refreshing ice cream recipe to try this season. Have it in the morning as a smoothie, or later in the afternoon as a filling snack.


1. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice CreamMint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream has a banana base. Can you believe this whole thing is raw and vegan?

2. Caramel Apple Nice Cream SundaeCaramel Apple Nice Cream Sundae

Yum! You’ll fall in love with this Caramel Apple Nice Cream Sundae recipe! The apples are blended with the bananas for a fresh apple-flavored frozen dessert that is as yummy as it is unexpected.

3. 4-Ingredient Neapolitan ‘Nice’ Cream4-Ingredient Neapolitan ‘Nice’ Cream

This recipe may look complicated, but this 4-Ingredient Neapolitan ‘Nice’ Cream is very simple to create. Satisfy your inner child by eating all the ice cream you want for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and not feel guilty at all!


If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

Lead image source: Mudslide Ice Cream