23 Creative Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

by Alena

Get ready for the best vegan ice cream recipes from around the internet! We collected creative and delicious combinations, easy-to-make traditional flavors and everything in between to make eating ice cream appropriate all throughout the year.

If there’s one delicious food you definitely don’t need to “give up” as a vegan, it must be ice cream! Not only are new store-bought versions coming out seemingly every other day, but making your own homemade vegan ice cream couldn’t be easier.

Especially during hot summer days, we can all appreciate a good no-bake vegan dessert or like raw cakes or ice cream— perhaps even following a nice vegan BBQ party featuring crowd-pleasing vegan burgers.

From creamy cashew- or coconut-based dairy-free ice cream recipes to healthy fruit-based “nice creams” or indulgent creations featuring heaps of swirls and cookies, this list covers it all.

Some combinations may even sound a bit strange at the beginning (ginger, maple and miso?), but if you want to move beyond flavors like vanilla and chocolate, we dare you to try some more experimental ice creams!

No matter if you own an ice cream maker or not, most recipes are really easy to make with little equipment. You can swap out any ingredients or reduce the amount used in the recipe to make any particular ice cream flavor suit your needs.

With that in mind, enjoy these delicious vegan ice cream recipes!

The Best Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

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collage of four vegan ice cream recipes from chocolate to cookie dough, vanilla and cherry

Best Vegan Ice Cream Recipes (Nice Cream 4 Ways)

Yield: 4 recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

What’s the best vegan ice cream? Well, perhaps it is found in this article of 20+ delicious ideas! You definitely need to try one of the following nice cream flavors if you’re new to making your own healthy vegan ice cream at home without an ice cream maker. Sweet without any added sugar, this simple and healthy frozen dessert comes from our popular Vegan Starter Kit eBook!

Ingredients

Nice cream base

  • 2 bananas, chopped & frozen
  • ¼ cup soy milk

Chocolate version

  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • Crushed hazelnuts for topping

Peanut butter

Berry nice cream

  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • Splash of additional soy milk
  • Pinch vanilla powder

Tropical flavors

  • ½ cup frozen pineapple or mango
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • Shredded coconut for topping

Instructions

  1. Prepare your frozen bananas by peeling and chopping ripe bananas and placing them in an air-tight container in the freezer overnight or longer.
  2. Once ready to make your easy and healthy vegan ice cream, place about 2 frozen bananas, soy milk and any of the add-ins to create your desired flavor in your high-speed blender.
  3. You might want to let the bananas defrost for a few minutes before blending them! Then, process until creamy and smooth.
  4. Stop and scrape down the sides if needed and add some more liquid if the ice cream doesn’t come together.
  5. Serve with any toppings of your choice and enjoy immediately!

Notes

  • Unfortunately, blended banana ice cream doesn’t scoop well once frozen, so you should enjoy it right away. 
  • You can make so many flavors of vegan ice cream by adding different spices, nuts, seeds, fruit and non-dairy milk to your base!
  • Find more vegan ice cream recipes in the article above.
  • Nutrition information has automatically been calculated taking into account just one nice cream flavor
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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