If you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or simply dairy-free, hearing the ice cream truck may not give you the same insurmountable joy as it does others — so it's important to build up your collection of vegan ice cream recipes. After all, summer just isn't the same without a frozen treat in your hand, and making your own ice cream hardly means that you are missing out on all the fun.
1. Three-Ingredient Ice Cream
A Beautiful Mess knows how to make some healthy, delicious variations on this frozen banana-based vegan ice cream. It's completely tasty, and pretty good for you, too.
2. Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Cookie Dough Blizzard
This summertime favorite frozen treat is totally possible to make at home — and Half Baked Harvest makes it super creamy with coconut milk as its base.
3. Fig, Coconut, And Blackberry Ice Cream
Coconut milk is a go-to for dairy-free desserts, but Green Kitchen Stories uses figs to give this ice cream an unexpected source of sweetness.
4. Almond Joy Ice Cream
With just a handful of ingredients, Naturally Ella recreates one of our favorite candy bars in the form of a not-too-unhealthy frozen dessert.
5. Matcha Coconut Ice Cream
With matcha, coconut milk, and a dash of maple syrup, Love and Lemons' green ice cream is pretty much one of the trendiest desserts we've come across.
6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Soft-Serve
This recipe is by Oh She Glows is pretty fail-proof — but it only gets better when it's scooped into popsicle molds and frozen into shape.
7. Banana Nut Ice Cream
With a touch of cocoa powder and brown sugar, A Beautiful Mess makes non-dairy ice cream that still tastes like a sweet treat.
8. Vegan Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream
There's nothing like a colorful, fruity bowl of ice cream in the summer. The Kitchn breaks down how to make an easy strawberry-vanilla variation.
9. Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream
This ice cream by Averie Cooks is simply further proof that avocados make everything better. End of story.
10. Mocha Chip Ice Cream
House of Yumm proves that you don't need milk to make coffee taste delicious. This vegan java chip ice cream is super simple to make in an ice cream machine.
11. Meyer Lemon Ice Cream
Make good use of juicy, plump Meyer lemons with Love and Lemons' simple citrus recipe.
12. The Big Vegan Banana Split
This here may be the ultimate recipe as far as vegan desserts go. Oh She Glows isn't kidding around with this epic treat.