Vegan ICE CREAM & Healthy Milkshakes for Summer! – Mind Over Munch
– Hey munchies, new and old.
I am so happy you’re here.
Years ago I did a vegan ice cream
that does not require an ice cream machine
and I have updated and revised the recipe
a few times since then.
So I’m sharing it here today.
But we are also going
to turn that ice cream
into milkshakes to celebrate summer.
Also, FYI, all of these recipes
are in my new Frozen Treats eBook
that I released a few weeks
ago on MindOverMunch.com.
Stay tuned for a discount code.
For the ice cream, I start with a can
of coconut cream, not the milk.
You can use the milk, but
the cream works better.
I refrigerate it overnight
and then flip it upside down to open it.
When it gets cold, the coconut cream
separates from the liquid.
The liquid goes to the bottom of the can
so if you flip it, you can
easily drain that liquid
and then scrape out the cream.
Whip that up with a hand mixer
and then add in almond milk,
maple syrup, vanilla
bean and a pinch of salt.
PS, a hand mixer is not an ice
cream for critics out there
who really wanna comment and complain
about a machine being used.
You can use a whisk if you want
and get a good arm workout in.
Since we’re not using condensed milk
or an ice cream machine,
the key is popping this
into the freezer but then stirring it
every 30 to 45 minutes for the first
four hours as it hardens.
Then I like to transfer it to a loaf pan
for easy scooping and storing.
After that, it will stay just fine
and be delicious, scoopable ice cream.
Otherwise, it will get hard and icy.
This is so creamy and delicious.
It’s soft, sweet and satisfying.
It’s going to have a
bit of a coconut taste
because coconut cream is coconut,
so if you’re not a coconut fan,
go with the easy banana ice cream
and if you don’t like coconut or banana,
I do have a homemade
cashew-based vanilla ice cream
in my Frozen Treats eBook
as well that is banging.
I may actually like it even more
than the coconut, personally.
On to the milkshakes.
I’ve got three coming your way.
First up, cookies and cream.
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Take some (beep) I mean
chocolate sandwich cookies
and crush them up in a plastic bag.
Blend together your ice cream, some milk,
and half of your crushed cookies.
Now, of course, you could
use any ice cream here.
It doesn’t have to be homemade,
it can be dairy or
dairy-free, whatever you want.
Blend to combine and then I stir in
the rest of the cookies and serve.
Of course, a milkshake
wouldn’t be complete
for me without whipped cream.
You could use coconut whipped cream.
And some crushed cookie topping.
This tastes as good as it looks.
Yeah, those are real cookies,
so this doesn’t exactly fit in
with healthy milkshakes but
it is dairy-free and vegan,
so brownie points?
Trust me, it isn’t a mistake.
Next, we’ve got mint chocolate.
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I combine ice cream, avocado, almond milk,
peppermint extract, vanilla extract
and spirulina powder for color.
Don’t overdo it on the spirulina,
just add a little and adjust as you go
until you get the perfect minty color.
And then stir in some
crushed up cacao nibs.
Holy moly, this one is so fun.
It is indulgent but this one is definitely
more passable nutrients-wise
since we’ve got the avocado,
the spirulina and cacao nibs
for a super food boost.
And it’ll fool your taste buds.
This tastes like, well, like
a mint chocolate milkshake.
The avocado helps to get that
mint color naturally too.
I had to have one fruity option.
So here is the strawberries and cream.
for this one, we’re blending
frozen strawberries first.
Add just a little bit of water
until you get a thick
Then we can blend some of that
ice cream and almond milk.
Swirl the two together for a beautiful
and tasty combination.
This one is actually probably my favorite.
It’s got the least ingredients too.
I like to keep it simple.
It tastes super fresh since we’re using
actual strawberries and
not artificial flavor.
So even if it is a moderation
type of indulgence with sugar,
I can still feel good that I’m not adding
chemicals and other junk.
What about you?
Which one of these are
you most excited to try?
Let me know in the comments below.
I’ve got all of these recipes and more
in my new Frozen Treats eBook,
I’ve even added a banana nut
milkshake recipe as well.
You can use the code milkshake for 10% off
any eBook or package of your choice,
this week only at
Thank you so much for being here.
I will see you next week and remember,
specially when it comes to
ice cream and milkshakes,
it’s all a matter of mind over munch.