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Four Ingredient Ice Cream

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Sweet, drippy ice cream, cascading into a delicious pool of vanilla.

Yes, it’s winter. But I can’t keep this dreamy recipe to myself for the next four months. And actually, I really like eating ice cream in the winter.

healthy vanilla ice cream

One of my favorite memories is of a Christmas my family spent with relatives in Italy. The weather was bitter cold and rainy, and yet we knew it’d be a sin to leave without sampling the famed Italian gelato. Therefore—decked in hats, scarves, and heavy coats—we sat in a little gelateria, clumsily using gloved hands to spoon the rich, creamy dessert into our mouths. I’ve never tasted ice cream as delectable as on that blustery December day.

Perhaps this memory is what prompted me to pull out my ice cream maker a few days ago, in the ugliest weather we’ve experienced so far this year. The frustrating thing about ice cream makers is that you can really only make one batch per day, since the base needs to be completely frozen for optimum performance.

And I am not a patient person! If a recipe experiment doesn’t come out perfectly the first time, I immediately want to try again. My first attempt at making a healthy ice cream was awful. Loosely following a recipe from The New York Times, I mixed cornstarch in with my almond milk. The result was not an ice cream; it was a paste! In my second attempt, I reduced the amount of cornstarch, but it was still pasty. So, on day three, I omitted the cornstarch altogether…


healthy ice cream

Feel free to customize this basic recipe any way you want! Add cocoa powder for healthy chocolate ice cream, berries for a sherbet, or even crushed candy canes and peppermint extract for a Christmas treat.

Four Ingredient Ice Cream

  • 2 cups milk of choice or nondairy creamer or coconut milk (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup sweetener of choice: such as pure maple syrup, brown sugar, or xylitol for sugar-free
  • pinch stevia or 1 extra tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional ingredients for whatever flavor you desire

Mix all ingredients (except optional ingredients, if they are chunky) in a dish. If you have an ice-cream maker: simply transfer to your ice cream maker and watch the magic! (I have a Cuisinart, and it took 12-14 minutes to turn the liquid into ice cream. Warning: Make sure your ice cream maker’s base is completely frozen before use, or it will NOT work!!) You can eat it straight from the machine, or freeze a few hours for firmer texture. Homemade ice cream is best the day it’s made, but you can technically thaw it out and it will keep for a few weeks. If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, see nutrition link below:

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**A word about the milk: If you use only almond milk, the texture is more foam-y (in a good way, if that makes sense!) than creamy. If you use only nondairy creamer or full-fat canned coconut milk, the texture is more like ice cream. If not serving right away, be sure to thaw a little if your freezer is super-cold. Also, I’d probably stay away from fat-free milks, such as ricemilk.

If you are using all almond milk and still want it creamier, you can freeze the ice cream and then re-blend it in a Vita-Mix for Vita-mix ice cream. The end result is incredibly creamy, without the fat and calories of using the coconut milk or creamer.


Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor?

Mine’s always been mint-chocolate chip. But plain chocolate is a close second. Coconut’s good, too! And cookie dough, peanut butter, cookies-n-cream… probably the only flavors I’m not big on are sorbets or sherbets.

Here’s a list of flavors: Over 100 Healthy Ice Cream Recipes.

(All of the recipes in the above link can be made without an ice-cream maker.)

Published on December 7, 2011

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  1. alex says

    bluebell – which is made in Texas – is AMAZING! They have a Christmas Cookies ice cream flavor. It is fabulous. I really enjoy the old school Homemade Vanilla thought. Yum!

    • Lori says

      Blue Bell is the BEST! I feel sorry for the rest of the country that can’t get it! 🙂 Our favorite it Butter Crunch, with Butterfinger-type candy all in it. We also just tried the Red Velvet Cake. It’s yummy, too!

      • Vonnie says

        Gosh, is there any place in the U.S. that doesn’t get Blue Bell? I grew up in Texas and was disappointed when I moved to the Carolinas, but it’s been here about 10 years now. Also, my parents in Phoenix are able to get it.

        Not that it matters. I recently bought an ice cream maker to avoid the junk like carageenan and artificial sweeteners. This recipe is perfect! It’s so easy and delicious. To me, it tastes like Dairy Queen’s soft serve and who knows what’s in that stuff! I also mixed in some fresh strawberries that I had puréed and frozen, and that was also amazing!

        This one’s a keeper! 🙂

  2. katie @KatieDid says

    mmmm ice cream in december! I love vanilla bean, with specks of real vanilla. With apple pie of course. Ice cream is big for me in the summer but I practically forget about it in the winter!

  3. Demelza says

    I haven’t eaten ice cream in a long while, but my favorite used to be Baskin Robbins’ bubblegum flavor. I’d often beg my parents to take me after gymnastics practice. :]

  4. Amanda says

    I also like eating ice cream no matter the weather. Mint chocolate chip is a favorite, but I also really like pistachio. There aren’t too many flavors I don’t like. 🙂

    Love the addition of the rainbow sprinkles!

  5. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    I fell in love with mint oreo and then it was discontinued. I was broken-hearted because it was SO fantastic!

    You can’t beat regular vanilla with fresh raspberries over the top in the summer. I’m also a fan of caramel cashew frozen custard.

    Then again… never met an ice cream I haven’t really liked. 🙂

  6. Barb says

    thank you thank you thank you!!! my boyfriend just got me a cuisinart ice cream maker, but all of the recipes in the recipe book are super fattening and I have been wanted to try a lighter version! this is JUST what I was looking for! you could not have had better timing 🙂

    I’m crushing up candy canes and putting them in mine for a peppermint ice cream tonight 🙂

  7. Carissa says

    That ice cream looks fantastic. I’m a chocolate girl but the vanilla even looks amazing. I usually get Blue Diamond almond milk, but you made me curious – why do you say not to use Silk?

      • mrsluckypants says

        Brilliant! I loved your post about ice cream and it got me thinking. I’ve had family asking what they can get me for Christmas and I’m running out of ideas so your post was wonderful and gave me a great idea, the cuisinart ice cream maker! How fun would that be to make ice cream with the kids? We are dairy free so I’m thinking we could make ice cream cheaper than we can buy it. Would you agree? Also, just read the comment about using the vita-mix for ice cream and I already have one of those, can you tell me how the texture is in the vitamix vs the ice cream maker? Do you freeze the leftovers and if so, do they turn out ok consistency wise? Thanks so much for your help.

        I love pralines and cream from Baskin Robbins but it is full of milk so I don’t get to have it much anymore.

        • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

          Hmmm… I’ve actually not re-frozen the vita-mix one.
          The texture really does depend, though, on what milks you use. I’d recommend ones with a higher fat content… unless you want the spongey texture, which some people like too!

  8. Megan says

    I absolutely love gelato! My favorite flavors have been gelato: amaretto chocolate chip, amarena black cherry, nutella swirl, and sea salt caramel. If only I could emulate them at home! What model of Cuisinart do you have? I have wanted an ice cream maker but did not know which brand is best.

  9. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says

    Ohh I was having such an ice cream craving last night so I had some So Delicious Coconut Milk ice cream.. but I’d wish I’d had a homemade one! Turning it into a peppermint one sounds fab– chocolate with peppermint perhaps?? But my all time favorite ice cream flavor is jamoca almond fudge- I grew up ordering it at Baskin Robbins and it kind of stuck!

  10. Melissa says

    Katie, try making fro yo!

    I just take a big container of Whole Soy unsweetened yogurt, add about 3-4 tbs of Stevia baking blend (it has gums in it that help the texture once frozen. Amazing.) and then whatever extracts I want. I’ve done vanilla, peppermint and pumpkin so far! I loooove it. It’s rich and creamy and tangy. You could easily use a different sweetener or just use the sweetened Whole Soy and not add any extra. Both are so good and so easy.

    I’ve used the Wildwood unsweetened, too, but Whole Soy is my favorite!

    When I make ice cream, I use arrowroot powder and a mix of coconut milk and almond milk. One of my ice cream recipe books (yes, I have more than one!) calls for arrowroot and it works very well with no chalky taste like you can get with other starches. I think it’s Vegan Scoop that I have that calls for arrowroot. Awesome book!

