Creamy Peach and Walnut Ice Cream {Vegan}

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!

While last year I developed a taste for berry sorbet, I am still a fan of nutty flavours. I love the taste of peanut or almond butter, but this time I wanted to experiment with something new, so I’ve chosen walnuts and grilled peaches.


The result was awesome—creamy texture, sweet and sour, crunch—all vegan and healthy. Who needs more?

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4 from 2 votes

Creamy Peach and Walnut Ice Cream (Vegan)

Rich and creamy, this vegan ice cream has the crunch from toasted walnuts, the sweetness from bananas, and mild tartness from grilled peaches.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 4
Author: The Awesome Green


  • 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


  • Aimee
    June 25, 2016

    Your photography is so gorgeous and the flavour sounds wonderful! Thanks for linking to my rose raspberry ice cream 🙂

    • Ana
      June 25, 2016

      Thanks so much Aimee! Your recipes are always inspiring 🙂

  • Eden Passante
    June 28, 2016

    Wow this sounds amazing!! Love fresh peaches in the Summer!

    • Ana
      June 28, 2016

      Yesss, peaches are also among my favorite summer fruits! Thanks for your visit 🙂

  • Jasmin
    June 30, 2016

    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
      July 2, 2016

      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
    July 4, 2016

    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 🙂

    • Ana
      July 7, 2016

      Thank you Sarah! 🙂

  • Amaryllis @ The Tasty Other
    July 6, 2016

    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!

    • Ana
      July 7, 2016

      Awww, thanks for your sweet words! Happy to find your blog too 🙂

  • monika
    July 11, 2016

    3 stars
    no churn?

    • Ana
      July 12, 2016

      It turns just perfect without the ice cream machine!

  • Ruxandra @gourmandelle
    July 12, 2016

    5 stars
    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! 😀

    • Ana
      July 20, 2016

      Thank you Ruxy, it really turned out creamier than I imagined! Let me know if your try it and how it turned out! 🙂

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