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
Blend all ingredients in a blender for 1 minute, until perfectly smooth.
Pour into a large bowl and stick in fridge for 4 hours.
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.
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.