The Best Damn Vanilla Ice Cream Ever
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Vanilla ice cream isn't boring when it tastes fantastic. This vanilla ice cream recipe is rich and creamy and you'd never guess it's vegan too!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews (unroasted)
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk (not the stuff from the liquor aisle)
  • ¼ Cup Jack Daniel's Honey Whiskey
  • ⅓ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Walnut Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Whole Vanilla Bean (seeds scraped out)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  1. Place the cashews into a bowl and add water until they are covered by at least 1" of water. Let them sit for 12-24 hours.
  2. Drain the cashews and add the nuts to your blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blitz everything in the blender until it's super smooth and creamy. The time this takes depends on your blender. A Vitamix might be 1:30 while a more standard blender may be 3 minutes.
  4. Place the blender container into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to cool it down.
  5. Pour mixture into the bowl of your ice cream maker and follow directions according to the manufacturer.
  6. Serve immediately as soft serve, or scrape the ice cream into a container and freeze it for at least 2 hours to firm it up.
  7. Serve as is or top with your favorite toppings.
This recipe makes approximately 1 pint of ice cream.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at