Zucchini Bread Ice Cream Recipe (Dairy Free)

Even though the weather isn’t sweltering this week, ice cream is always a welcome treat, right? It’s certainly one of my favorites. For this month’s Almond Breeze recipe creation, I’m excited to share this summery Zucchini Bread Ice Cream recipe – dairy free, vegan, and gluten free, too!

zucchini bread ice cream

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden that is bursting with zucchini right now, or if you picked up a little too much of it at the farmers’ market, here’s a great way to use some of it up. :)

zucchini bread ice cream

This ice cream comes out creamy, cold, and refreshing – and tastes just like zucchini bread! Veggies in your dessert? Sure, why not. Give it a shot!

dairy free ice cream recipe

Ingredient line up:

dairy free ice cream ingredients

No ice cream machine? No problem. You don’t need one to make this!

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Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!

Serves 3CUPS (ABOUT 6 )     adjust servings

Zucchini Bread Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time 10 MINUTES Cook Time
Total Time 20 mins Total Time


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned or quick oats, GF if needed
  • 1 & 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup coconut or regular sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
  • optional mix-ins: 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Combine oats, Almond Breeze, zucchini, sugar, and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes, until mixture thickens and oats are cooked.
  2. Remove from heat and add in coconut milk.
  3. Pour the mixture in a shallow dish and allow to cool completely in the fridge, at least 1 hour.
  4. Spin the mixture in an ice cream machine, following manufacturer's directions -- OR freeze in shallow dish, stirring every 30-45 minutes, until firm (about 3 hours).
  5. Serve immediately or transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe covered container and store in the freezer. Homemade ice cream is best served the same day; if keeping in the freezer, let the ice cream soften at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.


dairy free ice cream recipe

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? I’m partial to coffee ice cream and mint chocolate chip. :)


Thank you to Almond Breeze for sponsoring this post! Previous Almond Breeze sponsored recipe creations:


  1. 1

    Hmmmm – gotta say zucchini is something I never imagined being in an ice cream recipe! I’ve tried way weirder though lol.

  2. 2

    This is awesome! Zucchini in everything!
    I have to agree with coffee ice cream being my favorite ;)

  3. 3

    When it comes to ice cream, I am definitely a classic chocolate kind of girl. Though the idea of zucchini in an ice cream does sound intriguing.

    What kind of texture do the oats have in the ice cream? I think that addition actually caught my eye more than the zucchini!

  4. 4

    I never thought to try adding veggies to my ice cream! What a brilliant idea. I assume we need full fat coconut milk for the recipe or would light work?

    Favorite ice cream flavor: definitely cake batter! Especially if it has little pieces of cake and sprinkles in it :)

  5. 6

    Oh my goodness, this looks so amazing! I love zucchini bread. I also love that you don’t need an ice cream maker to whip it up. I might give this a try!

  6. 7

    THIS IS BEYOND AMAZING. Seriously. I need to go get all of these ingredients ASAP!!

  7. 8

    OMG, yum! I love mint chip too, though peppermint is my absolute favorite.

  8. 9

    I love the creativity behind this! I am so curious about how it will taste and will totally be making this. I’ve been spiralizing a ton of zucchini lately but why not put it in ice cream? I do love texture!!!

  9. 10

    Yum… this looks so delicious and what a great idea to add zucchini to ice cream. Can’t wait to try it! I’m pretty partial to good old fashioned cookies ‘n cream.

  10. 11

    This is so creative and looks delicious! One of my favorite ice cream flavors is salted caramel!

  11. 12

    Mint Chocolate Chip is my favorite! Hmm, a drop or three of peppermint oil added to this recipe might be worth a try?! If so, I would skip the walnuts. I might just have to give that a go.

  12. 13

    I make a zucchini bread overnight oats similiar to this that I love so this recipe is on the must try list, especially since it can be made without and ice cream maker (thank you!) My favorite flavor is either Moosetracks or Cookies and Cream.

  13. 14

    This looks delicious and perfect for a cool summer dessert! I might try to add in something to replace the oatmeal. I’m thinking maybe raw sliced almonds or something of that texture? Thanks for the recipe!

  14. 15

    what a seriously awesome idea to use zucchini in ice cream, never thought of doing that before! definitely something i will be trying in my kitchen. thanks for the inspiration!

  15. 16

    Hi Anne! This recipe has been on my “Sweets to Try” board on Pinterest ever since you posted it, and I finally made it yesterday … yum! This ice-cream is refreshing and absolutely delicious :) Thanks for posting!

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