Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Vegan vanilla bean ice cream
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  • 3 hrs
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

This vanilla ice "cream" is great for making sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats or on its own for a frozen creamy treat. Blending the ice cream after it has been frozen is important as it breaks up any ice crystals that form, ensuring that you end up with a creamy, not crunchy, dessert. This pairs wonderfully with Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 1 ½ cup soymilk powder
  • 3 ½ cups soymilk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

How to Make It

1. In a blender, combine the soymilk powder, water, and soymilk until well blended.

2. Combine the soymilk mixture with the sugar, vanilla and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stirring constantly, cook until the mixture is thick and syrupy in consistency. Pour the mixture into a 9”x 5”metal loaf pan or other medium-sized metal or aluminum pan. Place the pan in the freezer uncovered for 1 hour.

3. Remove the pan from the freezer and scrape the ice cream into a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds, or until mixture is creamy. Place the mixture back in the pan and back into the freezer. Repeat this procedure 3 more times at 30-minute intervals, allowing the ice cream to chill in the freezer covered for 1 hour after the last blend before serving.

4. Serve ice cream cold, adding your choice of toppings if desired.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 159
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 46 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)