31 Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes Worth Churning Out


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 - classic to gourmet flavors. Happen to be vegan and gluten-free too, with all types of options.

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

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

To help the vanilla shine through, this recipe uses both extract and the seeds from real vanilla bean.

Classic Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream Recipe (Dairy-free and Vegan). Easy (no cooking or pre-chilling) with several variations (Orange Sherbet, Stracciatella, Coconut, Ice Milk). Also soy-free and gluten-free.y-Free Easy

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Chips

Want a taste of Go Dairy Free: The Ultimate Guide and Cookbook? Get your taste buds ready, because here it is.

Rich Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe with Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Chunks. Also vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free, with peanut-free option.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Organic cane sugar, coconut milk, and sea salt are the only ingredients in this decadent blend.

Vegan and Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Ice Cream made with just 3 simple ingredients! Straight from your pantry. A sample recipe from famed Fomu ice cream.

Horchata Ice Cream

This is actually a no churn recipe! It’s a creative, cinnamon-spiked blend that incorporates aquafaba!

Vegan Horchata No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe - Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free and easy to whip up!

Cheesecake Ice Cream

Yes, I went there. This is an incredibly luxurious treat that’s definitely worth it.

Cheesecake Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Lovely Lavender Ice Cream

There are just four ingredients in this summery, floral flavor.

Vegan Lavender Ice Cream Recipe - just 4 ingredients!

Bourbon Salted Pecan Ice Cream

This healthier ice cream has all types of flavor surprises, from bites of chocolate to the addition of warm spices.

Bourbon Salted Pecan Nice Cream

Maple Pecan Ice Cream

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.

Raw Maple Pecan Ice Cream Recipe with just 2 or 3 ingredients! Dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream

Brown sugar adds wonderful flavor depth to this comforting concoction.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Chocoholic Flavors

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

This delicious classic is so much easier than you might think, and it’s coconut-free!

Dairy-Free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe - creamy, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, and coconut-free!

Classic Chocolate Ice Cream

You can’t go wrong with this classic dairy-free recipe that’s made with silken tofu. Trust us, it’s SO good.

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe - Easy, uses everyday dairy-free ingredients and NO coconut!

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This recipe plays on my classic vanilla recipe, which is soy-free, nut-free, AND coconut-free.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe (No Coconut!) - naturally gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and vegan

Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream

Enjoy the fresh raspberries of summer in this cocoa-infused frozen dessert.

Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe (just 4 ingredients!)

Sunbutter Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

It looks over-the-top indulgent, but this frozen dessert is sweetened with dates!

Sunbutter Fudge Ripple Ice Cream - Dairy-Free, Vegan, Soy-Free, Peanut-Free

Double Chocolate Cherry Chip Ice Cream

This out-of-this-world flavor offers a fun taste of vegan decadence.

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Chip Ice Cream Recipe that's Out of this Galaxy

Chocolate Fudgesicle Power Ice Cream

If you’re looking for a cool protein treat, then this dreamy ice cream should be on your list.

Chocolate Fudgesicle Power Ice Cream Recipe - a nutritious dairy-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly and vegan treat

Coffee House Flavors

Sweet Tea Ice Cream

The sweet coconut milk base is infused with dairy-free creamer and freshly brewed iced tea, with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice added.

Dairy-Free Sweet Tea Ice Cream Recipe that's Brewing with Possibilities - just happens to be vegan, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly too!

Toasted Coconut Cold Brew Banana Frozen Yogurt

The ingredients beg to be enjoyed in the morning, but you might like this blend as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Toasted Coconut Cold Brew Banana Ice Cream Recipe - dairy-free, vegan and healthy with just 4 ingredients!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

This flavorful nice cream is healthy enough for breakfast.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

Green Tea Ice Cream

Give into the matcha madness with this antioxidant-rich, plant-based ice cream.

Dairy-Free Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe (naturally vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and just 5 ingredients!)

Kahlua Coffee Ice Cream

This lightly sweetened, rich dessert is all grown-up in more ways than one.

Dairy-Free Kahlua Coffee Ice Cream Recipe - a grown-up vegan & gluten-free frozen dessert that can be sweetened to taste!

Maple Mocha Ice Cream

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!

Maple Mocha Vegan Ice Cream - a simple, creamy, dairy-free, soy-free DELICIOUS recipe.

Pick of the Produce Flavors

Peach Crisp Ice Cream

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.

Peach Crisp Ice Cream - Creamy Fresh Peach Dairy-Free Ice Cream with No-Bake Crispy Sweet Crumbles (vegan with gluten-free & paleo options)

Amaretto Cherry Ice Cream

This is the “it” flavor for 2019, but there’s no need to shop for a pint when you can make it at home!

Vegan Amaretto Cherry Ice Cream Recipe + Review of Vegan Bowl Attack by Jackie Sobon

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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!)

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Recipe

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

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.

Dairy-Free Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Galaxy Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative

Purple Cow Ice Cream

There are just two ingredients, in this lighter, grape ice milk recipe.

Purple Cow Vegan Grape Ice Cream

Bananas Foster Coconut Ice Cream

Unlike classic bananas foster, this flavor is infused with coconut. But it’s still topped with a sweet caramel sauce.

Bananas Foster Coconut Ice Cream Recipe - Dairy-Free, gluten-free, vegan

Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Whether you use black raspberries, red raspberries, or black berries, everyone will swoon over this fresh fruity flavor.

Black Raspberry Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Peach Pie Ice Cream

This isn’t just peach ice cream with a more enticing name. It contains pieces of cinnamon-sugar crust and a peach jam swirl.

Peach Pie Ice Cream Recipe - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

Pina Colada Ice Cream

This tropical creation is a churned imitation of that classic drink, right down to the blue agave for sweetening.

Dairy-Free and Vegan Pina Colada Ice Cream Recipe

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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  1. I absolutely love ice cream and have missed it so much since dairy started bothering me. I see so many here that I want to try! I just need to decide which to try first!

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