6 Quick, Delicious Vegan “Nice Cream” Recipes

Ice “cream” that’s healthy, delicious, and ready in a flash? Sign me up! At least one or two of these sweet, refreshing vegan desserts make it into my menu every week during the warm weather season (and sometimes even when it’s cold–I just make sure to bundle up!).

With ingredients that are easy to keep on hand and with minimal prep time required, any one of these bowlfuls can be yours within minutes of a craving. After all, there’s a reason we all scream for ice cream–it’s because we want it when we want it…i.e. right now!

1. Blackberry Soft Serve

Cashews, tofu, and a few other simple ingredients get blended together to whip up this refreshing vegan dessert in just 5 minutes.

Use a high-powered blender to make dairy-free ice cream in just minutes!

Photo by Mackenzie Schieck

2. Vegan Snickers Ice Cream

“This made a very nice, healthy treat. It was a welcome change from all the frozen banana smoothie/ice creams I make all the time.” — Tammy Lynn

This dairy-free ice cream can be whipped up in just minutes.

Photo by kgora

3. Strawberry Banana Soft Serve

Strawberries get blended with tofu and cashews to make this easy, fruity sunny day dessert.

Blend some strawberries in, and stir extra chopped strawberries into this vegan ice cream.

Photo by Mackenzie Schieck

4. Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Bananas are the perfect sweetness for a cool, blended treat.

Photo by Paula

“Love the flavor that the cinnamon and pecans add to this!” — Paula

5. Banana Chocolate Chip Soft Serve

Bananas, cashews, and tofu blend up into a super creamy dessert that gets topped with chocolate chips.

Use a less ripe banana for a less sweet treat, or use a very ripe banana for a sweeter version.

6. Sugar Free Watermelon Ice Cream

“This was an awesome recipe. I had to make something for my mom (she is going off sugar) and for my sister (she is going dairy free.)” — Kimberly Joy

This refreshing vegan ice cream is ready in just minutes.


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