Who is ready for a new luscious dessert? My Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream recipe is fresh out of my kitchen and it is sure to be your new favorite dessert. Brimming with antioxidant-rich blackberries, it’s vibrant and deliciously divine! What is amazing about this ice cream is that you won’t even miss the cream or the sugar. Thanks to some simple dairy-free ingredients, you can make yourself this recipe in no time. And even better, you don’t need to feel guilty about serving yourself up seconds when you do. 🙂
There may be foods that you love that aren’t the healthiest. When I was younger, I absolutely adored desserts! What kid doesn’t? Though my tastebuds loved sinking into the sugary treats, my skin and my energy levels did not. If you really love ice cream, for instance, let me suggest to you that you find a bridge to help satisfy your desires. Don’t try and cut it out altogether. Instead go for a cleaner vegan version, like my new Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream recipe. Sometimes when we try and make strict changes in our life, like giving up desserts altogether, we may too easily fall off the wagon.
Want another simple pro tip? You can make this Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream in larger batches and stick it straight in the freezer. This way you have extra yummy and healthy goodness on hand when you are in a pinch and really craving a sweet treat.
One trick to making any delicious vegan ice cream is to dial in the creaminess. You don’t need to use any sources of dairy once you discover your favorite creamy alternatives. For starters, frozen banana is great way to make this creamy vegan treat. And yes, the key is to use a frozen banana, not fresh. What I like to do is get a large bundle of organic bananas and let them ripen on the counter. Then I peel them and stick them in the freezer. This way I always have frozen bananas on hand and ready to go.
There is another reason you’ll want to let your bananas get fully ripe before enjoying them. If you haven’t heard, ripe bananas are actually more alkaline-forming than non-ripe bananas. Our bodies thrive on foods that promote blood alkalinity. So many of us can use the extra help to neutralize the acidic waste products of metabolism. And if all it takes is letting your bananas get a little riper before enjoying them, then why not wait an extra day or two. Once you see a few brown spots on their yellow skins then they are ready for you.
Bananas certainly make me smile. And for good reason too! With their high concentrations of fiber, eating them helps me feel fuller while also promoting good digestion. Plus they help balance fluid levels in the body. This then plays a part in our beauty energy too. With their vitamin A and natural oils, they help moisturize the skin. Can you start to see now why they make me so happy? Plus they taste so yummy. They are a perfect ingredient for this recipe. Who would have thought eating vegan ice cream could actually be so good for you?
I absolutely adore blackberries. Such a vibrant fruit, they make this Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream look like a beautiful masterpiece. Blackberries are rich in so many amazing benefits! In fact, their lovely dark blue hue is a wonderful indicator that they are an antioxidant-rich fruit. They contain high levels of anthocyanins. Want those sparkling, healthy eyes that will shine bright for years to come? Load a few extra berries into your recipe. Anthocyanins can help strengthen your eyes and your vision. You’re welcome. 🙂
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Blackberries are also great sources of vitamins C and K. For instance, they provide a whopping 32% of your daily vitamin K needs. Our bodies use vitamin K to make proteins for healthy bones and to help foster normal blood clotting. Simply one serving of this Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream offers you 35% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Our skin loves vitamin C as it works to repair and regenerate collagen. Eating blackberries can help the connective tissue throughout your body, keeping it supple and strong!
There are many routes you can take to get a strong body. Certainly being mindful of only eating healthy varieties of desserts is a great foundation. Then there is exercise.
My favorite form of exercise by far is practicing yoga. When I started my yoga practice, at home it was an incredibly freeing experience. This is why I created my Power Yoga Series DVD. I want to provide you with the tools so that you can experience this too! It allows you the freedom to align your feelings, thoughts, and schedule into your routine. Plus you can reward yourself with your dessert right afterward 🙂
I hope I’m inspiring you to feel amazing and get creative in the kitchen. Dessert can become something that you can actually feel good about enjoying. No more guilty trips to the freezer. Make my new Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream recipe and love yourself with every bite.
