Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

How about a little sweet treat for the weekend? This easy ice cream recipe is so good it will even appeal to the non-lactose intolerants amongst you! I made it for some friends last night and they didn’t even realise it was made with soya and not dairy. And as a bonus (I think) it doesn’t really store very well, so you’re forced to eat the whole batch! You could scale it down and make less but where’s the fun in that?!

The mixture is really easy. The sweet cream base only contains 3 ingredients, then 1 more is added to flavour it.

Sweet cream base:

  • 1 cup soya cream
  • 1 1/2 cups soya milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

I have an ice cream maker (thank you Santa!) which makes up a batch in about 20 minutes. Amazing! So all I need to do is add all the ingredients to a large bowl, whisk to dissolve the sugar (either by hand or with an electric mixer), then pour the whole lot into the machine and wait for it to do its thing. We had it with some fresh raspberries and blueberries and it was delicious. It made enough for 4 of us to have about 2 scoops each. Enjoy!


Instead of using soya cream and milk you could easily use any other kind of non-dairy cream, for example cashew makes a very nice ice cream!