Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe

Balsamic Strawberry and Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free}

{Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free}

So I mentioned the other day how I’ve been exploring recipes with roasted balsamic strawberries. So far I’ve shared a recipe for a balsamic strawberry vegan yogurt, and now I wanted to tell you how to make a dairy-free ice cream out of it. Homemade ice cream is one of the best desserts ever — sooo much better than most of the thousand ingredient-laden commercial dairy-free ice creams. The good news is that dairy-free ice cream is actually one of the easiest desserts to adapt for a vegan diet, and this no-fuss recipe is hard to mess up. As for the flavor, strawberries and basil may seem strange to some, but it’s actually a really incredible flavor combination. Make that balsamic strawberries, and it only gets better :).

Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe:


1 batch roasted balsamic strawberries (see recipe here)
2 cans full fat coconut milk (chilled overnight)
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 handfuls fresh basil leaves


Pour all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Pour into your ice cream maker bowl and make according to your machine’s instructions. Or alternatively pour into a freezer safe container and allow it to freeze naturally, stirring it every 30 minutes of so for the first few hours.

Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free}


xo Audrey

P.S. For more dairy-free ice cream recipes, check out this Pinterest board.

P.P.S. Have you ever tried basil in a dessert? Recipe please! :)  I think it’s quickly becoming a favorite of mine.


This Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream recipe is shared with Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Let’s Get Real Friday Party, Real Food Wednesday, #glutenfreefridays, Natural Family Friday, Eating Inside the Box, Sweet and Savoury Sunday, Fat Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, and Natural Living Monday.

** A big thanks to Louise @ Ancestral Chef , to Adrienne @ Whole New Mom, to Alex & Sarah @ The Primitive Palate, and to Laura @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry for featuring this recipe.

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20 Responses to Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe

  1. vegelove99 May 10, 2014 at 12:33 am #

    Hi, I have made this twice now and adore it, thank you

    • Audrey May 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

      Thanks so much. So glad to hear you liked it! :)

  2. Melissa French, The More With Less Mom June 6, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Wow, this sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing with Let’s Get Real (I’m co-hosting this week)!

    • Audrey June 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      Thanks so much, Melissa!

  3. Miachel | spiced curiosity June 6, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    This is so simple (and seasonal), I love it! :)

    Found your beautiful site via Gluten-Free Friday. Have a great weekend!

    • Audrey June 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

      Hi Miachel — thanks very much! It is a really simple recipe that’s become a winner around here :)

      On a separate note, I tried leaving a comment on your site but it kept giving me an error message for some reason, so just wanted to say that your asparagus tart is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for another idea of what to do with all the wild asparagus growing around here :)

  4. Lindsey June 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    This looks delicious! I just started a linkup for garden harvest recipes called Eating Inside the Box! It would be awesome if you would share this with us! Please add any other recipes to any fruit/veggie category you’d like! Enjoy the harvest!

    • Audrey June 11, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      Sure thing :) See you on there!

  5. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas July 13, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    That looks so smooth and creamy, yum! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

    • Audrey July 13, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      Thanks for stopping by, Laura! So glad you like the recipe :) Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!


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