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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

Ingredients

Date Paste

Ice Cream

Instructions

  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:

Yield:

6

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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38 Comments

  1. My mom was JUST telling me that she made pumpkin ice cream with coconut milk but used white sugar and asked what i would suggest and I said, “probably dates but I’d have to think about it” and then I saw this… great timing!

  2. I love pumpkin everything but have never tried ice cream! I need to get on that. And I’m starting with this recipe! πŸ™‚ As soon as I make room in my freezer, I’m going to try this with cream.

    It looks AMAZING and I love that first picture! It looks like gelato. πŸ˜€

  3. You’re so right. Pumpkin dishes vary widely! I’ve had some awful ones and some that were incredibly delicious! Your ice cream looks swoonworthy! Or should I say spoonworthy! Yum!

  4. I wish I liked pumpkin flavor more because this sounds and looks so good. I’m sure I would like it but only a couple of bites then I get sick of the pumpkin flavor… unless it’s pumpkin pie, I could eat that all day, lol

  5. Sorry, another question! Am I supposed to cover the pan while it’s simmering? 25 minutes in and the water is almost gone (it’s just simmering, not boiling) I guess I’ll add a little more water once it’s all gone and cover. πŸ™‚

    1. Hrmm. .. I didn’t cover it but I like that you’re adding more water. You just want to get those dates broken down so they’re soft when you whiz them up in your blender or food processor.

  6. This is SO good! Eating some right now. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜‰ 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.

  7. 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!

  8. Hello πŸ™‚
    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 (: