Homemade Cashew Coconut Milk Vegan Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy-Free): creamy coconut milk-based ice cream packed with cashews & coconut! Make the best keto ice cream in minutes—no soaking cashews, no churn, easy! Paleo, Keto, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Low Carb.
Have you ever tried cashews and coconut together? A few months ago, I shared a toasted coconut cashew recipe with you and it was a surprise hit.
Like, cashews + coconut = YUM x power of a bagillion.
Finally, tasty math I can get behind! 😉 Well, when I was testing that recipe (and eating waaaay more coconut cashews than I thought possible), I realized that the combo was super magical, and thus, worthy of ice cream-ification.
Oh, you know what I mean! For example, dark chocolate: good. Make into dark chocolate nice cream. Peanut butter: good. Make into peanut butter swirl ice cream. Almond Joy: oh-so-friggin-good: make into this Almond Joy Vegan Paleo Ice Cream Recipe!!!
Homemade Cashew Coconut Milk Vegan Ice Cream Recipe
So you didn’t get seriously, gnarly hungry reading all of that?! ‘Cuz I got hungry just writing it… Ahem! Back on point: all of that delicious paleo vegan ice cream-ification (it’s a thing now) meant just one thing for those tasty coconut cashews: ICE CREAM TIME!!
As such, allow me to welcome you to the best Cashew Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe, like ever. No, you don’t have to soak cashews. No, you don’t have to bust out the ice cream maker. No, you don’t have to look for any other keto low carb ice cream recipe… EVER! Yes, you should totally grab all of your appetites, as if they were animate objects!
Today’s 5 Ingredient Homemade Cashew Coconut Milk Vegan Ice Cream is paleo, keto, dairy-free, low carb, refined sugar-free, and gluten free! It’s the creamiest, rich homemade cashew ice cream made with luscious coconut milk, and packed with delicious coconut flakes and roasted cashews. So. GOOD.
You ready? Let’s eat this! Let’s make this!
How to make Cashew Coconut Milk Paleo Vegan Ice Cream
This cashew coconut milk ice cream recipe is so easy to make! Just add all ingredients except the add-ins to a food processor and blend until smooth. Pulse in the coconut, then pour into freezer-friendly ice cream container. Chill until firm enough to fold in cashews, then until frozen. Thaw until scoopable. Scoop your keto vegan ice cream & enjoy!
How do I make this Cashew Coconut Milk Ice Cream Keto & Low Carb?
Since this homemade ice cream is made with coconut milk and cashew butter, it’s already high-fat. To make it low carb, swap the maple syrup in this vegan ice cream recipe with a keto-friendly sweetener. Try one of the keto sweeteners below to make low carb keto ice cream:
- Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener Drops – Zero glycemic, zero carb, sugar-free, tastes like honey, with no bitter aftertaste (which you can get with stevia). One of my favorites! Keto, Vegan, Low Glycemic, Low Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free.
- Liquid Stevia Drops – Zero glycemic, zero calories, zero carbs. Just be careful with using more than the amount in the recipe because stevia can leave quite the aftertaste, which can be unpleasant.
- Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup – Closest in taste to the pure maple syrup listed in this recipe. Only 1 net carb and 0 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoons. Keto, Vegan, Low Glycemic, Low Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free.
Best Paleo Vegan Ice Cream Recipes
Here are some of the best paleo ice cream recipes on Beaming Baker. They also happen vegan, dairy-free and refined sugar-free! To see homemade coconut milk ice cream recipes, scroll down further. 🙂
- Dark Chocolate Nice Cream (vegan, paleo, non-dairy)
- No Churn Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Vegan Ice Cream (paleo, dairy-free)
- Try this dairy-free paleo sorbet! 2 Ingredient Pineapple Coconut Sorbet
Q&A for Cashew Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Vegan, Paleo)
- Can I use homemade cashew butter in this recipe? Yes! Learn here: How to Make Homemade Cashew Butter Recipe.
- Can I pour this cashew coconut milk ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker? Yes! You can churn this vegan ice cream in an ice cream maker to make it extra creamy and light.
- Can I use a different seed or nut butter? Yes! Try peanut butter, sunflower seed butter or almond butter! If you prefer almond butter ice cream, try my 4 Ingredient Paleo Almond Butter Ice Cream (Vegan, Keto).
- Where do I find full-fat coconut milk? Click here to find full-fat coconut milk.
- How much sweetener should I use? Use the amount listed on this paleo ice cream recipe, or add to taste. Simply take a taste of the cashew coconut milk ice cream mixture before freezing—while it’s still in the food processor.
- How do I make this paleo vegan ice cream Low-Carb & Keto? To keep this cashew coconut ice cream low-carb, use one of the keto sweeteners listed in the “How do I make this Cashew Coconut Milk Ice Cream Keto?” section.
- Can you make vegan ice cream with coconut milk? Absolutely! Coconut milk adds a wonderful richness and creaminess to paleo vegan ice cream recipes. Check out this cashew coconut milk ice cream recipe or the Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipes below!
So how’d you like making your very first homemade coconut milk ice cream recipe? Not your first? How presumptuous of me! 😉 I mean, how’d you like making the best homemade coconut milk-based keto ice cream, ever? 😉 Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing in these kitchen adventures with me! ‘Til the next one…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipes: Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan
Try swapping the maple syrup in these homemade coconut milk ice cream recipes with keto sweeteners for a lower carb non-dairy treat! The links for those keto sweeteners can be found earlier in the post!
