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Coconilla — Date Sweetened Vegan Ice Cream

This Date Sweetened Vegan Ice Cream has just FOUR ingredients, and is so easy to make!  You'll be topping your brownies, cakes, and apple pies in no time!


  • One 14 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 6 medjool dates pitted (if yours seem dry you can soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 1 vanilla bean scraped out see notes above
  • pinch of salt


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and all chunks of the dates have been broken down (you'll still see little flecks of the skin, but that's ok). 
  •  Pour the mix into your ice cream maker and follow manufacturer instructions. (I like my Cuisinart ice cream maker).
  • Once the ice cream has frozen (will be a soft serve consistency), transfer it to an airtight container. Place a piece of parchment right on the surface of the ice cream to prevent freezer burn, and cover it with it's lid. Allow it to firm up in the freezer for about 3 hours and then enjoy!