10 Delicious Homemade Vegan Ice Cream Recipes to Try This Summer

We love summer, but we really love ice cream.

Ice cream season—we mean, summer—is something everyone can enjoy. You may think this excludes vegans, but many different ice creams are made with vegan milk alternatives like almond, coconut, soy and cashew milk. While we all have our favorite store-bought ice creams, it's more fun to make your own. Here are 10 delicious vegan ice cream recipes you can make this summer and you don't even need an ice cream maker.

1. Watermelon Mint

Watermelon is in peak season during the summer, so this recipe is a perfect way to use all the available sweet fruit. This recipe has a velvety base of coconut cream with sweet watermelon and a fresh hit of mint that will keep you cool on hot days.

Feasting On Fruit: watermelon mint ice cream

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2. Coffee Chip Ice Cream

Coffee and ice cream are just a match made in heaven. This recipe has a delicious mocha flavor and crunch from a generous amount of chocolate chips.

Wholesome Delicious: coffee chip ice cream

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3. Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This decadent flavor and buttery texture will make it hard to believe this ice cream is dairy-free! It's difficult to tell the best part—the classic salty-sweet combination of salted caramel ice cream or the richness of sweetened coconut milk—and you can use any store-bought vegan caramel sauce or make your own.

Addicted to Dates: salted caramel coconut ice cream

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4. Chocolate Ice Cream

This rich and decadent classic chocolate ice cream is made from dark chocolate, coconut milk, brown sugar and coconut milk. The recipe suggests you use an ice cream maker, but there are also no-churn instructions.

My Darling Vegan: chocolate ice cream

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5. Avocado Mint Ice Cream

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is as controversial as pineapple on pizza, but this delicious recipe is sure to win anyone. Avocado ice cream is the perfect way to use up any ripe avocados you have in your house and it creates a rich texture.

Eating Bird Food: mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream

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6. Strawberry Ice Cream

This ice cream gets its smooth texture from a blend of coconut cream and coconut milk. Even if you're the type of person to leave the strawberry ice cream in Neopolitan, you'll fall in love with this sweet and fruity recipe.

Beaming Baker: strawberry vegan ice cream

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7. No-Churn Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream

Pistachio is an overlooked ice cream flavor, but you won't be able to get over this delicious vegan ice cream. Pistachios have a nutty and slightly sweet taste, so they naturally make creamy and sweet ice cream.

Flora and Vino: pistachio ice cream

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8. Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This date-sweetened vegan ice cream is a dream come true for chocolate-peanut butter fans. This is also a straightforward recipe with just a handful of ingredients: non-dairy milk, soft dates, peanut butter, salt, vanilla extra and raw peanuts.

Unconventional Baker: dairy free peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream

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9. Vanilla Vegan Ice Cream

We couldn't make this list without including a simple yet classic vanilla ice cream recipe. This sweet treat is a nostalgic classic and the texture is unbelievably smooth.

Jessica in the Kitchen: vanilla vegan ice cream

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10. S'mores Ice Cream

This recipe combines two classic summer treats: s'mores and ice cream! This ice cream is filled with chewy marshmallows, crunchy graham crackers, and a sweet chocolate sauce.

Mindful Avocado: vegan s'mores ice cream

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