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Enjoy your favorite fall flavors with this simple and refreshing pumpkin ice cream that’s totally vegan. Even though tofu might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of ice cream, it makes this recipe lusciously creamy and perfectly scoopable. Top a bowl of this frozen dessert with some Aquafaba Whipped Cream, crushed walnuts, and an extra drizzle of maple syrup.

Pumpkin Ice Cream scooped into a ball

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pitted whole dates
  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin
  • 1 14-oz. package firm, light silken-style tofu
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan bring maple syrup and dates just to boiling. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. In a blender or food processor combine date mixture and the remaining ingredients. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Freeze chilled mixture in a 1½- or 2-quart ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately for a soft-serve ice cream or freeze at least 2 hours for a scoopable ice cream.

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Michal3 months ago
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what can I use instead of Pumpkin. No Bananas.

Tamara3 months ago
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butternut squash

Gail3 months ago
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What is the nuitrition?

Gail3 months ago
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What is the nuitrition?

Tamara3 months ago
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nutrition

Jeanne3 months ago
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Possibly a can of full fat coconut milk. Might need more maple syrup to counter the coconut taste, but may be delicious together. I have made ice cream with coconut milk and it came out delicious.

KimberlyRae3 months ago
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I like the idea of the coconut milk swap… that sounds delicious

Jeanne3 months ago
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Oops, that was for Eva.

Peg4 months ago
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What if you don’t have an ice cream maker ?

Jade4 months ago
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You don’t need an ice cream maker. You can make it in a food processor or a good quality blender. Then put the mixture in a freezer safe container.

Marisa4 months ago
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I’m wondering if you could freeze in ice cube trays and then process the cubes in a food processor before serving?

Eva4 months ago
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What can be used in place of the soy?

Wallace Art3 months ago
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Try cashews to sub for the soy. Soak them overnight, blend in a food processor, and bang!

Tamara3 months ago
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maybe roasted sweet potato

Linda4 months ago
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Perhaps you could try frozen bananas at a guess

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Carla Christian, RD, LD

Carla Christian, RD, LD, received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University in 2009. She finished her dietetic internship from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010 and is a former chef in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Photo by Jason Donnelly

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