Sunbutter Ice Cream

Are you craving an easy peanut butter ice cream recipe? Well I have something even better for you! A dairy-free Sunbutter Ice Cream made with only 6 ingredients. This naturally sweetened ice cream recipe contains coconut milk, sunflower seed butter, dates, vanilla, salt, and water!

I often use sunflower seed butter in place of peanut butter in my recipes. Why? Peanuts are not the healthiest of foods since they can contain high levels of mold. Sunbutter on the other hand, is made from sunflower seeds, is more nutritious than peanut butter, and is also great for those avoiding peanuts due to allergies. Finally, peanuts are not considered paleo because they are a legume, not a nut.

Sunbutter 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.

The other night I was thrilled to have Kelly and her adorable family over for dinner. We made a delicious meal using various recipes from our cookbooks. After that, we had the absolutely scrumptious dessert pictured above. Kelly made her Banana Coconut Cream Pie, and I made her Sunbutter Ice Cream recipe above which I think you’ll love. You can find more incredible ice cream recipes in her book Dairy-Free Ice Cream.

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45 responses to “Sunbutter Ice Cream”

  1. Wow, I’ve never eaten sunbutter before. Can’t wait to try it. And the Chai granola looks like a must make. I’d sort of given up on “cereal” since going grain-free but that looks delish. Now if you can come up with a hot cereal alternative, I’d be the happiest of girls.

    • Hi Nancy,

      If you like the looks of Kelly’s granola, you might want to check out this one
      that I created a few years ago, or this one for mulberry granola.

      I haven’t come up with a hot cereal alternative, though my friend Andreanna has one called Fauxmeal that you might like :-)

  2. I don’t eat peanut butter anymore, due to reading that peanuts contain a high amount of lectins. I have been eating almond butter (yum!), but now that you’ve told me about Sunbutter, I’ll have to try that, too. This ice cream (and pie) looks heavenly!

  3. Holy wow. Sunbutter is actually already my favorite nut butter (I love cashews and almonds, but not quite as much in butter form), and I’ve been happily baking with it and eating it ever since my baby turned out to be sensitive to peanuts 2 years ago (this is also when I gave up gluten and found that, lo, *I* felt better when eating GF, too).

    And now, this is so becoming a top priority for me to make. Not only GF and CF and peanut-free, but also no refined sugar. *swoon*

    Thanks for sharing this! I’m putting Kelly’s book on my list and adding her to my feed, too. Bless you both.

  4. I had no idea they had the Thai Kitchen in Organic! I use it in my fudge and as a substitute in many recipes that call for Cow’s milk. Now hopefully I can find it here in GJ! Thanks for linking to it!

  5. Oh this is great. I just got a mini ice cream maker. I can’t wait to try it out. I’ll make my own sunbutter though. And the Tomato, Rosemary and Mint ice cream is to die for. Thank you for such creative delicious recipes.

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