Vegan Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

Vegan raspberry ripple ice cream makes summer better for everyone-it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and unbelievably delicious. Full of raspberries and lots of good-for-you ingredients, you’ll never know that it’s actually pretty healthy, too.

A close-up of 3 raspberry ripple ice cream in waffle cones.

Adapted from Christina Leopold | No-Bake Vegan Desserts | Page Street Publishing, 2021

A classic flavor that everyone loves. This ice cream has a vanilla-coconut milk and oat milk base and a tart, fruity raspberry sauce. The combination of creamy vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberry is one that never gets old.–Christina Leopold

HOW LONG WILL VEGAN ICE CREAM LAST IN THE FREEZER?

If stored properly–tightly covered and kept frozen–this vegan raspberry ripple ice cream will stay scrumptious for up to 2 weeks. Because you’ve made it at home, with fresh ingredients and none of those big-word preservatives, it’s not going to last forever. It will be at its best within 14 days. Let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes before digging in. Enjoy!

Vegan Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

A close-up of 3 raspberry ripple ice cream in waffle cones.
Just one bite and you will be in vegan ice-cream heaven, promise! Raspberries, coconut cream, and oatmilk come together to make a creamy and rich ice cream.
Christina Leopold

Prep 35 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total 5 hrs 45 mins
Dessert
American
4 servings
304 kcal
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Equipment

  • Ice cream maker

Ingredients 

For the raspberry sauce

  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

For the ice cream

  • 2 cans (13.5 oz) chilled coconut milk (using only the thick cream from the top of the can)
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) coconut oil (solid)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions
 

Make the raspberry sauce

  • Place the raspberries in a saucepan and allow them to thaw for 30 minutes. Set over medium heat, bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl. Discard the seeds and add the liquid back to the saucepan. Add the maple syrup and simmer, stirring continuously, until thick and jam-like, about 5 minutes. Let the sauce cool.

Make the ice cream

  • In a high-speed blender, combine all of the ice cream ingredients and blitz until smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions (35 to 40 minutes).
  • Once the ice cream has finished churning, dump it into a large bowl and use a rubber spatula to carefully fold in three-quarters of the raspberry sauce.
  • Spoon the ice cream into a loaf pan and top with the remaining raspberry sauce, then use a knife to create a swirl effect on the top.
  • Cover the pan and freeze until the ice cream is set, at least 4 hours.
  • To serve, remove the ice cream from the freezer 10 minutes ahead of time and use a warm ice cream scoop to serve.
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Show Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 304kcal (15%)Carbohydrates: 57g (19%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 35mg (2%)Potassium: 223mg (6%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 49g (54%)Vitamin A: 130IU (3%)Vitamin C: 6mg (7%)Calcium: 169mg (17%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Recipe Testers' Reviews

Intrigued by the idea of making a vegan ice cream, I was excited to try vegan raspberry ripple ice cream and found this recipe to be a keeper. Bursting with flavor, creamy, and with a satisfying mouth feel, we all loved the flavor combination of raspberries and coconut.

The recipe does require planning ahead since the ice cream maker should be chilled along with the two cans of coconut milk. Other than that, it only takes a little over a half an hour to put everything together. I'll definitely make this again soon--it’s impressive enough to serve to guests with the added bonus that you get to make it ahead.

I didn’t serve this with anything else because it needed nothing! But I’m sure offering an oatmeal cookie or a piece of shortbread wouldn’t hurt.

Quick, easy, and vegan. Which means--no overnight chilling, few dishes, and completely animal free. Plus, this type of dessert won't weigh you down in the warm weather months. This vegan raspberry ripple ice cream is summer's secret weapon.


Originally published August 14, 2021

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Comments

    1. Peggy, we haven’t tried it with only using the coconut milk, so we can’t say if it would work or not. The oat milk lends extra creaminess to the ice cream, so you might find the coconut-only version wouldn’t be quite as rich and creamy.

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