23 vegan ice cream ideas to help you keep your cool

Author: Rachel Smith

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Scoops at the ready, summer is coming! It's set to be a scorcher so you'll need some super creamy, refreshing vegan ice cream recipes to help you keep your cool!

The lovely thing about dairy-free and vegan ice creams is that quite often, you only need a few simple ingredients to create some seriously delicious, creamy ice cream!

So dust off your ice cream makers, get your cones out and you’ll be in vegan ice cream heaven in no time at all!

1. Vegan Avocado Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Avocado makes a wonderfully creamy base for this refreshingly vibrant and healthy vegan mint choc chip ice cream.

2. Vegan Coconut & Pineapple Sorbet Recipe

This 3-ingredient sorbet is an absolute must-make when the temperature is soaring!

3. No-Churn Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

This vegan, no-churn strawberry ice cream has only four ingredients and is incredibly easy to make! No ice cream maker or continual stirring is required. Perfect for when you fancy a quick, refreshing dessert this summer.

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4. Vegan Hummus Ice Cream Recipe

Vegans love hummus, but do you dare to try hummus ice cream or is it a step too far? Try it and see!

5. Vegan Mango & Passionfruit Ice Cream Recipe

Transport yourself to sunnier climes with this totally tropical ice cream!

Watch how to make this vegan ice cream recipe here:

6. Vegan Blackberry & Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Found a patch of blackberries on your walk? Put them to good use with this fruity ice cream with a hint of coffee flavour.

7. Vegan Cherry & Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

This fruity cherry and coconut ice cream is the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth on a hot summer day as it’s made with real cherries for extra juiciness.

8. Cappuccino Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Too hot for your morning cup of coffee? Try this cold and refreshing cappuccino ice cream instead!

9. Vegan Cherry Ice Cream with Rosewater & Dark Chocolate

Flavoured with rosewater and studded with dark chocolate chunks, this cherry ice cream is the perfect grown-up treat for summer!

10. Vegan Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Recipe 

Who needs dairy when you can have this perfectly creamy, sweet and fruity ice cream that’s bursting with real strawberry flavour?!

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11. Vegan Cherry Pie Ice Cream Recipe 

Not only is this ice cream bursting with juicy cherries, but it’s also got chunks of cherry pie pastry studded throughout that makes for a truly epic, chunky ice cream! But would you believe us if we told you it’s made with just 10 ingredients? yes, you heard us, 10!

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12. Vegan Raspberry Ripple Coconut Ice Cream 

The concept of this frozen treat is simple and fresh: coconut-cashew ice cream base + mashed, lightly sweetened berries added in for that “ripple,” swirl effect. The result is a seriously creamy, tart-sweet ice cream that’s beckoning to be made this summer.

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13. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream 

Cookie dough. Who doesn’t want some? And even better when it’s paired with peanut butter ice cream! The best part is it’s so simple to make, requiring no fancy methods and just 10 ingredients! Likely items you already have on hand too, especially if you’re vegan or dairy-free.

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14. Vegan Wild Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream 

How beautiful is this blueberry lavendar ice cream? This stunning vegan coconut ice cream is bursting with hints of lavender and swirls of wild blueberries. Creamy, coconutty and satisfying on a summer afternoon.

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15. Salted Caramel Coconut Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Not only is this delicious dessert swirled with salted date caramel (AKA the best thing EVER!), the recipe advises you to add a little bourbon at your own discretion to make this dessert extra naughty!

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16. Golden Milk Vegan Ice Cream Recipe 

Turmeric is a miracle spice, that is said to have a myriad of health benefits, so you can munch of this golden milk ice cream dessert safe in the knowledge you’re nourishing both your body and soul!

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17. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream Recipe 

Silken tofu makes a surprisingly thick, creamy, custard-like base for this peppermint infused chocolate ice cream, that even non-vegans will adore!

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18. Vegan Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream

We’re sure it’s not hard for you to imagine that the combination of strawberry ice cream, real strawberry pieces and buttery shortbread biscuits make for one delicious dessert. The is the ultimate summer indulgence.

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19. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recipe

Creamy, dreamy cashew ice cream, positively bursting with cookie dough and chocolate chips that you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make? Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not, and it’s so healthy it’s practically breakfast food!

20. Rose & Raspberry Ripple Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Just one teaspoon of rosewater transforms an ordinary raspberry ripple flavour into a floral delight. So, so delicious and the ripple effect is a thing of beauty!

21. Mint Chocolate Chip Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Want amazing vegan ice cream? This is how ya do it! You will love how easy this is to make and will be whipping up the most fabulous vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream on the regular.

22. Eton Mess Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Eton Mess is a classic British dessert consisting of crushed meringues, strawberries and cream – made to be turned into an ice cream flavour, right?? The sweet, sharp strawberry pieces mixed with the dissolve-in-your-mouth meringue chunks, combined together with a super creamy vanilla ice cream base. HEAVEN.

23. Creamiest Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream! WRONG. Only children do that. Adults don’t have to scream for it, we just walk to the freezer, grab some of this vegan chocolate ice cream and shut up because our mouths are filled with so much ice cream that we are incapable of talking anymore!

Now you’ve got dessert sorted, here are some light and easy vegan recipes for summer

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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