vegan red velvet ice cream

red_velvet_ice_creamI’ve been kicking around ideas for this recipe in my mind for oh, I don’t know, two years now. It’s sort of ridiculous. The curious thing is that when I finally went to procure the ingredients, I found out that Whole Foods had discontinued carrying Mimicream, my go to base for making ice cream. So I came up with a new plan of making my own cashew cream. The end result was a decadent ice cream that’s very similar to a custard and extremely delicious.


1 1/4 cup cashews *soaked overnight
water for blending
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp arrowroot or corn starch
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/4-1/2 tsp black salt (or sea salt)
red food dye (optional)

Put cashews in a blender and cover with water. Blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend again until fully incorporated. If the mixture has heated up in the blender, refrigerate until cool. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s directions. It will be on the softer side, so you can put in a sealed container in the freezer to firm it up more if you like.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can put the mixture in a sealed container in the freezer. Stir the freezing mixture every half hour until frozen.

8 Responses to “vegan red velvet ice cream”
  1. this one looks so pretty in red…loved the use of cashews.


  2. Anna @ D16 says:

    This looks AWESOME, Alix!! I can’t wait to try it.

    BTW, I can’t find Mimicream at my local health food store anymore, either. They must have cut back on their distribution.

  3. Jade Sheldon says:

    I am, without a doubt, going to make this…

  4. lau says:

    when i get off my godforsaken diet i am so going to make this. dang.

  5. Johanna says:

    mhmmhmhm!! i’ll try this for sure!! love ice cream. great blog btw, i really appreciate good/artsy/modern vegan blogs. the world need more of them!
    xx marteleur

  6. Birdy& Bambi says:

    We love the blog! And we love ice-cream.
    The other day we found an ice-cream-vending machine which was really amazing (and also had vegan icecream!!!):

    Greetings from Germany,

    Birdy and Bambi

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