This Paleo Dairy-free Vanilla Ice Cream is creamy, sweet, and so perfect for summer! It is dairy-free, vegan, paleo, gluten-free & refined sugar free made with only 5 ingredients, only takes 5 minutes to prepare.
Using a liquid sweetener and adding almond butter, makes this Paleo Vanilla Ice Cream irresistibly creamy!
Full Fat Coconut Milk is always a great base for ice cream because it produces a creamy end result. Coconut milk tastes great and is very good for your health. It is lactose-free and contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which researchers have linked with weight loss, keeps your heart healthy and fuels exercise performance. (Also read –> Coconut Milk : Dairy Alternative)
Honey is a natural sweetener that gives just enough sweetness. High-Quality Honey Is Rich in Antioxidants, which can help to lower blood pressure, also helps improve cholesterol, and can lower triglycerides. Thus, it’s best to use honey to replace refined sugar and enjoy it in moderation.
Almond butter is a good source of the healthy monounsaturated fats our bodies need. These fats are associated with lowering the risk of heart disease. Eating almonds offers antioxidant action from Vitamin E and helps to lower cholesterol.
Ingredients For Dairy-free Vanilla Ice cream
2 cups full fat coconut milk
¼ cup honey (or maple syrup)
¼ cup almond butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp sea salt
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth and mixture is homogenous.
Turn on your ice cream maker.
Pour mixture directly from the blender into the ice cream maker. Pour the cooled mixture into your ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions for churning.
Let the ice cream churn for about 20-25 minutes until it becomes a firm ball.
Transfer to an airtight, freezer-friendly container and freeze for at least 1 hour, or until completely frozen.
This coconut vanilla ice cream makes a great base for experimental ice cream flavours!
To spruce it up a little bit you can add in all kinds of mix ins and toppings : mixed nuts, broken up brownies pieces, fresh fruits – whatever you want!