Vegan ice cream is simpler to make than you might think—no churning or cooking required in most cases! It’s the most incredible way to enjoy your favorite sweet treat without dairy, eggs, or other animal products.
These recipes for vegan ice cream are all super easy to make and come together with just a few ingredients.
1. Homemade Vegan Pineapple Ice Cream by Dairy Free for Baby
Pineapple is one of those fruits that’s perfect for ice cream. It’s refreshing, sweet, and has a great texture that makes it the perfect addition to any vegan ice cream recipe.
The recipe only uses frozen pineapple, coconut milk, and maple syrup. One thing to love about this recipe is that it’s ready to eat once you blend it. The texture is perfect for those hot summer days or any day you’re craving something sweet.
2. Caramel and Oreo Vegan Ice Cream By the Conscientious Eater
This next recipe is for all the Oreo lovers out there. The caramel and Oreo vegan ice cream is a simple no-churn ice cream that is completely vegan and dairy-free.
It is yet another easy vegan ice cream recipe that only includes five ingredients. It contains vegan sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, coconut cream, crushed oreo cookies, and vegan caramel sauce.
The ice cream is incredibly smooth and has the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The oreo cookies add a great crunch and the caramel sauce takes it over the top.
3. Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream By Jessica in the Kitchen
Jessica’s vegan ice cream recipe is a creamy replica of the standard sweet treat. The vanilla bean vegan ice cream only uses five simple ingredients.
To make the best vegan ice cream, you’ll need homemade cashew milk, full-fat coconut milk, vanilla bean paste, cane sugar, and sea salt.
The ice cream comes out creamy, smooth, and delicious, much like traditional ice cream without the added calories.
The recipe is unforgettable and worth trying for anyone, vegan or not. If you have an ice cream churner, you can make it in less than 30 minutes.
Serve it alongside a vegan carrot cake and you’ll forget about processed store-bought ice cream altogether.
4. No-Churn Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream by the Minimalist Baker
One thing we like about no-churn recipes is that they don’t require any special equipment. Without breaking a sweat, you can make this no-churn chocolate vegan ice cream with just a bowl and a spoon.
Having only five ingredients is becoming a trend in these recipes, which is something else that makes them so great.
You’ll need full-fat coconut milk, cocoa powder, almond milk, dates, and vanilla. Mix in some expresso if you want to add a power boost to the dessert.
5. The Best Vegan Ice Cream By Nora Cooks
Nora Cook’s vegan ice cream is identical to Jessica’s, except she serves hers with hot fudge and whipped cream. She uses pure vanilla extract instead of vanilla paste.
This recipe is pretty similar to the other vegan ice creams on this list but what makes it unique is the hot fudge and whipped cream.
The hot fudge is a great addition because it adds a little bit of heat to the dessert. The whipped cream is also delicious and pulls the flavors together.
6. Paleo and Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream by Paleo Running Momma
The paleo and vegan salted caramel ice cream is an excellent option for those looking for a healthier version of the classic dessert. Get this. The caramel mixture is homemade as well!
The recipe combines dates, dairy-free unsweetened milk, vanilla extract, and sea salt. The ice cream contains raw cashews, organic coconut milk, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
While there are more ingredients in this recipe, it’s just as easy to make.
7. Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream by BBC Good Food
You’ll see a trend in vanilla ice cream on this list because it’s such a classic flavor. This recipe by BBC Good Food is no exception. It uses coconut milk, caster sugar, vanilla bean paste, sea salt, cornflour, and Turmeric.
What sets this recipe apart is the Turmeric. It gives the ice cream a beautiful color and has lots of anti-inflammatory benefits. If you don’t have Turmeric, you can leave it out or substitute it with another spice like cinnamon.
8. Dairy-Free Ice Cream By Chew Out Loud
What makes this ice cream recipe different from the others is that it uses agave nectar as a sweetener and xanthan gum to thicken the mixture. It also has a longer churning time of about 45 minutes.
The ingredients are pretty straightforward and include whole coconut milk, vanilla almond milk, agave nectar, xanthan gum, table salt, diced strawberries, and sprinkles.
The remarkable thing about this recipe is that it’s versatile. You can use any fruit or topping you want. Get creative and experiment with different flavors.
