Made with only five ingredients, this salted caramel ice cream is simple and easy. Just blend it up, freeze, and enjoy — no ice cream maker necessary. It has a rich and creamy coconut milk base that's swirled with salty date caramel. Enjoy a bowl of this for dessert or try a scoop on top of a berry crisp

5-Ingredient Salted Caramel Ice Cream [Vegan, Gluten-Free]




4 cups



  • 2 15-ounce cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw pecan butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. If the dates are not soft, soak them in filtered water for 30 minutes and drain well before using in the recipe.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to package directions. Once it has finished, pour into a freezer-safe container with a lid, and freeze for about 4 hours or until firm enough to scoop.
  3. If you do not have an ice cream maker you may also freeze it. Pour the ice cream into a bowl and place in the freezer. Whisk once every 30 minutes, until it has frozen to the consistency of soft serve. Then, pour the ice cream into a freezer-safe container.
  4. If the ice cream is too frozen, let sit out about 15-20 minutes before scooping.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2639 | Total Carbs: 249 g | Total Fat: 184 g | Total Protein: 10 g | Total Sodium: 1244 g | Total Sugar: 204 g Per Cup: Calories: 660 | Carbs: 62 g | Fat: 46 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 311 mg | Sugar: 51 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.