Vegan Mixed Berries Ice Cream

July 19, 2017mayurisjikoni

Fantastical Food Fight

This group, Fantastical Food Fight managed by Sarah Ellis, is where bloggers create a recipe according to the monthly theme. This month the theme is Ice Creams and rightly so as its summer. Summer and Ice Creams go hand in hand.


Summer in Montreal – Memory

It has been really hot for the past few days in Montreal. Humid and sunny, just the kind of weather Canadians enjoy after the long winter months. People walking, jogging, swimming, sailing, lazing in the sun, enjoying picnics. My dad is here from London, and he too is enjoying the bright sunny days. What a change for him from the grey, windy weather in UK. As for me I prefer to walk in the shade, sit under the trees as its too hot for me. Anyway, I get enough sun back in Mombasa.

My Choice of Ice Cream – Vegan Mixed Berries Ice Cream

While I was trying to figure out what kind of Ice cream I would make, I was so confused as the choice of summer fruits is enormous. Finally, the bright colored varieties of berries beckoned me. Berries were going to be my main ingredients. I dreamt of nice creamy berry ice cream but had to opt for not a creamy version with dairy cream but with frozen bananas. I also had to make a vegan version for my ‘recently converted to Veganism Hubby’. I’m glad I tried out this vegan ice cream as not only is the colour very attractive but the ice cream was so creamy without the cream.

Vegan Diet

A week ago the family watched a documentary on Veganism. After that we had a divided house.. my son and I thought that its just too tough to give up our dairy cheese and yogurt while daughter (who is miles and miles away) and hubby decided to adopt the vegan way of life. My dad, well he was just happy with the diet he has been following for years! Now, what really baffled me was that my meat loving husband and chicken loving daughter chose to follow the vegan diet. Most become vegetarians first and then follow the vegan diet but they both just dived into the deep end!

Do you need an Ice Cream Maker?

Not at all, a powerful blender or food processor is all you need.

Summer and Ice Creams/Frozen treats – go on try the following:

Ingredients required for Mixed Berries Ice Cream

Over ripe bananas – the more ripe they are the better as they add natural sweetness to the ice cream.

Mixed Berries – You can use any berries of your choice like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc.

Sweetener – use any sweetener of your choice, cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.  I decided to use maple syrup.

Salt – just a pinch to bring out the sweetness.

Nut/Soya Milk – use a nut based milk of your choice like cashew nut, almond, coconut nut or any suitable vegan milk.

Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Satvik
  • Kids Friendly
  • For Diabetic Friendly, use stevia

VEGAN MIXED BERRIES ICE CREAM

Serves 6-8

3 medium or 2 large over ripe bananas

2 cups mixed berries (I used blueberries, strawberries and raspberries)

¼ cup almond milk

2-4 tbsp cane sugar or maple syrup

a pinch of salt

  1. Peel and slice the bananas. Arrange in a single layer in a tray or plate and freeze.
  2. Wash and pat dry the berries with a kitchen towel. Arrange the berries in a single layer in a tray or plate and freeze them.
  3. Add the frozen berries, banana slices, salt, sweetener and milk into the jug of a blender or food processor.
  4. Process the mixture till you get a smooth paste like consistency.
  5. You may need to use a spatula to push down the berries and banana to make the processing easier.
  6. Scoop out the ice cream into a freezable container or tin.
  7. Freeze the ice cream for an hour.
  8. If you prefer you can serve it soft.

Tips:

  • Make sure you use over ripe bananas so that you use less sweetener.
  • Can use ready frozen berries.
  • Use milk of your choice.
  • Replace the berries with another fruit for a different flavour.
  • If the ice cream melts completely, re freezing it will make it hard.
  • Best to make small batches for freshness and softness.

Pin for Later:

vegan mixed berries ice cream

A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email mayuri.ajay.patel62@gmail.com
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  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

Check out what type of Ice Creams other Bloggers have made:

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30 Comments

  • Karen

    July 19, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    It's great that you can use almond milk for this! Looks wonderful and I love the color.

  • Wendy Klik

    July 20, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Oh my Mayuri, it looks like you are going to be vegan like it or not. At least you can comfort yourself with this lovely ice cream.

