Peppermint Ice Cream {Dairy-Free}

Original Post 11-18-12

We have been having a blast making ice cream lately.  Turns out Silk creamer is the ticket to creamy, dairy-free ice cream.  

Is it November?  Yes.  Should I be packing the ice cream maker up for the winter? Perhaps. 

Or maybe if I come up with a good winter-y ice cream flavor, we can justify making ice cream through at least December.  

Well, we did just that.  What better winter-y flavor than peppermint?!  The boys absolutely adored this ice cream tonight.  After all, they have never had peppermint ice cream before! 


1 Cup Silk Original Creamer
1.5 Cups Silk Original Almond Milk (or soy or maybe coconut) ~ cut this to 1 cup for firmer ice cream
1/2 Cup Raw Sugar (or sugar)
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 - 1/2 Tsp Peppermint Extract (according to flavor preference)
Red Food Coloring (optional and according to color preference)

2 Large Candy Canes Crushed ~ add later

We love these natural candy canes from Natural Candy Store!!!  Love, love, LOVE!!!  I also used the natural red food coloring from Natural Candy Store. 

Pour your mixture into your ice cream maker according to manufacturer directions.  It takes about 20-30 minutes in our gel machine.

When ice cream is done churning, add the crushed candy canes.

Put ice cream into the freezer to set for about 20-30 minutes.

Garnish with small candy canes.  We have both the small and large candy canes from Natural Candy Store.  Did I mention that we LOVE them?!

My boys both say this is their new favorite ice cream.  Poor chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream didn't stay at the top too long.  ;)  

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Unknown said...

Cashew cream is an even better cream substitute for dairy-free ice cream. You can make it super thick and it makes the almond milk ice cream really rich and creamy :)

Jamie Kaufmann said...

That sounds yummy. Unfortunately, my son is now allergic to cashews. He had a reaction a coupe months ago and our allergist sent us to the ER. :( Thanks for the info though!

Gratefulfoodie said...

I've been aching for my beloved peppermint ice cream...going to try this one ASAP!

Voted too!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Aw, thanks foodie. That means a lot coming from you! :)

Rebecca said...

Do you think a can of full fat coconut milk would be an okay sub for the soy creamer and almond milk? We avoid carrageenan and most "creamers" have that. Thanks. ~ Rebecca at

Jamie Kaufmann said...

I think that would work! Would love a report I just bought a can today. :)