Dairy-Free Maple Almond Ice Cream

So after dreaming about it for weeks, I finally made myself some dairy-free Maple Almond Ice Cream! You see I love summer. And I love ice cream.  But ice cream, or rather all dairy products do not love me back. It’s quite a painful situation.  And I was so sad to have to go through summer watching everyone else eat yummy ice cream. I have tried (and loved!) So Coconut Milk ice cream, but at $4.50 for a tiny little container I know that isn’t going to be a frequent purchase. And so, forced by summer, lactose intolerance, and cheapskate-ness I created Maple Almond Ice Cream.

Maple-Almond Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Maple Almond Ice Cream


2 cups almond milk

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup chopped, roasted almonds

Dash of salt


Combine all ingredients in a bowl stirring gently.  Slowly add to ice cream freezer and process the required amount of minutes (mine took 25.)  Serve immediately for more of a “milk shake” consistency or freeze for 1-2 hours for a hard ice cream consistency.

This ice cream isn’t as creamy as ice cream, but it is still absolutely delicious and hits the “ice cream” spot for this dairy-free gal! I’m going to make a blueberry version later this week—yum! I foresee lots of fun combinations and it is awesome that you have complete control of the ingredients; so no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, or anything else weird—just delicious, cold almond milk ice cream. Open-mouthed smile

Have you ever made homemade ice cream?  I grew up on my parent’s goats milk ice cream—nothing like it in the world!

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  1. THIS makes me want to go and buy an ice cream maker now. That not only looks amazing, but looks easy to make. I drink almond milk everyday and can only imagine who wonderful it would taste in ice cream form.

  2. Mmmmm we used to make ice cream in an old school mixer but it broke! LOVE ice cream, especially homemade!

  3. This looks so good! My family has an ice cream maker that we used to make strawberry ice cream once. It was delicious! I’ve never made or even had ice cream that was dairy-free, although I never actually drink regular milk, so I feel like that’s something I should definitely try at some point!

  4. That ice cream looks amazing Kate! Growing up, we used to make it all of the time, but now we just go to the store. 😉

  5. Because almonds are naturally very nutritious, almond milk doesn’t need to be fortified. You can make almond milk yourself at home, and it will have the same nutritional value as the almond milk available commercially.

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