Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream (Paleo, Keto)

An easy recipe for thick, creamy and ridiculously easy vegan strawberry ice cream made in a blender! This 3 ingredient no churn vegan strawberry ice cream is a guilt-free sweet snack or dessert to enjoy anytime- No ice cream maker needed! Naturally sweetened and dairy free, it’s also paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free and comes with a keto option. 

Learn how to make strawberry ice cream in the blender

No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

We love our no-churn ice cream recipes here. We’ve had keto chocolate ice cream, keto vanilla ice creamand even brownie batter ice cream.

It’s time for a strawberry to get in on some action! 

No churn strawberry ice cream refers to producing a delicious ice cream without the need for an ice cream maker! This easy fool-proof no churn strawberry ice cream combined frozen strawberries, coconut milk and a sticky sweetener of choice.

The no-churn factor comes in the presence of a blender- In my case, my trusted Vitamix

Ingredients for 3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream

Before you scoff at this recipe and claim you don’t have an ice cream maker, this recipe is 100% made WITHOUT an ice-cream maker! In fact, I used my blender to make it and it created a dreamy, creamy and completely guilt-free ice cream. For those without a blender, this can be made in the food processor too! Please take note of the instructions, as there are some tips to ensure non-icy ice cream! 

Coconut Milk 

Canned coconut milk is the main ingredient for this ice cream.

Ensure it is full-fat, otherwise, it won’t work out. Once chilled, turn the can upside down and pour the liquid into a cup or mug and reserve it to be poured into the ice cream mixture after the cream- It will ensure the ice cream is creamier and the cream is well blended. What you’ll have left is the thick coconut cream, so throw that in the blender, followed by the coconut milk. 

Frozen Strawberries

Frozen strawberries add a thickness and creaminess, along with strawberry flavor.

Ensure you strawberries are frozen, otherwise, it will result in relatively icy ice cream after it’s been frozen and slightly thawed. If possible, use cut up fresh strawberries or pre-packaged frozen pieces. 

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup provides extra sweetness and overall lightness to the ice cream. Before you roll your eyes and proclaim that it is ‘sugar’, you’ll only be using a half cup for the entire recipe.

To keep this recipe keto friendly, use a keto maple syrup

Xantham Gum (Optional)

For ultra creamy and super silky ice cream, feel free to add a teaspoon of xantham gum.

Xantham gum is a gluten-free thickener, but be warned- A tiny amount goes a very long way. Even accidentally adding a little extra will result in a wasted recipe! 

Easy 3 Ingredient No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream made in a blender! Dairy free, keto, paleo and sugar free!

How to make Strawberry Ice Cream in a blender

Freeze a loaf pan

Freeze a loaf pan 30 minutes before preparing your ice cream. This will ensure the ice cream will not have any freezer burns and freeze the mixture evenly. 

Blend your coconut milk individually

Add the layer of coconut cream and blend lightly. Add the rest of the coconut milk and blend until combined.

Add your strawberries and sticky sweetener

To the blender, add your frozen strawberries and sticky sweetener and blend well, until smooth and creamy. 

Freeze the mixture then stir it

Pour the ice cream mixture in the frozen loaf pan. For the first hour, stir the mixture ever 15 minutes, to ensure the mixture doesn’t freeze into a solid ice block.

3 Ingredient Keto and Vegan No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream made in a blender!


Easy no churn strawberry ice cream made in a blender- Smooth, creamy and super low carb!

