How would you like to make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker — in just 5 minutes?
You can make this dairy-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free ice cream in your high-speed blender or food processor!
It might sound too good to be true, but it can be done. And in multiple flavors to boot!
Simply begin with the basic recipe (frozen fruit and dairy-free milk), and then it’s up to you. You’re limited only by your imagination and the ingredients in your cupboards. 😉
5-Minute Dairy-Free Ice Cream
Make this dairy-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free homemade ice cream in your high-speed blender or food processor! It takes only 5 minutes. Serves 2. Easily doubled or tripled depending on size of food processor or blender.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit
- 1 to 4 tablespoons dairy-free milk of choice such as coconut milk
- sweetener to taste (honey, maple syrup, stevia, a few dates, etc.)
Place frozen fruit and sweetener in your food processor or blender. Keep in mind the sweetness of your frozen fruit, and your personal preference. I usually start with 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey OR a few drops of stevia. Some fruits, like bananas, may not need any sweetener at all.
Then process, adding enough milk to keep things moving. Some fruits require more milk than others. Blenders will require more milk than a food processor.
Finally, taste and adjust sweetener if necessary. Enjoy!
Try these fun and yummy flavor ideas, or create your own!
*Ginger Peach: 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches + 3 tablespoons coconut milk + 1 tablespoon honey + 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
*Piña Colada: 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple + 3 tablespoons coconut milk + 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup + shredded coconut for topping
*Peanut Butter Banana: 2 frozen bananas + 2 tablespoons coconut milk + 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter + 1 teaspoon honey
*Chocolate Cherry: 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries + 3 tablespoons coconut milk + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon honey
Nutrition facts calculated using strawberries and coconut milk.
Do you make ice cream in your food processor or blender? Would you like to try a quick dairy-free ice cream for once?!
This recipe was featured in 40 Deliciously Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes.
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Since I’m an ice cream fanatic, always been over 60+ years, but I’m also diabetic and dairy allergic, well when I was told 6 years ago that was like a death sentence to me. What am I going to snack on ever again? Now for the last six years I’ve invented all kinds of combinations (many low to no sugars at all) just because it’s so quick, so easy and so much better than the grocery store stuff. Being dairy allergic, I’ve actually found it’s very easy to change your lifestyle and omit dairy. So don’t be scared if you get what so many consider bad news.
I love ice cream too. When I was told 5&1/2 yrs. ago, I was off the charts allergic to dairy, eggs, soy, etc., my first thought was ice cream and cheese. I had to figure it all out too, which was hard in the beginning, but easy now. I was 53 when diagnosed, very similar to you. I said growing up I was allergic to milk, so it was nice really to get the diagnosis after breaking out head to toe by simply touching a milk carton. People cannot believe people like you and I exist or can eat well. Lets keep proving them wrong. Good health.
Adriana Regalado says
Tonya Boyte says
I’m going to give this a try. Thanks.
Thank you for this formula recipe! I make a banana nut butter version that I let my daughter eat for breakfast.
Andrea Sabean says
I like bananas and nut butter, too! Enjoy!
Linda Filler says
How is this ice cream? It’s not even cold? Do you then put it in the freezer?
Frozen fruit gives it the consistency of soft serve ice cream, especially if you use bananas. As long as you don’t have to blend for too long, it stays cold. You can pop it back in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it up a little, too.
Andrea Sabean says
Hi Linda, Because the fruit is frozen and you eat it right away, it’s cold, just like dairy ice cream. It’s best eaten right away, as putting it in the freezer will freeze it solid, like a Popsicle.
I’m confused. Step 1 says to add fruit & sweetener, but step 3 says the final step is to add sweetener. Should step 3 say additional sweetener if needed?
Haniya Cherry says
Thank you for catching the mistake, Cindy! Step 1 should be to add fruit and sweetener, step 2 is to add milk and blend, and then step 3 should be to taste and adjust sweetener if necessary. I’ve corrected the post. 🙂 Sorry for the confusion!