Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

If you are looking for a plain vanilla vegan ice cream, then my Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream recipe is the one for you!

You can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla ice cream…there are so many toppings you can add to it like Raw Cacao Drizzle, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, Vegan Caramel Sauce and on and on.

It only takes a few minutes to make with a Vitamix and will be extra creamy if you use an ice cream maker.

What’s different about this ice cream is it doesn’t solely rely on vanilla extract to give it vanilla flavor.  I added 100% pure organic vanilla bean powder, which is amazing.  It’s a deep, dark brown powder with the most delicious, potent pure vanilla aroma you will ever smell – or taste!

I like to use it, especially in raw recipes, because it doesn’t have or retain the alcohol flavor that vanilla extract has.  It’s usually not a problem because the alcohol evaporates when something is baked or heated, but not when in a raw recipe.  I never use vanilla extract anymore for that reason, but keep a bottle on hand just to make ice cream, because it helps with reducing the amount of ice crystals that form.

And because we’re using vanilla bean powder, your vanilla ice cream will not be “pure” white like you might be used to seeing in store-bought ice creams.  Because of the dark color of the vanilla bean powder, it will have a slight “beige” color and beautiful tiny specks of pure vanilla bean powder throughout.

This vegan ice cream is another addition to my collection of vegan ice cream recipes I’ve made so far over the years:

Gluten-Free Vegan Hazelnut “Nutella” Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookie Chunks

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Dark Cherry Ice Cream

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream

Vegan Vanilla Bean and Peach Ice Cream

Vegan Pecan Praline Ice Cream

Vegan Superfood Ice Cream

Vegan Black Forest Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Chip Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream

Cacao Nib and Mint Chocolate Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait

Creamy Mango and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Popsicles

Chocolate Fudgsicles

I kind of like my ice cream…maybe just a little bit? 🙂

Traditional store-bought ice cream contains dairy, white sugar and other unhealthy ingredients:

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Tillamook Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

This healthier version is “almost raw”, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, alkaline, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Vanilla Bean Peanut Butter Protein Balls, Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Chia Pudding, Vanilla Bean and Mango Chia Seed Pudding, or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

5 Fast Facts About Coconut:*

2 tablespoons contain 4.6 g RDA of dietary fiber

healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids

can help to decrease cholesterol

high in lauric acid

excellent source of manganese at 60% RDA and iron at 11% RDA

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean:*


high in anti-oxidants

can help reduce inflammation

contains small traces of minerals

1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice CreamPrep 5 mins

Inactive 2 hours

Total 2 hours, 5 mins

Author Karielyn Tillman

Yield 2 - 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup organic granular sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
  • 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt
Read the whole recipe on The Healthy Family and Home