You never say NO to ice cream! You cannot eat dairy? So? That does not mean you should miss out on Ice cream- one of the most loved and delicious desserts worldwide. I cannot think of anyone on the entire planet who is not a fan of this sweet, creamy, and cooling dessert that comes in all flavors. Strawberry, Chocolate, Blueberry, Mango, Coffee, Salted Caramel, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy, well, you name it, and you have the ice cream flavor. Our homemade vegan ice cream recipe is also great for lactose intolerants.  

About homemade vegan Ice cream Recipe

This is truly the best dairy-free ice cream you can make. It is classic, super creamy, perfectly sweet, and has everything you wish for in your scoop of ice cream. The base we created in this Vegan Ice Cream Recipe very closely matches the dairy cream base. You will love the ice cream when it completely melts in your mouth and goes well with your milkshakes, cakes, pies, etc. Do give it a try and Follow SpicYum for more delicious and mouth-watering vegan recipes.

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Ingredients required for making homemade vegan ice cream recipes:      

For making Cashew Milk at home:

  • 1 cup of Raw Cashews (150g) (Soaked in hot water for one hour)
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp Water (270ml)

For making Ice Cream:

  • 2 cups of Homemade Cashew Milk (480ml)
  • 1 cup of Canned Coconut Milk (240ml) (Full Fat & Unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of Granulated White Sugar (200g)
  • 1/4 cup Water (60ml)
  • 3/4 cup of Cacao Butter (100g) (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (55g)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Stepwise Instruction with images how to make homemade vegan ice cream recipe

Put your ice cream machine bowl

STEP 1: Put your ice cream machine bowl in the freezer the day before you want to create ice cream. and Take a bowl and add cashews to it to make your cashew milk at home. Soak them in boiling water for one hour.

Strain the cashews

STEP 2: Strain the cashews after an hour and put them in a blending jar with 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of fresh cold water. Process them until it turns smooth and creamy.

coconut milk into a big bowl

STEP 3: Now, transfer your homemade cashew milk and coconut milk into a big bowl and keep it aside. 

Add sugar

STEP 4: Add sugar and a quarter cup of water to a saucepan. Stir it well until it is completely melted. If the wooden spoon does not make a scratching sound at the bottom, then it’s melted.

add coconut oil

STEP 5: To this, add coconut oil, cacao butter, and salt. Mix it well until it melts.

coconut milk and homemade cashew

STEP 6: Combine this with coconut milk and homemade cashew milk in the bowl with vanilla extract.

blending jar

STEP 7: Use an immersion blender or blending jar to blend everything together.

freezer for about 15

STEP 8: Keep the bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes. If the mixture somewhat hardens from the sides, simply whisk it up again.

ice cream machine

STEP 9: Add this mixture to your ice cream machine and churn as per the directions till you get a soft consistency. It would take around 25-45 minutes, depending upon the machine.

loaf pan

STEP 10: Now, transfer your homemade ice cream into a loaf pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth it down.

covered ice cream

STEP 11: Place the covered ice cream in your freezer to let it set completely.

Scoop your mouth-watering and divine homemade Vegan Ice Cream into bowls and enjoy!

Ice Cream Mix-In Ideas-

You can make your vegan ice cream more textured and exciting in multiple ways. It might just be the winning ticket to creating a version of your favorite store-bought ice cream. So, you can mix these sweet add-ins when the ice cream is churning. Here are some ice cream combination ideas you should give a try.

  • Broken/Crushed Oreo pieces
  • Vegan Cookie Dough
  • Fresh Fruits (cherries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • Crumbled up Cake or Brownie Pieces
  • Vegan Marshmallow Pieces
  • Chopped Nuts or Candy Bars
  • Mint extract
  • Peanut Butter Cookie or Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces
  • Chocolate Ganache

How to make Vegan Ice Cream without a machine?

Don’t have an ice cream maker? You don’t have to worry because we’ve got you covered. You can beat or stir your ice cream mixture with a hand mixer (stand mixer) until it becomes creamy and smooth. Place it in the freezer and repeat the same process at least 3-4 times. This will help you get closest to the ice cream machine’s texture and consistency. Your soft, no-churn ice cream will be ready to serve.

If you love making ice cream at home, you must invest in a good ice cream maker. It will be worth every penny you spend. The machine will save a lot of time as it churns and freezes the ice cream in just 25 minutes.

