Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

My boys love this vegan Strawberry Ice “Cream.”  I made a batch and it was gone in a couple of hours.  So I made more and my husband got in on the act, consuming his share.

It is made with a coconut milk base and I added quite a bit of vanilla, in hopes of drowning out the coconutty flavor, as I did not want to make a coconut ice cream.  I think I succeeded, though you all can be the judge of that.

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy, healthy frozen dessert recipe. I love that it meets the needs of of people on gluten-free and dairy-free diets. If you’re wondering how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, see my quick and easy 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream recipe.

To make this I used my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker which you can find here.  We used it for the class that I taught last summer, however we made the Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream that time.

Recently, CoconutGal contacted me about posting some of her photos of my recipes in the Elana’s Pantry flickr group.  I look forward to seeing her pics there and yours too!


32 responses to “Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream”

  1. Hi Elana! Love your blog :) I wanted to know if it’s possible to adapt this recipe to make just a vanilla-bean ice cream? What do you think?

  2. Elana, I made this yesterday and it was the best strawberry icecream I´ve ever had. Delicious! I dont own a professional ice cream maker, just have one of those machines that rest in the freezer to keep them cool until you use them. Mine works fine. Thanks very much for the recipe.

  3. I found “fresh” coconut milk in a carton for those who do not want to use canned coconut milk in the refrigerated aisle in Whole Foods where they sell fresh rice and soymilk. Note also fresh almond milk sits alongside the coconut milk. :)

  4. Elana- I just made four of your recipes for my dad today for father’s day. I made the salmon with anchovy olive tapenade, pistachio stuffed dates, eggplant caponata, and butternut squash fries. They were all fantastic and my family loved them. When I invest in an ice cream maker, I can’t wait to try your ice cream recipes! Thank you so much – your recipes have given me a lot of ideas and are just fantastic!

  5. Hi there, in answer to some of the above questions… yes, I do use whole fat coconut milk in this recipe :-)

    Per the ice cream maker questions, I haven’t tried making it without one, so I’m afraid I can’t be much help with that… and I’m not sure how to get the ice cream not to ride up the sides of the ice cream maker -haven’t experienced this challenge with mine.

    I hope all of you are enjoying summer and that you find this ice cream satisfying and delicious.


  6. Looks amazing! any tips on how to keep the ice cream from freezing to the side of the ice cream maker? I use the same cusinart, but every time i try to make ice cream it ends up freezing the paddle to the inside of the bowl. Could it be because i don’t use the full amount of agave? I am not able to use that much agave because it upsets my stomach along with almost every other kind of sugar.

    • As for the freezing paddle problem…you may want to add just a teaspoon or two of alcohol to your mix. It keeps regular ice cream from getting rock hard so it may help.

  7. Can this be made without an icecream maker? I bought a Cuisinart, but returned it because the container was made of aluminum. I am concerned about the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease (family history). Any info on thi would be helpful..thanks!!

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