No-Churn Vegan Blueberry Acai Ice Cream-a fruity homemade ice cream bursting with fresh blueberries, acai and coconut. This easy dairy free ice cream is the perfect whole fruit summer ice cream recipe. A healthier twist on ice cream!
How do you Make No-Churn Vegan Ice Cream?
Making No-Churn Vegan Blueberry Acai Ice Cream is much easier than you think! It is all about creating a good base.
I use a base of full fat coconut milk or coconut cream, maple syrup and xanthan gum.
Xanthan gum helps thicken and emulsify the ingredients. If you would like to avoid xanthan gum, then you can use a ripe banana or cashew cream as a part of your base.
Next, add your flavor enhancers to your blender, I am using fresh blueberries, acai and vanilla.
Then, blend all ingredients in the blender until smooth and creamy and pour into a container to freeze.
A loaf pan covered with foil or sealed container works.
How long does it take to make No-Churn Vegan Ice Cream?
To prep the vegan ice cream, is very little time-approximately 5 minutes.
The freezing time is personal preference for texture.
If you prefer a soft serve, freeze for 4-5 hours, for a firm ice cream, then 5-6 hours.
You can simplify things by just letting the ice cream freeze overnight. Allow your ice cream to thaw for 5-10 minutes before serving.
How does using seasonal fruit makes the best vegan ice cream?
This is because fruit is harvested at the peak of it’s season. It is the time of year when the fruit not only holds the best flavor, but the most nutrition.
Eating ripe, fresh blueberries are so flavorful and sweet, there is no comparison to other times of the year.
The aroma and blueberry flavor shine through and over power the other flavors in this No-Churn Vegan Blueberry Acai Ice cream.
Another bonus is that in the summer time, blueberries cost less. This is because food is getting shipped locally to the market instead of sitting in a shipping container halfway across the globe. You are getting fresh, local produce and it is cheaper to the farmer, grocery store and you! Everybody wins when you increase seasonal produce purchases!
Can I make other No-Churn Vegan Ice Creams with this base?
Absolutely! In addition to this No-Churn Vegan Blueberry Acai Ice Cream, you can find many other delicious No-Churn Vegan Ice Creams here at Nurture My Gut.
Oh my, they are all fabulous and many of these use seasonal fruit which brings out such a great heavenly flavor!
If you want to speed things up with this recipe, you can also use an ice cream maker. Just chill your blended ingredients for two hours before adding to your ice cream maker.
Teaching your kids to make Ice Cream is Educational
My kids and their friends all had some of this No-Churn Vegan Blueberry Acai Ice Cream and it was a big hit! But the best part was making it with my daughter!
Making homemade ice cream is a fun summer project for kids! They get to see the whole process from beginning to end!
Go over fractions skills when going through measurements and ask questions like, “If there are 48 teaspoons in a cup, how many teaspoons are in 1/3 cup?
To go over a bit of science, discuss the transmutation of a blueberry. The blueberry goes from a solid into a liquid into a solid! It is fascinating!
The best part is eating it, when my daughter had her first taste she said, “Ohhhhh, this is so good!”
Making ice cream with your kids is a great time to learn math, science, life skills and the best part—the joy of eating it!
I know you will enjoy this easy No-Churn Blueberry Acai Ice Cream as much as we did! It is full of yummy blueberry flavor and a healthier ice cream version for your family and friends! Enjoy!
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Leave a comment, pin it, and don’t forget to tag a picture @nurturemygut on Instagram. I love to see your kitchen skills in action!
No-Churn Vegan Blueberry Acai Ice Cream-a fruity homemade ice cream bursting with fresh blueberries, acai and coconut. This easy dairy free ice cream is the perfect whole fruit summer ice cream. A healthier twist on ice cream!
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 1 packet frozen acai
- 1 can full fat coconut milk or coconut cream (13.66 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour ingredients into a loaf pan or container and cover with foil or lid. Freeze until firm. Freeze for 4-5 hours for soft serve and 5-6 hours for firmer ice cream. Thaw for 5-10 minutes before serving.