  • vaishali sabnani

    July 20, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Now this is a killing one.the berries taste awesome in ice cream..and that bowl sure is tempting.

  • Traci Wennerholm

    July 20, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Yum! I love this natural version. I can't have dairy anymore so this is the perfect flavor combination! –Traci, BurntApple.com

  • Michaela Kenkel

    July 20, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Such a vibrant color!! I have a similar recipe using frozen bananas and peanut butter. Great recipe!!

  • Rafeeda AR

    July 20, 2017 at 5:57 am

    I have been vegan for medication purposes for almost six months and I don't want to comment on it. Like you mentioned, it is personal belief, but I came back to my normal eating habits and mentally I am happy. Hehe… I love this “nice cream”, it feels more like sorbet, but definitely much healthier, isn't it?

  • Sarah Ellis

    July 21, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Love that you did a vegan recipe – makes the Food Fight nice and balanced out! Plus you can't go wrong with berries for a summer treat!

  • veena krishnakumar

    July 21, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Mayuri love the colour of this icecream. I wish I get the berries here. I am so tempted to make this

  • Lauren Everson

    July 25, 2017 at 4:59 am

    My family would love this recipe, and we're dairy-aholics. I'm glad you found a vegan ice cream that satisfies everyone.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 25, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks Karen, I too loved the colour. Making some again today.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Haha, Wendy, I love my cheese and yogurt too much to become a vegan. Hubby too is finding it difficult to stick to a vegan diet. But the ice cream was yummy.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 25, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks Vaishali, its something I wanted to make for such a long time as we don't get berries like these in Kenya. Got the opportunity because of the wonderful theme.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Try it Traci, am sure you''l like it. I've also made banana with peanut butter and its a healthy ice cream treat.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Yes Michaela I loved the colour and all natural. I've tried foramen banana and peanut butter ice cream and it turns out delicious.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 25, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    As a healthy ice cream this certainly is a good option and loved the flavours of the different berries.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    You're right Sarah can't go wrong with berries. If I hadn't done the vegan version it would have been a creamy berry ice cream.

  • Famidha Ashraf

    July 31, 2017 at 7:10 am

    mixed berries in anything is a delight. This reminds me I had made frozen banana ice cream once and never occured it is vegan! 🙂 Vegan and gluten free is something I learnt through blogs… 🙂 Goodluck with the new vegan family and no, I can never give up yogurt. 😛

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Thanks Veena, sometimes my daughter gets the frozen berries in Bangalore, forgot the name of the supermarket, so I guess you would get them too in Chennai.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Haha Lauren, I too love my dairy, but the vegan ice cream was healthy and had it with any guilt.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Yes Famidha, mixed berries in anything makes it taste so good. My family, well the ones who decided to go vegan are not doing a great job 🙂 they get tempted with dairy products.

  • Vandana

    November 24, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Loved your vegan ice-cream recipe. Though not a Vegan, I prefer eating Vegan food. Will try it for sure.

  • Melanie Varey

    November 25, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I much prefer dairy free ice cream so love recipes that use various dairy free milks. Delicious!

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    November 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Delicious and creamy vegan ice-cream this is. I have never added salt in my ice cream, but with berries I think you are right as it would help remove the sourness too. Right? Also if you freeze the bananas and add to ice cream it adds to creaminess . All in all it is very tempting.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 26, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much Renu, the salt actually sot of balances the sweetness, brings out the full flavour.

  • FoodTrails

    November 26, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Love the colors and flavours of this vegan ice-cream… though it is below freezing temperatures here, I am tempted to make some for my kids and me.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 26, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Swaty and as my brother reminds me, its cold outside but not in the house during winter. He loves to enjoy ice cream even in winter.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    November 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Not being able to eat the delicious desserts and ice creams is what scares me in a vegan diet. You have totally proved me wrong with this delicious ice cream Mayuri! The natural sweetness from the berries along with the nuttiness of the almond milk is just delicious!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 26, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya, nowadays there are so many Vegan desserts.

  • Mireille Roc (@ChefMireille)

    November 30, 2019 at 9:01 am

    what a great ideas to use bananas to get that creamy consistency without using dairy!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 30, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Thanks Mireille and it tastes good.

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