Vegan Coffee Ice Cream

Vegan Coffee Ice Cream

Just 5 easy ingredients are all it takes to make this super creamy ice cream that is infused with your favorite espresso or coffee! I use an ice cream machine but also have a no-churn ice cream machine method for those who do not have one.
My Notes:
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
Special: 10 Ingredients or Less, 30 Minutes or Less, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Oil-Free, Seasonal (Hot Weather), Soy-Free
Tool: Blender
Ingredient: Cashews
Servings: 6 (makes about 3 cups or 1 ½ pints)
Ingredients
Instructions
Softening the cashews (optional):
  • Softening the cashews first helps them blend. If you have a high-powered blender you can skip this step, but if not, this step is important to get smooth and creamy ice cream. To soften the cashews add the cashews to a small pot, cover with water, and boil for about 10 minutes until the cashews are very tender. Drain and rinse cashews before using.
To make the ice cream:
  • Prepare your ice cream maker following the manufacturer's instructions. I have this Cuisinart ice cream maker which I love.
    No ice cream maker technique: if you do not have an ice cream maker, make the ice cream base as directed then follow the directions in this post: How to Make Ice Cream in a Blender
  • Add the cashews, plant-based milk, sugar, espresso or coffee, and vanilla to your blender. Blend until completely smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape the sides if needed. Make sure that the cashews are completely blended and no bits remain.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker and churn the ice cream for about 25 minutes until it reaches a soft serve consistency. Enjoy immediately, or for firmer ice cream, spread into a sealable container and freeze for 2 hours or overnight until firm. Scoop and enjoy! Store leftover dairy-free ice cream in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to two weeks.
Notes
Add-ins: if you want to incorporate any add-ins such as broken-up cookies, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips, add them into the ice cream maker in the last 5 minutes of churning.
No ice cream maker technique: if you do not have an ice cream maker, make the ice cream base as directed then follow the directions in this post: How to Make Ice Cream in a Blender
Ninja Creami technique: pour the blended mixture evenly among two Ninja Creami pints. Freeze overnight. Use the Ice Cream setting.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 serving (recipe makes 6 servings) | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg
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