Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cheesecake


This recipe for ice cream cheesecake is a “dessert” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Sheyenne Michelizzi. For the decadent filling, she uses Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream from So Delicious.

Dairy Free Ice Cream Cheesecake

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cheesecake

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, tree nut-free, and vegetarian.

For a gluten-free and dairy-free ice cream cheesecake, I recommend using gluten-free grahams or graham crumbs, such as Kinnikinnick, for the crust.

A soy-free, dairy-free ice cream cheesecake can be a bit more difficult, but there are a couple such brands of dairy-free cream cheese alternative available, such as Daiya.

Dairy Free Ice Cream Cheesecake
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You can use any flavor of dairy-free ice cream to make this cheesecake!
Serves: 1 9-inch cheesecake
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup dairy-free margarine, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 500ºF.
  2. Grease and flour a 9-inch Springform pan.
  3. For the crust, combine crumbs and sugar, stir in melted margarine until ingredients are well combined.
  4. Press up sides and over the bottom of the Springform pan.
  5. For the filling, blend dairy-free cream cheese alternative and So Delicious ice cream together with a mixer. Add sugar.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour filling into crust. Bake at 500ºF for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 250ºF and bake 70 minutes longer.
  8. Cool cheesecake thoroughly, then refrigerate several hours before serving.

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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