    Vice Cream is the other book I have and that’s more nut based ice creams. I make cashew ice cream like they do in Vice Cream. I blend two cups of raw cashews with two cups of water in my vitamix. Add extracts and sweetener to taste and then process in my ice cream machine once the base mix is chilled. Katie, TRY THIS. It makes the most creamy, rich ice cream ever! 😀

  11. MANDEE says

    what kind of milk did you use for the ice cream in your pictures? i see that you have a couple of workable options listed. thanks!

  12. Rebecca Wright says

    I love chocolate chip cookie dough soft serve ice-cream! & I have a question, did you use the sweetened almond milk or unsweetened? I usually get the Unsweetened Vanilla Blue Diamond. (& I just made-up some homemade chocolate ice-cream Monday using leftover chocolate pudding so I’m with ya on the winter ice-cream cravings!)

    Can’t wait to try this now, everybody has so many good ideas!

  13. Katie says

    I ALWAYS crave ice cream, so this is perfect! 😛 So regular coconut milk (not the full-fat kind in cans, but Silk Coconut Milk) would work? I’ll have to test this out…

  14. Sarah says

    Why do you do this to me? Do you always have to tempt my weak self? Do always have to make me lick the screen… which never tastes that good? And then everyone laughs at me! as if they never licked a screen! Well, since they dont read CCK, they probably have no reason to 🙂 Ok, so here is the current scenario. I just finished Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for 10th grade literature ( not that you care) and am in the middle of a book report on this EXTREMELY boring dude. So i take a break to check CCK, and man oh man was it worth it! Some computer is gonna have ice cream drips all over it real soon…….
    That is all 🙂 Have a chocolate covered day Katie!
    questions for YOU: did you like shakespeare? And on a disconnected note, do you favor vanilla or chocolate?
    My answers: NOT ON YOUR LIFE! and chocolate by far

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Well, it depends on the work! For example, I really liked Macbeth… Othello made me cry… Hamlet was way too depressing!
      And do you really not know my answer to the chocolate question? Hint: check my blog title ;).

      • Sarah says

        Well, i had a feeling but was wondering why you didnt post a pic of chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla, that’s all 🙂

  15. Sophie says

    Love this! It already makes me think of the ways to be creative with this and adding things 🙂

    My favorite icecream is the sodelicious coconutmilk ones sweetened with stevia. Yum!!

  16. Jane says

    Do you think Dream Almond soy milk is good for this? And does it taste good in general? (I tend to only drink unsweetened soy milk but want to try something different)

  17. Ida says

    Lecithin is magic in ice cream (or homemade chocolate), it makes everything creamy and also gives a slightly thicker consistency. I love it!

  18. Kim says

    Just curious about your choice of almond milk. I always drank the Blue Diamond 40 calorie unsweetened milk but my fiance bought me Silk unsweetened almond milk and I noticed it had 5 less calories per cup so I’ve been buying that lately. What’s your opinion? I saw you suggested using Blue Diamond instead of Silk in the ice cream recipe (which I will also be making soon!) I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker, also, and tried making a coconut ice cream in the summer and it never came together even though my insert was completely solid. Excited to try yours!

  19. Rande @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen says

    My only preference with ice cream is that it have chunks of anything! Preferably chocolate though of course 🙂 This looks super delish.

  20. Christa says

    Can you imagine how good this would be if you used Silk’s “Nog” flavor and added candied (or uncandied…) pecans! Yummy yummy!

      • Ilana says

        I just bought some So Delicious nog and it’s DEFINITELY getting used with this recipe…I’m thinking like 1/2 nog 1/2 full fat coconut milk, and maybe almonds or maple sugar candy (!!) spun in at the end. I still haven’t actually tasted the nog yet so I don’t know how much sweetener I’ll need to add.

  21. Kit-Kat says

    I love all flavors!!! The only exception is probably nut-infested flavors…. especially those containing pistachios or walnuts. I’ll have them on occasion, but it’s not a top pic
    My absolute favorite is Baskin Robins 31 Flavors Daiqurie ices (original, watermelon, and raspberry). Other than that, I love cookie dough, peanut butter kinds, brownie or chocolate kinds, cookie crumb kinds, coffee, caramel and toffee….. the list goes on and on!
    Do you like pistachio ice cream??? I only like it in spamoni.

  22. Faith @ For the Health of It says

    I’d always loved chocolate chip cookie dough, but there’s also something to be said about a classic high quality plain vanilla or chocolate

  23. Amanda says

    I crave ice cream more in the cold months than I do in the summer!! I cant wait to try your ice cream your mint chocolate chip is on my long to do list.

  24. Candace says

    Hm… can someone even choose a favorite flavor? i really like coffee or turtle or cappuccino or mint or banana or peanut butter. the list doesn’t end! i really want to try this recipe but don’t have an ice cream maker. is there another way to make it? please say yes.

  25. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    Making nondairy ice cream AND making it in a blender rather than an ice cream maker (which is me)…is definitely an art rather than a science I’ve found. So many kinds of milks/mylks, sugars, i.e. maple, white, agave, etc…and so it’s so hard to get it to the right consistency and texture…bravo to you for keeping on with the experiments. And yes, I would have ruled out cornstarch too! Can’t believe the NYT used that?

  26. Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free says

    My favorite is mint-chocolate chip, too! That is why your chocolate-mint milkshake has saved me!!!!

  27. Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee says

    I love gelato! I’m so jealous of you for your trip to Italy! 🙂 When it gets warm again I must make this for my family because we are one big pack of ice cream lovers. Ooh by the way, your photography is AMAZING. I wish I could photograph food like that!

  28. Amber K says

    Well it used to be cookies and cream, but I can’t have it anymore (stupid gluten!) Now I’m more likely to just stick to fro-yo in which case I love peanut butter, mint, or just plain vanilla. Although they had pumpkin recently and it was awesome!

  29. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live says

    I will eat ice cream even if it’s cold and snowing (as long as I have my electric blanket!).
    My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip, but as long as it doesn’t have blueberries, pineapple, or coffee- I’m good. Add a brownie to the bowl of ice cream…oh yum!

  30. Amy says

    we have an old fashioned (but with motor) White Mountain ice cream machine. You fill the metal container, pour ice and rock salt around it, plug it in and let it churn til frozen. Do you think your recipe would work in it the same way? No pre-freezing of anything is required and I soooo miss ice cream!

  31. Kathy says

    For me, it would have to be…hm…okay, honestly, I’ll eat anything you place in front of me (unless it’s cockroaches, or rats, or something out of the norm (although, I did eat bear meat once; tasted like pork).
    But, ultimately, I’d have to say cookies n cream!

  32. Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking says

    This is PERFECT for the icky weather we’ve been having. Seriously though, where are the crisp, beautiful december days I’m used to?

    This icecream looks so delicious though. I mean, mouth watering delicious. I bet it would be good with a spoonful of peanut butter or some of your cookie dough mixed in 🙂

  33. cj says

    my absolute fave ice cream is tiger tiger lol (the brite orange and black stripes mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good ) finding it tuff to make raw tho lol hahaha

  34. vogelstar says

    I grew up on peanut butter chocolate, but I also love rocky road. I love everything with marshmallows. I wonder if you have ever posted or will ever post a smores based recipe. MMM

  35. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says

    So easy, so tasty! I have a Cuisinart too and have only used it once. Shame on me! I love those sprinkles, they make me happy to look at. 🙂

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      LOL I can’t try it! I don’t have a TJ’s here :(. Is it kinda like my gingerbread butter? Maybe with some coconut flour added in for buttery-ness? From what I saw in your link, it’s gingersnaps combined with nuts? In any case, it sounds fun!

  36. Kate says

    Have you tried making ice cream with frozen bananas as the base? I guess you would have to like bananas for the recipe to be worthwhile, but it is healthy and delicious! I sometimes add peanut butter.

  37. Katie @ Nutrition in a peanut shell says

    My favorite is definitely moose tracks…peanut butter cups, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate chunks and fudge swirls. mmmm.

  38. esmemerrie says

    who cares that it’s winter! did you know the state that eats the most ice cream is Alaska? ya weird huh? I love chocolate chip cookie dough or brownie chunks in my ice cream! I also like to add some almond butter when I make your recipes 🙂

  39. Tara says

    I may have spent my allowance on an ice-cream maker today…may your ice-cream-in-the-winter-lovin heart be blessed forever! I can’t wait to try it :D.

