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Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

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Last Updated on December 6, 2020

Luscious, creamy coconut milk blended with pumpkin spice, fresh pumpkin and dates make this vegan pumpkin ice cream recipe out of this world good!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream that is also vegan

I remember the first time I tried pumpkin.  I was sixteen, a mess of hormones and indignation, that my mother would drag me to another holiday meal when I wanted nothing more than to stay home and finish my book.

Anyhow,  we went to my aunt’s house and, well, the woman cannot cook.

Everything was store-bought and my first taste of pumpkin was a flimsy tinned version that was awful.  I ended up eating more whipped cream than pumpkin to make it palatable.  

Because of this experience, any pumpkin recipes have to be amazing for me to eat them.  I’m not settling for a dish that I will not eat in one sitting.

how to make date paste from scratch for Paleo pumpkin ice cream

There are a couple of things that I love about this Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream recipe:

1) it reminds me of pumpkin cheesecake  

2) the dates just give it an amazing warm, sweet finish.

easy paleo pumpkin ice cream

You can use date syrup if you have access to it.  You’ll have to adjust the amount you use in your recipe so start with 1/2 cup and then taste to keep it from being too sweet for you.

paleo pumpkin ice cream vegan
Yield: 6

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes


Date Paste

Ice Cream


  1. To make the date paste, combine the dates, cinnamon and water in a medium pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Once it boils, lower the heat and simmer for 1 hour. You might have to add more water during this process.
  3. Remove from the stove and let cool. Place all the dates and remaining liquid (there should be a small amount) in your blender or food processor and blend until you have a paste.
  4. In the blender add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the ice cream mix to your ice cream maker and churn for 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

6 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g

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Elizabeth Nicholls

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

You're an amazing cook. Thankyou from Australia 🙂

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 9th of October 2020

Thank you for the praise!


Saturday 13th of September 2014

AIP??? What does that stand for please? I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Bejelly

Saturday 13th of September 2014

Hi Krista - it refers tot he paleo autoimmune protocol. You have to restrict certain foods in the diet - dairy, nuts/seeds, nightshades, and more.


Sunday 24th of November 2013

Hello :) What is the ingredient that you combine with the cinnamon and water, that you call 'dates'? Can you specify please, in other words? Because I'm from Portugal, and I don't know what it is! Thanks! Kisses (:

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 24th of November 2013

Hi SuSana - here's a link to the type of dates that I used :)

Maggie K

Sunday 27th of October 2013

I love pumpkin and you are giving me so many ideas to try out! I haven't been a fan of ice cream in the last couple of years but ever since I tried banana ice cream(made of frozen banana, mixed with cinnamon and a tad of maple syrup) I just want more and more healthy icy deliciousness!

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 27th of October 2013

I hope you like it Maggie :)

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

This is SO good! Eating some right now. :) I did half cream, half whole milk. I was trying to figure out why mine is almost as dark brown as the date paste and I just realized it might be because of the cream / milk. They are white but coconut milk is freakishly white. ;) So maybe that's it! Actually, that probably doesn't make sense.

Anyway, thanks so much for the recipe! I absolutely love that it's date sweetened. The first healthy ice cream I've ever liked!

And I'm SO happy that I made it so I get to rate it. I hate it when people rate my recipes not so generously when they haven't even tried it.

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

Thanks so much hun! Hrrm. . . how much date paste did you have? I had one cup when all was said and done? Perhaps there was a bit more in your batch?

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