As always, don’t forget to Pin the image above to your Pinterest board, and tag me in all of your recipe creations on Instagram so that I can see the delicious meals that you are making! And remember, you are a creative light and I am so grateful for you, Beauty.
Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream Recipe
Blackberry Vegan Ice Cream
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 large frozen banana peeled
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk full fat
- 2 Tbs. cacao nibs optional
- Place all your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a container and place in the freezer for an hour until it hardens up.
- Scoop out 2 servings into your favorite ice cream containers and enjoy!
Yay! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Enjoy, Beauty! Let me know how you like it 😉 xx
This sounds really good, but can I use a different milk and berry??
Hi Beauty! Yes, you can try substituting other ingredients, or you could check out my other ice cream recipes on the blog, like this Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream: https://mysolluna.com/blog/2018/08/25/feel-nice-vanilla-cherry-nice-cream/. Enjoy! xx
Okay, this is one of those questions newbies don’t ask because they think the answer is obvious. ???? Full-fat coconut milk…is this the coconut milk that’s in the non-dairy aisle with the other dairy milk alternatives (cashew, oat, hemp, almond, etc.) or is it the coconut milk that’s in the can in the Asian food/ingredients aisle. I don’t usually see a coconut milk that’s specifically labeled “full-fat” in the non-dairy aisle. In the Asian food/ingredients aisle, I see coconut milk, coconut creme and usually it’s the creme that’s labeled full-fat. Would you give me a wee lesson on coconut milk that’s commonly used in vegan recipes? (I’m pretty sure I’ve purchased the wrong kind before, given how the recipes turned out.)
Hi Beauty! You’ll want to find the full-fat coconut milk that comes in a can, which might be found in the international aisle of your grocery store. This is labeled as full-fat coconut milk, not coconut creme, and I recommend finding the organic option 🙂 Good luck and enjoy the recipe love! xx
This sounds delicious! What could I use in place of coconut milk? My daughter is allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. Thank you!
Hi Beauty! You could try using another plant-based milk, like cashew milk, as a substitute, although it may change the consistency of the dish. I have many other ice cream recipes on my blog, like this Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream, that don’t require coconut milk, so I encourage you to check them out! xx
Cashew milk is a tree nut too.
So excited to try this! I’m living in Washington state where there are beautiful blackberries ripe and ready for picking all around! I’m going to gather some tomorrow to make this simple, healthy recipe! Yay
Hi Beauty! That sounds lovely! Food tastes so much better when you are able to pick it yourself and connect with nature while doing so 🙂 Enjoy!
Amazing, what a great idea to use up soft bananas in this beauty-licious dessert! I just made some with my kiddos and they had so much fun mushing up the bananas. They enjoyed their healthy little treat! We added a bit of local honey to offset the tartness of the berries to our “nice cream”, it was so yummy!
Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!
Mmmmm! Sounds delicious, Beauty. I’m so glad to hear you and your kiddos enjoyed making and eating this ice cream 😉 Sending you lots of love! xx
Can you use almond or other non dairy milk instead of coconut milk?
Hi Beauty! You could try using another plant-based milk as a substitute, although it may change the consistency of ice cream. I have many other ice cream recipes on my blog, like this https://mysolluna.com/blog/2019/12/22/holiday-apple-mint-chip-vegan-ice-cream-recipe/ one that use other types of non dairy milk bases, so I encourage you to check them out! xx
Hi. Is combining fruit and fat, blackberries and full fat coconut a digestable combination?
Hi Beauty! Coconut is still technically considered a fruit, so it tends to digest more easily with other fruits like blackberries. Blending the ingredients together like we do in this recipe also helps to make everything easier on digestion! My biggest piece of advice when it comes to food combining and digestion is to listen to your body, tune into what feels right, and keep your meals simple for optimal digestion. Hope this helps! xx
Kimberly, this recipe sounds delish. I have another recipe for avocado ice cream which requires only two ingredients. Avocado and sweetened condensed milk. It’s so good but I aim to have no dairy. What would be a good substitution for the condensed milk.
Hi Beauty! Avocado ice cream sounds delicious 😉 I think full fat coconut milk would be a good dairy-free substitution. Enjoy! xx