  40. Jolene (Homespun Heritage) says

    We’ve had good success with rice milk, although it does come out more like sorbet than ice cream, and we’ve had many many compliments on how yummy it was!

    We can ONLY use rice milk as our littlest one is allergic every single other kind of milk….even flax seed milk! Makes life very challenging but I’m up for it!

  41. Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles says

    Delicious. I have an ice cream maker thanks to the boyfriend! I’ll have to give it a try. I used to be a chocolate-only girl, but I love anything with peanut butter mixed in!

  42. JGodbolt says

    That breakfast looks delicious and you made me want to start eating different types of breakfast other than cereal that I eat all the time.

  43. Maria says

    I just finished making this ice cream – SO. GOOD. But I found mine to taste alot more coconutty than vanilla (I just used a regular tin of coconut milk). It still tasted GLORIOUS, but maybe upping the vanilla extract a bit more might achieve a more basic vanilla ice cream.

      • Maria says

        Chocolate, now THERE’s an idea 😉

        I’m pretty sure the only nondairy creamers I’ve seen where I live are in those tiny little portable packets, and even then I have to travel to a remote location to get them :/ Still think I’ll try though, haha.

  44. Ilana says

    ok inspired by you, i just dumped a few cups of SSo Delicious Coconut nog into the ice cream maker and let it run, and wow. Literally just the nog, I didn’t think I needed to add anything because the sweeteners and the thickeners are already in the formula. Yeah, it’s 35 degrees out and I’m facefirst in a bowl of this stuff.

  45. Caroline says

    I would try to do a gingerbread flavor! Adding in some fresh ground ginger, bit of cinnamon, and molasses and maple syrup for sweetener! Or many sugar cookie dough chip…. Too many options!

  46. Sara says

    I have lots of ideas for customizing this basic recipe…Mint chip with peppermint extract and some dark chocolate; pumpkin pie with some pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; coffee; chocolate almond with almond extra and dark chocolate. Also I might make one of your delicious cookie recipes to crumble over the plain vanilla. Oh yummmm 🙂

  47. Amelia says

    I would customize this so many ways! Adding little pieces of vegan cookie dough bites would be amazing, or chocolate-peanut butter with banana. And maybe some instant coffee with mint and chocolate chips… mocha mint chip… mmmmm. And also a pumpkin spice ice cream! YES. The possibilities are endless. 🙂

  48. Crystal says

    Mmmmm Ice cream!! There are soooo many flavor combinations it is hard to narrow it down! However I have been on an almond and coconut kick lately, so I would probably make “Almond Joy” ice cream. I would add coconut and almond extract, cocoa powder and chocolate pieces, maybe some almond butter for richness and a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut!! MMMM!

    Another option since I just made a TON of pralines for christmas gifts I might add some butter extract and some candied pecans and make Pecan praline or butter pecan ice cream … MMM! Ok now I want ice cream for breakfast!! 😉

  49. Vanessa says

    Oh goodness, I’ve been dreaming about this recipe since you posted! I would love to win an ice cream maker so I could test it out :o) To personalize, I would keep it simple by adding some vegan chocolate chip cookie dough balls, and maybe a little drizzle of melted peanut butter.

  50. Megan says

    Katie. You just made my day!!!! I had just asked a few days ago what kind of ice cream maker you used, so the chance to win one gets me so excited! By the way, I already follow you on pinterest and facebook (extra points!). How would I customize your ice cream? Well, here a few ideas:
    1.) Use Silk holiday mint chocolate milk, add to it crushed peppermint pieces, peppermint extract, and swirl it with dark chocolate almond butter
    2.) Classic vanilla almond milk + cinnamon, add to it YOUR pieces of raw gingerbread men and coconut whipped cream!
    3.) Puree raspberries and add to ice cream made with chocolate soy/almond milk, add in cocoa nibs, and swirl with dark chocolate almond butter/artisana
    Hows that for customization 😉

  51. Leah says

    An ice cream maker! What a great giveaway.

    To personalize this recipe, I would love to make little cookie dough chunks and mix them in. Not super original, but I’ve never loved another type of ice cream nearly as much as I love cookie dough ice cream! Orrr maybe I’d figure out a way to give it a little cake batter taste…Yum!

  52. kaity says

    omgg! this is amazing i been searching for one for xmas bc ur icecreams make me go crazy! and all the normal price ones are always out of stock except the $500 ones, no thanks! lol and id just go with peanut butter with ur awesome brownie bites!

  53. Trieste says

    I’m into peanut butter ANYTHING these days, so I’d make caramel-peanut butter ice cream. And last night I made a sweet potato smoothie that I think would make fabulous ice cream. I haven’t tried working with flavored Stevia yet but I want to give that a shot as well… I’ve been wanting an ice cream maker for a long time!

  54. Jennifer G. says

    Hmm I bet it would be good with the Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream.. Or maybe frozen strawberries with some simple syrup for a strawberry taste.. the possibilities are endless!

  55. Eileen says

    I LOVE icecream! In fact, you could call me “icecream-covered- eileen”! Being a health provider, nutritiona dn fitness lover, I am alsways lookignf or healthy and yummy icecream! Can’t wait to try your recipes! I would “make it my own” by adding in pumpkin, or chocolate, or ganola, or fresh fruit or…. anything! YUM!

  56. Jaclyn says

    I immediately stopped working when I saw the contest email come through!!
    I would add almond extract and fresh raspberries to this recipe!

  57. Sarah says

    Thanks for offering the giveaway Katie! There are a bunch of ice cream flavors I would love to try – I would probably start by adding some mango puree to your recipe 🙂

  58. Connie says

    I would customize this by adding 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and a bit of pumpkin pie spice for some fall-flavored ice cream. I also think it would be interesting to try adding 2 tbl of chia seeds; I’ve never seen somebody do that before.

  59. Lauren says

    I like to get crazy with ice cream concoctions. If I had a SUHWEET cuisinart ice cream maker right this moment – I would be all about christmas flavors.

    Creamy Peppermint Candy = a little peppermint extract, peppermint candy bits, and dark chocolate pieces (+beet juice for red color)

    Gingerbread Snap = + a few tablespoons molasses, cinnamon, and of course gluten-free gingerbread cookie crumbles.

    But let’s be honest, the possibilities are ENDLESS. Hot cocoa ice cream, pretzel chocolate peanut butter, sweet pistachio, yum yum YUM.

  60. Dee says

    Hmmm so many possibilities! I would probably do peanut butter in there as well as try a pumpkin variety. Coconut maybe:). I grew up eating ice cream and making it the old fashioned way with my grandparents, I sure miss both:)

  61. Sandra says

    I love chocolate ice cream, there is nothing like a rich smooth chocolate on the tougue. I would add some almonds and coconut to make a almond joy type ice cream. I love ice cream all year round.
    It is an easy dessert but, I gave my daughter my ice cream maker… winning a new one would be heavenly!!!

  62. Jennifer says

    Icecream is the one thing that I love but have always wondered if there was a simpler way to make it & make it a little healthier…you’ve come to the rescue! Being that it is a little healthier a few naughty indulgences every now and again are acceptable. My sister in law has dragged me into her love of everything pumpkin so a pumpkin pie flavor would be my spin.

  63. Joanne says

    I know the ingredients in this would probably undo all of the goodness in this ice cream but I would modify it by adding Nutella…I had Nutella gelato in Italy and it was AMAZING!!

  64. Rachel says

    This recipe sounds awesome!!! And I love that you don’t have to cook the ingredients first!

    I would add MALT!!!! I don’t know why, but I LOOOOVE malt in ice cream…even mint ice cream!

    I’ve always wanted an ice cream maker….that would be great to be able to make healthy, non-chemical-y ice creams. I stopped eating the regular packaged ice creams after reading the labels….it’s really scary what they put into it!

    Thanks so much…love your blog! :))))

  65. Yvonne says

    My favorite ice cream come from using spring and summer fruits–fresh peach, fresh strawberry with chocolate, and blackberry. Yum!

