This is my first vegan ice cream attempt, and I can’t say how happy I am about the result! The creaminess, the sweetness, and rich taste…who would’ve thought I could obtain such an indulgence with only four ingredients and without the aid of an ice cream machine?
The simple base of this ice cream is a breeze, because you actually don’t need to do anything but freeze some ingredients, then add to the food processor and freeze again. That’s all! From there, you can work your magic with flavors, but if you don’t have time to do so, the base is delicious on its own and you can make it in minutes.
I would love to say this vegan ice cream base was my idea, but I actually found it in the lovely book N’Ice Cream by Tuulia and Vanelja—a beautiful experiment with flavours to create vegan ice creams that you can actually enjoy.
The girls kept things simple and easy, using blends of frozen bananas and other fruits, nut butters, nut milks, or avocado. I especially love the idea of using bananas for creating the base, because you don’t need to add any kind of sweetener. Clean, healthy, and delicious!
The result was awesome—creamy texture, sweet and sour, crunch—all vegan and healthy. Who needs more?
Creamy Peach and Walnut Ice Cream (Vegan)
- 4 frozen bananas cut them in small chunks before freezing to process easier
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk refrigerated
- 2 peaches cut into halves, stone removed
- 1/2 cup lightly toasted walnuts crushed
- Optional: 5-6 mint leaves olive oil
- To garnish: crushed walnuts
- Drizzle the peaches with olive oil and grill them for five minutes. Set aside to cool, then cut into small chunks.
- Add the frozen banana chunks, peaches and mint (optional) into a food processor, and pulse to obtain a smooth texture.
- Add the coconut milk, and pulse to incorporate.
- Add the crushed walnuts, and pulse one time to incorporate.
- Transfer into an ice cream casserole and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Scoop into serving bowls and serve.
Here are some of the other vegan ice cream ideas I found really lovely:
Whole Hearted Eats – Salted Double Chocolate Ice Cream
The Chalkboard – Coconut Pistachio Ice Cream with Cardamom and Rose
Oh My Veggies – Roasted Banana Ice Cream
Dolly and Oatmeal – Dreamy Chocolate Almond Sundae
Gourmandelle – Banana Nice Cream Nectarines
Minimalist Baker – Almond Pistachio Ice Cream
Wallflower Girl – Rose Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream
Your photography is so gorgeous and the flavour sounds wonderful! Thanks for linking to my rose raspberry ice cream 🙂
Thanks so much Aimee! Your recipes are always inspiring 🙂
Eden Passante says
Wow this sounds amazing!! Love fresh peaches in the Summer!
Yesss, peaches are also among my favorite summer fruits! Thanks for your visit 🙂
One of the best desserts I ever ate is vegan banana ice cream with various fruits and spices added. Your combination of walnuts and grilled peaches sounds heavenly, Ana. I will have to try it these days…
Ana @ TheAwesomeGreen says
Definitely, the fruity vegan ice cream with banana base is this summer hit! Let me know if you try my version too 🙂
Sarah | Well and Full says
This ice cream looks perfect, Ana! I love the combination of walnut and peach, it sounds so delicious! Also, your photography is stunning as usual 🙂
Thank you Sarah! 🙂
Amaryllis @ The Tasty Other says
This looks just perfect! And I can’t believe how easy it is to make! I’m so tempted to make it right now! Thanks for sharing, Ana! Your blog is darling!
Awww, thanks for your sweet words! Happy to find your blog too 🙂
It turns just perfect without the ice cream machine!
Ruxandra @gourmandelle says
This looks dreamy! I’m eating banana ice cream almost daily these days. 😀 I never tried using coconut milk but it sounds like a great idea. I think it will turn up extra-creamy. Can’t wait to try your recipe! 😀
Thank you Ruxy, it really turned out creamier than I imagined! Let me know if your try it and how it turned out! 🙂