Hi there and welcome to summer! Is it time for dessert yet? I hope so because I’m sharing this Strawberry & Vanilla Bean “Nice” Cream and it’s starting to melt already!
Okay, so I suppose you want to know how I made my vegan ice cream, right? You do need an ice cream maker, I use the Cuisinart version (here’s a similar one from Amazon) that I got at my bridal shower nearly ten years ago <—-(wow, am I really that old?).
There are many ways to make a vegan ice cream base, but my favorite is using a can of coconut milk blended with with whatever sweetener and flavor you want. I also use unsweetened soy milk for the creaminess.
Here’s the recipe for this incredible Strawberry & Vanilla Bean version, I hope you enjoy it!
Strawberry & Vanilla Bean Nice Cream
This is a dairy-free, vegan ice cream that will please everyone! The perfect treat for summer.
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Yield: 6
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Vegan, Dairy-Free
- 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
- 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
- 1 1/2 cups pitted Medjool dates
- 1 pint fresh or frozen strawberries (about 10 medium berries)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla bean
- Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator until chilled thoroughly.
- Combine coconut milk, soy milk, dates, strawberries, vanilla extract, and the seeds of the vanilla bean in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the base of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Ideally, you would freeze this an additional 1-2 hours after it’s done in the ice cream maker so it gets really firm. Then, about 30 minutes before serving, take it out of the freezer so it is then scoop-able.
Enough talking, let’s eat!!!
Note: I only tested this recipe using soy milk, but you could definitely try it using almond milk, instead. Here’s the link to an updated recipe I made using almond milk as the base.
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