18 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes for Summer

You might think that going vegan means no more ice cream for you, but there are so many delicious ways to make vegan ice cream at home! Try thesesweet-and-creamy vegan ice cream recipes.

Types of Vegan Ice Cream

There are kind of two categories when it comes to vegan ice cream. I think of them as “pretty healthy” and “pretty conventional.”

The pretty healthy recipes are frozen fruit-based and often called Nice Cream. You make them in the blender, and bananas are a popular starting point. It might sound kind of boring, butvegan recipe developers have done some amazing things withblender ice cream!

Moreconventional vegan ice cream is made the same way you’d make dairy ice cream.There are ways to make it inan ice cream maker and no-churn vegan ice cream recipes. These use vegan milk as the base, adding mix-ins and sweeteners.

Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

Below, I’ve got recipes for both healthy and more conventional vegan ice creams. Choose the ones that speak to you!

Vegan Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

1.Vegan Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Frozen bananas are shockingly creamy when you blend them up. Thisvegan ice cream recipe uses an unconventional method to make a classic flavor combination: strawberry and banana. Bust out your blender, and prepare to be wowed!

No Churn Vegan Ice Cream from A Virtual Vegan

2. No-Churn Rhubarb andCustard Ice Cream

No ice cream makerrequired for this thick, creamy, custard-style vegan ice cream! The hardest part of making this recipe is waiting while the mix freezes. Hurry up, freezer!

Maple Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Vegan in the Freezer

3. Chunky Maple Peanut Butter Ice Cream

If you do have an ice cream maker, this rich, delicious vegan ice cream is not to be missed! Full fat coconut milk is the secret to a dairy-like consistency.I use full fat coconut milk as the base for my own non-dairy ice creams, and it works beautifully.

Turkish Coffee Ice Cream from My Darling Vegan

4. Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

This is another creamy, conventional vegan ice cream recipe. Instead of coconut milk, it uses cashew cream and almond milk as the base.

Chocolate Mint Bubblegum Ice Cream from Allergylicious

5. Chocolate Mint Bubblegum Ice Cream

This is a far cry from the neon bluebubblegum ice cream you’d get at the scoop shop as a kid (just me?). This grown-up version of bubblegum ice cream uses a little bit of spinach to geta minty green color and stars pieces of all natural chocolate mintgum.

6. Unicorn Nice Cream

Nice cream is another name for fruit-based blender ice cream. This fun, colorful nice cream is naturally colored and flavored, unlike basically any unicorn treat you’d get at the store.

Aquafaba Chocolate Ice Cream by Zsu Dever

7. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

This thick, rich chocolate ice cream uses aquafaba toget its decadent texture. If you’ve never heard of aquafaba, don’t worry! It’s probably already in your pantry. You make the chocolate base, then make an aquafaba meringue. Mix together, chill, and churn in your ice cream maker. Yum!

Lemon Mint Ice Cream from Love Me Feed Me

8. Lemon-Mint No-Churn Ice Cream

Thisflavorful no-churn recipe only uses five ingredients, and they’re all easy to find at the regular grocery store. Just use the blender to mix evenly, then pour and freeze.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

9. Banana Pudding Ice Cream

This nice cream recipe only has four ingredients. You can eat it right away, while it’s still soft-serve consistency, or let it set up in the freezer for a firmer mix.

Ginger Maple Miso Ice Cream

10. Ginger Maple Miso Ice Cream

If you want to get experimental with your vegan ice cream flavors, this is a great place to start. It’s sweet and creamy, like any good ice cream, but it has some heat from the ginger and a little tang from the miso.A party in your mouth, as my sister-in-law likes to say!

Unfried Ice Cream

11. “Unfried” Ice Cream

Did you ever eat fried ice cream as a kid? It’ such afun combo of creamy and crunchy textures. This unfried version calls forpre-made vegan ice cream, but you could use this coating technique with any of the ice creams on this list.

Avocado Ice Cream

12. Avocado Ice Cream

You’ve probably already tried avocado pudding. Now, meet avocado ice cream. Is there anything this versatile fruit can’t do?This four-ingredient, no-churn recipe says, NO!

Peach Crisp Ice Cream

13. Peach Crisp Ice Cream

Crunchy oaty crisp adds some lovely texture to this conventional vegan ice cream recipe that’s packed with more than a pound of fresh peaches! You canmix the crisp into the ice cream or use it as a topping. You do you.

Vegan Red Velvet Ice Cream

14. Red Velvet Ice Cream

Like old-school red velvet cake, this ice cream gets its vibrant color and some of its sweetness from beets. There are ice cream maker and no-churn instructions for this recipe, so do what works best for you.

Cranberry Cointreau Ice Cream

15. Cranberry Cointreau Ice Cream

This fancy, no-churn vegan ice cream is asbeautiful as it is delicious. If you’ve never made a swirled ice cream before, the recipewalks you through how to do it. It’s surprisingly easy to get that professional-looking swirled effect!

Vegan Sweet Potato Ice Cream

16. Vegan Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Ice Cream

If you’re looking for lower-fat vegan ice cream, sweet potatoes are a great way toadd creaminess without as much fat. They also bring some natural sweetness to the table, so you can back off on the added sugars a bit. A double-win!

Vegan Chocolate Gelato

17. Chocolate Gelato

This is a great vegan ice cream recipe to have in your pocket for when your kids are literally screaming for ice cream. It only uses five ingredients, takes five minutes to make, and is sneakily pretty healthy.

Ray Chocolate Tartufo

18. Raw Chocolate Tartufo

A tartufo is a rich ball of ice cream covered in cocoa powder or melted chocolate. It’s a thick,decadent Italian dessert, and this vegan version uses homemade vegan white and dark chocolate ice cream. It’s another no-churn recipe, so no ice cream maker needed!

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You might think that going vegan means no more ice cream for you, but there are so many delicious ways to make vegan ice cream at home! Try these sweet-and-creamy vegan ice cream recipes.

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John J
John J4 months ago

thanks for sharing

John J
John J4 months ago

thanks for sharing

Marija M
Marija M6 months ago

:) tks

Jim Ven
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Jerome S
Jerome Sabout a year ago

thanks for sharing

Jerome S
Jerome Sabout a year ago

thanks for sharing

M. M
M. Mabout a year ago

Saved it to bookmarks ;-)

ERIKA SOMLAIabout a year ago

thank you....very nice

Katie & Bill D
Katie & Bill Dabout a year ago

Oh just in time for the Hot weather sounds so good.
every one of these. Thank you