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 these 30 Fresh and Summery Vegan Ice Creams, these 15 Seriously Chocolatey Vegan Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, Scoops, and Cones, these 10 Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes That Are Rich, Creamy, and Dairy-Free, or these 12 Delicious Vegan Ice Cream Recipes.
Luck is on our side in 2017 as it’s easier than ever to make all sorts of delicious (and healthy!) ice cream at home like these 25 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes Anyone Can Make. If you’ve ever wondered how to make ice cream without using cow’s milk, here are 7 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without Dairy.
Now that you’re informed (and probably drooling), it’s time to get in your kitchen to try any of these 15 amazing vegan ice cream recipes or if you’re craving a quick fix, you can always go out and get these 10 Store-Bought Vegan Ice Creams That Are Better Than “The Real Thing”!
This Maple and Lavender Cashew Ice Cream is the best possible way to celebrate the summer season. It’s so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor – it’s almost ridiculous. The caramel elements of the maple syrup blend seamlessly with the tropical notes of coconut and then, each bite is elevated by the perfumed bouquet of flavor that only lavender can provide.
Spice up your ice cream routine (literally) with this Saffron Ice Cream With Pistachios recipe! This creamy dessert is cashew-based, sweetened lightly with agave, and studded with cranberries. Take it out from the freezer about 20 to 30 minutes before serving for maximum creaminess and don’t forget to top with pistachios for added crunch and color!
Sweet, creamy homemade vegan ice cream can be yours — without an ice cream maker! This pretty Purple Sweet Potato ice cream has a rich coconut milk base that’s sweetened with maple syrup and made a gorgeous shade of dark lavender with purple sweet potato purée. You can’t get better than veggies and ice cream.
This silky Caramel Coffee Ice Cream Float is a perfect way to end a hot summer afternoon. The ice cream is made from coconut meat, strong coffee, and cashews to make an epic combination of flavors and then topped off with some dark iced coffee to cut the sweetness a bit.
Making this Simple No-Churn Lemon Balm Ice Cream version of “nice cream” is really the easiest thing in the world. Lemon balm has such a nice flavor already, although it’s not as intense as its cousin mint. That’s why I love to add some additional lemon to the recipe, to bump up the lemon flavor. There is no sweetener included in this recipe, as the frozen bananas are usually already very sweet on their own. It’s really quick, easy and fuss-free to make this Lemon Balm Ice Cream. Also, it doesn’t heat up your kitchen!
Trust us, this delicious 7-Ingredient Creamy Jackfruit Ice Cream will blow you away. This dairy-free ice cream has a lusciously creamy cashew base mixed with jackfruit purée that’s sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. Don’t worry – you don’t need an ice cream maker to whip up a batch of this frozen tropical delight.
These Coconut and Raspberry Ice Cream Bites 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.
An ode to the ephemeral nature of spring, this Paleo Berry Ice Cream Cake packs a wallop of intense berry flavors. The creamy, dreamy ice cream filling is made from cashews and banana blended with fresh berries. No worries if you are lacking fresh berries, frozen work wonderfully as well.
How do you eat layered popsicles? Do you bite off chunks, one flavor at a time, or do you like to experience both flavors at once? You can’t go wrong either way with these creamy, citrus-y pops. The vanilla cream layer is made from cool, creamy coconut milk, and the orange layer is fresh-squeezes orange juice with just a touch of zest. Enjoy these Vanilla Coconut Orange Creamsicles as the days warm up and you start to crave light, refreshing desserts.
These Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream Bites are so cute and easy to make. They also have a secret: they’re healthy! Made from frozen banana puréed with spinach and fresh mint, you would never guess that you’re getting your greens while snacking on ice cream. They would be a perfect way to get your kids, or yourself, to eat more greens because you can’t even taste the spinach in them.
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Just like parfait, trifles are something that most people enjoy. Who can say “no” to layers of delicious sponge cake layered with custard and fresh fruit? In this tropical trifle, gluten-free sponge cake is served with a frozen coconut custard and passion fruit, sliced mango, and fresh berries. Dig in these Tropical Summer Trifle Cups, you won’t be sorry!
This Mint Matcha Chip Ice Cream is absolutely delectable. It’s sweet, earthy and creamy with just the right amount of freshness from the organic mint extract. Not only is this easy, it’ll quickly become your new summer favorite!
These vegan Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches are so good, so easy, and so perfect in every way. The cake batter ice cream and rainbow sugar cookies by themselves are amazing, and putting them together creates the best dessert ever! Even if you don’t have any birthdays coming up, these babies will make every day feel special! Have a very merry unbirthday!
As the weather gets warmer, our tastes shift from warm, cozy flavors to sweet and refreshing. And you can’t get any more refreshing than this Blackberry Açaí Nice Cream. It’s a creamy nice cream loaded with super antioxidant blackberries, acai powder, and a hint of almond butter. While most nice creams rely just on bananas to make them creamy, this one takes it to the next level with the addition of coconut milk. Yum!
This Chocolate Chunk Espresso Ice Cream is one of our all-time favorites: rich enough to be eaten on colder days but still deliciously cold and creamy for a summer’s day, it hits all the right spots and is even better with chocolate-covered coffee beans. You don’t need an ice cream machine to make this recipe.
Don’t let the heat get to you this summer – cool of with this delectable Blueberry White Chocolate Ice Cream. This simple, coconut-based ice cream is filled with a deep aroma of lime which is balanced by the gentle sweetness and perfume of fresh blueberries.
These Brownie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars are all you need this summer. The base is a raw brownie layer, followed by nice cream filled with raw cookie dough bites. It’s finished off with a drizzle of chocolate or other toppings of choice. Think of it as a healthier alternative to the famous ice cream cake!
Two layers: major deliciousness. This Raw Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream Cake has a lemony grain-free base made from nuts and dates followed by two fruity, creamy “ice cream” layers made from cashews. With a sweet nutty crust and a burst lemon and blueberry flavor, this cake makes the perfect treat to enjoy this spring as the weather gets warmer and days become longer.
If you’re trying to beat the heat, these beautiful, delicious, Strawberry Cherry and Coconut Ice Cream Bars are sure to help cool you down. They have an almond and date crust, a creamy, fruity coconut milk middle, and a topping of strawberry cherry sauce with coconut cream piped on top. Put it all together and you get crunchy, smooth, creamy, and tart delicious goodness.You can also use whatever fruit you have on hand, got blueberries, make it blueberry! Blackberries, raspberries, pineapples … go for it!
This cake is almost too good to be eaten by us mere mortals … but since it’s here, you may as well. This Raw Ice Cream Goddess Cake is made up of layer upon creamy layer of chocolate, blueberry and blackberry, raspberry, and vanilla ice cream. This is a definite treat yo’self type of dessert.
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