While it’s fall everywhere, southern California still feels like summer. Back home, my family have been hit by snow storms already, and here we are, high of 75 and sun. So while a lot of you may not be interested in ice cream, we sure are eating this stuff like crazy here. What I love about making homemade ice cream is you control how much sugar and any other ingredients go in. This recipe is light and contains no added or refined sugars.

4 Ingredient Chocolate Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream

What is so great about this recipe is that it’s literally based with fruit. Frozen banana and frozen strawberry. Toss in a handful of chocolate chips or cacao nibs, and some coconut milk, blend, and voila! This seriously is one of our new favorite desserts. We’ve not let one banana go bad since I started making this, which is saying something! Not only does this make a great ice cream dessert, it can also be used for a smoothie bowl base. Add a bit extra coconut milk and it’s perfect for a smoothie bowl.

4 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream

What you’ll love about this vegan chocolate strawberry ice cream?

  1. It’s a dairy-free dessert that is so good and contains no highly-processed substitutes or other ingredients. Store-bought dairy-free ice creams have so many ingredients added. This one is great because it’s just 4 simple ingredients. 
  2. Easy to make. All you need are your four ingredients and a high-performance blender. I’ve actually used an immersion blender to finish it too if your blender can’t quite blend it as thick as you’d like.
  3. Satisfying. One thing that I hate from many healthy or vegan desserts is that I’m constantly craving more. This is great because you can make a nice large bowl, eat it all, and feel finished after. ๐Ÿ™‚
Bowl of Chocolate Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream

How to make chocolate strawberry vegan ice cream?

  1. Freeze bananas sliced if you haven’t already gotten some in the freezer. You’ll want them close to frozen solid. Same goes for strawberries. We always get a big bag of frozen from Costco, but you can cut and freeze your own.
  2. Add frozen fruit to the blender or food processor. Add chocolate chips and coconut milk.
  3. Close and blend until smooth. It will be very thick, but don’t add too much liquid or it’ll end up as a smoothie. If your blender can’t quite handle it, try using the food processor, or even get it slightly broken up and then finish it up with an immersion blender.
  4. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy fresh. For firmer ice cream, place in the fridge for 30 minutes and then enjoy!

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4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream

Ice cream is so delicious, but loaded with unhealthy fats and sugars. This vegan chocolate strawberry ice cream is healthy, free of all the added sugar, and based with fruit! Only 4 ingredients away from satisfying dessert.
5 from 49 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 bananas sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • ยฝ cup coconut milk canned

Instructions
 

  • Freeze the bananas and strawberries if you haven't already gotten them frozen. They should be close to solid.
  • Add all fruit to blender or food processor. Top with chocolate chips and coconut milk.
  • Blend until smooth and all fruit has been broken down. Add more coconut milk if it's too thick.
  • Scoop into bowls and serve! You can also place in the freezer for 30 seconds to let it solidify more if it's quite loose.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 19mgPotassium: 657mgFiber: 5gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chocolate strawberry ice cream, strawberry chocolate ice cream, vegan chocolate strawberry ice cream, vegan ice cream
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Did you try this vegan ice cream at home? I’d love to know what your thoughts were in the comments below or with a rating above. It helps me continue to improve Cass Clay Cooking recipes for all of you reading. Thanks for taking time to check this out.

-Cassie

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27 Comments

  1. Jaclyn October 30, 2020 at 3:26 am

    5 stars
    We like making this for a dessert after dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
  2. Mable October 31, 2020 at 2:18 am

    5 stars
    I really appreciate you sharing this. We really enjoyed it.

    Reply
  3. Riley November 10, 2020 at 9:23 am

    5 stars
    Just wanted to say how much we liked this!

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  4. Ina November 14, 2020 at 12:04 am

    5 stars
    Made this and ate the whole thing. So good!

    Reply
  5. Jeanette November 25, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    5 stars
    A new favorite dessert. Just a question, do I need to use coconut milk? Thinking about trying with almond milk.

    Reply
    1. cassclay November 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Jeanette,

      I’d recommend the coconut milk for the thickness. Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature it stays thicker when blended with frozen fruits. You can certainly try other nut milk or even oat milk, but the texture may be more similar to a smoothie bowl than ‘ice cream’. If I were to use another type of milk, I’d probably start with oat or soy. Best of luck!

      Reply
  6. claudette December 10, 2020 at 10:08 am

    5 stars

    Reply
  7. Nicole December 14, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    5 stars
    Loved this! Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  8. Lindsey December 14, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    5 stars

    Reply
  9. Jeff December 17, 2020 at 2:15 am

    5 stars

    Reply
  10. Sonya December 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    5 stars

    Reply
  11. Roy December 18, 2020 at 11:08 am

    5 stars
    Muchos Gracias for sharing!

    Reply
  12. sikis December 19, 2020 at 10:28 am

    5 stars
    Nice blog. Could someone with little experience do it, and add updates without messing it up? Good information on here, very informative. Lissy Laird Keslie

    Reply
  13. Morgan December 20, 2020 at 7:52 am

    5 stars

    Reply
  14. Libby December 20, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    5 stars
    Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  15. Freddy December 20, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    5 stars
    Made this for my S/O the other night and she loved it. I’m going to remember this for Valentine’s day. Thanks!

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  16. Avia December 20, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    5 stars
    Definitely a keeper. Kids loved this!

    Reply
  17. DeDe December 21, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    5 stars

    Reply
  18. Allen December 22, 2020 at 5:18 am

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe!

    Reply
  19. Linda December 22, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    5 stars
    We have made this several times now. Thanks for the great recipe, so easy. Just a note – we made it in a food processor.

    Reply
  20. Cortney January 21, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    5 stars
    I’m a huge fan of this stuff. I make it now when I’m craving ice cream. Such a great substitution.

    Reply
  21. Lisa January 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    5 stars
    I have checked out a few of your recipes and love them! This one is a favorite we’ve really enjoyed in our home. So simple and so delicious!

    Reply
  22. Rachel January 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    5 stars
    My kids LOVED this stuff. Made it when they were begging for ice cream and although they knew it wasn’t normal ice cream, they still really enjoyed it.

    Reply
  23. Tori January 31, 2021 at 9:00 am

    5 stars
    This was so tasty! I do wonder if it would work with whole frozen bananas? I’ve got a number of them for banana bread, but I don’t usually cut them up prior to putting them in the freezer.

    Reply
    1. cassclay January 31, 2021 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Tori,

      I’d say it would probably work in a food processor, but it might be tough to get it blended in an actual blender. It still would probably be easier to do it with pieces, but you could always partially thaw a whole one too so it blends a bit easier. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you try it out, I’d love to know how it turned out.

      Cassie

      Reply
  24. Talia February 13, 2021 at 6:14 am

    5 stars
    Perfect dessert for Valentine’s day without the guilt. Thanks!

    Reply
  25. Betty February 13, 2021 at 10:34 am

    5 stars
    I tried this with blueberries and it was still delicious! Thanks.

    Reply

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