National Ice Cream Day is celebrated each year on the third Sunday of July.
This year that falls today, Sunday, July 16, and we can only but imagine that people all over the world are celebrating by tucking into a large scoop or three of vanilla.
But what about vegans? All that cream and milk that goes into ice cream makes it very much a non-vegan friendly treat.
Luckily for vegans, or those who need to eat dairy free, it’s more than possible to make delicious and even healthy, if that’s what you’re looking for, vegan ice cream.
Here are 12 vegan ice cream recipes to celebrate National Ice Cream Day:
1. Banana and peanut butter ice cream
2. Cherry almond coconut milk ice cream
3. Sea salt caramel ice cream
4. Mango, rose and cinnamon sorbet
5. Pina colada nice cream
Piña Colada* #nanaicecream 🍍🍌🍦 recipe below in celebration of Mother’s Day here in Sweden with my little ones. The little blondie digging in is my poppet Lillian. Fruit is her favourite thing. Next to cuddles. And playing with her “girlfriends” (she’s a very social little thing!) : INGREDIENTS 1 large ripe organic banana (or 1.5 if you want a thicker consistency) 1 small organic pineapple 50 ml desiccated coconut 50 ml coconut cream DIRECTIONS Cut the flesh out of the pineapple (it doesn’t have to be neat- you’ll dig the rest out later with a spoon!), chop the banana and freeze both. Tip frozen fruit, coconut and coconut cream into a food processor or high power blender and blitz until smooth and creamy. Scoop nice cream into the pineapple shell or bowls, decorate if you like, sprinkle with coconut flakes and serve! This recipe will appear alongside a bunch of other DIY tropical theme party ideas in a retrospective post about Louie & Oliver’s combined birthday party this year (where the watermelon cake was served too- you can already find that one on my blog🤗) *Technically it’s ‘virgin colada’ nice cream as 1) I don’t drink alcohol 2) I am a responsible parent : My mini Mother’s Day gratitude list for today🙏🏻💕: my ever patient husband, Oliver dancing for me, flowers from the children, our lovely new home slowly coming together, my course (I LOVE it and don’t really want it to end), having a cold and feeling like 💩 but still being happy, nice cream 😄 What’s on your list? : Much love from summery Stockholm Marisa x This one’s dedicated to my friends and queens of nice cream @tropicallylina, @lulusdreamtown & @papaya_sunshine and all the Swedish mamas celebrating today : : Music by bensounds #icecream#letscookvegan#wholefoods#feedfeed#onthetable#ahealthynut#gloobyfood#bestofvegan#foodstyling #foodvideo #recipevideo#cleaneats#eatmoreplants#plantstrong #plantpower#healthykids #nicecream #morsdag#foodandwine#foodphotography#fitfood#healthyeating#pinacolada @thefeedfeed
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6. Blueberry coconut ice cream
7. Two ingredient ice cream
8. Chocolate ice cream
9. Tropical sorbet
10. Strawberry shortbread ice cream
11. Neapolitan ice cream cake
12. Chocolate avocado ice cream
Mandy Mazliah is a vegetarian mum of three whose kids don’t eat vegetables. Read about her efforts to get them to eat their five a day at www.sneakyveg.com.