Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream

Vegan vanilla bean ice cream
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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total: 3 hrs
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
424 Calories
5g Fat
85g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 424
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 83g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 376mg 29%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 381mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 3 1/2 cups soymilk

  • 1 1/2 cups soymilk powder

  • 2/3 cup water

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-5-inch metal loaf pan or other medium-sized metal or aluminum pan.

  5. Place the pan in the freezer uncovered for 1 hour.

  6. 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.

  7. Place the mixture back in the pan and back into the freezer.

  8. 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.

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

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