- Almond Joy Vegan Paleo Ice Cream Recipe (Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free)
- 4 Ingredient Paleo Almond Butter Ice Cream (Vegan, Keto, Dairy-Free) – without an ice cream maker!
- 3 Ingredient Mango Coconut Vegan Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Healthy Vegan Ice Cream Recipe (Paleo, Dairy-Free)
Homemade Cashew Coconut Milk Vegan Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy-Free): creamy coconut milk-based ice cream packed with cashews & coconut! Make the best keto ice cream in minutes—no soaking cashews, no churn, easy! Non-Dairy, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb, Refined Sugar-Free.
Cashew Coconut Milk Ice Cream
- 1 (13.66 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
- ½ cup unsalted, natural creamy homemade cashew butter or store-bought
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, OR one of the keto-friendly sweeteners listed below* (more if you like it sweeter)
Keto Sweeteners – use ONE of the following, instead of maple syrup:
- 14–20 drops liquid monkfruit extract (20 is delightfully sweet)
- 3 tablespoons sugar free monkfruit maple flavored syrup (more if you like it sweeter)
- 12–16 drops liquid stevia (12 is lightly sweet, 16 is very tasty!)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes or shreds
- 2 tablespoons roasted cashews, chopped
- Add all ingredients except Add-ins to a food processor or blender: coconut milk, cashew butter, vanilla and sweetener.
- Blend until smooth. Periodically scrape down the sides of the blender/processor.
- If using, add coconut only. Pulse a few times, until incorporated.
- Pour into a freezer-friendly container with a lid, such as this Insulated Ice Cream Tub or these super cute Mini, Portion Control Ice Cream Containers.
- Cover and place into the freezer. Freeze for 1 hour. Then, if using, fold in chopped cashews—the ice cream mixture will be thickened & creamy—this will prevent the cashews from sinking to the bottom.
- Freeze for an additional 2-5 hours, until firm. Enjoy! If enjoying the next day or later, allow to thaw for about 30-60 minutes at room temperature, or until soft enough to scoop.
More Vegan Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes
- Almond Joy Vegan Paleo Ice Cream Recipe (Refined Sugar-Free)
- 4 Ingredient Paleo Almond Butter Ice Cream (Vegan, Keto)
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Healthy Vegan Ice Cream Recipe (Paleo, Homemade, Dairy-Free)
- 4 Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream (Vegan, Dairy-Free)
- *This recipe is lightly sweet. If you like sweeter ice cream, add 1-2 more tablespoons, or increase your keto sweetener. Taste the ice cream mixture before freezing to adjust to taste.
- Storing instructions: store for 1-2 weeks in the freezer. Before enjoying: allow to thaw for 30-60 minutes at room temperature, or until soft enough to scoop.
- To Quick Thaw: making sure your ice cream is in a microwave-safe container, heat in 15-second increments until softened & scoopable.
- Nutrition Information: is an estimate based on the best-selling, most common brands per ingredient. Also, it’s estimated based on 12 servings per recipe, and made with liquid monkfruit extract. 🙂
Keto Sweeteners (Low-Carb, Sugar-Free, Low Glycemic)
- Liquid Monkfruit Extract: Zero glycemic, tastes like honey, with no bitter aftertaste (which you can get with stevia). One of my favorites! Keto, Vegan, Low Glycemic, Low Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free.
- Sugar Free Monkfruit Maple Flavored Syrup: Closest in taste to the pure maple syrup listed in this recipe. Only 1 net carb and 0 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoons. Keto, Vegan, Low Glycemic, Low Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free.
- Liquid Stevia: Zero glycemic, zero calories. Just be careful with using more than the amount in the recipe because stevia can leave quite the aftertaste, which can be unpleasant.
Recommended Tools for Cashew Coconut Milk Vegan Ice Cream
- Keto-Friendly Sweeteners: Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup, Liquid Stevia Drops, Liquid Monkfruit Extract.
- Food Processor: Nothing beats this food processor. It’s probably my most-used kitchen appliance. Blender: If you’re looking for a good multi-purpose blender, then look no further.
- Reusable Ice Cream Containers: This tall, rectangular Insulated Ice Cream Tub fits perfectly in your freezer door. For pint-style containers: Reusable Ice Cream Tub or Mini, Portion Control Ice Cream Containers – perfect for homemade ice cream & love that they’re reusable!
- Trigger Ice Cream Scoop: The trigger makes it super easy to create beautiful scoops of ice cream without it getting stuck. Best Ice Cream Scoop: I seriously love this scoop! It looks amazing, and scoops like a champ.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 132
- Sugar: 1g
- Sodium: 8mg
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 4g, Net Carbs: 3g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: keto ice cream, cashew ice cream, paleo ice cream, vegan ice cream
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Best Tools to Make Paleo Vegan Ice Cream Recipes!
Click the links below for the ingredients & tools I use to make my paleo vegan ice cream recipes!
- Food Processor: My go-to food processor. I’ve been using this brand for years and I absolutely love it.
- Coconut Shreds: I love using this coconut in recipes, especially in this paleo vegan ice cream.
- Best Ice Cream Scoop: Might just be my favorite ice cream scoop ever.
- Maple Syrup: A wonderful paleo vegan sweetener to use in this vegan ice cream.
- Portion Control Ice Cream Containers: These containers are super adorable, and perfectly sized to help you portion out servings of ice cream.
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