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Dairy Free Vanilla Peach Ice Cream

If you’re a fan of peaches and vanilla, and you can’t consume dairy (or choose not to for health or personal reasons) then you are going to love this Dairy Free Vanilla Peach Ice Cream!

Vanilla Peach Ice Cream {Dairy Free} from wm

Dairy Free Vanilla Peach Ice Cream

What pairs well with a hot summer day? A delicious bowl of ice cream! But if you are like me and you are trying to cut out dairy due to lactose intolerance, then regular ice cream is not an option. Now don’t get me wrong, I love regular ice cream. And I could probably pop a lactaid pill and be ok with it but I am not going to do that. I finally decided to accept the fact that most dairy bothers me. I seem to be ok with Greek Yogurt, so I will probably consume that occasionally. But as for everything else, including my main weakness, cheese, I’m saying goodbye to it all.

Vanilla Peach Ice Cream {Dairy Free} from www.thisgalcooks WM2

That looks delicious, doesn’t it? That’s Dairy Free Vanilla Peach Ice Cream. I made it with fresh peaches, coconut milk, vanilla hemp milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Yep, that’s all you will find in this ice cream. None of those scary additives that you find in store bought ice cream. And none of that dairy that you can’t consume. I used regular, full fat coconut milk. I used unsweetened vanilla hemp milk. You can find hemp milk at health food or organics stores such as Whole Foods.

Vanilla Peach Ice Cream {Dairy Free} from #icecream #dairyfree 3WM

Let’s talk about taste. This ice cream tasted good. But I think it would have tasted better had I used strawberries rather than peaches. The taste of raw peaches isn’t something I’m a huge fan of. But for some reason I was hell-bent on making vanilla peach ice cream so that’s what I went with. If you love peaches, you will love this. If you prefer other fruits, sub the peaches with something else! Enjoy the recipe!

Vanilla Peach Ice Cream {Dairy Free}

Vanilla Peach Ice Cream {Dairy Free}

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes


  • 2 cans of full fat coconut milk
  • 3/4 C unsweetened vanilla hemp milk
  • 3 peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg


  1. Puree the peaches in a food processor.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, vanilla, salt, hemp and coconut milks. Whisk in the pureed peaches and nutmeg.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn for 20 minutes or until thickened. Transfer the mixture to an air tight bowl and freeze for 1-2 hours if you prefer firm ice cream. If you like soft serve, go ahead and enjoy right away!

Vanilla Peach Ice Cream {Dairy Free} from #icecream #dairyfree 4WM


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Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt from #peanutbutter #yogurt WM


Spicy Sweet Potato & Bacon Cowder (Dairy Free!)

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65 comments on “Dairy Free Vanilla Peach Ice Cream”

  1. This is such a great recipe and I would never of known it was dairy free by the look of it! Nice!

  2. This is great Julie! Although I have no problem with dairy, some of our friends do, so this will be perfect for get togethers!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Dairy-free? I would never have guessed. This look so delicious Julie. Love it! Pinned!

  4. Love the combo of peaches and coconut milk in here. It’s perfect for this heatwave we’re having. I can go for 4 scoops! :)

    • Thank you, Anne! I think I want to try this with something other than peaches next time. Maybe strawberries! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  5. Yum….I was planning on making ice cream this week now that I found my ice cream maker :) It looks so smooth and creamy, great job Julie!

  6. I’m not lactose intolerant but I do use yummy coconut milk quite often to replace cream. Lovin’ it with summery peaches!

  7. I really need to make this ice cream. I can’t have dairy, and this looks amazing!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Lisa! I’m finding that there are a lot of people who can’t have dairy. I’ll be making more dairy free treats in the future since I am trying to cut most of it out!

  8. this looks amazing. I;d love to go completely dairy free,but ice cream and cheese….NOT going to be easy. I can;t wait to try this

    • Thank you, Heather! Oh it is so hard to do. My biggest problem is with cheese. Seriously, last night I wanted to dump a bag of shredded cheese in my mouth. I was putting the cheese on my boyfriends food and it was so tempting to eat but I didn’t do it! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Love this! Mike and I drink Lactaid on a regular basis, in fact its that or Almond Milk and I am even doing the same with my 14 month old little guy. Definitely pinning this recipe and trying it. Going to add raspberries and chocolate chips.. yum! :)

    • I’ve never tried almond milk before. I heard it’s very nutty tasting, which makes sense since it comes from almonds! I take the lactaid pills whenever I do eat some dairy (or if I’m not sure if dairy is in something that I am going to eat at a restaurant) but I am really going to try to cut out all dairy. However, I am going to have some fun with the Chobani yogurt when I get it! I’ll eat a little and share the rest with friends!

