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.
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!
Sumptuous Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream (No Milk, No Eggs)
- 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.