7 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

Cool off with these dairy-free frozen treats.


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Enjoying a bowl of homemade vegan ice cream.

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Summer is the perfect time to cool down with some delicious ice cream. If you are vegan or dairy-free, homemade is the way to go. You can use wholesome, all natural ingredients that will allow you to indulge your sweet tooth in a healthy way and beat the heat at the same time.

Check out these seven easy homemade ice cream and frozen treat recipes that you can make for a hot summer day or anytime! All you need is a blender and an ice cream maker is recommended.

Chocolate Dairy-Free Ice Cream

This easy homemade chocolate vegan ice cream recipe from BBC Good Food is dairy-free, egg-free and gluten free and it is absolutely delicious. All you need is coconut milk, cocoa, chocolate, sugar, vanilla, sea salt, and corn flour. This ice cream recipe takes 25 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to cook, and around 25 minutes to churn in an ice cream maker. Then freeze, eat and enjoy. There are alternative instructions if you do not have an ice cream maker.

Chocolate ice cream is a crowd pleaser.

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Vegan Orange Creamsicles

This perfect combo of cream and citrus is a tasty summer treat and it gives you a good vitamin C boost too. This recipe from VegNews is simple to make. All you need are two oranges, orange zest, one peach, your favorite non-dairy milk and vanilla. Just blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds. You can take these tasty treats on a  picnic or to the beach.

Orange creamsicles are a summer classic.

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Coffee Cashew Ice Cream

Calling all coffee lovers. Check out this fantastic vegan coffee ice cream recipe from the blog Love & Zest. It’s made of almond milk, iced coffee, cashews, and maple syrup. Just blend and pour into an ice cream maker. Move over Starbucks, this beats iced coffee any day.

A coffee lovers dream.

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Banana Vegan ice Cream

This quick and easy ice cream recipe from Food & Wine can be whipped up in a blender in no time. Cut up some bananas and freeze for at least four hours, add some almond milk and vanilla and blend. It’s that simple. You can dress up the basic recipe by adding strawberries or pineapple.

Vegan banana ice cream is a treat

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Avocado and Strawberry Ices

This recipe is also  from BBC Good Food and replaces dairy with avocado. All you need are strawberries, an avocado, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, and maple syrup. You need a hand blender or food processor for this recipe. Blend and freeze for a delightful summer treat.

Non-dairy strawberry ices will cool you down.

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Creamy Vanilla Vegan Ice Cream

This easy recipe is from the Minimalist Baker blog. The base of the ice cream is coconut milk and cashew butter. Real vanilla gives this ice cream its delicious flavor and you can use maple syrup and sugar as sweeteners. Just blend, churn and indulge your taste buds with this super creamy vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla plant-based ice cream .

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Vegan Milkshake

Cool off with a vegan milkshake from The Conscious Plant Kitchen blog. The recipe is super easy. All you need is vegan vanilla ice cream – homemade or your favorite brand – plant-based milk, frozen fruit like strawberries or peach, and vanilla extract. Then blend and enjoy on a hot summer afternoon.