Is there any treat more perfect during the hot summer months than a bowl of cold refreshing ice cream? Or maybe a cone stacked high with all the scoops if that's what you're into, we don't judge. Unleash your inner ice cream man and create your own ice cream right in your own kitchen. Here are 20 naturally sweetened ice creams full of flavor and free of questionable fillers found in most grocery store ice creams! More flavor, less fillers and fake sugar!
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1. Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Ah, the classic chocolate ice cream we all know and love...but without the added sugars that make us feel less than stellar afterwards. This bowl of chocolatey goodness is made with 5 ingredients so simple, you probably already have them in your home! Find the full recipe here.
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2. Paleo Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Getting deep in our southern roots with this butter pecan ice cream recipe, but skip al the unnecessary sugars. This recipe is perfectly sweetened with our favorite natural sweetener, dates! We know 'em and love 'em, Wildway approved. Find the full recipe here.
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3. Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream
Ice cream, but make it probiotic, please and thank you. What makes this recipe probiotic? Kefir! Before you shake off this recipe, give your gut a chance to enjoy the best of both worlds. Dip your spoon in this light and flavorful bowl of apple pie wonder. Find the full recipe here.
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4. Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Is there anything that can't be made better with nut butter? We have yet to discover it. This recipe is so simple and made with 6 equally simple and real ingredients. Sweetened once again with our beloved dates, it's a win-win all around. Find the full recipe here.
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5. Dairy Free Pistachio Ice Cream
Pistachio is perhaps the flavor people question the most, but we've been hooked for a long time and hope you will be too after trying this recipe. This recipe offers both a regular and keto diet-friendly option as well. We love an inclusive ice cream recipe. See the notes at the bottom of the recipe for modification details. Find the full recipe here.
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6. Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Blueberry and cheesecake? Hello, yes please. Sweetened naturally with a little honey makes this recipe the perfect little treat. The cheesecake component is derived from cream cheese and a little grass-fed cream and whole milk. Real ingredients we know and love. Find the full recipe here.
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7. Paleo Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Ah, the classic cookie dough ice cream. We will forever and always be a fan. This recipe is just how you like it, but without the added sugars and fillers found in the ice cream of fast food chains and grocery stores. Go for real ingredients like cashews, coconut milk, homemade cookie dough, and more. Find the full recipe here.
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8. Vegan Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
What is chunky monkey ice cream? Inspired by the famous Ben & Jerry's flavor, this recipe is a divine mix of chocolate and walnut chunks encased in creamy ice cream. With only 6 REAL ingredients, Ben & Jerry's has nothing on this version of an American favorite. Find the full recipe here.
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9. Paleo Coffee Ice Cream
A little coffee in the morning, and some in the evening too in the form of ice cream for a good balance. Unlike the sugar-riddled and overly-priced Starbucks drinks, this ice cream version of coffee is made with 5 simple ingredients and is paleo, dairy-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free. We'll take a bowl asap! Find the full recipe here.
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10. Almond Butter Chocolate Fudge Chunk Ice Cream
A twist on a classic flavor, peanut butter and chocolate, this almond butter version is just as good and made with good ingredients too! This recipe is so simple and comes together in no time - 6 ingredients and a blender are all you need. What are you waiting for? Hop on that nut butter chocolate chunk train! Find the full recipe here.
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11. Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream
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12. Cherry Garcia Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo)
We couldn't forget the classic cherry Garcia flavor. An ideal balance of tartness and sweetness to keep your taste buds on edge bite after bite. Another Ben & Jerry's dupe, this healthier take is plant-based and just as creamy as the original version. who says you have to sacrifice flavor for health? Not us. Find the full recipe here.
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13. Pumpkin Ice Cream (Paleo & Vegan)
This may be unpopular opinion, but we think pumpkin should be accepted during all seasons. Why limit a world famous flavor to one season?! This pumpkin ice cream is perfect to have just as the summer ends and fall begins. Made with 8 ingredients and sweetened with just a bit of maple syrup, this fall treat is a must anytime of year. Find the full recipe here.
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14. Vegan Vanilla Blueberry Peach Ice Cream
The more fruits the merrier. This ice cream is so creamy, you won't believe it's vegan. This is made with just 8 simple ingredients like cashews, a homemade vegan condensed milk, fresh peaches and blueberries, and sweetened with a little maple syrup, this recipe is so easy and we love the real ingredients. Find the full recipe here.
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15. Paleo & Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
There's no way we could include chocolate ice cream without also featuring vanilla, two classics that will be favorites until the end of time. This isn't your typical vanilla ice cream though, the special ingredient in this recipe is one you would never predict, a Japanese sweet potato! For a not-so-vanilla vanilla ice cream, this is the recipe for you. Find the full recipe here.
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16. Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream
One classic flavor after the other, strawberry is an essential to any ice cream list. This recipe is paleo and requires 4 simple ingredients, including a surprising one, egg yolks. Fear not, your ice cream won't taste like eggs. Allow it to thaw before scooping and pair with a little granola action on top for good measure. Find the full recipe here.
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17. Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
A favorite for many, the one and only mint chocolate chip. This healthy twist on a classic is paleo and vegan, made with only 7 ingredients, and sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup. The best part isn't only the flavor, but also the fact that the instructions include only 2 steps. Find the full recipe here.
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18. Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream
A little citrus action does the taste buds good, especially during the summertime. The harmonious blend of lime tartness and sweet maple syrup pair together so perfectly. This recipe is full of healthy fats and includes one secret ingredient, avocadoes! With all these healthy fats, you'll be happy and satisfied before you know it. Find the full recipe here.
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19. Vegan Watermelon Sorbet
Ah watermelon, the epitome of summertime. There's nothing more refreshing than a cold, sweet bowl of watermelon sorbet. The ingredients are the simplest ever: watermelon, banana, lime, and a little maple syrup if you want some more sweetness. Who needs a fan to cool off, just have a bowl of watermelon sorbet. Find the full recipe here.
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20. Mango Turmeric Ice Cream
Perhaps the most interesting and unique flavor combination on this list, but don't let the turmeric intimidate you! Turmeric is a spice with anti-inflammatory properties, and who wouldn't want ice cream made with real ingredients and a spice that does the body good?! Don't worry, this recipe includes the black pepper addition necessary to active the anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric. Find the full recipe here.