Dairy-Free Carrot Cake Ice Cream


It’s never too late in the year for ice cream! This recipe was a Go Veggie recipe contest winner by Sarah Hatfield of No Whey, Mama! Sarah’s recipe for Dairy-Free Carrot Cake Ice Cream caught everyone’s attention immediately. The beautiful photo, the simplistic ingredients, and really, who doesn’t love carrot cake?

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

For those of you who don’t know Sarah, she lives in Western Pennsylvania with her husband and her four children. Her eldest daughter is allergic to dairy, which prompts her to get creative with recipes like this one.

I came up with the carrot cake recipe idea on a vacation with my extended family. We were all sitting around talking and I was explaining the contest details – that I had to incorporate Go Veggie dairy-free cream cheese alternative as an ingredient – and my sister suggested I try creating a carrot cake ice cream. She said what goes better with cream cheese than carrot cake. As soon as I returned home, I started working on the recipe. It took two trials to get it perfect, but everyone was happy with the results.

Fortunately, I was already familiar with Go Veggie Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, as we have enjoyed it in a variety of recipes – from savory to sweet. It’s sometimes challenging for us to find products that everyone in our family can enjoy because some of us can eat dairy and some of us can’t. When I find a product that tastes great and everyone enjoys, like this one, it’s a win-win.

Our family’s favorite dish using the Go Veggie Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is a Veggie Pizza with a layer of the cream cheese then topped with veggies. It’s absolutely delicious! For sweet, this dairy-free carrot cake ice cream is obviously a new favorite.

This isn’t Sarah’s first foray into making dairy-free ice cream. Since her local store doesn’t carry many dairy-free options, she enjoys experimenting at home. Her family’s favorite flavors include “anything chocolate” and a fruit flavored ice cream that she discovered on the vegan blog, Bittersweet.

But back to Sarah’s amazing winning recipe! Enjoy her Dairy-Free Carrot Cake Ice Cream recipe below, and the recipe it was inspired by, my Dairy-Free and Vegan Cheesecake Ice Cream.

Special Diet Notes: Dairy-Free Carrot Cake Ice Cream

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based and vegetarian.

Dairy-Free Carrot Cake Ice Cream
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The flavors of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting combined in a frozen treat.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 cups 100% carrot juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese alternative (such as Go Veggie Classic Plain Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative
  • 8 ounces plain dairy-free Greek yogurt (or regular dairy-free yogurt in a pinch)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process or blend until smooth.
  2. Chill in a glass container in the refrigerator for two hours.
  3. Carefully pour into prepared ice cream maker and freeze according to its directions.
  4. Eat as soft serve, or place in a glass container and freeze until firm.
  5. Remove from freezer and let soften a few minutes before serving.
The hands on time for this recipe is less than 10 minutes, but the total time includes churning and chilling.

About Author

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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  4. wwill you be able to post the nutritional values for the recipes? the protein, carb, fiber, and fat? its for weight watchers

    • Hi Allison, sorry, I don’t have the time or resources to do this for all of the recipes on this website. However, you can calculate them yourself with websites like Nutrition Data.

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  6. carrot juice? I was looking for a recipe to use up all the carrots that I picked from my garden. I found this recipe and it looks great! Instead of juice could I use strained puree of fresh carrots? Do you have any other suggestions on how to make this recipe with fresh carrots?

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