vegan black cherry ice cream

Ice cream is one of the world’s most popular desserts. Yet you don’t have to be content with buying plastic tubs in stores, nor the very expensive plant-based brands. Here are some good recipes to try. Black Cherry Ice Cream (Addicted to Dates) combines dark cherries with vanilla and amaretto.

Read up on food safety for people & pets (many human foods, not just chocolate, are unsafe around animal friends).

It’s really easy to make homeade ice-cream in a small machine. Just pour the mix into a chilled bowl, turn it on and in 20 minutes you have ice cream. This way you can experiment with flavours, although eat it up quicker, as it won’t last months,  like conventional brands.

vegan strawberry ice cream

This vegan strawberry ice cream (Addicted to Dates) is made with canned coconut milk (choose brands guaranteed free from monkeys used to harvest the coconuts). All you do is pop the can of coconut milk in the fridge for several hours (or overnight) and it will solidify. Packed with fresh berries, it has perfect scoop without too much (or any) coconut flavour. Also try Christina’s recipe for Neapolitan ice-cream (a mix of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate). If you don’t want to add the vodka (to reduce crystals) you can sub with rice malt syrup.

vegan vanilla ice cream

Prefer the  traditional flavour?  Try this vegan vanilla ice cream (Addicted to Dates). This chocolate ice cream (Rainbow Nourishments) only needs 2 ingredients!

vegan chocolate ice cream

vegan mint choc-chip ice cream

vegan mint choc chip ice cream

This recipe for vegan mint choc-chip ice cream (Crowded Kitchen) is kind to animals and plastic-free, and easy to make at home. You don’t need an ice-cream machine and you can store leftovers in the freezer for up to 3 months (just thaw for 15 to 20 minutes before serving).

The ice-cream is made with canned coconut milk (Nature’s Charm is a good brand in tins, free from monkey-slave harvesting) and soaked cashews, to repliate the creamy texture of dairy. The green colour is indeed from fresh mint! Adding a little real mint extract on top makes this ice-cream taste like dessert, not toothpaste! It also has flecks of real dark chocolate mottled through.

If you like making vegan ice-cream, it may be worth investing in a small ice-cream-maker. These are very simple to use, and stop you having to keep returning to the freezer every few hours to churn the mix. With an ice-cream maker, all you do is mix the ingredients, pour them into the pre-chilled bowl and turn it on. Voila! In 20 minutes you have homemade ice-cream! It’s also good as you can mix up flavours when you make your own. Move away from ‘vanilla, strawberry or chocolate’, and use up seasonal fruit gluts (blueberry and lavender anyone? Or perhaps strawberry and rhubarb?)

where to buy good vegan ice cream

Booja Booja is a brand of luxury ice-cream, in Norfolk. Sold in indie health shops, farm shops and online, these are based on cashew nuts, sold in cardboard tubs. Expensive, but worth it! Sold in flavours of:

  1. Cookie Dough
  2. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  3. Mango
  4. Deeply Chocolate
  5. Chocolate Salted Caramel
  6. Caramel Pecan Brownie
  7. Vanilla

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