Homemade vegan ice cream - #Easy #DairyFree

October 19, 2020

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During our meat-free days, we have to train our palates to appreciate natural, and animal-free foods. Desserts tend to be everyone's downfall. We have a saying in my house, "It is never the meat, it's always the cheese 😄."  Appetite for dairy products is always my main challenge during our fasting periods. We are learning to replace these foods with plant-based, or vegan options for days when we are entertaining OR Sunday lunches. My favorite is the homemade vegan ice cream (without using an ice cream maker).  It uses 3 ingredients only, and it never disappoints.

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homemade vegan ice cream

Homemade vegan ice cream recipe - getting started

To make this homemade vegan ice cream, you need 3 ingredients only i.e

  1. Frozen strawberries - clean and slice them (don't forget to remove the green leaflets before putting in the freezer).  I made a mistake of not paying attention to this detail.  I froze them immediately after cleaning them in running water (without removing the leaves).  It is not a train smash though.
  2. Frozen bananas - once again (lol), peel and slice the banana before freezing.  I had to defrost the banana a bit in order to be able to peel it.
  3. Coconut cream - the amount you use will depend on the amount of homemade ice cream that you want to make. For one serving, a 1/4 to 1/2 cup should suffice.
Measurements will depend on the amount of ice cream you want to make. For a single serving of ice cream, here are the measurements:

1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/4 cup (2 tablespoons)  of coconut cream

Throw everything into the blend, and blend until smooth.

You need a good blender that can chop through the frozen fruit.  It helps if you add the coconut cream and the bananas slices first as they are easier to blend.

The homemade vegan ice cream is ready to serve as soon as blending is done. You can freeze it further, or enjoy immediately.  It depends on your preferences.

You can also use the same mixture to make ice lollies for your kids.  My daughter loves it either way.

Yield: 1

Homemade Vegan Ice Cream

A homemade vegan ice cream serves as a healthy ice cream alternative for anyone who is avoiding dairy or eggs
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For 1 serving
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (sliced or diced)
  • 1 frozen banana (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut cream


How to cook Homemade Vegan Ice Cream

  1. Blend the coconut cream with the banana first.
  2. Add the frozen strawberries.
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Freeze to your desired texture (optional), and serve.
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Vegan ice cream without coconut milk (cream)

You can make this vegan ice cream without coconut milk, cream or any other dairy substitute.  The banana alone will provide a creamy texture.
I must say that it is also a nifty way of downing your daily fruit requirements.

Is vegan ice cream healthy?

This vegan ice cream recipe uses two fruit servings as its main ingredient.  This is the required daily serving of fruit for most people, therefore one can conclude that it is a healthy ice cream alternative. 

To lower the calories, you can substitute the cream with coconut milk. The ice cream will still be delicious!

I hope you will enjoy this homemade vegan ice cream.  Please share, tweet or pin to spread the love.