How To Make Ice Cream For Dietary Requirements

No one should be denied the joys of ice cream, so we’ve got hints, tips and recipe ideas to ensure that you can enjoy delicious home-made ice cream whatever your dietary requirements might be.

How to make vegan and dairy free ice cream

For those of you who are vegan or lactose intolerant… as well as being able to enjoy refreshing sorbets, you can easily make your own dairy-free ice cream. It’s incredibly similar to normal ice cream, only without the dairy! The best non-dairy milk to use is coconut, as it has a creamier consistency than almond or soy, leaving you with a luxuriant texture and a delicious hint of coconut.

Why not try our favourite vegan ice cream recipes Almond & Peanut Butter Crunch, Coconut Milk & Banana Vegan Ice Cream or Vegan Avocado & Spinach Ice Cream with Raspberry & Hibiscus Swirl.

If these flavours don’t tickle your fancy, follow the same steps with the coconut milk (heat in a pan and leave to cool in the fridge), replace the other ingredients to suit your taste, whizz them together in a blender and pour into your ice cream machine – simple! Enjoy the delights of home-made creamy vegan ice cream without the exorbitant supermarket prices.

Can you eat ice cream if you are gluten intolerant?

The answer is YES! While the basic ingredients for ice cream are indeed gluten free, the added ingredients may not be, so you have to check all shop-bought ice cream carefully. The beauty of making your own is that you have complete control over the ingredients used, so you can choose your favourite additions, confident that what you’re eating meets your dietary needs. You needn’t miss out on the satisfying crunch of the cone either, thanks to our truly scrumptious recipe that includes a dairy-free chocolate cone. Get the recipe here Raspberry Sorbet in a Gluten & Dairy-Free Chocolate Cone.

Sorbet all the way

Why not try our zingy strawberry sorbet recipe.