Tips for making the Best homemade Vegan Ice Cream at Home-

There are numerous ice cream-making techniques on the internet. We are here to help you make the Best Vegan ice cream right in your kitchen. Some ice cream-making tips are:

  • Make sure to use full-fat coconut milk and do not substitute it with the coconut milk powder, or else it won’t be creamy.
  • Do not rush the process and give the cashew milk (ice cream base) enough time to set in the freezer and fridge.
  • Always remember to cover your homemade ice cream to avoid small ice chunks in it.
  • Heat the ice cream scoop by pouring hot water into the cup, so you can easily scoop out your ice cream.

Why try the recipe?

With each bite, you fall in love with ice creams. Besides that, making ice cream at home is a lot of fun and does not require any professional skills. In addition, our Vegan Ice Cream Recipe is as healthful as it is delicious! Here is a summary of the nutritional advantages of our simple recipe’s two main ingredients

Coconut Milk Health Benefits:

  • It is rich in healthy fats that keep you full for a long time, thus aiding weight loss.
  • Coconut milk contains antioxidants like vitamin C and E and is rich in electrolytes such as magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
  • This has anti-inflammatory properties and also prevents anemia.
  • Unlike cow’s milk, it is lactose-free, making it a great substitute for lactose-intolerant people.

Benefits of Cashews:

  • Cashews are an excellent source of vitamin E, vitamin K, fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, a lot of minerals, and fiber.
  • It prevents and controls diabetes while also strengthening our bones.
  • This nut is a great immunity booster, which is also beneficial for hair and eye health.
  • They also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and lower blood pressure.

Ice Cream Serving Suggestions:

Ice creams make everything taste better. Had a bad day? Want to eat something refreshing? Have a scoop of your favorite ice cream; you will instantly feel happy. You can add ice cream on top of your pumpkin pie, apple pies, or brownies. And honestly, what’s a party without cake and ice cream? Serve the ice cream with chocolate, coconut, or funfetti cake. People even like to sandwich a scoop of their ice cream between two cookies- chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, or vegan cookies. 

Your homemade ice cream stays good for about 2 weeks in the freezer. If you ask me how to enjoy ice cream? I personally like my vanilla coconut ice cream just as it is or with some vegan caramel sauce or vegan chocolate sauce on the top. Oh! And my kids enjoy it with some colorful confetti, jimmies, or sugar pearls. Do try this simple vegan ice cream recipe at your home! For other desserts check out our Vegan Chocolate and No-bake Vegan Cheesecake

Vegan Ice cream

HOMEMADE VEGAN ICE CREAM

Super rich, buttery, and yummy vegan ice cream that will never be enough! Get the perfect texture with our dairy-free and incredibly easy ice cream recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, dessert, vegan
Cuisine american
Servings 10 people
Calories 7 kcal

Ingredients
  

For making Cashew Milk at home:

  • 1 cup Raw Cashews (150g) (Soaked in hot water for one hour)
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp Water (270ml)

For making Ice Cream:

  • 2 cups Homemade Cashew Milk (480ml)
  • 1 cup Canned Coconut Milk (240ml) (Full Fat & Unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Granulated White Sugar (200g)
  • 1/4 cup Water (60ml)
  • 3/4 cup Cacao Butter (100g) (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (55g)
  • 1 tbsp  Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Put your ice cream machine bowl in the freezer the day before you want to create ice cream.
  • Take a bowl and add cashews to it to make your cashew milk at home. Soak them in boiling water for one hour.
  • Strain the cashews after an hour and put them in a blending jar with 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of fresh cold water. Process them until it turns smooth and creamy.
  •  Now, transfer your homemade cashew milk and coconut milk into a big bowl and keep it aside.
  • Add sugar and a quarter cup of water to a saucepan. Stir it well until it is completely melted. If the wooden spoon does not make a scratching sound at the bottom, then it’s melted.
  • To this, add coconut oil, cacao butter, and salt. Mix it well until it melts
  • Combine this with coconut milk and homemade cashew milk in the bowl with vanilla extract.
  • Use an immersion blender or blending jar to blend everything together.
  • Keep the bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes. If the mixture somewhat hardens from the sides, simply whisk it up again.
  • Add this mixture to your ice cream machine and churn as per the directions till you get a soft consistency. It would take around 25-45 minutes, depending upon the machine.
  • Now, transfer your homemade ice cream into a loaf pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth it down.
  • Place the covered ice cream in your freezer to let it set completely.
  • Scoop your mouth-watering and divine homemade Vegan Ice Cream into bowls and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.002gFat: 0.002gSodium: 698mgPotassium: 4mgSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.01mg
Keyword #homemade vegan ice cream, #Vegan Ice Cream
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