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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

vegan pumpkin pie ice cream

Let us now praise all things pumpkin.  I’m kinda obsessed with gluten free, dairy free pumpkin dishes right now, hence the vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream here, and the Pumpkin Bars earlier this week.  And let us not forget the Pumpkin Pie Muffins of last year either.

This pumpkin pie ice cream is a delicious fall treat whether served at Halloween or Thanksgiving.  For more information on pumpkin mania, check out this funny article from Esquire called Some Pumpkin Flavoring Best Avoided this Halloween.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream


  1. In a vitamix combine cashews, coconut milk, pumpkin, water and agave
  2. Blend ingredients on high speed until smooth
  3. Add vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
  4. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to instructions
  5. Serve

Here are some more yummy pumpkin dessert recipes you may enjoy:

The winner of Mondays giveaway for a 3 pack of Hemp Bags from Hands On Hemp and a beautiful hard cover book called Core Truths from The Organic Center is Lanell!

Today I’m giving away two copies of Dr. Alan Greene’s book, Feeding Baby Green. So, two winners will be picked at random and get one copy each. Everyone, everywhere is eligible. To be entered leave a comment below. This giveaway will end at midnight on November 3rd, 2010.

Update: This giveaway has now ended and the winners were Rachel and Anita!

posted on October 28, 2010, 87 comments

  1. peg strickler

    Making this tonight–looks perfect!

  2. Lauren

    One more reason I will eventually have to give in and buy an ice cream machine.

  3. Rachel

    This looks truly delightful! I look forward to autumn all year long–partially for the pumpkin dishes! Love that there are healthy options to make for my family.

  4. Brandon May @ thehealthyadvocate.com

    You stole this recipe from me, Elena. ;) Don’t worry, I don’t mind. I have been making this pumpkin ice cream recipe (using all coconut milk) for quite a while now. Thank you for letting us see your version.

  5. I am SO excited to try this! We don´t have an ice cream machine, so hopefully I will be able to get the right texture by freezing and stirring. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. colormepink

    Yum! I’ve been enjoying pumpkin smoothies, this sounds right up my alley.

    I don’t know if you’ve gotten much feed back yet, but I’ve noticed and appreciate the related links you’ve been doing the last few posts.

  7. Great recipe, and that book looks fascinating! Can’t wait for some of both!!

    I’m debating between your many delicious desserts for my birthday treat this weekend! Might have to serve whatever I make with some pumpkin ice cream!

  8. Ellen

    i’m obsessed with all things pumpkin. this looks delicious!

  9. the blissful baker @ theblissfulbaker.wordpress.com

    this looks FANTASTIC. i’ve never had vegan ice cream before, but i LOVEEE pumpkin, so i’m sure i will be crazy about this :)

  10. sas

    looking forward to making pumpkin yummyness with all your recent recipes. My husband picked up a big pumpkin today at the farmer’s market. I can’t decide what I’ll make this weekend….

  11. Tamara

    Elana, I’ve been making ice cream with cashews since you published your vegan vanilla recipe. I have found that if I soak the cashews overnight before blending them, the nuts soften and blend better, and this eliminates the grittiness I would otherwise get in the ice cream (mind you, I don’t have a Vitamix, so maybe that would make a difference, too).

  12. Rebecca

    That looks great! I am trying to find an ice cream maker that’s not made in China, and doesn’t have an aluminum bowl :(

  13. Caitlin

    Wow! This sound incredible! Thank you for sharing! :)

  14. michelle carranza @ diariesofmegf.blogspot.com

    My kids and I are so excited to try this. An ice cream maker is on my shopping list! :)

  15. Ana

    I dont have an ice cream maker can I just freeze this?

  16. domestic diva

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  17. kari

    That ice cream sounds fabulous. The book sounds interesting too. Thanks!

  18. Hannah

    I’d love to win the book! Baby #2 is on the way and I need another babyfood making book!
    Thanks for all the great recipes! I am making the food for a friend’s Blessingway and most of what I am making is coming either from your book or this website!

  19. Yum! This looks great!! I wonder if I could sub the coconut milk for almond milk. I’m intolerant to coconut. :( Would I need to add something to make it smoother then too…like banana?

  20. Tanya

    I am making this tomorrow! I also have been craving all things pumpkin.

  21. Julia

    This looks YUMMY! I know my daughter will want to make it this weekend.

  22. Christie

    I’m glad you’re obsessed with pumpkin things, because I am too and now I have some great recipes to try! I’m going to try the pie soon and I’m SOOOO excited!!! I also have a 2-year-old and am expecting a new baby, so I’d love the book.

  23. Melissa

    This looks so good, finally a recipe for ice cream that is egg, dairy, and soy free. I’m so excited! I love pumpkin too.

