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Vegan Ice Cream topped with sprinkles and chocolate fudge

Vegan Ice Cream | Food with Feeling

Delicious and easy 3-ingredient Vegan Ice Cream made in less than 30 minutes! Enjoy this dairy-free and vegan take on traditional ice cream with this plant-based ice cream recipe using just coconut cream, sugar and vanilla. Add your favorite toppings for the ultimate summer treat!

Vegan Ice Cream topped with sprinkles and chocolate fudge

Ice cream is just the best. Whether it’s a hot summer day or a cold winter night, I could eat ice cream all year round!

Today, I’m going to show you how to make the easiest homemade ice cream of all time – 3-ingredient Vegan Ice Cream.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not! If you haven’t tried coconut cream ice cream yet, you’re about to fall in love. This simple dessert will satisfy those ice cream cravings with no dairy ingredients!

What is Vegan Ice Cream?

Vegan ice cream recipes can be made several ways – ‘nice’ cream made with a base of frozen bananas, using soaked cashews as the base or with full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream. My absolute favorite way to enjoy nondairy ice cream is using a base of canned coconut cream that has been refrigerated. Coconut cream has a higher fat content than regular coconut milk, and the more fat content in the ice cream, the creamier and more delicious it will be. 

This vegan ice cream recipe uses one full can of coconut cream (the thick white part and the liquid) and then only the thick white part from a second can. It’s blended in a high-speed blender along with sugar and vanilla, and then whipped in an ice cream machine for just about 15 minutes to create a thick, smooth, soft-serve-like ice cream.

If you’re a fan of normal ice cream texture rather than soft-serve, you can simply freeze the vegan ice cream in a loaf pan!

vegan ice cream frozen in a loaf pan

Ingredients:

When I say three ingredients, I mean just THREE simple ingredients. Plus, any favorite toppings you might want to add. All you’ll need is:

  • Canned coconut cream. the base of this vegan ice cream. Make sure to use coconut cream, not a low fat or light coconut milk. We want full fat for a super creamy treat!
  • Sugar. I use granulated sugar to sweeten the ice cream, but you could also use brown sugar, honey, or a sugar substitute.
  • Vanilla. vanilla bean paste gives the ice cream a rich vanilla flavor while also adding little specks of vanilla bean. However, if you don’t have vanilla bean paste, you can substitute with 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract.
scoops of vanilla ice cream in a small white bowl topped with sprinkles

How to Make Vegan Ice Cream:

This dairy-free ice cream recipe is incredibly simple to whip up. Grab your blender, ice cream maker and coconut cream, and let’s go!

  1. Freeze base of ice cream maker. If your ice cream maker requires a pre-frozen base, make sure to put it in the freezer 24 hours before you plan to make this recipe. 
  2. Blend ingredients. Add coconut cream, sugar, and vanilla to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, about 30-45 seconds. 
  3. Churn ice cream. Transfer the mixture to the ice cream machine and churn. In my ice cream maker, it took 15 minutes to churn to a thick, smooth ice cream. 
  4. Serve & enjoy! Serve immediately as soft serve or transfer to a loaf pan and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least four hours and then scoop and serve. 

Vegan Ice Cream

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Home Simple Vegan Vegan Recipes Vegan Ice Cream | Food with Feeling

Vegan Ice Cream | Food with Feeling

Vegan Ice Cream topped with sprinkles and chocolate fudge

Vegan Ice Cream | Food with Feeling

Delicious and easy 3-ingredient Vegan Ice Cream made in less than 30 minutes! Enjoy this dairy-free and vegan take on traditional ice cream with this plant-based ice cream recipe using just coconut cream, sugar and vanilla. Add your favorite toppings for the ultimate summer treat!

Vegan Ice Cream topped with sprinkles and chocolate fudge

Ice cream is just the best. Whether it’s a hot summer day or a cold winter night, I could eat ice cream all year round!

Today, I’m going to show you how to make the easiest homemade ice cream of all time – 3-ingredient Vegan Ice Cream.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not! If you haven’t tried coconut cream ice cream yet, you’re about to fall in love. This simple dessert will satisfy those ice cream cravings with no dairy ingredients!

What is Vegan Ice Cream?

Vegan ice cream recipes can be made several ways – ‘nice’ cream made with a base of frozen bananas, using soaked cashews as the base or with full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream. My absolute favorite way to enjoy nondairy ice cream is using a base of canned coconut cream that has been refrigerated. Coconut cream has a higher fat content than regular coconut milk, and the more fat content in the ice cream, the creamier and more delicious it will be. 

This vegan ice cream recipe uses one full can of coconut cream (the thick white part and the liquid) and then only the thick white part from a second can. It’s blended in a high-speed blender along with sugar and vanilla, and then whipped in an ice cream machine for just about 15 minutes to create a thick, smooth, soft-serve-like ice cream.

If you’re a fan of normal ice cream texture rather than soft-serve, you can simply freeze the vegan ice cream in a loaf pan!

vegan ice cream frozen in a loaf pan

Ingredients:

When I say three ingredients, I mean just THREE simple ingredients. Plus, any favorite toppings you might want to add. All you’ll need is:

  • Canned coconut cream. the base of this vegan ice cream. Make sure to use coconut cream, not a low fat or light coconut milk. We want full fat for a super creamy treat!
  • Sugar. I use granulated sugar to sweeten the ice cream, but you could also use brown sugar, honey, or a sugar substitute.
  • Vanilla. vanilla bean paste gives the ice cream a rich vanilla flavor while also adding little specks of vanilla bean. However, if you don’t have vanilla bean paste, you can substitute with 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract.
scoops of vanilla ice cream in a small white bowl topped with sprinkles

How to Make Vegan Ice Cream:

This dairy-free ice cream recipe is incredibly simple to whip up. Grab your blender, ice cream maker and coconut cream, and let’s go!

  1. Freeze base of ice cream maker. If your ice cream maker requires a pre-frozen base, make sure to put it in the freezer 24 hours before you plan to make this recipe. 
  2. Blend ingredients. Add coconut cream, sugar, and vanilla to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, about 30-45 seconds. 
  3. Churn ice cream. Transfer the mixture to the ice cream machine and churn. In my ice cream maker, it took 15 minutes to churn to a thick, smooth ice cream. 
  4. Serve & enjoy! Serve immediately as soft serve or transfer to a loaf pan and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least four hours and then scoop and serve. 

Vegan Ice Cream