July 20th is National Ice Cream Day and the whole month of July is National Ice Cream Month since President Ronald Reagan made it an official holiday in 1984. No matter what your politics, celebrating ice cream is a great idea. Cold, creamy and refreshing, everyone loves ice cream whether it’s on a cone, in a sundae, or straight out of the carton.
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.
Vanilla is the world’s favorite ice cream flavor with chocolate a distant second. Still, you can make ice cream in so many flavors like lavender coconut, chunky monkey, acai berry and even margarita. See even more in 15 Dairy-Free Ice Creams to Enjoy This Summer. And while chocolate syrup may be the most popular ice cream topping in the world, we have recipes for chocolate sauce, dairy-free whipped cream and so much more! You scream, I scream, let’s all scream for these fresh and summery 30 vegan ice creams!
1. Life Changing Marzipan and Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundae
This Marzipan and Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundae is so good, it’s so heavenly, and it only has 3 ingredients. Try it and you might even say it’s life changing.
2. Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Blizzard
The beauty of this Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Blizzard is that it’s actually very healthy when compared to most store-bought ice creams (vegan or not). Experiment with different topping ideas to come up with a truly unique blizzard creation you make right in your own home.
3. Ice Cream Tarts With Chocolate Sauce and Pecans
The crust in these Ice Cream Tarts is made from pecans and raisins, topped with a banana ice cream and finished with a chocolate drizzle. The result? Comforting, ice cream-y perfection.
4. Easy Banana-Cacao Ice Cream
An amazingly easy recipe for raw Banana-Cacao Ice Cream made entirely from natural ingredients. This is the best healthy dessert, or an awesome way to start your day.
5. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
The ice cream in these Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches is flavored with mint, peppermint and a bit of spirulina to give it that classic mint color. Walnuts and dates make up the yummy cookies that hold it all together.
6. Decadent Caramel Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
It only takes 4 ingredients to make this Caramel Chocolate Banana Ice Cream. It is as decadent and it sounds and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
7. Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
The only thing better than peanut butter flavored ice cream is peanut butter cups in your ice cream. This Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is comforting, refreshing and indulgent.
8. Raw Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Ice Cream Sandwiches are raw, vegan, uber nutritious and super delicious. Plus, they’re pretty! The cookies taste just like oatmeal cookies!
9. No Machine Vegan Viennetta
This Viennetta has two parts: a creamy and silky ice cream made from coconut cream and yam and a silky and sweet peppermint raw chocolate shell. They combine to make a rich and satisfying ice cream cake.
10. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream
Pie? Ice cream? Pie in ice cream?! This Blueberry Pie Ice Cream with only a few dates for sweetness is the stuff dreams are made of.
11. Banana Split Cheesecake Parfait
If you can’t choose between a banana split or cheesecake, you don’t have to. This Banana Split Cheesecake Parfait has the best of both desserts in one creamy, crunchy, refreshing dessert.
12. Drunken Rum Raisin Ice Cream
There’s actual rum in this Drunken Rum Raisin Ice Cream so this one is for adults only! Creamy and smooth with chewy raisins, you’ll want to make this a double…scoop, that is.
13. Banana Chai Ice Cream With Gingerbread Crumble
This Banana Chai Ice Cream with Gingerbread Crumble is a celebration of textures and flavors. Creamy banana, spicy chai, and crumbly gingerbread make this one award-worthy dessert.
14. Chunky Monkey Breakfast Ice Cream
Let us introduce you to your new favorite craving, Chunky Monkey Breakfast Ice Cream. Swirled peanut butter, raw chocolate chunks, and hints of almond and cinnamon make this an amazing ice cream treat.
15. Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Bars
These Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Bars are made with seeds for a nut-free option. Fresh cherries and a chocolate ganache make this a decadent and delicious summer treat.
16. Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches are a vegan version of the classic Big Wheels. The wholesome ingredients and the salted dark chocolate flavor will make these a hit in your house.
17. Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is a favorite flavor. Made with fresh mint leaves, spirulina for color, creamy coconut milk and dark chocolate chips, this will be your new favorite too.
18. Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream
Nothing says summer better than fresh ice cream. This Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve is soft and creamy and the chocolate sauce on top is simply magical.
19. Matcha Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Matcha Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect solution to your cravings for refreshing cold treats on hot summer afternoons. They’re made with bananas and avocado with perfect, slightly crunchy sandwich cookies.
20. Chocolate Chunk Espresso Ice Cream
You don’t need an ice cream machine to make this Chocolate Chunk Espresso Ice Cream. It’s cold, creamy and rich. This ice cream hits all the right spots and is even better when topped with chocolate-covered coffee beans.
21. Creamy Coconut Mango Pops (With a Boozy Version)
These Coconut Mango Pops are creamy and full of coconut flavor. Dipped into a chocolate shell and topped with more coconut, these pops are super decadent, yet dairy free! Serve the boozy version to adults only!
22. Strawberry ‘Un-Fried’ Ice Cream With Cacao Crust
This Strawberry “Un-Fried” Ice Cream is not the classic fried vanilla ice cream with cinnamon sugar coated. This is strawberry lime ice cream coated with a crunchy spiced cacao crust laced with chipotle. Amazing!
23. Mudslide Ice Cream
Inspired by the classic cocktail, this Mudslide Ice Cream is rich, chocolatey, and boozy with a hint of coffee. Throw it in a blender with some almond milk and you’ve got yourself a frozen mudslide. Yes please!
24. Banana Split
This Banana Split is a recreation of a classic recipe, but much healthier. It contains no dairy or refined sugars, but it is super tasty, decadent, and totally delicious. It can be eaten as a dessert, snack, or even for breakfast on those hot days of summer.
25. Banana Berry Ice Cream Cake
Are you a fan of ice cream cake that’s loaded with goodness and dripping with chocolate sauce? We thought so. Then you will love this Banana Berry Ice Cream Cake that is delicious and easy to make.
26. Banoffee Ice Cream Bars
These Banoffee Ice Cream Bars are the deconstructed banoffee ice-cream bar version of the famous pies. Made with aquafaba, you’ll want to keep a batch of these in the freezer at all times.
27. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes
Imagine rich, moist chocolate cupcakes topped with creamy, luscious peanut butter ice cream that’s dripping down over the sides and just begging to be scooped up and loved. You don’t have to imagine it; just make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes and live the fantasy.
28. 2 Minute Matcha Ice Cream With Baklava Sprinkles
If you have two minutes to spare, you can have this incredible Matcha Ice Cream with Baklava Sprinkles. Made from a frozen banana base, this creamy dessert is healthy and heart friendly… and best of all, tastes amazing!
29. Mint Matcha Chip Ice Cream
This Matcha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is going to be your new summer favorite. Made with organic peppermint extract and matcha green tea powder, this ice cream is not only delicious but it’s good for you too.
30. Berry Ice Cream and Sweet Corn Sandwiches
These Berry Ice Cream and Sweet Corn Sandwiches have cookies made with corn! They are buttery, sweet and delicious. Inside the cookies is smooth and creamy strawberry ice cream with blueberries.
Wow! With 30 different kinds of dairy-free ice cream, you can have a new treat every day for a month! Then start all over again because these vegan ice creams are going to make your summer incredibly delicious.
Lead Image Photo: Lavender Coconut Ice Cream