July is National Ice Cream Month, giving everyone the perfect excuse to indulge in vegan ice cream as much as they want to all month. We previously wrote an article about some of our favorite vegan ice cream brands, which we still love, but we know they aren’t always available for everyone in every market. That’s why we found some fantastic recipes for homemade vegan ice cream that you can use all year long. These ice cream recipes are compassionate options and a delicious way to get you through the hottest summer days. Join us in celebrating National Ice Cream Month by whipping up some great vegan ice cream at home!
Our first recipe from Joy, Food, Sunshine is for a creamy vegan ice cream that contains only five ingredients. The recipe tastes best when made using an ice cream maker, but if you do not have one, there is no need to fret. There are also instructions for those who do not own an ice cream machine. Prepare a single pint for a single serving, or use their recipe conversions for 2- and 3-pint yields to save some for later.
Do you love delectable summer strawberries? If so, you’ll love this ice cream recipe from Ela Vegan. Another five-ingredient option, this no-churn recipe, does not require an ice cream maker. This all-vegan, cashew-based ice cream is naturally sweetened, serves 8, and can easily be prepared with a high-speed blender.
Merle O’Neal, a vegan video creator, calls this the best vegan vanilla ice cream recipe she has found. Merle and Tasty have shared this delicious and creamy recipe from our friends at Minimalist Baker, which we are excited to try. This vanilla ice cream is made with cashews and does require an ice cream maker.
Our friends at The Hidden Veggies prepare this vegan treat with an ingredient that may surprise some. Aquafaba is a crucial ingredient in this no-churn recipe for an ice cream base made with your handheld or stand mixer. The liquid from a can of chickpeas is called aquafaba and is an excellent addition to many vegan recipes. The base is versatile, so you can add whatever flavors you like. Berries, fruit, cocoa powder, peanut butter, or coffee are just a few of your flavor options.
There’s nothing quite like a delicious cone of minty ice cream to cool you off on a hot summer’s day. In this Minimalist Baker recipe, cashew-based vegan ice cream is filled with tasty raw vegan brownie chunks for some extra pizazz. Even if you are not usually a fan of mint, this recipe may change your mind. This recipe is also gluten-free, making it the perfect addition to any gathering or summer BBQ.
Oreos are well known as an accidentally vegan treat that we love to indulge in. That makes adding them into some tasty vegan ice cream a no-brainer. For this recipe for Oreo ice cream from Vegan Heaven, no ice cream machine is required to make this super easy vegan Oreo treat. You can make everything in your blender with just four ingredients. Total prep time is around 5 minutes, and the recipe will yield four servings.
Coconut and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. For this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod, coconut milk and fresh raspberries are two of the four ingredients required for this Vegan Coconut Raspberry Ice Cream. Serve it immediately from your mixer for a soft serve treat, or allow it to harden in the freezer for those who enjoy a thicker frozen dessert.
Do you love chocolate ice cream? With five simple ingredients, this Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream from The Banana Diaries “tastes just like classic chocolate ice cream” without adding a lot of unhealthy ingredients. This recipe calls for oat milk instead of coconut or soy milk. The super easy recipe makes 12 rich and creamy servings.
Our friends at It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken created this nutty, creamy pistachio ice cream recipe after receiving many requests from their readers. This 7-ingredient recipe, made with cashews and pistachios, is delicious right out of your ice cream maker. No ice cream maker, no worries. Instructions are included for using your blender. You can serve this ice cream immediately for a soft consistency or freeze it for later.
Are you searching for a cookie and cream ice cream that rivals any dairy-based treat? This recipe for Dairy-Free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream from The Pretty Bee only takes five minutes to prep and will be dipped into your favorite bowl or cone in under 30 minutes. It is loaded with so much flavor and chocolate sandwich cookies nobody will even realize it is vegan unless you tell them.
Vegan Banana Ice Cream (Birthday Cake Edition) from Nutriciously
A good blender is all you need for this Vegan Banana Ice Cream recipe from the team at Nutriciously. Whether you are celebrating National Ice Cream Month, a birthday, or simply trying to bring some festive time to a summer BBQ, this birthday cake ice cream is sure to be a favorite. An ice cream maker is not required for this festive flavor; prep time is only around five minutes.
Which of these vegan ice cream recipes are you planning to try first? Share with us in the comments section below