healthy vanilla ice cream recipe without machine

Sumptuous Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream (No Milk, No Eggs)

Hankering for a cool, creamy scoop of ice cream but want something more nutritious? This healthy vanilla ice cream hits the spot! Made with just a few simple ingredients like cashews, coconut milk, and pure maple syrup, it delivers all the rich, decadent flavor of traditional ice cream with a fraction of the fat, sugar, and calories. It’s also no churn recipe, which makes it even better.

The cashews give this egg-free, dairy-free ice cream a lusciously smooth texture and creamy mouthfeel, while the coconut milk provides a subtle hint of natural sweetness.

A touch of vanilla bean paste intensifies the vanilla flavor beautifully. And using pure maple syrup instead of refined sugar keeps it feeling light yet satisfyingly sweet.

Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream

With this easy 4-ingredient recipe, you can whip up a batch of this wholesome homemade vanilla ice cream in just a few minutes. Simply blend everything together in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Then freeze for a few hours until scoopable – that’s it.

Next time a vanilla ice cream craving hits, reach for this nourishing cashew-based version. It offers all the classic flavor you love, but in a far healthier form, you can feel good about enjoying. One scoop and you’ll be hooked!

healthy vanilla ice cream recipe without machine

Sumptuous Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream (No Milk, No Eggs)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 High speed blender
  • 1 Freezer-safe container


  • 1 cup Raw cashews soaked overnight and drained
  • 13.5 oz Can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup Pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Vanilla powder Optional


  • In a high-powered blender, blend the drained cashews and coconut milk until very smooth.
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Blend again until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from freezer and blend again until smooth and creamy. You may need to let it soften on the counter for 5-10 minutes before blending if too firm.
  • Return to freezer until set, about 2 more hours. Scoop and enjoy!
  • Store leftover ice cream in a sealed container in the freezer.
Keyword Dessert, Vanilla ice-cream


  • Kami Rey

    Kami Rey knows that when it comes to food, you can have your cake and eat it too. For over a decade, she’s been showing readers how to transform traditionally “naughty” foods into more nutritious options, without sacrificing flavor. When she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’ll find this busy mom hitting the pavement, logging miles on her daily runs.

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