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These vegan ice cream desserts might convert you

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Dairy-free desserts that are full of flavor

The key to the world's best ice cream lies in the ingredients — full-fat creams, high-quality chocolates and rich, creamy butter and sugar. But what about the people who can't digest those high-fat creams or rich butters? I'll tell you: You serve them one of these vegan ice creams instead. Full of flavor and very void of all dairy.

Thanks to the addition of coconut milk (which tastes way better than regular milk, in my book), avocados, chocolate and peanut butter, you won't even miss the regular creams. In fact, you'll forget these desserts are even vegan. At least I did after 2 (or 5) cups of each one this week.

1

Strawberry cream cheese milkshake recipe

Strawberry cream cheese milkshakes

Yields 3/4 quart

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound strawberries, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegan strawberry cream cheese
  • 2 scoops Arctic Zero strawberry ice dessert
  • Vegan whipped cream
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, mix together the strawberries, sugar and honey. Cover with foil, and chill for at least 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Once chilled, place the strawberries, almond milk, vanilla and cream cheese in a blender. Blend until smooth. Place in another bowl, and cover. Chill for at least an hour.
  3. Once chilled, pour the mixture back into the blender. Add the Arctic Zero, and blend until thick. Pour into 2 chilled Mason jars, and garnish with whipped cream. Top with sprinkles and chopped strawberries.
2

Avocado chocolate and tofu ice cream recipe

Avocado chocolate & tofu ice cream

Yields 1/2 quart

Ingredients:

  • 2 large chilled avocados, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips, and heat in the microwave until melted, about 30 seconds.
  2. Place the avocados, tofu, cocoa powder, honey, melted chocolate, vanilla extract and almond milk in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large bowl, and chill for at least an hour. Once chilled, pour the mixture into a frozen canister of an ice cream maker. Churn for about 20 minutes or until creamy and thick.
3

Roasted peanut butter ice cream recipe

Roasted peanut butter ice cream

Recipe adapted from Gluten-free Goddess

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chilled coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Extra peanuts for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a blender, blend the coconut milk, brown sugar, peanut butter, peanuts and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour into a bowl and cover with saran wrap. Chill the mixture for about 45 minutes.
  2. Once chilled, pour the mixture into a frozen canister of an ice cream maker. Churn until thick and creamy. Freeze for another 30 minutes, and then serve with roasted peanuts.

More vegan dessert recipes

Vegan chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce
Homemade vanilla cashew butter
Raw tahini butter chocolate cups

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