Friday, September 18, 2015

Simple Pumpkin Spice Vegan Ice-Cream

As Fall approaches my inner teenage girl starts salivating with the possibility of pumpkin-spiced-everything. It's cliche and I don't care because it is also delicious. The apple, another fall favorite I'm uber excited for, does not fall far from the tree; our toddler is obsessed. 

I'm happy to oblige this fall favorite but I wanted him to have some healthy options. I've made a couple versions of this but finally settled on a simple, fruit sweetened, and vegan delight. If you want some instant gratification try the Paleo Mama's pumpkin banana ice-cream. I totally made some while I waited for ours to freeze. When I shared the sneak peek on Instagram @mommyandherlatte I think I said it has 4 ingredients, I guess it's technically 5, but either way its really easy to make and some clean ingredients. Enjoy!

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Makes 3 liquid cups
Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup canned coconut milk
1 cup pitted dates *see notes
1 cup water
1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Soak the dates in 1 cup of water. I like to soak them for at least 2 hours because my blender is basic but if you have a high powered blender then soak for only 30 minutes.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I blended for about 2 minutes. 
  3. Either pour into popsicle molds or pour into your ice-cream maker per the manufactures instructions. I usually do half as popsicles and half as ice cream.

Notes and Substitutions

  • * I used deglet noor dates and it was about 16 to fill a cup. If you use medjool dates then it will be about 10.
  • If you don't have pumpkin pie spice use 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp dry ginger, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp of clove. 
  • You can taste the mixture before you freeze and if you would like it a little sweeter add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Alternatively you can skip the dates and sweeten with about 1/2 cup of maple syrup. Keep in mind that it will be slightly less sweet once frozen.
  • Below are the affiliate links to the popsicle molds and ice-cream maker that I use.


What is your favorite fall flavor?

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