How to Make Creamy Plant Milk Ice Cream

Ice cream is a beloved treat, especially during the hot summer months. But what if you could enjoy a creamy, delicious ice cream that’s also plant-based and easy to make at home? Using homemade plant milk, you can create a variety of ice cream flavors that are not only dairy-free but also rich and satisfying. Here’s how you can make your own creamy plant milk ice cream at home.

Ingredients for Plant Milk Ice Cream

  • 3 cups of homemade plant milk (almond, cashew, oat, or any other plant milk)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, or coconut sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder (for thickening)

 Equipment Needed

  • Ice cream maker
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Freezer-safe container

Instructions:

  1. Use Milky Plant to make your fresh plant milk. This ensures you have the highest quality base for your ice cream. Simply select your nuts, seeds, or grains, add water, and let Milky Plant do the work.
  1. In a blender, combine the homemade plant milk, sweetener, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  1. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and whisk in the cornstarch or arrowroot powder until fully dissolved. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly, about 5-7 minutes. Do not let it boil.
  1. Pour the thickened mixture into a mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This step helps to develop the flavors and ensures the mixture is cold before churning.
  1. Once the mixture is thoroughly chilled, pour it into your ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to churn the mixture until it reaches a soft-serve consistency. This typically takes about 20-30 minutes.
  1. Transfer the churned ice cream into a freezer-safe container. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours or until the ice cream is firm.
  1. Scoop the creamy plant milk ice cream into bowls or cones and enjoy. If the ice cream is too hard straight from the freezer, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before serving.

Flavor Variations

  • Chocolate: Add 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the blender with the other ingredients.
  • Strawberry: Blend 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries with the plant milk mixture.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip: Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • Cookie Dough: Fold in chunks of vegan cookie dough after churning the ice cream.

Tips for Creamier Ice Cream

  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Freshly made plant milk from Milky Plant provides the best texture and flavor.
  • Blend Thoroughly: Ensuring the mixture is smooth before chilling and churning helps to avoid ice crystals.
  • Don’t Skip Chilling: Properly chilling the mixture before churning ensures the best texture.

Making creamy plant milk ice cream at home is a delightful and rewarding experience. With fresh plant milk made with Milky Plant, you can easily whip up this dairy-free treat that everyone will love. Enjoy experimenting with different flavors and recipes, knowing that your ice cream is not only delicious but also made with care and quality.

For the freshest, creamiest plant milk to use in your ice cream, make it at the push of a button with Milky Plant, make sure you have the best base for all your homemade plant-based creations. Enjoy the summer with your own batch of creamy, dreamy plant milk ice cream!

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