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Oh summer, how close you are! (At least, you must be close… with all this 90 degree weather!)

Although, ironically, even after weeks of sweltering heat, today is cold! (It’s a high of 70 today only!!! Whoa yea!)

So I have a weakness of ice cream, I suppose by now that’s pretty apparent. And this recipe isn’t too different from the other ice cream recipes I’ve posted here. (Chocolate, German Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip) I think that’s mainly because I’m a firm believe of ‘Don’t Mess with a Good Thing’. And in this case its definitely true, this is good!

Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 can full fat coconut milk (mostly solid)
1 can light coconut milk (mostly liquid)
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (you can’t see them very well in the photo, but they’re there!)

Instructions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the 2 cans of coconut milk, leaving about 1/4 cup of the lite in a small side container. With the 1/4 cup coconut, mix in the arrowroot powder. Then mix into the whole bowl. Add the maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well.

There are three ways to do this (that I’ve had success with anyway). You can put the mix in the fridge overnight, you can put the mix into the freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour, OR you can keep the cans of coconut and the maple syrup in the fridge. I personally like, and now use, the last option. It means I can put the mix right into the ice cream maker. I suppose it all depends on when you want to make it verses when you want to eat it.

Add the mix to your ice cream machine. Chop your walnuts fine and add them only in the last couple minutes of mixing.

And if you’re like me and feel guilty about the sweets you eat, definitely try what I do. Put them into small serving size containers so you don’t over eat… ’cause a little sweets are good now and then, you know ;)

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This recipe is linked to Meatless Mondays, Just Another Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, and Tuesday at the Table.

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21 Responses to Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream

  1. Ashlie says:

    Yum – I’m definetly making this!

  2. Chaya says:

    I am so glad you linked this to My Meatless Mondays. I missed you, yesterday. Your reputation is to be there, each week and I look forward to see what you have to offer.

    I wish I had an ice cream machine. This is so terrific.

  3. Absolutely perfect, Aubree! This is similar to my Maple-Nut Sundae in flavors. Vegan ice cream is so easy and delicious with coconut milk, isn’t it? Anyway, heavenly, and I’d love some right now! Just a small serving, of course. ;-)

    Shirley

  4. Michelle says:

    I love how you put them in little serving cups. What a brilliant idea! I really enjoy coconut ice cream. Your recipe looks delicious and is going on my list! I found you at Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays & am going to start following you now. I’m slowly getting dairy and most meat out of my diet so I love finding dairy-free blogs as well as vegetarian blogs. Have a great week!

  5. Linda says:

    This sounds wonderful! Since going dairy free I haven’t tried any ice cream substitutes. The flavors in this sound great. I really like your idea of using small plastic containers. I haven’t actually seen a lot of coconut milk at the store, much less full fat and light. Where do you get yours? Does it come in a can or carton? I looked at a health food store last week and didn’t see ANY. I must be looking in the wrong place. What I have gotten came from the regular store and is in a can. I’m just wondering what everyone else uses.

  6. Ashley – Definitely let me know if you make it! I’d love to hear about it :)

    Chaya – THANKS! It’s definitely been a challenge to keep up with blogging while having limited internet access. It means a lot of that you look forward to me participating!

    Shirley – I personally think you can’t go wrong when you use coconut milk in ANY recipe. I just love the stuff :) I’ll have to check out your Sundae!

    Michelle – thanks for the added follow! I also have a lot of fun finding new dairy (or gluten and sugar free) blogs. So many great resources are right at our fingertips! Looking forward to ‘bumping into you’ online :)

    Linda – good question. I struggled with this at first as well. Currently I buy Goya canned coconut milk and have been able to find it in most large grocery stores. There are many different brands, but I consistently find both full fat and ‘light’ coconut milk in either the Asian or Hispanic cuisine aisles at most stores. If you only find full fat coconut milk, use two cans of that instead. If you only find light, use two can of it but increase the amount of arrowroot. Either way it will freeze and be tasty! :)

    Another tip: I never seem to find coconut milk with other milks. It’s usually tucked away in an aisle where I wouldn’t think to look; sometimes I’ve even asked the the staff usually can help me pretty well. And I’ve always seen it in cans; never in cartons. I hope this helps!!!

  7. Linda says:

    Thanks Aubree. That does help.

  8. April Harris says:

    This sounds wonderful – I bet the coconut gives it a lovely flavour!

  9. Lisa says:

    “wish I had an ice cream maker, wish I had an ice cream maker” ::clicking heels together:: ;)

  10. Meg says:

    I love your idea for the portioning.

    It’s so funny that you just put up a new icecream recipe, because the other day I came on your website to see if you had any icecream recipes, but they were just chocolate, and unfortunatly I’m unable to have chocolate. I’m able to have this recipe though! Can’t wait to try it :)

  11. Aubree- I have never made ice cream from scratch before but with this recipe, I just might have too, asap! This looks so good and I love how you used coconut milk, my fav. — Jess

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  13. zentMRS says:

    This looks delicious! Maple-walnut is my dad’s favorite flavor combo. I may have to make this for him when he visits this summer!

  14. ButterYum says:

    What a great idea to portion your ice cream in small bowls. Instant portion control. Fabulous!!

    :)
    ButterYum

  15. billie says:

    thank you, this sounds delicious! It’s time to break out the ice cream machine. I like the little bowls, too.

  16. Ricki says:

    Funny, I only love ice cream during the summer–never even think about it other times! But yours looks terrific. Maple & walnut is such a classic flavor combo.:)

  17. Wow! This looks delicious! I really, really need to make this soon! Or at least some ice-cream! :) WOW! I can’t wait to try it…..and so simple too! ~Ari

    Ariana Anderson
    The Frugally Rich Life (GF, dairy-free, sugar-free recipes + frugality!)
    http://www.thefrugallyrichlife.wordpress.com
    thefrugallyrichlife@gmail.com

  18. Maggie says:

    You’ve inspired me! I’m pulling out my ice cream maker and I’m going to make us some ice cream this weekend using coconut milk. Thanks Aubree. Callum will LOVE trying homemade ice cream :)

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