  66. April says

    As someone who is gluten, dairy, and cane sugar intolerant, I would adore making my own ice cream! One of my favorite mixtures of flavors is banana and peanut butter. Banana is so naturally sweet but adding a bit of extra honey doesn’t hurt. 🙂

  67. robin says

    Hmmmmm….I think a chai ice cream or a gingerbread for the season would be awesome…..mmmmm maybe a little coconut to simulate snow…..OH…..the possibilities!!!! Ho Ho Ho……

  68. Hannie says

    I’d really love an ice-cream maker!

    There’s so much I would love to try – for starters, Kaya ice-cream. Kaya’s an amazing coconut jam we eat a lot of back home, and can be easily made. And I’d combine it with my favourite recipes of yours – lightly blending in your brownie bites/ larabars would make this amazing 🙂

  69. Jenny says

    If I had the ice cream maker necessary to make this? I would customize it by making it into chocolate raspberry ice cream! Defeats the whole “four-ingredient” aspect but… 😉 I’d add cocoa powder and frozen raspberries, and maybe some cacao nibs or actual melted chocolate for an extra decadent treat!

  70. Denise says

    Can’t wait to try this recipe and would love to win the ice cream maker. I would customize with chocolate (cocoa powder) and crushed candy canes…a combination I love for the holidays!

  71. Jenny says

    … aaand I’m subscribed to you by email already too!
    (I don’t have Twitter, though, so no extra entry from that, haha.)

  72. Sarah Huggins says

    I would love to win the ice cream maker! I make all your recipes and lifting weight as much as I do I like to add in protein powder – chocolate myofusion to be exact – so yummy! It makes a great Post workout when paired with the brownie I make with just the pp and water! Thanks for the chance, would be put to great use at my house!

  73. Jessie says

    I would definitely use this to either make some ridiculous chocolate peanut butter ice cream, pumpkin spice (because I STILL can’t get enough of the pumpkin recipes…) OR some egg-free nog ice cream (tis the season!) Mmmmm.

  74. Ashley says

    Since I am a chocolate lover too, I would add some chunks of my healthy chocolate brownie bites to it and for my husband I would add some strawberry and banana chunks!! So many options to make this even more delicous!!

  75. Jessie says

    And in the interest of winning an epic-awesome ice cream maker –

    I already get your recipes as emails (and looooove them!)

  76. Kira says

    I would love to make a candy cane version of this! I would crush up a few organic vegan candy canes and maybe add some peppermint extract!
    And of course I would add some chocolate!! YUMM

  77. Dakota says

    I would (and probably will) make as many flavors as possible in the summer. Chocolate coconut almond? Cherry chocolate chunk? Apple-pie? Or just Vanilla with chocolate sauce (childhood FAVE). I’d love to win the give-away, but now I’m mostly just excited about all the ice cream I’m going to make this summer.

  78. Kaycee says

    Mmm ice cream- my two favorite words! I would definitely make a mocha flavored ice cream- some coffee and chocolate flavor thrown in. Also I would do key lime pie flavor and even throw in some spinach for some nutrition and color ;p. OH and a nutella flavored one (a mix of hazelnut and chocolate) would also be glorious. Goodness the endless possibilities are mind boggling 😀

  79. Deneigh says

    Oh my gosh, this ice cream maker is on my Christmas wish list! We just tried an easy 3 ingredient recipe at my cousins house (they got one for their wedding, which is why I added it to my wish list)! Sweetened condensed milk, half and half, and vanilla. Of course to make it 4 ingredients you’d add something in like Oreo’s! Healthy goes out the window though, lol!

  80. Lena says

    After trying everything you mentioned already, I would probably try some sort of Kinder Bueno form of ice cream, with hazelnut and chocolate (and probably peanut butter, since I add peanut butter to everything) 😀

  81. Shaina Rance says

    Ground dark chocolate and coffee beans. Poor man’s (or woman’s) chocolate caffeine fix! YUM!! (thank you, chocolate covered Katie! You have inspired my new whole foods goodness diet. I haven’t done it without you, because it wouldn’t be near as delicious or fun!) THANK-YOU 🙂

  82. Shaina Rance says

    Ground dark chocolate and coffee beans. Poor man’s (or woman’s) chocolate cool caffeine fix. YUM!! (thank you, chocolate covered Katie! You have inspired my new whole foods goodness diet. I haven’t done it without you, because it wouldn’t be near as delicious or fun!) THANK-YOU 🙂

  83. Stephanie says

    I would LOVE to win an ice cream maker! I’ve been dying to try out your healthy homemade ice cream recipes. I think I would try to customize the recipe to make a peanut butter chocolate flavor (my favorite sweet and salty combo!). Thanks for a great giveaway!

  84. Tiffany says

    I LOVE your blog!

    With your recipie I would make my favorite Ice cream of all time- Almond Joy Ice Cream 🙂
    I would use coconut extract with chocolate chips and almonds. I would probably add your whipped cream recipie to top it off 🙂

    Thank you for what you do!
    P.S I get your emails, I like you on facebook, and I follow you on twitter.
    So, yes, I’m a fan 🙂

  85. Jess says

    Mm… I think I’d try it with a swirl of honey. I’m moving out soon and have way too much kicking around to use up completely 😉

  86. Maddie says

    Well this isn’t my favorite flavor (because honestly I’m not sure if it exists) but it’d be so yummy to add a splash of rum,bourbon,and nutmeg and then mix in spiced molasses ribbons to make Eggnog Molasses Swirl ice cream! 😀

  87. Lisa Broadley says

    What about your Canadian fans? Are we not eligible??? I like you on FB as well. BTW mint chocolate is my favourite…I would love to try your recipe! And maybe if I don’t win one, then I’ll buy it!! Being lactose intolerant this would come in handy!!

  88. Cassie says

    I think I would add peanut butter to the ice cream and then perhaps roll the cookie dough dip (without the soy milk so it is firmer) into little bites to create a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter ice cream option. Mmmm.

  89. Amanda says

    My favorite ice cream is without a doubt Starbuck’s Java Chip. Instead of REAL chocolate I would substitute carob chips; a slightly healthier alternative, but just as yummy!

  90. Chia says

    Wow a Cuisinart ice-cream maker giveaway- thanks CCK! How would I customize your recipe? Hmm… it might sound strange, but I would try chopping up some fresh herbs (like basil) and adding that into the mix before putting it into the machine. OR, I’d add some organic powdered ginger… the possibilities… yum!

  91. Bev Nicholas says

    i would add chocolate, caramel ( or Dulche de leche) and pecans.
    Turtle ice cream would not last long in my house.

  92. Rebecca Jack says

    my favorite dark chocolate right now is a peppermint flavor by endangered species. Peppermint ice cream with peppermint dark chocolate chunks would hit the spot this holiday season 🙂 yumm

  93. courtney says

    I would like to try making a red velvet cake ice cream or a cake batter flavor since I finally found butter extract! Yum yum yum, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  94. J says

    i would absolutely love this ice cream maker!!

    s’mores – using the graham crackers from your recipe and dark chocolate/cocoa powder and vegan marshmallows yum! : )

  95. Sarah says

    I would make cake-batter ice cream! Yum! I don’t usually like commercial ice cream because I don’t like dairy- making my own from almond or coconut milk would be awesome!

  96. Stephanie says

    I would love to try this with bits of raspberry, dark chocolate and salty Brazil nuts. Sweet, salty and chocolate, my favorite combination!

  97. claire says

    I think I would add a couple tablespoons of peanut butter! I am addicted to the stuff, so that’s what I would do 🙂 (and extra chocolate chips!!)

  98. Lori Finch says

    Thanks for such a great healthy recipe! I would love to win a ice cream maker!!! I would try to add chopped pecans and caramel sauce….yummy! Adding you to my facebook friends!

  99. Lisa Kline says

    Hmmm, how would I customize the recipe…
    Well, for one, I’d LOVE to do a frozen YOGURT instead of ice cream!
    I’m thinking of trying to do a tart frozen yogurt sweetened with honey, add vanilla, and add granola as a mix in

    I also would love to do a GINGERBREAD ice cream or frozen yogurt using gingerbread spices and even some candied ginger in the ice cream (I looooove ginger).

