Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes

While I love a variety of store-bought dairy-free ice creams, sometimes it's just nice to make it at home. And, sometimes it's nice to use a store-bought ice cream in a homemade recipe. These are 10 of my favorite dairy-free ice cream recipes, some for homemade ice cream and some for homemade treats with prepared dairy-free ice creams.

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    Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce
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    My favorite homemade dairy-free ice cream recipe, this Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt uses dairy-free soy yogurt, agave nectar, and xanthan gum to achieve its delicious texture and flavor.

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    Mango Ice Cream

    Somewhere between and ice cream and a sherbert, this dairy-free frozen dessert is an easy and refreshing treat. © 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bright and refreshing, this Mango Ice Cream Recipe is also rich and creamy, prepared with dairy-free half-and-half, soy yogurt, and agave nectar.

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    An easy, refreshing treat. © 2009 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Although it's not technically an ice cream, sorbet is one of the tastiest, simplest low-fat frozen treats, and it's almost always dairy-free. This Chocolate Sorbet is prepared with dark dairy-free chocolate to achieve a creamy, yet refreshing, texture and flavor.

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    Vegan chocolate chip cookies sandwich soy ice cream. © 2009 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The perfect sweet for summer, these Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches are simple enough for children to make. Prepared with homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies and store-bought or homemade soy ice cream, these are treats that everyone can enjoy!

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    Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

    Low-fat, creamy and sweetened with only strawberries and honey, this is a guilt-free, refreshing, dairy-free frozen delight. © 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Somewhere between an ice cream and a sherbert, this Dairy-Free Strawberry ice Cream is light but sweetly satisfying, prepared with soymilk, honey, xanthan gum and fresh strawberries.

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    Dairy-Free Green Tea Ice Cream

    With a little caffeine, healthy antioxidants and a touch of green, this is a fun dairy-free dessert fir for anytime of year. © 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    With a fun green color and a caffeine kick, this Dairy-Free Green Tea Ice Cream is especially fun for "green" holidays, like Earth Day and Saint Patrick's Day.

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    Banana Walnut Ice Cream

    A healthier treat. © 2009 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Definitely one of the easiest dairy-free ice cream recipes to make, this Banana Walnut Ice Cream Recipe is also one of the healthiest. Prepared with bananas, almond milk, silken tofu and agave nectar, this is one dessert you can feel good about.

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    Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

    Whether you add nuts, marshmallows, coffee or nothing at all, this is a rich dessert that can be enjoyed all year round. © 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    A creamy and smooth frozen delight, this Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream is delicious on its own or with the addition of nuts, dairy-free chocolate or vegan marshmallows.

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    Creamy and smooth, the way dairy-free ice cream should be!. © 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Prepared with inexpensive ingredients and pantry staples, this Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream is an easy go-to recipe for dairy-free and vegan cooks.

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    Vegan Strawberry Milkshakes

    A delightful treat. © 2009 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Prepared with coconut milk, store-bought or homemade dairy-free ice cream, frozen strawberries, almond milk and maple syrup, these Vegan Strawberry Milkshakes are healthier than their dairy-and-egg-based counterparts and they're so pretty!