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71 Vegan Ice Cream recipes for Summer!


Happy summer everyone! Before I dive into this epic list of recipes, I want to look back on the evolution of vegan ice cream.

Over the past few 10-15 years I have watched vegan/non-dairy ice cream dramatically evolve. I can remember a time when I grumpily dove my spoon into dry and really, not-very-good soy or rice-based ice cream because they were the only options in stores. Just two to three flavors available. Chocolate. Vanilla. Strawberry. Later, soy and almond and soon coconut-based flavors evolved or popped up. More brands. Smarter brands.. Brands started to get savvier with their recipes, and vegan ice cream actually started to taste... good. Then came cashew ice cream. And the coconut milk ice cream got richer and creamier. And I even started to find vegan ice creams in soft serve, swirled form! Vegan fro-yo was finally a thing. Hooray!

Recently, Ben & Jerry's dove in on the game. Boom. Vegan, dairy-free versions of Chunky Monkey, Double Fudge Brownie and Cherry Garcia were real. Whoah. Then Breyer's snuck out vegan Oreo and Vanilla Peanut Butter flavors. Double whoah. Vegan ice cream sandwiches, vegan chocolate-dipped ice cream bars and more are available to consumers. I am just waiting on a vegan Choco Taco. (Has that been veganized yet?) There is really nothing vegan ice cream cannot do these days. And this ice cream-loving girl is very very happy.

And alongside this in-store evolution, bloggers and cookbook authors have been busy little bees, creating the most amazing vegan churn and churn-free ice cream recipes. Pretty much any flavor you can ever imagine has been veganized. And if not yet, I am sure it will be!

Vegan ice cream has come a long way in the past 15 years that I have been vegan. I really never imagined that I would not miss dairy ice cream! It is pretty amazing. So today, I asked my Finding Vegan bloggers to share a few of their favorite ice cream recipes, here they are. Grab a cone or a spoon and enjoy summertime with these 71 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes!..

Along with recipes below, I asked the bloggers to optionally share their favorite thing about summertime, or why they love the recipe they shared. Enjoy!..

71 Vegan Ice Cream recipes for Summer!

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream by me



2. Vegan Churro Unfried Ice Cream by Veggies Don't Bite. Sophia says, "Here's our favorite, and I look forward to our new backyard and pool being done so we can spend lazy days playing outside without school schedules or anywhere to be!"


3. Unicorn Ice Cream by Feasting on Fruit


4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream by Joy Food Sunshine


5. Vegan Vienetta by PlantePusherne Nina says, "Homemade vegan Vienetta - because it doesn't get more 90's decadent than that!"


6. Cookies & Cream Cashew Ice Cream by me



7. Matcha Chip Ice Cream by me



8. Cranberry Contreau Coconut Ice Cream by Vegan Yack Attack


9. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars by VeganHuggs Melissa says, "I love these Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars because they remind me of my childhood summers on Long Island. They were so delicious, refreshing, creamy and sweet. Totally made chasing down the ice cream man, a fun summer sport."



10. Vegan + Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches by Lazy Cat Kitchen


11. Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Ice Cream by The Vegan 8


12. Salted Caramel Cashew Ice Cream by me



13. Pumpkin Ice Cream by Plant Powered Kitchen


14. Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream by Joy Food Sunshine


17. Mocha Almond Fudge by me



18. Raw Dirty Turtle Ice Cream by Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Amy says, "This ice cream is one of my favorites, I have always been a sucker for Turtle flavored anything. Chocolate, pecans and caramel is such a heavenly combination."


19. Bourbon-Soaked Cherry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream by Vanilla and Bean. Traci says, "I SO look forward to picnics during Summer, especially during the work week. For dinner I make and pack a simple picnic. I pile it all into my trusty picnic basket (a reused cardboard veggie box), throw a box of wine in and as soon as Rob gets home from work, we load up the car and head to our favorite picnic spot. It's quiet, peaceful and a perfect way to end the workday. It makes Summer feel like an extended vacation even during the work week!"


20. Strawberry Ice Cream by Welcoming Kitchen


21. Ice Cream Cake by Strength and Sunshine.


22. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream by Garden in the Kitchen

23. Watermelon Blender Ice Cream by me



24. French Press Coffee Ice Cream with Brown Sugar Rum Raisins by Glue and Glitter. Becky says, "Rum raisins and coffee = shockingly delicious!" (I have to agree, that sounds amazing!)


25. Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream by Karen Luvs Life


26. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream by Vanilla Crunnch. Lara says, "I am looking forward to eat my weekly amount of cookies in ice cream form."


27. Thai Basil Lemongrass Ice Cream by Circus Gardener. Steve says, "The principal components of this extraordinary ice cream are more usually found together in savoury dishes such as Thai green curry, yet here they are rubbing shoulders in a vegan ice cream, where they combine gloriously."


28. Chunky Maple Peanut Butter Ice Cream by Vegan in the Freezer. Ginny says, "Looking forward to this summer especially since we are living in a new location. We'll be taking lots of hikes and seeing what new animal species there are in the area."


