11 Ice Cream Alternatives for the Dairy-Free

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Everyone will want a bite of your dairy-free frozen treats

Each alternative has its own unique taste. Whether you prefer coconut, almond, cashew, soy, or some combination of the aforementioned, we’re here to help you stay cool — while feeling good — as you wolf down your dairy-free treats.

11 Ice Cream Alternatives for the Dairy-Free

Each alternative has its own unique taste. Whether you prefer coconut, almond, cashew, soy, or some combination of the aforementioned, we’re here to help you stay cool — while feeling good — as you wolf down your dairy-free treats.

Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Ginger and Lime

This ice cream recipe conjures up the flavors of southeast Asia. The cool, sweet coconut milk ice cream, mixed with the biting flavor of ginger and refreshing acidity of lime, will have you coming back for seconds.

For the coconut milk ice cream with ginger and lime recipe, click here.

 

Creamy Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

Creamy Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream
This recipe uses coconut milk as the base, giving it a tropical taste. Add in bananas or another favorite fruit to make this recipe your own.

For the Creamy Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream recipe, click here.
 

Cucumber Mint Sorbet

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You might not expect to find a vegetable in your sorbet, but trust us, it’s delicious — and, anyway, cucumber is technically a fruit. The mild, refreshing flavor of cucumber really lets the fresh summer mint shine.

For the Cucumber Mint Sorbet recipe, click here.
 

Dairy Free Deep Mocha Ice Cream

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This decadent coconut milk-based ice cream will have you thinking, “dairy who?” Make this recipe even more outrageously good by adding a few toppings, like toasted coconut flakes or candied pecans.

For the Dairy-Free Deep Mocha Ice Cream recipe, click here.

 

Dairy Free Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

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These two summer fruits are the perfect pair in this cream, which uses both coconut and soy milks. Sprinkle with cocoa nibs and almonds and you’ll have a perfect post-dinner treat.

For the Dairy-Free Strawberry Banana Ice Cream recipe, click here.
 

Lemon Sorbet

This classic sorbet flavor is light, refreshing, and way less calorie-laden than lemon ice cream. That’s a win for the dairy-free team, I’d say.

For the Lemon Sorbet recipe, click here.
 

Mai Tai Sorbet

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A cocktail and a dessert all in one? Why not? Try this boozy, vibrantly colored sorbet while you lounge by the pool on your next staycation.

For the Sweet Mai Tai Sorbet recipe, click here.

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

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What gives this green tea-flavored ice cream its silky smooth texture? Tofu. The soybean curd is used expertly to create a delightful dessert that will leave you satisfied.

For the Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream recipe, click here.
 

Peachy Soy Ice Cream

As stone fruit season reaches its peak in August, there is no better time to enjoy this summery soy-based ice cream.

For the Peachy Soy Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Vanilla Soy Ice Cream

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Vanilla is an underrated flavor in the ice cream world. This so-called “boring” ice cream choice provides a blank canvas to create extraordinary sundaes.

For the Vanilla Soy Ice Cream recipe, click here.

 

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

It’s like fall walked in the door a few months early with this ice cream treat. The pumpkin spice flavor is getting us excited for colder temperatures.

For the Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream recipe, click here.