Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

A quick and easy treat, this cool dessert is the perfect vegan vanilla ice cream.

Makes one quart

What You Need:

2 vanilla beans
2 cups raw cashews or cashew pieces
2 cups purified water
1 cup maple syrup

What You Do: 

1. Cut vanilla beans into small pieces and grind to a fine powder in a coffee grinder.

2. In a blender, place ground vanilla, cashews, water, and maple syrup and process on high for at least one minute or until silky smooth. Put blender in freezer for 40 minutes to 1 hour or in refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour or up to overnight.

3. Once mixture is well-chilled, pour into an ice cream maker and freezer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Photo by Hannah Kaminsky

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