29. Vegan Peanut Butter Blender Ice Cream by me



30. Avocado Ice Cream by Elephantastic Vegan


31. Peanut Butter Praline Crunch by Heart of a Baker


32. Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream by Vanilla and Bean


33. Ginger Switchel Floats with cinnamon Ice Cream by SpaBettie She says, "A fun one to entertain with!!"


34. Dairy-Free Cookies & Cream by The Pretty Bee Kelly says, "Our family loves eating dinner outside in the summertime, and then enjoying homemade ice cream for dessert!"


35. Vegan Raw Butterfinger Ice Cream by The Vegan 8


36. Cashew Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream by me



37. Healthy Bluster with chocolate crunch and drizzle by Ricki Heller. Ricki says about summer, "I love anything and everything about summer, but watching my dogs frolics while swimming is the BEST."


38. Rhubarb Swirl Gelato by Occasionally Eggs Alexandra says, "My favourite thing is gardening in the summer, or more specifically, eating the garden produce"


39. Nutella Banana Ice Cream by Abbey's Kitchen


40. Maple Nut Royale Ice Cream by Bittersweet Blog


41. Mango Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Ice Cream by Unconventional Baker. Audrey says, "Summer has my favorite wildflowers in bloom. Look forward to spending time in the fields..."


42. Banana Peanut Butter Soft Serve by Vegetarian Gastronomy.

43. Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream by SunnysideHanne. Johanne says, "The morning that I wake up and can go make my coffee without putting on a sweatshirt and socks is the moment I know summer has arrived. Isn't that a heavenly feeling?"


44. Tahini Ice Cream with pistachios and cardamom by May I Have That Recipe. Vicky says, "Living on the East Coast, we love spending time outside when we can. We look forward to going to be beach, biking, and eating out on the deck."


45. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream by Craving Nature. Emma says, "Pie + ice cream. 'Nuff said. :P J/K. I love being barefoot on the sand or on the grass. There is nothing like having to scrub your feet before hopping into bed after a day outdoors."


46. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream by May I Have That Recipe


47. Blueberry Lavender Ice Dream by Vegan Monster


48. Berry Ice Cream Cake by Sunnyside Hanne. Johanne says, "Yesterday in the garden I found the 1st ripe strawberry hiding under dark green leaves. It was tiny and fragrant. What I love about summer is the cadence of ripening fruit in my garden. After the strawberries come the currants and then the raspberries, then the apricots, then peaches, and so on. It is the song of summer."


49. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Ice Cream by The Vegan 8. Brandi says, "Love this because it's so easy, just 4 ingredients and tastes exactly like dairy!"


50. Starbucks Copycat Mocha Ice Cream by The Vegan 8


51. Peanut Banana Chocolate Bars by Occasionally Eggs. Alexandra says, "I love how easy it is and that I feel good about all the ingredients, even though it's super creamy and decadent."


52. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches by Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen. Vicki says, "The best thing about summer just might be relaxing with family on the back porch with homemade ice cream sandwiches!"


53. No-churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream by The Nut Free Vegan


54. Snickers Ice Cream Bites by Rhian's Recipes. Rhian says, "Love how easy these are to make!"


55. Turkish Coffee Ice Cream by My Darling Vegan. Sarah says, "Long days and late summer nights with good friends and food."


56. Rocky Road Ice Cream by Yummy Mummy Kitchen. Marina says about ice cream excitement, "I'm looking forward to eating allll the sorbetto on our Italy trip"


57. Banana Pudding Ice Cream by My Plant Based Family. Holly says, "This recipe takes me back to growing up in the south! We always had banana pudding at family get togethers. I remade it into a vegan ice cream dessert with allergy friendly cookies."


58. Blackberry Nice Cream by Phruitful Dish


59. Coconut Chili Basil Ice Cream by Rough Measures. Sus says, "This reminds me of our summers working at festivals in the UK! Much needed refreshment after a week of building a glamping site!!"


60. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Protein Ice Cream by Lauren Kelly Nutrition


61. Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream by Life Currents

62. Peanutty Coconut Vanilla Fudge Ice Cream by Happy food healthy life

63. Chocolate No-Churn Vegan Ice Cream by Trinity's Kitchen


64. Tropical Soft Serve by Vegetarian Gastronomy. Anjali says, "This one is another favorite because it reminds me of summer in Hawaii...my favorite place to vacation with my family growing up!"


65. Vegan Peach Ice Cream by Serving Realness. Nick says, "I'm looking forward to all the stone-fruit!"


66. Vegan Fried Ice Cream Bombs by Strength and Sunshine



67. Salted Caramel Ice Cream by My Whole Food Life


68. Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream Pie by EA Stewart


69. Super Easy Vegan Oreo Ice Cream by Vegan Heaven Sina says, "I'm looking forward to delicious vegan BBQs and ice cream afterwards. I love this recipe because it's super decadent and extremely easy at the same time."


70. Vegan "Klondike" Bars by me



71. Vegan Banana Split by me



Thank you to all the bloggers who contributed recipes via the Finding Vegan bloggers Facebook group.
Happy summer!
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