3 Delicious Summer Vegan Ice Cream Treats

Summer is synonymous with sunshine, warm breezes, and of course, indulging in refreshing treats. But for those following a vegan lifestyle, the world of ice cream desserts can seem limited.

Fear not! Delicious and creative vegan ice cream options abound. Here are three delightful vegan ice cream desserts, recipes to tantalize your taste buds and keep you cool this summer.

1. Decadent Chocolate Dipped Banana Boats

This classic dessert gets a delightful vegan makeover. Start by choosing your favorite vegan ice flavor. Popular options include rich chocolate, refreshing mango, or creamy coconut. Slice ripe bananas lengthwise and lay them flat in a dish. Scoop generous portions of your chosen ice cream into the banana “boats.” Here’s where the magic happens: melt vegan chocolate chips or chop up a vegan chocolate bar.

Drizzle the melted chocolate generously over the ice cream, letting it cascade down the sides of the banana. For an extra crunch, sprinkle with chopped nuts or vegan chocolate cookie crumbles. Freeze for 15-20 minutes for the chocolate to harden slightly. Top with a dollop of vegan whipped cream and a sprig of mint for an irresistible presentation.

2. Fruity Fiesta Parfaits

These layered parfaits are a delightful explosion of taste and texture. In a small bowl or parfait glass, start by layering crumbled vegan cookies or granola for a satisfying base. Next, add a generous scoop of your favorite vegan ice cream flavor. Here, fruity options like strawberry, raspberry, or peach sorbet shine. Top with a layer of fresh, sliced fruit like berries, mango chunks, or sliced kiwi.

A drizzle of vegan honey or agave nectar adds a touch of sweetness. Repeat the ice cream, fruit, and drizzle layers until your glass is full. Finish with a dollop of vegan whipped cream and a sprinkle of fresh mint for a touch of elegance.

3. Blended Bliss: Vegan Ice Cream Milkshakes

For a cool and creamy on-the-go treat, whip up a delicious vegan milkshake. Blend together your favourite vegan ice cream with plant-based milk like almond, oat, or coconut milk. Experiment with different flavor combinations! For a chocolate indulgence, mix chocolate ice cream with a splash of almond milk and a dollop of peanut butter.

Feeling fruity? Blend strawberry ice cream with some fresh or frozen strawberries and a squeeze of lime. Add a drizzle of vegan caramel or chocolate sauce for an extra decadent touch. Top your milkshake with vegan whipped cream and a maraschino cherry for a picture-perfect presentation.

These are just a springboard for your vegan ice cream creativity! Explore different flavor combinations, experiment with toppings, and discover the vast world of delicious vegan ice cream desserts. With a little imagination, you can turn your favorite summertime treat into a delightful vegan indulgence.

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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