Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream

I remember hot summer days, at family reunions and get-togethers, where the kids all took turns at the crank. That is, until we had to hand it over to someone with a lot more muscle to get in those last difficult cranks of the ice cream freezer. We all pitched in and could barely wait until we had our first bite!

Homemade ice cream is a favorite of young and old alike, and comes in as many flavors as your imagination will take you. There are now ice cream freezers that attach to your mixers, small ones you can put in your freezer, and electric versions of the old standard that are easier on the arm muscles.

Whether you are a purest and want to stick with your basic vanilla, or prefer something different, this month we share our favorite homemade ice cream recipes. So, it’s time to dig out that old freezer, or grab a new one, and get to cranking!

Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream

Course Dessert
Servings 4


  • 1 c. dairy-free canned coconut milk or plain dairy-free creamer
  • 1/2 c. dairy-free milk
  • 1-1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • Pinch Salt


  • Mix ingredients together and pour into ice cream maker.
  • Churn according to machine directions. Makes 1 pint.