  24. Heather

    Oh, this looks yummy :) Loved the pumpkin bars! Thanks for all the great ideas for using fresh garden pumpkin! We’re expecting our fourth baby & I’d really like to do much of the baby food making myself this round, so the book sounds awesome, too!

  25. Barbara

    The ice cream looks interesting. I’ll have to try it. I’ll put it on the schedule of your recipes to make.

  26. Sabrina

    So excited to try this, it sounds fantastic. Need to find an ice cream machine, though!

  27. I just made (non-vegan) pumpkin ice cream and it was amazing! May I suggest adding candied walnuts (they’re easy to make)?

  28. Jessica

    This just may be the recipe that finally causes me to break down and buy an ice cream maker! I’m so excited to try it – yum!

  29. Hallie @ Daily Bites @ hallieklecker.com

    This looks incredible, Elana! I have everything on hand and hope to make this over the weekend.

  30. I love pumpkin ice cream! Yum yum yum!

  31. Looks delish! I’m glad I just found a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker at yard sale for $8!!!

  32. aziza

    Pumpkin pie ice cream! Wow! how come I never thought about that! I must try it.

    Thank you for sharing

  33. Amanda

    I am a mother to a little girl, and I am always trying to read anything about children and health. I would love to win that book. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!!

  34. This looks so go. Whenever I attempt “ice cream” it’s too icy and freezes solid, so I only get one creamy serving on the first day. I will have to try this one.

  35. Ardith

    This ice cream looks delicious! Also, I have just begun the process of starting a family and would love to have the book!

  36. I love that you used raw cashews and coconut milk. I haven’t yet used cashews for a vegan ice cream, but I’ve made cashew milk and cashew cream, so I had an inkling it’d work. This looks delightful.

  37. Kathleen

    Oh, wow. I love coconut-milk ice creams. And cashews and pumpkin are two of my favorite things ever!

  38. Andrea

    This looks so amazing! I love all things pumpkin around this time of year and I have two beautiful squash that I could roast to make this. YUM!

  39. Cindy

    Well its time to find a ice cream maker, My son and I have a hankering for some pumpkin ice cream YUM thank you so much…Cindy from Western Kansas…

  40. Bett

    Looks amazing!

    I am wondering how many servings this is, of what size scoop. It helps the decision (make it? don’t make it?) and if that answer is yes, the planning process, to know.




  41. Yummy!!!!!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe, albeit without an ice-cream maker ;)

  42. This is a great treat for Halloween party.

  43. Anita

    Thanks for all your wonderful recipes! I always come to your website first for recipe ideas when I menu plan! Happy, healthy Halloween! :)

  44. MMMM…pumpkin ice cream. Thanks for all the delicious pumpkin treats…my favorite part of fall :)

  45. Soraia

    I love pumpkin desserts and can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks.

  46. Vanesza

    I can’t wait to make this for my family! Thank you… : )

  47. Sarah Thompson DiPaolo, MS RD CDN @ wnynutrition.com

    I just want to thank you again for all your yummy recipes. I look forward to every new recipe you post. As a fellow Celiac, I don’t know what I would do without my favorite cookbook: The Gluten-Free Almond Flour cookbook that you produced. I always make baked goods from there and bring them to any celiac or gluten free events I go to and then people rave. Of course I give them the recipe and tell them to purchase your book! I can’t wait for your next cookbook, I’ll be the first in line.
    Thanks again for sharing all your wonderful recipes, it is greatly appreciated!

    I’m writing this as I’m enjoying my peach blueberry crumble and a cup of tea! Yummy!

    Happy Halloween!

    Sarah Thompson DiPaolo, MS RD CDN
    Owner of WNY Nutrition :O)

  48. Mellanie

    Hi Elana!

    I was inspired by your recipes and have tried a couple of them with good results. I saw the healthy ice cream recipes and decided I had to have an ice cream maker! I finally got one and made cinnamon ice cream that was to die for; I love pumpkin, so I can’t wait to try your pumpkin ice cream recipe!

    Thanks for all you do!

  49. So happy to have found you – I’ve just gone GF due to a recently discovered sensitivity. Can’t wait to try some recipes!

  50. Rebecca Pascual

    My friend is a chef and highly recommended your website. I can see why!

  51. Andi

    I can’t wait to try this; sounds and looks divine!!! We love your recipes!!!

  52. Chris

    Can’t wait to try this out…will be a first venture into ice cream for my kids (3yrs, 18mos, 3mos). Well…maybe not the little one :)

  53. Jennifer

    I’ll have to try this…looks delish! Made the Pumpkin Pie Muffins this weekend and they are fantastic. I substituted Bob’s Red Mill flour in lieu of the Almond as I didn’t have any and they still came out great.

  54. Alison


    I live off of the recipes on your website since my son and I are both gluten sensitive…and I would love to have a copy of Feeding Baby Green! I’m expecting my third baby (another boy!) in May and would love to have this book as a resource.

    Thanks for all you do!

