There is no better way to cool down in the scorching summer heat than with a scoop (or two) of ice cream. But what to do if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant? Luckily, we’ve found a great variety of dairy free ice cream recipes, ranging from refreshing sorbets to decadent, creamy indulgences, so you can still enjoy one of life’s little pleasures, but without the guilt.
1. Vegan Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
2. Fitfluential Watermelon Sorbet
No sugar added! The goodness of watermelon is enough to make this tasty, easy recipe. Seriously, this couldn’t get simpler!
3. Vegan Mint Brownie Ice Cream
4. Vegan 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 velvety coconut ice cream recipe will leave you hankering for more after the first bite.
5. Fresh Lemon Sorbet
Laura Vitale is Laura in the Kitchen, a woman with a passion for fresh ingredients. Here, she walks you through how to make a classic dessert. You actually don’t need an ice cream machine to do this–just freeze the mixture overnight, thaw a little bit the next day, then blend with a hand blender and serve!
6. Vegan Peach Melba Ice Cream
This recipe is a modern take on the classic Peach Melba dessert (consisting of peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream) dating back to the late 1800’s. Its fruity and refreshing taste screams summer.
7. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream
You can’t beat a good cookie dough ice cream, but the twist to this recipe is its banana base!
8. Vegan Salted Peanut Butter and Honey Ice Cream
This is pure decadence at its finest, perfect for those of you with a sweet tooth. You can be as generous as you want with the caramel and chocolate.
10. Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Taking a traditional sweet dessert that’s normally popular in the autumn and creating a summery ice cream instead is a genius idea. This pumpkin pie ice cream is soft and creamy in texture.
11. Nutella Ice Cream
12. Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream
Healthy chocolate ice cream you say? We never thought that was possible until we stumbled across Jessica Hylton’s chocolate avocado ice cream recipe. Whilst the two may not seem like a typical combination, this wonderful creation really works.
13. Refreshing Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This ice cream is practically a superfood! Packed with nutritious ingredients including highly antioxidant cocoa pips, it also freshens the breath and is the perfect ending to a garlicky meal.
14. Dairy Free No Machine Ice Creams
Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking uses homemade, condensed coconut milk in place of cream to create truly indulgent ice creams. Once you’ve got the base, you can add your favourite flavours, be they chocolate, berry or matcha.