No Churn Vegan Ice Cream Recipes To Try

Beat the heat without the dairy with these 25+ mouth watering vegan ice cream recipes

By Neesha Gill

Ask anyone around the world how they like to cool off in the summer heat, and chances are they’ll answer one of two ways: swimming, or ice cream. But what to do if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant? Or, just find dairy kind of gross?

Luckily, vegan ice cream is now ‘a thing’. And thank goodness for that! It’s more refreshing, isn’t full of hormones and antibiotics, usually has less sugar, and still has all the flavour.

In fact, it’s getting so popular that Ben & Jerry’s are even making vegan ice cream, and you can find all kinds of vegan ices in most supermarkets.

Why you should make vegan ice cream recipes

Vegan ice cream recipes use far healthy ingredients than mucus-inducing dairy. For example, you can use any of these as a base:

  • almond milk
  • coconut milk
  • avocado
  • bananas
  • coconut cream
  • cashews

You might think you’ll need a fancy ice cream churner to make some of these. But no! A simple blender, or even a hand blender, will do.

You can use these dairy free ice cream recipes in many ways, too!

  • make them the centre of ice cream sandwiches
  • serve them up with vegan birthday cakes at parties
  • add a dash of booze for a more adult version (alcohol also prevents the hardening of water particles, allowing for a creamer dessert)
  • add a scoop to your favourite soft drink or sparkling water to make a float
  • make a few of these, and put them between two halves of bananas. Top with nuts, syrup, berries and other toppings for the perfect banana split

And so much more!

Here below, I’ve found loads of no churn vegan ice cream recipes, ranging from cooling sorbets to decadent, creamy indulgences. Now you can still enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures, but without the guilt!

No Churn Vegan Ice Cream Recipes To Beat The Heat

vegan ice creams

1. Vegan Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

My Darling Vegan has created an alternative to everyone’s favourite Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey creation… and no doubt a much healthier version too, since it’s packed with fruit and nuts! Of course, there’s also the usual yummy chocolate, too.

Get the recipe here.

vegan Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream recipe

2. 4 Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

The goodness of watermelon is enough to make this tasty, easy recipe. Seriously, this couldn’t get simpler! Want to make this now?  All you need are 4 ingredients.

Get the recipe here.

watermelon sorbet recipe

3. Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream

This recipe is exactly what it says on the tin and it could not be simpler. Edible Perspective’s Ashley McLaughlin created a simple, velvety coconut vegan ice cream recipe. This will leave you hankering for more after the first bite!

Get the recipe here.

4. Fresh Lemon Sorbet

Think making lemon sorbet is tough? Think again! You actually don’t need an ice cream machine to do this. Just freeze the mixture overnight, thaw a little bit the next day, blend with a hand blender and serve it up!

Want the recipe? Just watch the video below.

5. Vegan Peach Ice Cream

Oh, peaches! What other flavour just screams ‘summer’ as much as this soft fruit? And speaking of soft – you can keep this recipe from getting rock hard in the freezer by adding vodka! (just a wee bit!)

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Peach Ice Cream

6. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream

You can’t beat a good cookie dough dessert – all those chunky textures offset by the creaminess of the ice cream…yum! The healthy twist to this vegan friendly recipe? The fact that the ‘cookie dough’ is based on walnuts and dates.

Get the recipe here.

vegan ice cream recipes

7. Dairy Free Nutella Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love Nutella!? Smeared on toast, muffins, or eaten on its own (don’t judge!), it’s a favourite treat for many. If it’s all a bit dense and sweet for you from the jar, rejoice! It’s super easy to make a simple, healthy ice cream that tastes just like the popular Italian spread. Mainly because it has Nutella in it. But if you really care about the animals, buy a cruelty-free brand. Nutella is famous for using rainforest (and orangutan) destroying palm oil.

Get the recipe here.

8. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

PB and C is such a classic combination, and this recipe by hot for food really makes the most out of these decadent flavours by blending them with the fruit that best suits them both: banana!

Get the recipe here.

vegan peanut butter ice cream recipes

9. Grapefruit Sorbet

The tanginess of grapefruit is super refreshing on a hot summer’s day, and this sorbet is one of the best vegan ice cream recipes for cooling off. Easy to make, too!

Get the recipe here.

grapefruit sorbet recipe vegan

10. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream

Apple pie is always best with a hit of ice cream. So why not just combine the flavours of the two desserts into one? That’s basically what this recipe does, with delicious results. And this is one of those vegan ice cream recipes that comes with a gorgeous, salted caramel sauce to drizzle on top, too. YUM!

Get the recipe here.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream

11. 10 Minute Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry ice cream is one of the easiest vegan concoctions to make, ever. And this recipe proves it beyond a doubt – all you need are three ingredients and ten minutes, and voila! Just be sure your berries are organic – did you know strawberries are one of the most heavily sprayed food crops? Sad but true!

Get the recipe here.

vegan ice cream recipes

12. Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberries are possibly the most delicious of all the superfoods, and are made all the sweeter when you know their season is pretty short. As it involves some cooking, this recipe may be a bit more complicated than most vegan ice cream recipes, but just look at the result!

Get the recipe here.


vegan no churn ice cream recipes

13. Vegan Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Sometimes, when the heat is on, you need a pick-me-up. Ice cream does the trick. But so does coffee! And when you combine them? You’ve got the most refreshing vegan treat, like, ever!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

14. 5 Minute Double Chocolate Ice Cream

Hey, chocolate lovers! You didn’t think I’d forgotten about you, did you? This double chocolate vegan ice cream recipe will be your new favourite thing, ever! Unless you prefer the choco-brownie recipe, below…

Get the recipe here.

5 Minute Double Chocolate Ice Cream

15. Almond Milk Ice Cream, 5 Ways

Not a fan of avocados and coconut? Never fear – vegan ice cream recipes can use almond milk, too! Chocolate Covered Katie offers 5 different (and very tempting!) flavours you can make with commercial or homemade almond milk. Oh, and btw – these are all keto friendly, too!

Get the recipe here.

vegan no churn ice cream recipes


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