Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream is the perfect dairy-free dessert! It’s so rich and creamy your guests won’t ever guess that it’s vegan. Because this ice cream has a cashew base and is not made of coconut milk, it truly tastes like a classic vanilla ice cream, rather than some sad approximation of vanilla ice cream with an odd coconut flavor.
Made with just 5 ingredients, Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream can be whipped up in a jiffy. All you need to prepare this easy paleo dessert recipe is cashews, water, honey, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
I’ve been making this dairy-free ice cream recipe since we lived in New York City, before we moved to Colorado in 2002. In my New York days, when I was teaching yoga and hanging out with vegans, my raw food friends turned me on to the fact that cashews make a fantastic substitute for dairy.
Wondering how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker? You’ll definitely want to check out my quick and easy 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream recipe. If you make my ice cream recipes tag @elanaspantry on Instagram or leave a comment below. I love seeing your kitchen creations.
We like to serve Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream over these easy paleo vegan dessert recipes!