5 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes You’ll Want To Make This Summer

With summer fast approaching what could be more important than to be prepared for it with a list of most delicious and beautiful summer treats?

I picked 5 recipes I am definitely going to try!

1. Cotton Candy Ice Cream by Earthy Andy

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“Cotton Candy Vegan Ice Cream
2 cups seeded watermelon
1 can full-fat coconut milk (freezing into cubes using an ice tray will make the process go way faster!)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 packet pitaya (Optional) If you don’t use, add 1 cup more watermelon
1 dash vanilla or 1/2 tsp vanilla bean
3 frozen ripe bananas (optional)

Freeze coconut milk into ice cubes and use that. Blend all ingredients together and put into a freezer safe container and let sit for 2-4 hours. Use ice cream scoop and wala!!! that easy!!”
Cashew-based recipe and 2nd method

2. Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream by Emilie Eats

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“Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream
1 cup pitted dates
¼ cup oat flour*
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
Pinch of salt
4 frozen bananas
¼-1/2 cup non-dairy milk, plus more if needed
Dash of cinnamon
½ cup walnuts, chopped”

Full recipe & instructions

3.  Green Leaf Matcha Pistachio Ice Lollies by Goodness Is Gorgeous

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Green Leaf Matcha Pistachio Ice Lollies Recipe
2 tsp. Green Leaf Matcha
1 can of full fat coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
¼ cup of liquid sweetener
TOPPING
40g crushed pistachios
50g melted dark chocolate”

Full recipe and instructions

4.  Sea Salt Caramel Coconut Ice Cream by Minimalist Baker

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“Sea Salt Caramel Coconut Ice Cream Recipe
COCONUT ICE CREAM
1 1/2 cups raw cashews (soaked for 4-6 hours in cool water, or 1 hour in very hot water, then drained)
1 15-ounce can full fat coconut milk (sub light with less creamy results)
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (sub up to half with cane sugar)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
SALTED DATE CARAMEL
14 dates pitted (if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1-3 Tbsp warm water (optional – for thinning)
OPTIONAL: 1 Tbsp bourbon”

Full recipe & instructions

5.  Black Forest Ice Cream via The Healthy Family and Home

 

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Black Forest Ice Cream Recipe
ICE CREAM
1 can organic full-fat coconut milk (13.5 ounce can)
1/4 cup organic granular sweetener
BROWNIES
1 cup organic almond butter
1 cup Enjoy Life mini-chocolate chips
1/2 cup organic granular sweetener
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
ADD-IN
1 cup organic cherries”

Full recipe and instructions

To find even more recipes visit my Pinterest page.

Love,
Hewnly

Summer Berries Smoothie

Spring is here and days are getting warmer and warmer. That calls for a good, berry-rich smoothie full of summer flavors – to make the waiting for the best season of the year a little bit easier!

All you’ll need is some bananas, strawberries, raspberries, coconut sugar and I also recommend adding some concentrated goodies, like baobab powder or flax seeds, just to make it a super smoothie.

My smoothie for two, packs:
3 bananas,
500g strawberries,
150g raspberries,
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar,
2 teaspoons of baobab powder
and a couple of glasses of water (you can use coconut water or any of milk alternatives as well.

I usually make double portion smoothies, if my boyfriend is around, I share it with him, if I’m on my own, I make it a meal and drink it all by myself! In case it’s too much, just store it in the fridge or freeze it and later enjoy it as a sorbet/nicecream.

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Now, how about nutritional values? According to cronometer.com, a double portion (if you manage to drink it!) boosts your vitamin C levels through the top! As well as fiber, vitamin B6 and Manganese. Most vital vitamins and minerals are around 50% of your daily requirements, energy: 761.1kcal (44%), protein: 10.3g (24%) carbs: 190.3g (55%) and Fat: 3.8g  (20%).

Not bad, huh? More detailed breakdown and relation to daily requirements, click here. Please note, the parameters for daily requirements are based on vegan high-carb-low-fat diet*.

If you start your day with a smoothie like this, it will give you all the energy you need for the day and then some! I usually have a mono meal** for breakfast and then a smoothie for lunch, about an hour before going to the gym. But it is really your choice and you need to do what feels best for your body!

Love, Hewnly

*I follow this diet quite loosely but keep it as a reference. I’m planning on writing a whole post about plant-based diet/lifestyle soon!
**A meal consisting of 1 type of food, usually fruits like apples, bananas, oranges, etc.