Perfectly smooth and creamy vegan ice cream – no fancy equipment required! Only three ingredients, this super easy plant-based recipe comes together in just two steps. The BEST sweet (but not too sweet) summertime treat!

hand holding a cone of vegan ice cream

What You’ll Need To Make No-Churn Vegan Ice Cream

Full-Fat Coconut Milk – Two cans (must be canned!) of full-fat coconut milk are the base of this creamy vegan ice cream recipe. I use and love the Native Forest Coconut Milk, but any unsweetened full-fat coconut milk should work. Other brands I recommend are Thai Kitchen and A Taste of Thai Coconut Milk.

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk – I used Nature’s Charm Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk in my ice cream and it turned out perfect! However, I’m sure any brand of sweetened condensed coconut milk will work. And it doesn’t have to be coconut milk either, your sweetened condensed milk can be made of any non-dairy milk!

Vanilla Extract – A touch of vanilla extract for that deliciously sweet vanilla flavor! For an extra fancy ice cream, you can add a touch of vanilla bean paste as well.

Pinch of Salt – While not totally necessary, a pinch of salt helps to bring out the sweetness of this recipe! You’re gonna have to trust me on this one, a tiny pinch of salt goes a long way here. I highly recommend giving it a try!

vegan vanilla ice cream inside a loaf pan

Adjust The Flavors

Make it Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream: For a chocolate version, add 1/2 cup cocoa powder into the blender. And, for double chocolate (because why the heck not?!) swirl in some mini chocolate chips before freezing.

Add Cookie Dough: If you’re a cookie dough ice cream lover like me, sprinkle small scoops of this Healthy Cookie Dough into the coconut milk mixture right before freezing.

Make it Vegan Coffee Ice Cream: Blend a quarter cup of instant coffee powder in with the rest of the ingredients for a caffeinated twist!

No-Churn Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

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Recipe by Samantha Course: UncategorizedDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Freezing Time

6

hours

Perfectly smooth and creamy vegan ice cream – no fancy equipment required! Only three ingredients, this super easy plant-based recipe comes together in just two steps. The BEST sweet (but not too sweet) summertime treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 (14-ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk

  • 1 (11.2-ounce) can sweetened condensed coconut milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • small pinch of salt

Directions

  • Add all vegan vanilla ice cream ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer to a lined loaf pan or large container, then freeze for 6 hours. Thaw for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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