There are many recipes for making vegan ice cream, with or without an ice cream maker. The flavours and ingredients depend on your preference. Below are steps that you can follow in preparing your favourite vegan ice cream dessert.
Making Vegan Ice Cream with an Ice Cream Maker
Using an ice cream maker will help you make a well textured, creamy, smooth, and delicious ice cream. The first step is to freeze the ice cream machine bowl. You can freeze it overnight or for some hours. Proceed to make your ice cream mixture using vegan ingredients that you prefer, for instance, coconut milk, soymilk, almond milk, or cashew milk. Follow this step by cooking your ice cream mixture on the cooktop until it is thick.
Remove the mixture from heat and stir. This mixture is your ice cream base. You can now add a sweetener of your choice. Afterwards, pour the base mixture into a container and let it cool. Kindly do not put it in the fridge while hot. Refrigerate for at least four hours. The base mixture ought to chill completely.
After the four hours, remove the base mixture from the refrigerator and pour into an ice cream machine. Churn it until it thickens and softens. This process will take ten to twenty minutes, depending on the type of ice cream machine you have. Scrape off the ice cream from the machine and into a freezing container and freeze for at least four hours. Lastly, scoop the ice cream and serve. If it is too rigid, you can warm slightly.
Making Vegan Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Machine
You can still make your favourite vegan ice cream without an ice cream machine. There are plenty of recipes at your disposal. Deploy the mix, freeze and repeat method when making ice cream without an ice cream machine.
Begin by putting your mixing bowl or baking pan in a freezer for some hours. Once your bowl is cold and frosty, pour your ice cream mixture into it then place it back in the freezer. Freezing might take about 45 minutes. Check regularly for any signs of frost. Remove the ice cream mixture and whisk using a hand mixer until its consistency is smooth. Repeat the whisking three to four times. Lastly, cover the ice cream and return it to the freezer. You can proceed to serve once its texture is firm.