9. Coconut Chocolate Chip Vegan Ice Cream by Beaming Baker
The recipe is slightly different because it uses both coconut cream and flakes as a base. It also has bananas, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and paleo vegan chocolate.
The ice cream is dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and oh so delicious.
It only takes ten minutes to make. That’s right, ten minutes! Simply combine the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pop into the freezer for a few hours and enjoy.
10. Coconut and Nut-Free Simple Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream by the Banana Diaries
This recipe is perfect for those who are allergic to nuts or coconuts. It uses oat milk as a base. Combine that with 100 percent dark chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, and sea salt, and you’ve got yourself a tasty treat.
No matter your allergies, you can tailor this recipe to your needs. If you can’t have oats, use another type of dairy-free milk. And if you’re not allergic to nuts, feel free to add them in.
Get creative and add in some mint extract or coffee. The possibilities are endless.
11. No-Churn Dairy Free Honey Vanilla Ice Cream by Flippin Delicious
No-churn honey vanilla ice cream recipe is unique because it contains gluten-free vodka. Yes, vodka. The less important ingredients are coconut cream, honey, vanilla paste, and vanilla extract.
The vodka helps keep the ice cream from getting too hard when frozen. If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can substitute it with water or non-dairy milk.
The recipe is tasty and easy to make. Combine all of the ingredients in a container and freeze for several hours.
12. Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream by the Big Man’s World
For all of the strawberry ice cream lovers out there, this recipe is for you. It uses fresh or frozen strawberries, coconut milk, maple syrup, and xanthan gum. You’ll love that it’s gluten-free, vegan, and takes less than ten minutes to make.
Blend the ingredients until smooth. Freeze for several hours.
Top with fresh strawberries or other fruits, and enjoy.
13. Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream by the Modern Proper
This recipe is refreshing and perfect for summer. It uses peppermint extract, coconut milk, cashew milk, coconut cream, cane sugar, vanilla extract, and chopped dark chocolate.
Now you can enjoy mint chip ice cream without all of the guilt. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
It’s also straightforward to make.
14. Tofu Ice Cream by the Tofubud
Tofu ice cream is one of the most interesting recipes on this list. It uses silken tofu, semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract, oat milk, and salt. Wait. Tofu in ice cream?
Yes, it may sound strange, but it’s actually really good. The tofu gives the ice cream a creamy texture without using any dairy.
The astonishing thing about tofu is that it’s versatile. You can use it in sweet or savory dishes. In this case, it gets used to make delicious and creamy vegan ice cream.
15. Easy 2 Ingredient Pineapple Ice Cream by That Vegan Babe
The recipe may be one of the easiest on our list, but it’s also one of the tastiest. It uses just two ingredients- frozen pineapple and full-fat coconut milk. That’s it!
Mix the two ingredients and pour them back into the pineapple hull. Then freeze it overnight.
When you’re ready to eat it, scoop it into a bowl and enjoy. Serve it with the 20-minute vegan banana cake by Lowly Food for a delicious and easy dessert.
16. Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream by the FoodNetwork
This recipe comes as a courtesy from Amy Chaplin, acclaimed vegan chef. It’s one of the simplest recipes on this list, but it’s also one of the best.
It uses coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla beans, arrowroot powder, and vanilla extract. What’s arrowroot powder? It’s a starch that’s derived from the root of a plant. It acts as a thickening agent in recipes.
In this case, it thickens the ice cream and gives it a creamy texture. The ice cream is delicious and perfect for those hot summer days.
17. Blue Moon Ice Cream By Simple Whisked
This recipe is for all blue moon ice cream lovers out there. Blue moon is a popular flavor made with blueberries, lemon, and cream.
This recipe is slightly different and made with simple ingredients- blueberries and lemon. Our recipe combines coconut milk, raspberry and lemon extract, coarse salt, and blue food coloring. The ice cream is fun to eat and perfect for summertime.
It’s an awesome ice cream choice for the kiddos too. They’ll love the fun color and delicious flavor.
18. Vegan Ice Cream by Loving it Vegan
The Loving it Vegan ice cream recipe is the first on our list to use coconut oil and cacao butter. There were many questions about using oil instead of vegan butter.