  55. Pamela Gammill

    I love pumpkin and can’t wait to try this recipe. I will have to look up the pumpkin muffins, also.

  56. Natalie @ perrysplate.com

    Awesome giveaway and delicious looking ice cream!! Thanks Elana!

  57. Melanie

    Super excited to make this pumpkin ice cream! My husband and I will be starting our family next spring after I graduate. The green baby book would be such a great resource to have on hand since our babies will be Green :)!! thanks for all the recipes Elana!


  58. adriane

    this looks so yummy!!!

  59. LoriC

    Made your pumpkin bars yesterday – in fact several batches. Thanks for making me look good at the party! Can’t wait to try the ice cream. Glad you’re safe and back home.

  60. jodye @ 'scend food @ sendfood.wordpress.com

    How can you go wrong with pumpkin pie and ice cream melded into on delicious dish!?

  61. Tina McEwen

    Just purchased your “Gluten-Free Almond Flour cookbook” and I can’t wait to try these recipes! Looking forward to a healthy Christmas meal this year.

  62. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free @ simplysugarandglutenfree.com

    Hi Elana! I checked out your recipe a few days ago but haven’t looked at my own comments…when I finally looked at them today I noticed that I you linked to my pumpkin ice cream sandwiches. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe with your readers! :)

    I know you can’t eat cornmeal but the pumpkin and cornmeal cookie combo is delicious. I like your version with cashews and coconut milk – that has to create a luscious smoothness.

  63. Lisa Vance

    This looks delish! It’s on my list for Thanksgiving deserts.. I’m terrible with gluten-free baked goods, so this is pumpkin without baking, SWEET!

  64. Kim

    When I lived in Italy this summer I promised myself I’d buy an ice cream maker so I could recreate gelato at home. Here is another recipe to inspire me to buy one! :) Thank you!

  65. Linda

    OK. So this recipe made me high tail it to McGuckins and buy an ice-cream maker today. Not sure it will even make it into the ice-cream maker because I can’t stop eating it by the spoonful!!!

  66. Marie

    It’s the time of year for all things pumpkin! Thank you for yet another delicious GF recipe! :-)

  67. Miyuki

    looks so deceptively easy!

  68. Cynthia Albrecht

    I’m excited to see that you are obsessed with gluten free AND dairy free pumpkin dishes right now!! :-) I have three more pie pumpkins I need to use soon! Due to my health issues can’t do either gluten or dairy, so I’m always thrilled to find tasty new recipes that work for me without having to have to make changes to it! :-)

  69. Cindy

    Oh my word this is WONDERFUL I tasted it before making it into ice cream right out of the Vitamix I can’t believe how good it is and its not even frozen yet. Elana YOU ROCK haahaha everything I have made of yours is excellent, again I will say I will be cooking a lifetime with you…Thank so much…. Cindy from Kansas

  70. June Sinclair

    I would love to won a vitamix. I think the chocolate cake looks like something my husband and I would both enjoy.

  71. Chris Williams

    I recently found out I was gluten-intolerant and trying to get my diet in order. I have a VitaMix and use it for breakfast smoothies. Will use it more for other things as I follow your blog. thanks

  72. Brittany Beyer

    We use your site on a daily basis and love it! This pumpkin ice cream looks awesome…thanks so much!

  73. Charlene

    Made this yesterday… it is AMAZING! My kids love it and they are tough to please. Then I made the pumpkin bars and my son said ‘Mommy you’re a pumpkin chef!’ lol! Thank you Elana for the wonderful recipes.

  74. Emily M

    I love all of your giveaways!

  75. Wendi

    Could you use cashew butter instead of raw cashews?

  76. Kass Whidden

    This recipe looks amazing and it is something I will definately have to try soon. I love pumpkin ice cream :)

  77. This looks really delicious. And what a great idea??!


  78. Emma Rose

    I have made this many times and everyone that has tried it loves this recipe. Thank you for sharing this with others.

  79. Hi Elana,
    My family and I have been gluten and dairy free for over 6 years now, since the birth of our first son. Your website has been so helpful especially when mainstream resources were not always available/reliable. Plus, I prefer to do more from scratch, so I love the recipes! I have a substitute question. We cannot eat cashews, Brazil nuts or pistachios. Wat could we use in this recipe in place of the cashews?
    Thanks again! ~Stephanie

  80. Natalie M.

    These recipes look great. I cant wait to try them.

  81. vl

    Hi, I signed up for your email recipes but never got a request authorization in my inbox. It will not let me sign up again.
    Thanks! Don’t want to miss any! I’ve been gluten free but found paleo works for my body- finally I lost some weight and have no leg pain!

  82. Debbie

    My babies are all grown, but have friends working to feed their babies more nutrituously. I’d love to share these with them. Thank you for your yummy additions to our diet.

  83. lisa

    I made the pumpkin pie ice cream and it was delicious.Thanks!

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