This dairy-free almond milk ice cream recipe is made with just 4 simple ingredients. It is super refreshing and has a deliciously creamy texture.
But the most exciting and delicious way to enjoy almond milk? Dairy-free ice cream that tastes better than Ben & Jerry's or Häagen Dazs.
We were all amazed at how creamy the texture of this ice cream turned out. It was a super refreshing treat on a hot day.
This homemade almond milk ice cream recipe contains just 2.4g net carbs per serve. It is easy on the tummy since the fat content is low. I was surprised how creamy the texture turned out!
Why This Recipe Works
Healthy. This ice cream is not only dairy-free, it is also low in fat and sugar-free. One portion contains just 2.4g net carbs. This means it is even suitable for people on a keto diet.
Easy. You only need 4 simple ingredients to make this almond milk ice cream recipe. And even better, you don't even need an ice cream maker, which always takes up so much space in the kitchen. If you have a high-speed blender, you're good to go. But it is possible to make it even without a blender. I explain all methods further down in the post.
Versatile. Just like vanilla ice cream, this recipe can be a starting point for so many exciting flavor experiments. I have listed a bunch of ideas here in this post. And I am looking forward to hearing what else you come up with. Let me know in the comments!
Below are the ingredients you need for the recipe:
Coconut Butter - Softened. Use a block or coconut butter in a glass jar. If it is soft or runny, you can use it straight away. Otherwise, melt it until you can scoop it.
Almond Milk - It's important to choose a good quality unsweetened almond milk. I like Plenish.
Sweetness - I like my ice cream sugar-free, which is why I used allulose. Allulose is the best low carb sweetener for ice cream because it sets soft like sugar. Other low-carb sweeteners, especially erythritol, will set harder. It is also possible to use honey, maple syrup or powdered coconut sugar if carbs are not a concern.
....and if you feel up to it, add mini keto cookie dough balls. Optional, but I highly recommend!
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
This section contains step-by-step instructions and photos that show how to make this recipe. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness. Optional: Add a pinch of salt.
Place an ice cube tray on a baking tray and fill in the ice cream mix. Put the mixture in the freezer to set.
Add the frozen almond milk ice cubes to the blender and bend until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the blender bowl in between.
If using, stir though the gluten-free cookie dough balls.
Enjoy as a soft serve straight away or for a scoop-able ice cream, pour into a small loaf pan and freeze until just set.
Almond milk ice cream sets hard if you keep it in the freezer overnight or longer. The reason for this is the low fat content of the recipe.
Here are 3 ingredients you can add to make it soft and easy to scoop:
- Add 2 tablespoons of MCT oil. Unlike coconut oil, it stays liquid at room temperature.
- Stir in 1 tablespoon of vodka or another spirit.
- Add a pinch of xanthan gum or guar gum.
Nut butter. Replace the coconut butter with almond butter, cashew butter or another nut butter of your choice.
Peanut butter. Yes, you can also use peanut butter in place of the coconut butter!
Dairy-free milk. You wouldn't call it almond milk ice cream, but coconut milk, cashew milk or any other milk of your choice can be used. Note that oat milk contains as much natural sugar as dairy milk.
Different sweetener. Any sugar-free syrup can be used, or even coconut sugar or maple syrup if you are not bothered about keeping it sugar-free. Note that other low carb sweeteners will set harder than allulose.
Berries. Stir in 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit. Blueberries, raspberries, chopped strawberries or blackberries. Also, increase the amount of coconut butter by 2 tablespoons.
Chocolate. Stir in ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder and increase the sweetener by 2 tablespoons.
Mint. Add ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract.
Yes, you can use an ice cream maker for this recipe. Simply prepare the mixture and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Mix together the ingredients, place in a shallow container and freeze. Take it out every 30 minutes or so and stir well to break up the ice crystals. Repeat until frozen.
The ice cream tastes best on the same day because then it is the smoothest and creamiest. But you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Be sure to freeze it in an airtight container.
Before serving, let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour to soften.
More Healthy Ice Cream Recipes
I have a bunch of sugar free ice cream recipes on my website. Here are a few to try:
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Almond Milk Ice Creamfrom Sugar Free Londoner
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Optional Add-in: Cookie Dough Balls
- 1 batch keto cookie dough
- If using a block of coconut butter, place in a pan and melt on a low heat until runny. Allow to cool. If your coconut butter is runny or squishy, there’s no need to do this.
- Place the allulose in a high speed blender and blitz until fine. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blitz again until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness, adding more if you prefer.
- Place the ice cube tray on a small baking tray and fill in the ice cream mix. Put the mixture in the freezer to set for about 2 hours. (Timings will vary depending on the size of your ice cubes.)
- Add the frozen almond milk ice cubes to the blender and blitz until smooth, about 1 - 2 minutes. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides a few times.
- Enjoy as a soft serve straight away or for a scoopable ice cream, pour into a small loaf pan.
- If using, stir through the keto cookie dough balls and freeze for 2 - 3 hours until set.