Vegan ice cream: two delicious recipes!

Vegan ice cream on stick with rhubarb and mint

Amazing! Terry Pomerantz has two vegan ice cream recipes for us! 

We all know that Terry is a passionate cook. But we didn’t know he could love vegan food. 

Neither did he, until he tried vegan ice cream at friends’ houses on two occasions.

“I have to admit, I enjoyed it! Here are their recipes. I know they found them on the internet and adapted them to their liking. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!”

Origin of ice cream

From the beginning, the recipes of the very first “ice creams” were vegan. Indeed, ice cream did not, in fact, contain cream.

The Greeks and Romans had developed recipes made with honey and fruit juices cooled in holes filled with ice transported from the peaks of the Alps.
In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici imported sorbets to France. In 1668, Francesco Procopio launched the ice cream craze at his Parisian café, the Procope.

La Façade du Café Procope à ParisProcope Café | Image source: Flickr | Author: sergemelki

Vegetarian vs. vegan: what are the differences?

Vegetarians do not eat meat or fish. However, they do eat dairy products. Ice cream recipes made with yogurt, milk or cream are vegetarian foods.

Vegans do not eat any animal products in any way. Not only do they avoid all dairy products, including eggs, cheese, yogurt and dairy-based ice cream, but they exclude all animal products from their lifestyle.

They do not buy leather shoes, wool clothing, or cosmetics tested on animals.

Vegetarian vs. Vegan Ice Cream

Frozen yogurt and blackcurrant ice cream face vegan ice cream

The difference between vegetarian and vegan ice cream is thus quite simple: the former is what most of us eat and the latter contains no dairy products.

Those who suffer from lactose intolerance will quickly make their choice between vegetarian and vegan ice cream. They will enjoy a vegan ice cream, without any digestive inconvenience!

Ice cream and veganism: not that difficult!

To make ice cream, you need milk, of course! 

Nowadays, there is a wide variety of non-animal milk such as coconut milk, soy milk and almond milk. 

So let’s have some fun with Terry Pomerantz’s friends to create some tasty vegan ice cream.

Creative dish with coconut ice cream and tropical plants on pink background

Recipe #1: Vegan Wild Berry Ice Cream


  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • ½ cup of raspberries
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • Maple syrup to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and place in the freezer.
  3. Remove the bowl from the freezer, stir with a spatula and return the bowl to the freezer.
  4. Repeat step 3 every 30 minutes until your ice cream reaches the consistency you want.

Recipe #2: Vegan Lavender Dark Chocolate Ice Cream


  • 2 cups soaked cashews 
  • 1½ cups of coconut
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt flower
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons of dried lavender from the Eastern Townships or Île d’Orléans
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate


  1. Combine all ingredients, except coconut oil and chocolate, in a food processor.
  2. Gently add coconut oil and chocolate.
  3. Pour into a bowl and freeze.
  4. Remove the bowl from the freezer, stir with a spatula and return the bowl to the freezer.
  5. Repeat step 4 every 30 minutes until your ice cream reaches the consistency you want.

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