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
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