Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ahh, the classic taste of vanilla ice cream. This version uses cashews, which happen to be a delicious and versatile replacement for dairy.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 8 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight in water and drained
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1⁄2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded, pod saved for another use
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vanilla-flavored coconut milk creamer
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


  • Blend everything together in a blender or food processor until completely liquefied.
  • Press the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  • Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing.