dairy free ice cream

Vegan Keto Vanilla Ice Cream | sugar free, dairy free, low carb, gluten free

I use to be intimidated by making homemade ice cream because I thought it was super complicated, but it’s honestly so easy! This sugar free vanilla ice cream is creamy, rich and so smooth! It’s extremely simple to make and it’s perfect for on top of desserts, for ice cream sundaes or for eating by itself! It’s also dairy free, gluten free and low carb! Plus, you can be confident that you’re only using clean ingredients and not consuming any chemicals or additives that most store-bought ice cream has. If you’re trying to eat healthier but you miss your ice cream, this is the perfect recipe for you!


Vegan Keto Vanilla Ice Cream
8 servings

For those who are curious, click here for the ice cream maker I use! I was hesitant about buying an ice cream maker at first because I thought it would be difficult/confusing to use and I wondered if I would use it enough, but let me reassure you that it’s extremely easy to use and I use it multiple times per week. It’s one of my favorite purchases I’ve ever made!


• 2 (14oz) cans full-fat coconut milk

• 1/2 cup soaked raw cashews

• 1/2 cup granulated monkfruit (or other sweetener of choice)

• 2 tsp vanilla extract

• 1 vanilla bean, sliced and scraped (or vanilla bean paste or vanilla bean powder)

• Pinch of sea salt


  1. Make sure your ice cream machine bowl has been in the freezer at least overnight. Also, place your cashews in water to soak overnight. If you forget to soak your cashews, simply boil them in some water until soft and then drain and let cool. 

  2. Pour 1 can of coconut milk and the soaked cashews into a blender and blend until creamy. Add the remaining ingredients and blend just for a few pulses until combined. 

  3. Assemble your ice cream maker and turn it on. While running, pour the ice cream mixture into the ice cream maker bowl. Let it churn until the ice cream is frozen enough to stop moving. The time it takes will depend on your ice cream maker. Mine typically takes about 25 minutes.

  4. Once the ice cream stops moving, it should be like soft serve consistency. Turn off the ice cream maker and scoop out all of the ice cream into a sealed container. Place in the freezer to firm up for about 2 hours. If you leave it longer than two hours, it will get firm, so just make sure to set it out on the counter to unthaw for about 20 minutes before eating.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts per serving (two scoops):
calories: 140kcals 
net carbs: 4g
sugar: 2g
fat: 14g
protein: 2g