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. Dear Elana! I am in the process of making this wonderful Sunbutter ice cream (with no ice cream maker, it is an even more delightful process, as I get to lick the spatula every 30 minutes or so, as I am mixing up the ice cream to be!). I just wanted to thank you for the delicious and easy recipes you share with us here. Nor me, neither my family have any food intolerances (known to us that is), but all of us love to indulge on sweets and hearty grain dishes, which I realize might effect our health in the future. Your recipes provide a wonderful alternative and help us remain the “Sweet Teeth” that we are without any guilt! Plus, your blog is so inspirational! Thank you and all the best to you!

  2. Made this on Saturday night….so good! I overheard my daughter telling her friend “My mom made the best ice cream last night” Little did she know it was healthy:)


  3. My son has recently discovered he needs a dairy free diet and I would love to make this recipe but he can’t have dates either. Any suggestions for a substitute?

  4. Elana, I’ve been reading your posts for the past two years and have enjoyed some of your recipes a lot. I’m new to strictly cooking GF food. With a mild gluten intolerance and being on a 3 month cleanse my diet is all vegetables, fruits and GF grains. For the past 2 months my breakfast consisted of boiled quinoa, squeezed banana and some hemp milk. Through Kelly’s blog I feel encouraged to try other GF grains and some of her recipes. Thanks for sharing. Love, Daniela

  5. LOVED it with cashew butter! Thank you sooo much! Just found out my boy can’t have dairy, gluten, of any sugar except xylitol and stevia! This is fab for him (and me!!)

  6. I follow the blood type diet and coconut is an AVOID: because it Enhances the effects of other food toxins. Flocculates serum or precipitates serum proteins.
    I love coconut but it is not considered to be good for any blood type.

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