    Lastly – PEPPERMINT ice cream or frozen yogurt using crushed up peppermint candies and some peppermint extract! Peppermint ice cream is one of my favorites 🙂

  100. Sarah Spann says

    well since I love pumpkin,I would make it pumpkin-chocolate flavor by adding pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract..and then add in some crushed cinnamon graham crackers and chocolate chips!

  101. Becky says

    I’m going to have to ask Santa for an ice cream maker (if i can’t win one). I want to try this with my fresh-made almond milk. And I’m thinking pumpkin spice would be yummy.

  102. Chelsea says

    Ever since reading about your icecream endeavors, I’ve been making it in my vitamix! I love icecream, but have a dairy allergy, so you’ve made me one happy girl. 🙂

    In response to your giveaway, my favorite add-ins are rum soaked raisins and freshly grated nutmeg. Ahhh, like eggnog! I also like to throw in a huge handful of dates for a caramel-like flavor.

    Thanks, Katie!

  103. Michelle S says

    Yay for an awesome non-dairy ice cream recipe! Giving up ice cream was the hardest part of going dairy-free for me. I keep trying to convince my friends and family that non-dairy alternatives can be just as good, and I think this may be the key to doing so! I’m a Louisiana girl so pecans toasted in brown sugar are a favorite mix-in (a la pralines!) but I can never say no to cookie dough (easy PB cookie recipe, I’m looking at you!)

  104. Kendra says

    An ice cream maker would be amazing to win!! I would probably customize the recipe by adding cherry chunks, cocoa powder, and almond butter:) Cherry chocolate almond ice cream–yum!

  105. Christina DeMott says

    Yum! I would definitely add some crushed Oreos and Andes Chocolate mints. Mint Cookie Crumble is my absolute favorite! 😀

  106. Victoria says

    I would add coconut flakes and coffee to your recipe. I love the two flavors mixed together!! Additionally I’m already a FB follower & email subscriber. Merriest of
    holidays to you and yours!!!

  107. Cindy Paigen says

    4 ingredients are AWESOME!!!

    Since Agave and me are not friends I would probably use one of the SF Torani syrups (Mmmmmmmm Almond Roca syrup) and add some vanilla protein powder for a little bit of fullness. I have to whip some up now..(well, not right now. I think after work will suffice)


  108. Andrew Smith says

    This is such a great sounding recpie. I just wish I had an ice cream maker to get creative with it. I would probably add cocoa nibs and roasted brazil nuts and chunks of dark chocolate to the base recipe for my first variation. But the possibilities are endless. Great post

  109. KellyO says

    I would make vegan peanut butter cup ice cream. Or make your cookie dough (which I am addicted to btw) and swirl it around in vanilla ice cream. Or vegan egg nog ice cream! In short I would pretty much eat nothing but ice cream for quite a while. How many times can I say ice cream in one comment? 😛

  110. Chelsea says

    And get your recipes via email. 🙂 (Sorry, I wasn’t sure if I needed to post three separate comments since I met your three criteria)

  111. Amy says

    I really like my ice cream with chunks of cookie dough or peanut butter. I’d love to try adding in some peanut butter cookie dough into this ice cream recipe!

  112. Erin says

    I would love to win the ice cream maker! I would make some ice cream by using coconut milk and adding cocoa powder. Or I would add espresso and chocolate! Yummy! 🙂

  113. KellyJ says

    OOOh, so many ideas to customize with! (If I won of course)
    I would definitely try with coconut milk and then I would try with pure maple syrup and extra maple flavor and maybe add chopped pecans and then maybe cherries and chocolate chips and then….

  114. Laura says

    Tesco direct is part of one the biggest supermarket chains in the UK! I would customise my ice cream by adding leftover broken up christmas pudding into a brandy ice cream base, or maybe a deconstructed mince pie one with ingredients such as- mincemeat (I think you’ll know what this is given you’ve lived in Britain?), maybe some mince pie crust and marzipan swirled in…. or pumpkin and cranberry?! I’d love to be able to make the variety of flavours that exist for dairy ice creams but sadly not for the extremely limited range of vegan ones we have over here ;(

  115. Jessica says

    I would customize your ice cream recipe by adding cocoa powder, banana, and peanut butter!

    Side note: For those without an ice cream maker (like myself), you can freeze bananas and turn them into ice cream! First, slice the bananas, then freeze them in tupperware. After they are frozen solid, place them in a food processor. They will start out chunky but will eventually turn into a nice, fluffy banana mixture that you can add anything to!

  116. Grati says

    I’d love to make it taste like caramel somehow,but my knowledge as far as “cooking” goes is so bad I have no idea how to do that….so i’d probably just add cocoa or some fruit….But I’d love to make my own ice cream because we don’t have any vegan options around here,nor lighter version….so i must say no to ice cream altogheter:(

    Btw,I liked your facebook page and followed you on twitter,i was already subscibed by email….wow,i feel like an obsessed fan saying this:)))

  117. Jennifer says

    I’m obsessed with mint brownie ice cream. So I’m thinking I’d add mint extract and some of your yummy vegan brownies in there!

  118. Amanda Martin says

    Flavor combos with this are needless customizing and tweaking recipes is my favorite thing to do..

    White Chocolate Raspberry (fresh) or Coconut Raspberry (fresh) is one of my favorite flavor combos..
    Smash the raspberries really well and mix them in with the base and freeze.. delicious!

    Or maybe a spicy chocolate adding a little bit of chipotle and cayenne pepper powder to the ice cream with a dark chocolate base.. make a cream cheese topping of some sort.. I’m drooling!!!

  119. Claire says

    I’d add some pumpkin pie spice, and stir in some mini cinnamon chips! Gotta have those warm spices if I’m going to eat ice cream in the winter! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway

  120. Mariesa says

    I would customize this recipe by adding frozen (or fresh!) strawberries and chocolate sauce. Yumo! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  121. Brittany R says

    If I had an ice cream maker, I would have to make a coffee flavored ice-cream and cover it in chocolate syrup! Oddly enough, I don’t actually like to drink coffee, but as ice-cream…it’s the best! Also, eggnog ice-cream is amazing, too 🙂

  122. Jodi says

    I would have to go with chocolate and coffe. My two favorite flavors! Then there would have to be peanut butter and coconut for the hubby! Yummm!

  123. Kristine says

    HI Katie
    I just came across your site and love it. I have one teenage girl that is gluten intolerant and I used this recipe by mixing half almond milk and have milk. Also, the gluten free chocolate chip cookies I make for her crumble easy and then she doesn’t know what to do with all the pieces. They were perfect to add to this recipe and make her favorite kind of ice cream. Thank you for all the great ideas.

  124. Frances says

    Hmm, it’s so hard to choose a flavour! But I think I’d have to go with raspberries and white chocolate, which is simply amazing 😀

  125. Julianna says

    I am a chocolate girl hands down and would totally make a double chocolate chp brownie ice cream! Experimenting with vegan milks! (: yummy!

  126. Victoria says

    I already like you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter! If I won, I’d probably make ice cream everyday….mixed berry, chocolate chip, peanut butter and jelly…

  127. Melissa says

    I think I would probably add coffee or maybe a nut butter and hot fudge. It’s always a toss up. I also love german chocolate cake, so maybe some nuts, chocolate and coconut. Yum!

  128. Kilee says

    I have always wanted an ice cream maker but worried that I might overindulge in ice cream if I had one 🙂 With your recipe, I don’t think it would matter! I would love to add toasted coconut and chopped macadamia nuts. They remind me of Hawaii!

  129. Andrea M says

    Oh my word, my husband just asked me if i wanted an ice cream maker and since we are beginning the process of adopting a baby i didn’t want to say yes because we can’t afford it – i would just dream of making little ice cream cones with the new babes!! And I would peanut butter and graham crackers crumbs to your awesome ice cream base! 😀 yum!

  130. Cassidy Wooldridge says

    I would add real vanilla bean specks from the Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans that I purchased from Trader Joe’s. In addition, I would top Katie’s ice cream creation with frozen banana slices and fresh raspberries to make it super indulgent.

    – I already “liked” and follow your blog on Facebook.

