5-Ingredients vegan soft serve ice cream, naturally sweetened with dates. It's a healthy, plant-based alternative to classic soft serve ice cream.
I tried soft serve for the first time when I was about 8 or 9 years old. It wasn't very popular here in Spain until an American fast food company arrived to our country. It was pretty inexpensive and tasted good, so I ate lots of soft serve ice creams when I was a child and also as a teenager.
Are you a cone or a cup person? I prefer ice cream in cups, it's cleaner, there's more ice cream to eat (at least in the places I've been to), and the cone is not the healthiest food in the world. It's okay if you enjoy a cone once in a while though. Besides, not all cones are vegan, but fortunately, in Spain most of them are.
My recipe is plant-based and also much healthier and lighter, as is made with natural ingredients. However, I don't recommend you to eat this ice cream every single day, it's a healthy treat, but it's still a treat. I prefer to eat banana ice cream on a daily basis, just add your favorite fruits or ingredients to get any flavor you like.
You don't need an ice cream machine to make this ice cream and is ready in 10 minutes, which is great. It doesn't taste exactly like a regular soft serve, as it's not made with dairy products and it hasn't the same exact consistency either, but it's so creamy, super tasty and good for your body. Enjoy!
looking for more ice cream recipes?
- Vegan vanilla ice cream
- Vegan chocolate ice cream
- 1-Ingredient banana ice cream
- 2-Ingredient banana chocolate ice cream
- Piña colada ice cream
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Vegan Soft Serve Ice Cream
- ¼ cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- Peel and chop the bananas the night before and keep them in a sealed container in the freezer.
- The next day, add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately with your favorite toppings (we added some cacao nibs and chopped pistachios).
- Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the freezer for 1 to 2 weeks. Let come back to soft serve consistency at room temperature before serving or blend the mixture again.
- Coconut milk is high in fat, so if you're going to use another plant milk, choose soy milk or any nut or seed milk instead. Any other milk is okay, but the soft serve won't be as creamy.
- Feel free to use almond butter or any other nut or seed butter or even coconut butter.
- Dates can be replaced by any other sweetener.
- Vanilla powder or vanilla seeds are also okay.
Ray L. says
Wow, this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing Iosune, I will definitely give it a try 🙂
Hi Ray! You're so welcome 🙂 Hope you like it!
NTI Schools says
Love Love Love this recipe. I made for my family and they were impressed.
Hi there! So glad you and your family enjoyed it 🙂