This no-churn vegan blueberry ice cream recipe is made with fresh fruit and a pinch of cinnamon. Thick, creamy and delicious – you will love this healthy dairy-free ice cream recipe!
Do you love a guilt-free dessert as much as I do? My family and I are major ice cream fans and we’re always up for new ideas to satisfy sweet cravings.
I call this recipe my vegan blueberry “nice cream” because that’s exactly what it is. It’s easy on the stomach, dairy-free, vegan and incorporates two of my favorite fruits: Banana and blueberry.
How to Make Vegan Blueberry Nice Cream
To get started, first, take chopped frozen bananas and add them to a food processor. I like to keep my fridge stocked with frozen bananas – they are great to have for a tasty smoothie or creamy nice cream!
Second, add two cups of frozen blueberries on top of the bananas. Blueberries are tasty and rich in antioxidants – delicious and good for you!
Once you add blueberries, add a pinch of cinnamon to the mixture. Cinnamon is one of my all-time favorite spices to kick up the taste.
Next, add vanilla to amp up the flavor. Vanilla adds a nice touch to many recipes by enhancing the other flavors.
After you add vanilla, place all ingredients in a high-speed food processor and slowly pulse 15 seconds at a time, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
During the blending process, scrape down the sides as you go. This process may take a couple of minutes so be patient. (Trust me, it’s worth the wait!)
You’ll know it’s almost ready when the consistency starts to mimic ice cream and takes on a similar texture: Smooth, creamy and irresistible. After you’re done blending the mixture, it’s ready to scoop.
Want to enjoy this nice cream later? The best way to freeze vegan nice cream is to place it in an airtight, freezer-friendly container and spread it out with a spatula. To serve, I recommend using an ice cream scoop for a nice, mess-free presentation.
Finally, serve your vegan blueberry nice cream in a waffle cone or a bowl and enjoy.
I promise, this recipe will keep your taste buds wanting more!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does nice cream last in the freezer?
Store blueberry nice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one week.
What if I’m having trouble blending the mixture?
Let the frozen bananas thaw and soften for a few minutes to become easier to blend. You can also add 1 tbsp of dairy-free milk to encourage blending, however, be sure to adjust based on the consistency (you don’t want runny nice cream!)
What additional nice cream toppings do you recommend?
You can add shredded coconut, chocolate drizzle, other types of fresh fruit – get creative and work in your preferences!
If you liked this recipe, I highly recommend checking out these:
- Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream (No Churn)
- Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Magic Shell
- Healthier Chocolate Malt
- 2-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
No forks required for this one!
Vegan Blueberry Nice Cream
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and slowly pulse, 15 seconds at a time, until the mixture is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as you go. Note: This process may take a couple of minutes so be patient.
- Serve immediately or freeze in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.