7 Awesome Soy Ice Cream Recipes

I scream, you scream… lactose intolerant people scream when they eat ice cream!

The ice cream aisle can be a scary place for people who are lactose intolerant. The lactose in most ice cream is enough to send most lactose-intolerant people running straight for the bathroom.

That’s probably not something you want, is it?

Well, don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Unlike ice cream from cow’s milk, soy-based ice creams are a lot friendlier on your stomach.

Here are seven soy ice cream recipes that we recommend, and a few you can buy if you’re too lazy to make it:

#1 Basic Vanilla Soy Ice Cream

If you’re feelin’ vanilla, here is a basic soy ice cream recipe you’d love from food.com.

This ice cream is simple and only uses five ingredients – 1 cup powdered sugar, four egg yolks,  one teaspoon of cornstarch, two cups of soymilk, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Whisk the egg yolks, corn starch, and sugar into a bowl. Heat the soymilk and then slowly pour it into the mixture. Add vanilla extract. Gently heat to thicken. Let cool for 3-4 hours. Then, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and, voila! You have some delicious vanilla soy ice cream.

#2 “No Ice Cream Maker” Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Don’t have an ice cream maker at your disposal? No worries! This Ricki Heller recipe doesn’t need one.

You need 11 ingredients, including mint leaves, pear, avocado, glycerin, liquid stevia, vanilla extract, coconut milk, soy milk, mint extract, sea salt, and carob chips.

First, blend everything except the carob chips. Line a baking pan with waxed paper and add the mixture with the chips. Freeze until solid and cut into squares. When you want ice cream, blend the squares in a food processer until broken apart. Then scrape the sides and form a ball, and BAM, you have ice cream!

#3 Soy Milk Strawberry Ice Cream

Craving something fruity and refreshing? You’ll love this Soy Milk Strawberry Ice Cream recipe from Honest Cooking.

This delicious concoction is more simple than you’d think it would be. It has 1 ½ cups of soy milk, ¾ cup fresh or frozen pureed strawberries, ½ cup + one tablespoon of maple syrup, and ¾ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Simply whisk all of the ingredients together until well-combined, pour into an automatic ice cream maker, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. You can enjoy this ice cream immediately or freeze it for at least an hour for a perfectly icy treat.

#4 Dairy-Free Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee enthusiasts will love this creamy, soy-based coffee ice cream by The Wannabe Chef.

It takes just a few ingredients to make this decadent icy treat. All you need is 2 cups of soy milk creamer, 2 cups of soy milk, 3, 6 oz packets of instant coffee, ¼- ¾ cup sugar, and ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Pour the creamer into a large bowl and whisk the coffee packets in until dissolved. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until you dissolve the sugar. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Deeelish!

#5 Oreo Cookies and Cream Soy Ice Cream

Holdup, don’t Oreos have cream in the middle? Surprisingly, they don’t, and they are safe for people who are lactose intolerant. However, if you have a dairy allergy, it is processed in facilities with milk, so there may be cross-contamination.

This Simple Vegan Blog recipe contains 4 cups of soy milk, 6.8 fl oz of soy whipped cream, four tablespoons of coconut sugar, and 14 Oreo cookies.

Mix the soy products and sugar, then add the chopped Oreos. Let stand in the fridge for at least four hours. Then either use an ice cream maker or freeze and stir frequently. 

#6 Decadent Peanut Butter Soy Ice Cream

If you’re feeling a bit nutty, you’ll love this peanut butter ice cream recipe from food.com.

Ingredients needed to make this treat include soymilk, sugar, cornstarch, peanut butter, a beaten egg, and peanut butter or chocolate chips (optional).

Whisk together all of the ingredients except for the egg and chips, then boil. Then, take several spoonfuls, add it to the egg, whisk, and then add back to the pan. Bring to a boil until slightly thickened, cool the mix down, and then refrigerate. Mix everything in the ice cream machine once cooled and add in the chips at the end.

#7 Soy Milk Cherry Ice Cream

Cherry ice cream is a classic, and this recipe by food.com doesn’t disappoint.

You need cherries, unbleached cane sugar, soy cream, soy milk, citric acid, vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt, and cinnamon for this ice cream. 

Puree the washed and pitted cherries and add soy cream, soy milk, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

You won’t need an ice cream maker. Once mixed, place it in the freezer until frozen around the edges. Remove, whisk well, return to the freezer, and this step 2-3 times. At the end of this process, you’ll have delicious cherry ice cream.

Too lazy to make ice cream? Buy some instead!

If you’re looking at these soy ice cream recipes and thinking, “that’s way too much work,” don’t worry. A few companies make delicious soy ice cream, who needs recipes. They come in a wide range of flavors at different price points. Here are a few of our favorites that we’re sure you’d love too!

So Delicious Dairy-Free

A delicious option for good ole vanilla ice cream is So Delicious Dairy-Free. This ice cream is smooth, decadent, certified vegan, and non-GMO verified. You won’t miss the dairy in this decadent confection. You can find this ice cream brand at most major grocery retailers for around $4.50-5 each pint.

Trader Joes Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip

As its name implies, this delicious non-dairy ice cream is soy creamy. It is 100% dairy-free, including the chocolate chips, so you don’t have to worry about any lactose in this product upsetting your stomach. You can find this sweet treat at Trader Joes in the frozen aisle for $3.99.

Life’s soy sweet!

Even if you can’t enjoy cow’s milk ice cream, you can still enjoy soy milk ice cream! These dairy-free ice creams are usually just as rich, creamy, and decadent as their lactose-laden counterparts. You can either try and make this sweet treat at home or opt for a pre-made version.

No matter which option you choose, it will be soy yummy!

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