The answer is- it works great! The oil gives the ice cream a delicious creamy texture. These two ingredients help provide the ice cream with a smooth and creamy texture.
The recipe also uses cashew milk, white granulated sugar, water, salt, and vanilla extract.
19. Vegan Mocha Ice Cream Starbucks Copycat by the Vegan 8
Starbucks is the go-to destination for some of the best coffee around. Unfortunately, their vegan options are a bit limited.
The favorable news is that you can easily make your own vegan mocha ice cream at home with this recipe.
It uses coconut and cashew milk, cocoa powder, organic coconut palm sugar, raw agave, vanilla extract, instant espresso, and of course, sea salt.
Agave is the ingredient that stands out here. It’s a natural sweetener derived from the agave plant. It usually gets utilized as a substitute for sugar. It’s a healthier version of the popular Starbucks drink.
20. Vegan Butter Pecan Ice Cream by My Darling Vegan
There’s nothing like some good ole ‘ fashioned butter pecan ice cream. This recipe is for all of the butter pecan lovers out there.
It uses vegan butter, brown sugar, pecans, coconut milk, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and salt.
The recipe is easy to follow, and the results are delicious. The pecans add a nice crunch to the ice cream. The brown sugar gives it a delightful flavor.
21. Avocado Ice Cream by Feel Good Foodie
The recipe is perfect for those who love avocado. The avocado gives the ice cream a delicious creamy texture. It also adds some healthy fats to the recipe.
It combines avocado, coconut milk, banana, maple syrup, lemon juice, and mint leaves. It’s a beautiful green color and perfect for summertime.
The mint leaves add a refreshing flavor to the ice cream. The lemon juice helps to keep it from turning brown.
22. Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream by Crumbs and Caramel
This recipe is for all of you strawberry rhubarb lovers out there. The combination of strawberries and rhubarb is a classic flavor often used in pies and crumbles.
Unfortunately, it is one of the most complex recipes on the list because you have to make the strawberry rhubarb sauce, the crumble, and the ice cream base.
The ice cream combines cashew and coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and guar gum. The crumble comprises flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vegan butter.
Last, the strawberry rhubarb sauce combines rhubarb, strawberries, granulated sugar, and cornstarch.
23. Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream by Punchfork
If you love cinnamon toast crunch, this recipe is for you. It’s as delicious and easy to enjoy as the cereal. The recipe contains coconut milk, raw sugar, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, and vegan toast that has been grated.
It’s a healthy version of the popular breakfast food. The xanthan gum helps to give the ice cream a smooth and creamy texture.
The cinnamon and cinnamon sugar gives the ice cream a delicious flavor. The vegan toast adds a nice crunch to the ice cream.
What’s not to love about this recipe?
24. Salted Caramel and Pretzel Ice Cream by Delight Fuel
The salted caramel and pretzel ice cream recipe is one of our favorites on the list. It combines tahini caramel, cashew milk, coconut cream, pretzels, maple syrup, and salt.
If you have ever had the Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Core ice cream, you know how good this combination can be. You can enjoy it even if you are lactose intolerant.
The cashew milk and coconut cream give the ice cream a smooth and creamy texture. The pretzels add a delicious crunch to the ice cream. The tahini caramel gives the ice cream a delightful flavor.
25. Black Sesame and Ginger Ice Cream by Golubka Kitchen
Last on our list is the black sesame and ginger ice cream recipe. This recipe is for all of you who love spicy flavors. The ginger ice cream recipe combines coconut milk, arrowroot powder, agave syrup, vanilla extract, and ginger.
The black sesame ice cream includes black sesame paste, black sesame seeds, and raw honey. The recipe is in-depth and requires you to boil some of the ingredients and make two different ice creams. But it’s worth trying for the flavor combination you get.
This ice cream is perfect for those who love spicy and sweet flavors. The black sesame paste gives the ice cream a rich flavor.
Easy Vegan Ice Cream Recipes, Final Thoughts
There are so many fun and easy vegan ice cream recipes to try and enjoy without worrying about the dairy. Dairy-free does not have to mean flavor-free.
We hope you find the perfect recipe for you and your family to enjoy this summer.