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Healthy Heavenly Vanilla Ice Cream

Finally, finally I've done it! I've created an incredibly easy & delicious dairy-free ice cream recipe. Don't have an ice cream maker? No problem! This simple 5 ingredient vanilla ice cream can be made by beginners using an ice cream maker or just your freezer. I've also switched it up & created other flavors from this vanilla recipe that have turned out amazing too, so feel free to experiment with add-ins & toppings.


2 cans full-fat coconut milk

1 TB vanilla extract (use other flavored extracts for diff flavors!)

1/2 cup cashews (soaked in boiling water for 10 min, then strain)

1/3 cup maple syrup

4 Dates, pitted


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender for 1 minute, until perfectly smooth.

  2. Pour into a large bowl and stick in fridge for 4 hours.

  3. Once cooled, add bowl to freezer. Stir every hour for 4 hours until thick like ice cream. If you have an ice cream maker, instead pour liquid into it to make the ice cream that way.

  4. Optional: Add chunks or toppings into ice cream maker for the last few turns - when it's almost done. If stirring by hand, just add in toppings at the end to stir in.

  5. ENJOY!


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