  131. Allison says

    Holy moly I would love an nice cream maker! I would definitely want to try adding pumpkin and spice (like cinnamon, ginger, clov, etc.) to make a yummy fall themed treat, and maybe adding chocolate chips and small pieces of peppermint to make a christmas-y one!

  132. eiren says

    I think i would have to add something with bananas, peanut butter and chocolate chips! a combo most people can love! 😛

  133. Jill says

    My internet said my comment didn’t go through, so I think this is my first one to post. If it’s a repeat…sorry!!
    I would add strawberries and drizzle in melted chocolate to make chocolate covered strawberry ice cream!

  134. Heather B. says

    First, I love your icecream, the first time I saw it I was super excited to make it because of how simple and easy it was. Then I was even more excited because it’s super delicious.

    So, to customize, when it comes to icecream, like any icecream, I can be a peanut butter freak and just want to add copious amounts on top, swirled in, frozen in chunks and crumbled on top, and even just on the spoon so I’ll get a little each bite. However, because of this, ice cream treats can sometimes rack up the calories (even though pb is delicious source of fat and protein ;)) so to make this addiction of mine a little bit healthier, I would keep the original recipe and modify it by adding about 3-4 TBSP peanut butter powder (like PB2) to the mix before putting it in the machine. Then, while its churning, I would put in crushed peanut butter puffins (to give it some texture) and mini chocolate chips (because adding chocolate always makes everything better). I would call it Peanut butter pie ice cream 🙂

  135. Wendy says

    This looks delicious! I would add chocolate a.d peanut butter, you can’t go wrong with that combination as far as I’m concerned!

  136. Danielle says

    Sounds delicious! I would customize it by adding fruit: pineapple, banana or strawberry!

    I would also love a mint version 🙂

  137. megan says

    I would try an almond joy ice cream – half almond milk, half coconut milk, add in shredded coconut, crushed almonds and chocolate chips…..

  138. Valerie says

    Good Morning… your recipe and so simple! I would add some yummey strawberries! Cheers, sincerely, Valerie.

  139. Isabel says

    In the spirit of holiday decadence, I would adapt to cheesecake ice cream; add (fat free/low fat/vegan) cream cheese, a pinch of lemon, vanilla extract, and hope for the best! There’s not much that can go wrong with cream cheese and vanilla, after all.

  140. Jennifer says

    Hi Katie!
    I love this recipe! When I was a child I would beg my parents to always buy cremesicles, I still love that blend of flavors so I would add either orange or clementine slices or orange or tangerine juice! Thanks again for another awesome recipe!

  141. megan says

    I would try an almond joy ice cream – half coconut milk, half almond milk, and add shredded coconut, crushed almonds and chocolate chips…..

  142. Rachel F. says

    I’d definitely add some pecans. I’m obsessed with them and put them in everything. Plus maple syrup and pecans… how could that be bad?

  143. Rachel F. says

    I would add pecans. I’m obsessed with them, and put them in everything. Plus maple syrup and pecans… how could that be bad?

  144. Ariel says

    I would customize this by making a cookies and cream ice cream. It’s my favorite. I follow you on Twitter and Facebook. I also get your emails.

  145. Sarah says

    For this time of year I would add peppermint extract and cruched peppermint sticks to make my favorite ice cream. Some fruit would also be divine for the summer months!

  146. Autum says

    I would make it a cake batter flavor! I love yellow cake, but don’t necessarily like the cake texture or the frosting. Then with cake you have to have ice cream, so I love cake batter ice cream. Two treats in one!!!

  147. Claire says

    So many entries! I hope this one counts! I think I would use a vanilla pod instead of vanilla extract, and add a bit of cinnamon. I think I would also see if I could blend that delicious vegan cream into the recipe somehow to make it even creamier. It may seem simple, but vanilla and cinnamon are two of my favourite flavours! Also, there is a flavour in Italian gelato that I tried called ‘milk’ flavour. It seems odd but it was an intense milky dream. If there was some way I could achieve that kind of flavour without using the actual milk, I would definitely do that too.

    A pumpkin-pie flavoured ice-cream for the holidays I think would also go down a treat! I’d love to try that! <3

    (I also follow you on twitter @freezingkiss, and like your fb page. xD)

  148. Amy Latterner says

    I would add a little arrowroot (mixed with water, to make a paste) and then add it to the ice cream mixture. (i’m not sure if you tried that)
    I would add some fresh vanilla bean too! 😀 yummy. And I like you on facebook already

  149. Ashli Phillips says

    If I had the opportunity to win this ice cream maker, I would definitely be up for experimenting. Taking the base, I would add vanilla bean to get a stronger vanilla flavor for starters. Then the mix-ins begin! My sinful, yet healthy flavor would be Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Truffle 🙂 Vanilla bean ice cream with ribbons of your chocolate peanut butter frosting recipe, mixed with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Nothing is better than chocolate, peanut butter and berries!

  150. Kim says

    My kids have diary and egg allergies so I’ve always wanted to make them ice cream. This summer I found this recipe and it works so well – who would have thought to put marshmallows in it. They LOVE it. Just another option…
    Scroll down to the ice cream recipe. I put this ice cream between homemade chocolate chip cookies for out of this world delicious ice cream sandwiches that we had for BREAKFAST one Sunday morning!

  151. Pamela says

    I love this!! I would for sure try a minty version. Since finding out how allergic I am to dairy it’s so hard to find good icecream & I woudl MUCH rather make it myself anyway!!

  152. Rachel F. says

    I would add pecans. I’m obsessed with them, and have been adding them to everything. Plus maple syrup and pecans… how could that be bad?

  153. Allison says

    I would definitely make a mocha or coffee version of this. I like real coffee, the good stuff, not instant granules. I would make this taste like a rich, smooth, sweet cup of joe/

  154. sue says

    I would use chocolate milk in my base since I love any chocolate flavored ice cream. Probably add some caramel swirls and crushed oreos!

  155. Debbie says

    I want to try toasted almond ice cream made with almond milk! Katie, I love your emails. I like to call you chocolate covered genius!

  156. Heather G says

    I would like to try the So Delicious brand (coconut milk) of coffee creamers maybe. I have seen hazelnut and vanilla. I also wondered if the So Delicious eggnog would work. Worth trying.

  157. Heather says

    First, I love your icecream, the first time I saw it I was super excited to make it because of how simple and easy it was. Then I was even more excited because it’s super delicious.

    So, to customize, when it comes to icecream, like any icecream, I can be a peanut butter freak and just want to add copious amounts on top, swirled in, frozen in chunks and crumbled on top, and even just on the spoon so I’ll get a little each bite. However, because of this, ice cream treats can sometimes rack up the calories (even though pb is delicious source of fat and protein ;)) so to make this addiction of mine a little bit healthier, I would keep the original recipe and modify it by adding about 3-4 TBSP peanut butter powder (like PB2) to the mix before putting it in the machine. Then, while its churning, I would put in crushed peanut butter puffins (to give it some texture) and mini chocolate chips (because adding chocolate always makes everything better). I would call it Peanut butter pie ice cream 🙂

  158. Camille- the college girl says

    If I had an ice cream maker I would make a banana/peanut butter ice cream! That combonation has always sat well with me and I might add a little cinnamon for a kick!

  159. Jacqui says

    My customized recipe would include tons of chocolate!! Chocolate chips, crushed oreos, brownie bites, maybe a few Twix pieces… 🙂

  160. Carly says

    I would put coffee, bananas, and peanuts in my ice cream….sounds like a delicious way to relieve stress during a week of finals (and stay awake)!!

  161. Temma Devereaux says

    I think I would have to add some of my old trusted favorites to the base of this recipe: chocolate and strawberries infused with peppermint! It’s indulgent, sweet, and refreshing all at the same time!

  162. Elyse says

    Like you, Katie, I still love ice cream, even when it’s cold out. AND I can’t go a day without chocolate! So I would customize four ingredient ice cream by adding cocoa powder and some peppermint extract, then fold in some pieces of peppermint bark!

  163. Ros says

    It has got to be tropical flavour! I’d keep the coconut milk, and have banana for sweetness, mango and crunchy hazlenut pieces 🙂

  164. Lindsay says

    I would have to stick with your mint chocolate flavor. It looks exactly like the sugary, unnatural stuff I used to love as a kid!!

