Friday 15 July 2022

5 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes to Keep You Cool During the Heatwave

Over here in the UK, we are experiencing sweltering hot weather, with temperatures set to climb as high as 37 degrees Celsius next week. Pass the ice!

One of the best ways to stay cool is to indulge in cold drinks, snacks and dairy-free treats. Nothing beats cold, fresh fruit (of course) and I can already imagine tucking into many bowls of crisp watermelon and juicy mango over the coming weeks. Don't even get me started on my obsession with ice cold oranges... But naturally, I will also be reaching for some heat-quenching plant-based ice cream. 

Over the years, I have accumulated a number of vegan ice cream recipes on the blog. Below are five of my favourites. I hope you they provide you with some inspiration. Enjoy the sun and stay safe!

1. Cashew Vanilla Ice Cream

Cashew is such a versatile ingredient in vegan cooking. Great for making creamy sauces, cheesecake fillings, plant-based cheese and in this case... delicious ice cream. This turned out so unbelievably good that I will definitely be remaking this over the coming days.

2. Matcha and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Building on the cashew-based ice cream, there is so much scope to mix and match flavours. If you don't mind the earthy flavour of matcha, go ahead and mix in some of the powder. Top with a generous helping of dark chocolate chips for texture and indulgence.

3. Natural Caramel Ice Cream

This is one of my favourite nice cream recipes from my dairy-free ice cream ebook. You'll need frozen bananas and sweet, sticky dates to make this healthy ice cream treat. Perfect for those who are avoiding refined sugar.

4. Malt Ice Cream

Combining the deep flavours of malt with creamy coconut will get you to this mind-blowing ice cream dessert. This recipe goes all the way back to 2013 and is one that I have revisited many times over. And for good reason! Drop me a message once you've given this a try and let me know what you think!

5. Ice Cream Cake

Do you find the idea of making an ice cream cake a bit daunting? This fool-proof recipe is ideal for you. Whether you are using store-bought ice cream or using one of the ice cream recipes on this list, this recipe show you the step-by-step process to making a delicious, crowd-pleasing birthday cake. If you or someone you know is celebrating a birthday in the midst of this summer heatwave, this cake makes for a wonderful gift or party showstopper!

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