Vegan Ice Cream (The Best Ever!)

Vegan Ice Cream (The Best Ever!) Recipe

By Loving It Vegan


For the Homemade Cashew Milk:

1 cup Raw Cashews (150g) Soaked in hot water for one hour

1 cup + 2 Tbsp Water (270ml)

For the Ice Cream:

2 cups Homemade Cashew Milk (480ml)

1 cup Coconut Milk (240ml) Canned, Full Fat, Unsweetened

1 cup White Granulated Sugar (200g)

1/4 cup Water (60ml)

3/4 cup Cacao Butter (100g) (finely chopped)

1/4 cup Coconut Oil (55g)

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Vanilla Extract


1The day before you want to make ice cream, put the bowl for your ice cream machine into the freezer to freeze.

2Prepare your homemade cashew milk. Add the cashews to a bowl. Pour boiling water over the top until they are completely covered and then let them soak for 1 hour. After 1 hour, drain the cashews and add them to the blender jug along with 1 cup + 2 Tbsp fresh cold water and blend very well until smooth and creamy. No need to strain this milk and you will use all of it in your ice cream.*

3Add the homemade cashew milk to a big bowl along with the coconut milk and set aside.

4Then get all your other ingredients ready before proceeding.

5Add the sugar to a saucepan along with the quarter cup of water. Stir constantly until the sugar is melted. You’ll know it’s melted when the wooden spoon is no longer making a scratching sound along the bottom of the saucepan.

6When the sugar is melted, add in the cacao butter, coconut oil and salt and mix in until everything is melted together.

7Add this to the bowl with the cashew milk and coconut milk along with the vanilla extract.

8Blend everything together in the bowl using an immersion blender. If you don’t have an immersion blender, then transfer everything to your blender jug, blend it and then return to the bowl.

9Place the bowl into the freezer for 15 minutes to chill. If you find that the mixture has hardened slightly along the sides of the bowl when chilling, then just stir it up again.

10Pour the mixture into the ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturer instructions until you reach a soft serve consistency. Depending on the ice cream machine you use this could take anywhere from 25-45 minutes.

11When it’s reached soft serve consistency, transfer the ice cream to a loaf pan and smooth it down with the back of a spoon, cover and place into the freezer to set completely.

12When the ice cream has set, scoop into bowls and enjoy.

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