  165. Callea says

    Healthy ice-cream sounds like an oxymoron…but has been proven wrong! My wildest (vegan) dream has come true! 🙂 I will definitely be making this with the addition of organic unsweetened coconut flakes, SPRINKLES, and finely grated vegan dark chocolate…euphoria awaits! 🙂

  166. Breanne says

    My roommate loves lemon flavored things and has rediscovered the flavor after I made some quinoa for dinner.

    We would love to make lemon-ginger or lemon-basil flavor!

  167. Lindsey Murphy says

    i would add ginger snaps because i love them!!! i would also add pumpkin spice because i’m all about anything pumpkin

  168. Cheryl says

    I’m thinking of trying this with some dark chocolate to make dark chocolate ice cream! Sure would be nice to have a Cuisinart ice cream maker too! I enjoy reading thru your recipes, so many I want to try!

  169. Fiona says

    I would love to win the ice cream maker because it is already on my Amazon wishlist! I’ll buy it even if I don’t win, mostly to make vegan frozen yogurt, because I obsess over dairy frozen yogurt which is sold everywhere but vegan fro yo is nowhere to be found! So I can make gallons of it at home and save money and animals! I just love ice cream or fro yo plain, so the only way I would change your recipe would be to leave out the vanilla to let the other natural flavors really shine through! But the sprinkles look awesome with the vanilla, so I think I’d have to try your original recipe too!

  170. beccah says

    my fav ice cream flavors are ones that arent the usual or at least dont taste like sugar :/ the lemon poppyseed w coconut shavings and gummi bears is reallgy good {coldstone} 😀 im not that great at making non dairy ice creams b/c i dont have an ice cream maker {theyre expensive!! 😮 }

  171. mrsluckypants says

    Wow what an exciting offer! Thank you so much! I would love to win the ice cream maker. We are a dairy free family and the store bought dairy free ice cream is very limited in flavor selection especially since we avoid soy as well and it’s very expensive as well. I love the idea of making our own chocolate chip mint ice cream, or even something as simple as plain vanilla or chocolate. It would also be fun to add in things like chocolate bars or chips, peanut butter, nuts, chai tea… so many possibilities! I have my fingers crossed. Thanks again.

  172. Rebecca says

    You could add ‘bites’ of some homemade no-bake cookies (or maybe cookie dough dips) to make your own cookie dough ice cream blizzard thing! Yum! Especially with all the yummy cookies you make :]

  173. April says

    Hi! Love your recipe – I’d probably add some raw cacao, play around with the sweeteners (coconut sugar?), almonds and a Nutella swirl (even though that’s not incredibly healthy). How did you know I just wished for an ice cream maker? Oh, I already like you on FB and receive your emails 🙂

  174. Kelli says

    I was just telling my Husband how nice it would be to have our own Ice Cream Maker. We both have dairy allergie and other ones too. So have our own way to make ice cream would be GREAT!!!! We live in a town that has some dairy free frozen treats but because it a small town the prices are VERY VERY high to buy them.

    We ever were taking about how we coudl make dif. kind of ice cream. We talked about “safe” Choc. Chip, Coffee, Mint, GF cookie dough, and we had so many ideas.

    We would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be the win of this maker and it would make a great christmas, gift for us… as money is limited becuase of holidays and our up coming first baby coming soon!

  175. Kathy says

    I would probably add chocolate to my ice cream (everything is always better when covered in chocolate) and I wonder what it would taste like to add flavoring such as coconut or some other extract? Yum.

  176. Lori Z. says

    You could add so many things to that!! I think I would have to start with some cocoa and peanut butter. And since it is the season I might try it with some peppermint extract and crushed canes – my daughter loves Peppermint ice cream!

  177. Kim says

    i would add peppermint extract, dark chocolate chips, and andes mint pieces! chocolate and mint is by far my favorite combo

  178. H says

    I love the idea of using coconut milk for this! I can’t wait to try it with home-made peppermint bark chips! I like to make the bark with a ganache in the center of the two layers of white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Softer on the teeth and a great creamy surprise…. yum 😉
    I layer Melted white chocolate on top of wax-paper lined baking sheet, sprinkle crushed candy canes and chill.
    Then, melt semi-sweet nestles chips over double boiler and add liquor of your choice (I like Kahlua or peppermint schnaps) and some heavy cream (or dairy-free substitute of your choice) to make ganache. Pour over the chilled white chocolate layer and re-place into fridge.
    Finally, I repeat white chocolate layer (more crushed candy canes) and chill till set. Break up into pieces and add to Ice-cream!!!!

  179. Jenn says

    Ohh man. There’s ENDLESS possibilities to customize this ice cream! I think I’d first stick with the healthier options… such as add raspberries. Although, adding chocolate and peanut butter is awfully tempting. 🙂

    I already like your page on facebook! 🙂

  180. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    Fun giveaway!! Thank you, thank you for this chance! I’ve always wanted one. 🙂

    I’d definitely have to make Snicker’s ice cream as best I could. That stuff is heaven.

  181. Renee Allen says

    Mint Chocolate is my favorite too, but I also love chocolate peanut butter ice cream (like Purely Decadent Peanut Butter Zig Zag). If you could come up with a way to make that, I’d be swooning!

  182. Yifan says

    I was thinking of mixing in some cappuccino and chocolate chips, though stirring in hot cocoa and mint extract sounds pretty yummy as well…topped off with Soyatoo, preferably 🙂

  183. Kathy says

    I would probably add chocolate to the recipe as everything tastes better covered in chocolate.
    I would also like to try adding extracts to see what they might add. Such as coconut, or some other yummy nutty flavor like hazelnut.

  184. sarah says

    I just LOVE plain vanilla, so I wouldn’t really want to customise. But I using fresh vanilla pods would make it perfect.

  185. Jennyb says

    Being a huge dried fruit fan i’d probably soften/soak some dates to blend in & then halve some baby figs for a chunky texture.

    Tesco Direct delivers to the US as well? Interesting to know. I do my weekly grocery shopping from Tescos here in the UK, probably the biggest supermarket over here in the UK. I

  186. Ryan says

    it’s so hard to choose! My favorite ice creams are bubble gum, pistachio, pumpkin, peppermint, or something with caramel and nuts.

  187. sarah m says

    mmm…adding cinnamon and maybe biscoff spread might make it taste like snickerdoodles? Using pumpkin spice soy creamer sounds good too!!

    would love to win this ice cream maker…the kids have been asking for one 🙂

  188. Rebecca says

    Your could customize this by adding about 1tsp of coconut extract and 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple to make Pina Colada Ice Cream!

  189. mrsluckypants says

    Wow what a great giveaway, thank you for offering this! We are a dairy free family and love the idea of making our own varieties of ice cream rather than the limited and expensive ones available at the store. I can forsee chocolate mint chip, candy bar, chocolate chip, peanuts, chocolate hazelnut butter, or maybe even chocolate chai tea ad ins to vanilla or chocolate ice cream. The possibilities are endless. I have my fingers crossed. Thanks again.

  190. Amanda says

    I would keep it simple and add honey and a little cinnamon, and if I’m in the mood for crunch, add crushed up vanilla wafers! MMMMMmm. Mmmm.

  191. Steph says

    I’m in love with all your cake batter creations! The sprinkles are so colorful 🙂 I would love to customize this ice cream by adding blue food coloring and marshmallow fluff to make marshmallow peep ice cream! I’m also tempted to add cookies and cookie dough to another batch. And of course, peanut butter and banana to a third!

  192. 91% Chocolate Lover says

    Please disregard my comments, my computer was going slow and I thought it hadn’t posted my comments, so I kept on trying different ones. I don’t think I can delete them either. I feel bad…

  193. Erin @ Creative Styletopia says

    Hmmm, I would probably attempt to make some sort of chocolate peanut butter ice cream…. or maybe add some mango!

  194. birdi says

    Ooo…I don’t know how I’d customize the recipe. I might just make vanilla bc I like it and there are less ingredients to keep in a dorm room!

  195. Sophie says

    Wow! This is awesome!

    My favorite flavor has ALWAYS been chocolate chip cookie dough!

    But I haven’t had it since becoming gluten free 2 years ago….