      • Yeah, almond milk definitely takes a while to get use to. I was more the consistency that got me, it is thicker and it weird-ed me out. :) I think your being smart about the Lactose thing, I hope it works out and can’t wait to see some of your Chobani recipes! :)

        • Thanks, Krista! I can’t wait to make some things with it. I’m a little hesitant to eat any dairy so I may have to have other people taste test what I make but it will still be fun! I am already coming up with ideas. Thanks for the info on the almond milk. I may try it one day!

  10. I love peaches and can’t do much dairy in my diet so this is perfect! Love the photos :)

  11. Oh to go without cheese would kill me! I do love the simple and natural ingredients in this peach ice cream. Looks perfect Julie!

  12. Such a simple and beautiful recipe. I like my ice cream a little soft so I would eat it right away!

  13. I love this post – wonderful! I just wish I had an ice-cream makerI Do you know if you can make it without one or does it not freeze correctly?? found you on Time To Sparkle! Visiting from

    • You should be able to make it without an ice cream freezer. It was more like soft serve after it came out of my ice cream freezer and I preferred it to be harder so I put it in an air tight container and put it in my freezer before serving!

  14. Yum! I am ice cream obsessed lately, this looks wonderful.

  15. Looks delicious! I’ve been craving ice cream lately….!

  16. Peach is my absolute favorite ice cream! Could I sub almond milk for the hemp milk?

    • I think it would work as far as the ice cream coming out ok but I am not sure the taste of almond milk would work well with peaches. I’ve never had it but I hear it is very nutty. I’m thinking it may go better with a chocolate version (minus the peaches) of this ice cream! Let me know if you try it!

  17. Yay!! I can make and eat this for ME…without taking any lactaid pills. (Cz you know they don’t always work.) Love everything about this recipe. Especially the homemade part! (Always the best!)
    Already pinned…and planning to take out the ice cream maker bowl out of the freezer ready to go!

  18. This is amazing! I love it:)

  19. This sounds really good! I have never had hemp milk, but it sounds like it is very good!

  20. The recipe name alone was enough to convince me of how good this could be! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Julie, thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Best of the Weekend! We love having you join us! Pinning to our party board – have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Sounds yummy. I have not seen hemp milk will try with vanilla almond milk. Thanks for sharing

    • I found the hemp milk at Whole Foods. It was the first time I was able to find it. My boyfriend heard about it a while back and wanted to get some. Let me know how it is with almond milk!

  24. Sounds different. Never made a dairy free ice cream. Pinned! Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday!

    • This was the first time I had ever made it. I am trying to stay away from dairy since it seems to bother me. It’s been a week since I have eaten any and when I did eat it, I had just a small amount of gyro sauce, after taking a lactaid pill. It’s been kind of hard to do this, as I love cheese, but I do feel a lot better now. :) Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a good weekend!

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  26. This looks so incredible Julie and I love that it’s dairy-free! Pinned and featuring tonight!

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  29. Julie, What a great Ice Cream Recipe !
    I think , I will mix with some strawberries.
    Thanks for sharing.

  30. I just made this recipe, with a few tweaks based on the ingredients I had on hand – I used unsweetened almond milk, about 5 peaches (with the skin), and vanilla bean paste. It’s delicious, and even my parents, who are generally skeptical of vegan/ healthier desserts, really like it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  36. I tried making this tonight but it never thickened up in the ice cream maker. Only change I did was to use coconut milk instead of hemp milk, as that is what I had on hand. Put it in the freezer to see if It helps. Have you ever not had it thicken/set up correctly? Trying to figure out what I did wrong. Thanks!

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  38. Very yummy! We had it with some freshly made raspberry turnovers and raspberry sauce. My only suggestion would be to halve the recipe depending of the size of your ice cream maker. I have a cuisinart and it could only fit half.

    Rating: 4