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This dairy-free ice cream recipe is perfect for a hot summer day. It’s so smooth and creamy that no one will guess it’s dairy-free. I make it without coconut, or almond milk, which most dairy-free recipes use. Try this recipe for a special occasion or just for some summertime fun. Remember, National Ice Cream Day is July 18th. Keep reading to find out how easy this is to make.
This dairy-free ice cream recipe is for an ice cream maker. You can make it without one, but in my experience, dairy-free ice cream is richer and creamier with an ice cream maker. I love this ice cream maker (paid Amazon link).
Thaw for about 5-10 minutes if frozen before serving.
This recipe is for good old-fashioned vanilla dairy-free ice cream. Try these variations for a variety of summer treats.
CHOCOLATE: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the recipe. Mix the chocolate chips in with the milk, sugar, and oil. For allergy-free chocolate chips try Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels. They are delicious and free of all the top allergens.
BANANA: Add 2 large, sliced, frozen bananas to the recipe using the ingredient spout, and mix in 2 tsp vanilla before mixing in the ice cream maker (See step 12 above).
OTHER MIX-INS: During the last 5 minutes of churning, add any nuts, candies, or sprinkles.
Sometimes the ice cream is thin, depending on the dairy-free milk you choose. This dairy-free ice cream recipe uses cornstarch to help thicken the consistency. Tapioca starch or arrowroot flour also works well for thickening. Another way to thicken dairy-free ice cream is by using a combination of granulated sugar and liquid sweetener. This recipe uses granulated sugar and pure maple syrup.
CHECK OUT some of my other dairy-free tasty summer treats!
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Leave a comment and let me know when you make it and how it turned out. I love to hear from you.
Blessings, Laura xo