It’s National Ice Cream Day today, and we’re celebrating with this delicious collection of dairy-free ice cream recipes. Because we all deserve to enjoy 31 flavors. Don’t you think?
31 Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes Worth Churning Out
Dairy-free is my primary goal, but all of these recipes just happen to be plant-based, vegan, and gluten-free, too. And many are also top allergen-free.
Because coconut milk is so luxurious, quite a few of these recipes are coconut-based, but there are some naturally coconut-free options in the mix. And you can use my How to Substitute Coconut Milk guide to make any of these frozen desserts without coconut.
Most of these flavors can also be enjoyed paleo if you use your paleo sweeteners of choice. They will alter the taste a bit, but should be equally fulfilling. If you need a keto treat, skip the fruity varieties and use your favorite low carb sugar alternative for sweetening.
Classically Gourmet Flavors
To help the vanilla shine through, this recipe uses both extract and the seeds from real vanilla bean.
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Organic cane sugar, coconut milk, and sea salt are the only ingredients in this decadent blend.
This is actually a no churn recipe! It’s a creative, cinnamon-spiked blend that incorporates aquafaba!
Yes, I went there. This is an incredibly luxurious treat that’s definitely worth it.
There are just four ingredients in this summery, floral flavor.
This healthier ice cream has all types of flavor surprises, from bites of chocolate to the addition of warm spices.
This is a two ingredient wonder, made purely with pecans and maple syrup. It has the option to add vodka for a smoother texture, and I might personally toss in a generous pinch of sea salt.
Brown sugar adds wonderful flavor depth to this comforting concoction.
This delicious classic is so much easier than you might think, and it’s coconut-free!
You can’t go wrong with this classic dairy-free recipe that’s made with silken tofu. Trust us, it’s SO good.
This recipe plays on my classic vanilla recipe, which is soy-free, nut-free, AND coconut-free.
Enjoy the fresh raspberries of summer in this cocoa-infused frozen dessert.
It looks over-the-top indulgent, but this frozen dessert is sweetened with dates!
This out-of-this-world flavor offers a fun taste of vegan decadence.
If you’re looking for a cool protein treat, then this dreamy ice cream should be on your list.
Coffee House Flavors
The sweet coconut milk base is infused with dairy-free creamer and freshly brewed iced tea, with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice added.
The ingredients beg to be enjoyed in the morning, but you might like this blend as an afternoon pick-me-up.
This flavorful nice cream is healthy enough for breakfast.
Give into the matcha madness with this antioxidant-rich, plant-based ice cream.
This lightly sweetened, rich dessert is all grown-up in more ways than one.
I believe this was my first ice cream recipe that I posted online. It’s just as scrumptious today as it was over a decade ago!
Pick of the Produce Flavors
If you’re like me, and simply love crisp topping, then you have to make this no-bake recipe. The ice cream is rich with summer peaches and the topping adds sweet crunch throughout.
This is the “it” flavor for 2019, but there’s no need to shop for a pint when you can make it at home!
Dairy-free cream cheese alternative makes this an even richer, creamier treat. If you want a more pumpkin forward option without cream cheese, then try this warmly spiced Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. (Yes, we have two recipes!)
This contest-winning recipe is what triggered me to hire Sarah as our Associate Editor. The ice cream is divine, and Sarah is still with us, all these years later.
There are just two ingredients, in this lighter, grape ice milk recipe.
Unlike classic bananas foster, this flavor is infused with coconut. But it’s still topped with a sweet caramel sauce.
Whether you use black raspberries, red raspberries, or black berries, everyone will swoon over this fresh fruity flavor.
This isn’t just peach ice cream with a more enticing name. It contains pieces of cinnamon-sugar crust and a peach jam swirl.
This tropical creation is a churned imitation of that classic drink, right down to the blue agave for sweetening.