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29 Amazing Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

Welcome to a whole new world of creamy, dreamy, and totally dairy-free ice cream.

Yes, you can make amazing ice cream without a cow in sight. There are lots of different ingredients to experiment with (coconut milk, frozen bananas, avocado, soy or almond milk), and you can do it with or without an ice cream maker (frozen bananas are your new best friend if you don't have one). Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind:

• Fat helps you get the right creamy texture. That's what makes coconut milk such a perfect substitute for whole milk and cream. Give it a shot, even if you think you don't love coconut; the flavor is pretty subtle, especially if you mix it with fruit, chocolate, etc.

• Thickeners like corn starch and arrowroot (like in this basic coconut ice cream recipe) can also help make a creamier texture.

• Make sure any sweetener you add is in syrup/liquid form, or it'll cause crystals to form.

• Make sure all your ingredients are as cold as they can be pre-freezing/blending. That'll help everything combine without starting to melt too much, which can make for a grainy final product.

1. Fig, Coconut and Blackberry Ice Cream

If fresh figs are hard to come by, try cooking stone fruits like apricots or plums instead. Recipe here.

2. Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

3. Salted Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream

4. Vegan Rhubarb Ice Cream

5. Coffee Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Hot Fudge

6. Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

This recipe calls for a little heavy cream, but you can replace it with more (full-fat) coconut milk to make it vegan.

7. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

8. Vegan Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream

You actually mix in the crumbs from a slice of toast, which is kind of brilliant. Recipe here.

9. Vegan Black Sesame and Ginger Ice Creams

Coconut. Recipe here.

10. Vegan Butter Pecan Ice Cream

You'll need to buy (or make) a vegan butter substitute to get the ideal buttery flavor in this recipe.

11. Vegan Mango Coconut Ice Cream

Welcome to this tiny tropical island, which is made out of ice cream. Recipe here.

12. Vegan Peanut Butter Chunk and Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

13. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Recipe here.

14. Vegan Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

15. Vegan Maple Pecan Ice Cream

16. Banana Cherry Garcia Soft Serve

No ice cream maker required! Frozen bananas make magical ice cream with just a blender. Recipe here.

17. Lavender Banana-Coconut Ice Cream

Most vegan ice creams go either the frozen banana or the coconut milk route — but why not have both at once? Recipe here.

18. Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream

Have your cake and eat ice cream, too. Recipe here.

19. Vegan Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Banana magic. Recipe here.

20. Vegan Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream

About as easy as it gets. Recipe here.

21. Vegan Mango-Banana Ice Cream

Fruity, creamy, and even healthy — frozen mango and bananas are all you need. Recipe here.

22. Salted Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Caramel Sauce

23. Vegan Peach-Almond Ice Cream

This recipe involves making your own almond milk as part of the process (don't worry, it's not hard).

24. Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Made with silken tofu for added oomph. Recipe here.

25. Chocolate Sorbet

A dairy-free classic. Recipe here.

26. Chocolate Soy Ice Cream

27. Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cashews and almond milk give this ice cream a great creamy texture with zero custard-cooking required.

28. Vegan Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream

Almond and coconut milk team up in this base. Recipe here.

29. Vegan Chocolate-Avocado Soft Serve

You can make this in a blender or food processor; just make sure to chill the coconut milk and avocados ahead of time. Recipe here.

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