    This is the perfect opportunity though!

    Thanks so much Katie! 🙂

  196. Kristin Gideon says

    Mmm I would definitely add the cocoa powder to make it chocolate. Then I would add some peppermint extract and chocolate chips for mint chocolate chip. I’d also try adding in some eggless cookie dough. The possibilities are endless!

  197. Ariel says

    I would put Oreos in it and make it like cookies and cream ice cream 🙂 I follow you on Twitter and Facebook. I also get your emails.

  198. Stephanie R. says

    Adding my entry for the ice cream maker. I don’t much care for peaches, but I LOVE peach ice cream. I’d definately be adding peaches to this healthy treat.

  199. Megan says

    My favorite for fall is to add pumpkin and cinnamon! I freeze the pumpkin in ice cube trays and store it in freezer bags for those unavoidable cravings! Yum!

  200. Emily says

    If I had an ice-cream maker and could make this? I would definitely add frozen berries and nuts! When I was younger, my dad and I used to always get “baseball-chip” ice cream from Baskin Robbins when it was in season and it had berries and nuts. So delicious! But, I haven’t been able to have any since switching to a vegan diet. 🙂

  201. April says

    Hi, I love your recipe. I would probably add some cacao powder, almonds and maybe a Nutella swirl (even though that doesn’t qualify as healthy). I’ve been wanting to make my own ice cream lately 🙂

  202. LouiseinNI says

    Some seasonal flavours for Christmas would be fun to try – mince pie flavour with some spiced fruit or cinnamon and apple etc. *yummm!*

  203. Q says

    Mmm, finally will give me a reason to The Perfect Scoop.
    I don’t even know what I’d throw in, probably the entire cupboard in turn.

  204. Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers says

    This time of year, I’d suggest adding some canned pumpkin, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, sugar free caramel syrup, and walnuts. Festive and healthy! (Similar to the cottage cheese pudding recipe I’m planning on posting on my own blog this week)

  205. Catie says

    If equipped with an ice cream maker, I’d foray into the science, and art, of ice cream making by audaciously experimenting with my own novel creations, such as:

    Cinnamon Roll — I’d mix a hint of my homemade caramel sauce, cinnamon, vegan butter, stevia, and a smidge of molasses into the batter.
    Oatmeal Raisin Cookie — A combination of rolled oats, coconut oil, raisins, and a splash of each vanilla and cinnamon. (And maybe vegan chocolate chips!)
    Red Velvet — I would whip up your red velvet pancake mix and either throw it into the mixer or crumple it on top along with a waterfall of vegan chocolate syrup!

    And I am a fan on Facebook! 🙂

  206. Kathleen Cline says

    This looks delish! If I had to tweak it, I would add some cinnamon before popping it in the Cuisinart ice cream machine. I am a sucker for cinnamon, especially around the holidays! Cinnamon ice cream with a little pumpkin-spiced granola would be to die for (and it would give me yet another reason to eat pumpkin 😉 ). Thanks, CCK!

  207. Mary Kate says

    This ice cream maker giveaway is amazing! If I were to customize the recipe I would make a peppermint mocha flavor using a holiday mocha special version of Kahlua that my mom found while out shopping (its a peppermint mocha flavor) and add some candy cane bits on the top to make it extra fancy!

  208. alisa joy says

    oh, i’d add coco powder and cocao nibs. with the coconut milk…absolutely! or maybe i’d add some ginger and vanilla bean… oh the possibilities!

  209. Mary Kate says

    This ice cream maker giveaway is amazing! If I were to alter the recipe I would add some of Kahlua’s holiday peppermint mocha flavor drink (my mom discovered this while out shopping) and some crushed up candy cane bits for fun!

  210. Lindsey says

    It sounds weird, but a little frozen banana, some pb, and some mint fudge chips. So weird, so good.

    I also followed your emails and already like your fb page! ENTER me for a fun ice cream maker! I could never afford it on my own 🙁

  211. Holly McAllister says

    Hi Katie – I already receive your emails, follow you on Pinterest, check your blog everyday (and repost my favorites with credit to you to Pinterest! I also Liked your Facebook page awhile ago. (I’m a big fan and think you’re very talented.)

    Here is how I would customize your basic recipe – it won’t be 4 ingredients anymore ; )

    2 cups Blue Diamond Almond Milk
    1/4 cup agave, maple syrup, or other sweetener
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp pure almond extract
    1/2 cup Macadamia Nuts (chopped)
    1/2 cup white yogurt chips

  212. Amie says

    I love your blog. I am so glad that you do e-mail updates too since I am kind of absent minded. I love to see them in my inbox when I get home from work. My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, so I guess that means I would add some mint extract and chocolate chips. I hate it when they make it green, what is that? Why can’t it be white. I would love to win the ice cream maker. I have one, but it is from about 10 years ago and some of the plastic pieces have broken off making it difficult to use. Thanks and please keep posting.

  213. Kit-Kat says

    I would customize the recipe by adding pumpkin pie spice to the mix: making pumkin ice cream!

    Or I would mix in cookie dough and mini chocolate chips to the finnished ice “cream”, to make a veganized chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (I would name it CCK’s Choco-Cookie Cream).

  214. Hawai'i Leah says

    i think to customize this recipe, i would try making it a Java chip by throwing in a tiny bit of strong brewed espresso and coffee grounds (some added crunch) and then mixing in cocoa nibs 🙂

  215. Angela says

    I would love to make this ice cream and swirl in vegan cream cheese icing, fresh strawberries, and vegan graham cracker crust crumbs!!!! Yumm!!! = )

  216. Ben says

    If I had the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker I would use your ice cream recipe and to put my spin on it I would heat up some peanut butter just enough to get the viscosity just right and I would drizzle it along with some marshmallow sauce into it as its mixing to get a nice peanut butter/marshmallow swirl ice cream

  217. Bree ltc says

    Oh yeah! Chocolate and ginger. That would do it for sure. But I’d try the original recipe first. Probably darn near perfect as is. Then to experiment…

  218. Erica says

    my favorite flavor definitely is a tie between banana chocolate chip and chocolate peanut butter- both from the farm at the University of Connecticut..they are both to die for!

  219. Jana VanDenBerghe says

    My all time favorite is chocolate with big chunks of toasted almonds. One of my children have a Cuisinart ice cream maker and I would love one also. Thanks!

  220. Leah Newmark says

    I would add PB2 powdered peanut butter. It comes in regular and chocolate. Just add 1-2 Tbsp dry powder. It helps to make it creamy. Which helps if you don’t have a fancy blender. plus 1 serving is only 45 cals as opposed to regular pb which is 200.

  221. Sherri says

    Since I am a chef, it’s hard to just narrow down one specific flavor I like, but because of the holidays I think I would make some festive variations to serve. I am thinking gingerbread ice cream would be nice, or maybe blood orange and ginger, or how about pear spice, or even maybe chocolate peppermint patty. All delicious, maybe time for an ice cream social. My ice cream mixer from the 70’s died this summer when I was making concord grape ice cream. Was very bummed. Would love a new one to use and promote!

  222. Julie says

    I had the best ice cream this summer in East Nashville at Jeni’s.
    I am dying to make ice cream for the first time. I loved the pistachio honey ice cream and my husband loved the brown butter almond brittle. My hope is to get an ice cream maker for Christmas or for our anniversary in a few weeks (hint hint to my hubby) so I can create my own masterpieces. hehe Thanks for your amazing posts. I have made many of your recipes now and always get great feedback.

  223. Dawn says

    I would make home-made sprinkles! Basically you take any icing recipe, put more confectioner’s sugar in to make it thicker and pipe it out on wax paper into thin strips. Let it dry for 24 hours, and chop it up. Viola, you have sprinkles!

    I think I want to do a PB version by combining PB with confectioner’s sugar and piping it out, drying, a chopping it up. I haven’t tried it yet but I will if I can make ice cream to put it on~

    (I already get your recipes as emails, follow you on twitter [my name on there is @Jormungandr89] and tweeted it, and have liked your facebook page already)

  224. Colleen says

    I would add some instant coffee, almonds, and chocolate chips! I used to work at Friendly’s, and my favorite flavor to sneak was the mocha almond fudge.