We already learned that Millennials Love Vegan Ice Cream (Duh!) when Technavio announced that the global vegan ice cream market is growing quickly and massively. In honor of #NationalIceCreamDay, warm weather, and the rise of vegan treats- we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to dairy-free ice cream just for you!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Ice Cream Archives!
Nice Cream is on everyone’s radar right now, and we can’t say we’re upset about it. At its simplest, nice cream is a non-dairy variation on soft serve ice cream that is typically made out of a base of bananas. The concept might sound unusual, but frozen bananas transform in the blender into an ultra-creamy, soft-serve like texture. Seriously, it’s like magic. Check out Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice Cream: 15 Of Our Favorite Recipes!
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. Check out 15 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes With 5-Ingredients Or Less! to get started!
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 – Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day! Try These 5 Fall-Inspired Vegan Ice Creams!
While most people may celebrate by going to their local ice creamery or stopping by the frozen food section in their local market, we’re going to let you in on a little secret – you can make luxuriously creamy, rich chocolate ice cream at home and it’s surprisingly easy to do. This collection of cakes cones, shakes, and scoops is our small homage to our favorite sweet. Now the only thing you have to do is decide which recipe you’re going to try out first by checking out 20 Seriously Chocolatey Vegan Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, Scoops, and Cones!
The seasons are changing, the temperatures are rising, and we’re ready for summer, so it’s time we talk about ice cream! There are so many ways to make healthy, dairy-free, cold treats this summer. Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own vegan ice cream at home… our bloggers from the Food Monster App have all the tips for you in Blogger Tips: How to Make Vegan Ice Cream For Summer!
If there’s one food that represents summer in a nutshell, that’s ice cream. As kids like to sing, “ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!” Whether you’re team vanilla, team chocolate, or far off with team matcha mint with cookie dough bites and sprinkles, we have ice cream recipes for everyone. Check out We All Scream For Ice Cream: You Won’t Let Any of These 20 Vegan Recipes Melt!
7. Sweet, Chilly, and Portable, These 10 Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches Are a Great Way to Cool Down
If you’re not already sitting, sit down. It’s story time. August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. We could ask ourselves over and over again, “why is that a national holiday?” but we say there’s nothing bad about celebrating something as delicious as a good ice cream sandwich. According to the book Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making by Jeri Quinzio, the very first ice cream sandwich was created by a pushcart peddler in New York City’s Bowery neighborhood. The price for one of these cool, creamy bites of summer joy sandwiches between two graham wafers? It started at around three cents until shrewd customers convinced the salesman to bring the price down. Check out Sweet, Chilly, and Portable, These 10 Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches Are a Great Way to Cool Down!
That’s right, You NEED These Vegan Galaxy Ice Cream Bars Made by a 15-Year-Old-Blogger! Food trends may come and go, but we are loving the latest showcase of colorful eats that have been all over the internet for the past year or so. What may have started with brightly-colored rainbow bagels from a shop in Brooklyn evolved into “unicorn” food, or a catch-all term for any food covered with feminine pastels or rainbow colors. This can be seen in sweet desserts, like this Four-Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake or this literal Unicorn Cheesecake or savory, like these Unicorn Noodles or this Rainbow Toast. Even Starbucks got in on the trend — and when Starbucks is in, we can assume that something has “officially” gone bigtime. There’s also “mermaid” food, which is likely another offshoot of colorful food that features aqua colors and gold flakes that represent scales.
Every year on August 2nd, foodies everywhere celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, a food holiday where our Instagram feeds will, no doubt, be filled with drool-worthy photos of one of the best things to happen to ice cream since soft serve. If you don’t know how ice cream sandwiches came about, the book Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making says that very first ice cream sandwich was created by a pushcart peddler in New York City’s Bowery neighborhood at the turn of the 20th century. Originally, a scoop of ice cream was served between two graham wafers and as the idea caught on, the wafers were swapped for cookies. Check out these 10 Cool, Creamy Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches That’ll Make Your Summer Sweet!
What’s your favorite flavor? Chocolate, vanilla or something really different, like lavender coconut? Whatever flavor of ice cream you prefer, we have recipes for it. Plus, whether you want your ice cream in a bowl, on a cone, in a cake or on a stick, we have recipes for that, too. Check out 15 Dairy-Free Ice Creams to Enjoy This Summer, Let’s All Scream for These 30 Fresh and Summery Vegan Ice Creams, and 10 Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes That Are Rich, Creamy, and Dairy-Free. Check out Believe the Dairy-Free Hype! 25 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes Anyone Can Make for dairy-free ice cream that are rich, creamy and soooo good!
While it’s fun to go out and buy ice cream from the market or an ice cream shop, it’s also fun and easier than you might think to make your own ice cream right at home. Of course, the best thing about making your own ice cream is that you get to pick and choose the ingredients and guess what? Dairy does not have to be one of them. Look at these 7 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without Dairy and 10 Replacements for Dairy in Your Ice Cream like healthy nuts and non-dairy milks. Check out Let’s All Scream for These 30 Fresh and Summery Vegan Ice Creams!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, 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.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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