While everyone loves ice cream, vegans have a problem with the traditional product as the main ingredient is dairy.
But vegans don’t need to miss out. Here we’ve picked the best recipes for vegan ice cream that really pack in flavor.
They’re sometimes surprising but always delicious for everyone.
1. Kitchen Sink Ice Cream Cones
These easy to prep ice cream cones are a great way to get kids interested in the kitchen. Using pre-made vegan ice cream you – or they – will add flavors in a really unique way.
Toasted coconut and chopped pistachio are always great choices.
But adding crushed potato chips to ice cream is genius!
2. Asian-Pear Sorbet With Thyme
This sorbet recipe requires a little more time and effort but the results are worth it.
The recipe uses only four ingredients to create a refreshing pear sorbet with hints of thyme and vanilla.
Perfect for when the heat just never seems to end!
3. Blackberry-Mango Sundaes
This one is easy and packed with flavor. It requires two types of sorbet plus vegan ice cream, all pre-made.
It’s a great combination of summer flavors stacked in three layers.
Top the ice cream stack off with blackberry syrup and sprinkle with coconut and blackberries and you’ve got a dessert that looks and tastes fantastic.
4. Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet
Mixed berries enhanced with pungent basil is unusual to find in ice cream.
But it sure makes a really novel flavor combination!
The recipe uses a handful of ingredients and prep time is low. The question is how you’ll distract yourself for the two hours it takes to freeze.
5. Tropical Avocado Ice Cream
Avocado may not be the first ingredient that springs to mind when you think of ice cream – but then again, why not?
The recipe also uses the juice of four limes plus some zest for some super-refreshing flavor. Perfect for a hot summer’s day.
It’s super simple to prepare too, and a great starter recipe if you’ve never made ice cream before.
6. Vegan S’Mores Ice Cream (No Churn!) + Video
Frozen bananas and coconut cream are the key to this no-churn vegan take on s’mores ice cream.
The recipe gives a couple of variations you can use depending on time available. Either go all out with vegan chocolate fudge or simply use vegan choc chips.
Your ice cream, your choice!
7. Coconut Chocolate Chip
This vegan ice cream recipe is nice and easy and uses just six ingredients.
Made from coconut, bananas, chocolate, maple syrup and vanilla, it packs tons of flavor. It takes just four steps to make too.
You can even make the recipe paleo-friendly by using dark chocolate in place of vegan chocolate.
8. Green Tea Coconut Ice Cream
Green tea is another flavor I’d never have thought of for ice cream.
Paired with coconut milk, plus almond milk and dates, it’s creamy, sweet and packed with flavor.
As suggested in the recipe you just need to swap out the honey for raw sugar and you’ve got a great tasting vegan ice cream.
9. Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
Follow this recipe for a vegan take on mint chocolate ice cream and you’ll make everything from scratch, including the chocolate chunks.
But you’ll also have the glow of satisfaction you only get from doing it all.
Like many of the recipes listed here one of the principle ingredients is coconut milk. It also uses cashews and fresh mint for a flavor that really zings.
10. No Churn, Dairy-Free Creamy Almond Butter Ice Cream
For another lovely creamy vegan ice cream try this recipe. It’s another no-churn recipe so no need for an ice cream maker either.
The base flavor comes from almond butter but it also uses dates, dried cherries and cocoa nibs – AKA broken up cocoa beans.
You simply mix the ingredients in a food processor and then freeze. It’s that easy and tastes great.
11. Two-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
If you think these recipes are too difficult then this one is for you.
Add chopped frozen bananas in a food processor with cocoa powder and blend.
When the mix looks like ice cream serve it immediately. It’s as simple as they come but tasty too!