Rich and creamy Vegan coffee ice cream

Rich and creamy vegan coffee ice cream

One thing that you’ll find out once you go Vegan, is that you will want to experiment with food much more than before, most people agree on this. Your taste buds get “detoxed”, you become curious in the kitchen and you’ll try ingredients you’ve never tried before. In this sense, a Vegan diet is much more varied than a “standard” one. I could give you hundreds of examples, but I’ve never thought I’d make my own version of a Vegan cream cheese (super easy, too, stay tuned for the recipe soon) or my own Vegan ice cream at home. And yet here I am, happily churning away some rich and creamy Vegan coffee ice cream to my husband’s and my heart’s content :D

creamy and rich Vegan coffee ice cream

Fortunately making your own ice cream is easy (just a little time consuming) and satisfying, too, so here’s one of our favorite recipes so far: super creamy and rich Vegan coffee ice cream.  It has the richness and flavor of an old-time favorite of mine, that all Italian kids and adults alike know very well: the “Coppa del Nonno“, a very un-glamourous looking ice cream that dates back to 1955, with a very unique coffee flavor.

creamy and rich Vegan coffee ice cream

Don’t like coffee? Switch the powdered coffee with cacao powder for a chocolatey version ;-) And you might prefer to eat it as it is, with its creamy, smooth texture, but of course you can go crazy with it and add nuts, fresh fruits, brownie or cookie crumbles… or add a little more vanilla extract and maybe some chocolate chips! The possibilities are endless.


We’ve also enjoyed it as an ice cream sandwich, simply spreading some within 2 “petit brun” or any other Vegan-friendly biscuit and then letting it set in tin-foil in the freezer:

coffee vegan ice cream sandwich

But enough talking, let’s get to the recipe now!

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Rich and creamy vegan coffee ice cream
Vegan coffee ice cream
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This creamy and rich Vegan coffee ice cream is a perfect treat by itself, but it can also be used for shakes and other types of desserts for coffee lovers like me. The recipe can also be altered omitting the coffee altogether to create other flavors.
Servings Prep Time
5 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
40 minutes
Rich and creamy vegan coffee ice cream
Vegan coffee ice cream
Print Recipe
This creamy and rich Vegan coffee ice cream is a perfect treat by itself, but it can also be used for shakes and other types of desserts for coffee lovers like me. The recipe can also be altered omitting the coffee altogether to create other flavors.
Servings Prep Time
5 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. As a general rule, I keep the Freezer Bowl of the ice cream machine in the freezer, and a couple of cans of coconut cream/milk in the back of the fridge. In this way, whenever I want to make ice cream I can start right away. Otherwise, refrigerate overnight.
  2. Pour the solid part of your coconut cream cans in a blender (reserve the liquid part for a smoothie or a veggie curry) together with all the other ingredients. Process on low for 1 minute, just enough to mix everything together.
  3. Take the freezer bowl outside, start the ice cream machine and gently pour all the mixture in. Let the machine do its magic for around 40 minutes (time may vary according to your machine).
  4. When the time is up, you'll have a soft-serve type of dessert that can be enjoyed right away. If you want a firm consistency instead, transfer the mixture in a lined container, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. There you go! You'll never run out of ice cream again :)
Recipe Notes

for vanilla version: omit the coffee, double the vanilla extract.
for chocolate chip version: omit the coffee, add 2/3 of a cup of dairy-free chocolate chips.
for cacao version: omit the coffee (or half it) and add 2/3 of a cup of cacao powder.
for peanut butter swirls: start the ice cream machine and half-way through, add a couple of tbsp of peanut butter.

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I think we need some ice-cream for the weekend, no? ;}

  2. Reply

    This sounds amazing! My kids haven’t been a fan of store-bought vegan ice cream – I’ll have to try this out on them! (maybe with decaf ;)

    1. Reply

      Decaf would certainly be a better idea, sometimes powdered decaf can be a tad bitter so you’ll have to taste test as you go along. Let me know how it turns out and what your kids think :)

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