3 Ingredient No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream (Paleo, Gluten Free, 3 Ingredient, Dairy Free)- Thick, creamy and ridiculously easy, this 3 ingredient no churn vegan strawberry ice cream is a guilt-free sweet snack or dessert to enjoy anytime- No ice cream maker needed! Naturally sweetened and dairy free, it's also paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free and low calorie! 
4.37 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Arman



  • Place a loaf pan in the freezer.
  • In a high speed blender or food processor, add your chilled coconut milk, adding the layer of cream first, followed by the liquid. Add your frozen strawberries and maple syrup and blend until thick and creamy. Do not over blend, or it will become too icy when thawing.
  • If you choose to use xantham gum, add it halfway through blending and do not over blend. 
  • Pour the strawberry ice cream mixture into the frozen loaf tin. To ensure it doesn't become too icy, lightly mix your ice cream ever 20-30 minutes for the first hour. 
  • Thaw for 10-15 minutes before eating. Lightly wet an ice cream scoop before scooping the ice cream into a bowl. 


This 3 Ingredient ice cream is best enjoyed fresh on the day it is made. If you do enjoy it later on, thaw it out for an extra 15 minutes or if possible, break into pieces and reblend lightly- This will result in a soft serve like texture. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 3% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 4%



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86 thoughts on “Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream (Paleo, Keto)

  1. THIS SOUNDS INCREDIBLE!!! Another one for my to-try list. I sometimes just blend frozen fruit and soy yoghurt and add some coconut milk and agave. This turns out as “ice cream” as well. Or I just blend a banana and some pb and freeze it. Also pretty ice-creamy. But I never thought about adding sea salt.
    My very favorite sort of ice cream is Bacio. From Giolitti in Rome. And I love some of the Ben & Jerry’s flavors, too.
    I’ll get my kick out of sleeping in on Sunday! And the revelation of Red John Sunday evening 🙂 Gosh am I boring…

      1. Yes it’s the Italian version of “Ferrero Küsschen” (google told me you don’t have them in Australia) It’s got a hazelnut in it. Amazing! And I love Rocher and Rafaello ice cream too! And cookie! And cookie dough! And pb cups! I’d prefer the ice cream version of any chocolate to the chocolate itself anytime!

  2. I don’t know what the whole Recipe Redux thing is (I get confused easily)… but I DO know that this strawberry smoothie treat looks so great. Definitely a healthified dessert option. Have you tried it without the vanilla?

    1. It’s a monthly link up organised by dieticians where you get given a theme and centre a healthy recipe around it!

      I certainly have tried it without the vanilla and it’s just as good- I just love the smell of vanilla essence!

  3. Nom nom yum yum! I bet that addition of salt just makes the dish!

    I love good old banana soft serve – 1 frozen banana blitzed with a little almond milk and served with a dollop of almond butter…. Yummers!

  4. I haven’t made a mock icecream before – Arman – this is a BRILLIANT masterpiece! Coconut butter and strawberries are AWESOME together – and in “mock” icecream/thick smoothie form -pure gold! With the sea salt – gaawwwsh – I have no words other than send me some on ice -NOW! I stick to froyo as Ice cream and I dont get along, my fav froyo flavor is Moose Tracks – but I will eat any froyo – it’s froyo after all! 🙂
    Highs in the 60’s this weekend after snow last week, has me super stoked! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. This sounds so good! I rarely make things homemade that can be made for me, but I would definitely like to try making mock or real ice cream someday!
    I’m working tomorrow, but my mom is visiting on Sunday for a belated birthday visit!

  6. Holy.delish. I have never tried fake ice cream! Confession: I do not really like it :O
    I have really sensitive teeth, or something because ice cream, gelato, smoothies all really hurt my teeth and make me SO cold. 🙁 So I need only little bits to taste.

    This looks absolutely amazing. Sweet+Salty = a win though. pretzels et chocolate! <3

  7. Love that you made this WITHOUT bananas! I will definitely have to try it out! Most “ice creams” in the HLB world always have a frozen banana which makes me want to hurl 😉

  8. That is definitely the way to do smoothies or basically anything of the like – suuuuper thick. That’s probably the closest I’ve come to making a mock ice cream.
    Favourite ice cream would have to be moose tracks (vanilla with fudge and mini PB cups), chocolate chip cookie dough, or cookies and cream. Is it bad that I’m now seriously considering ice cream for breakfast?

  9. This sounds amazing and so refreshing! I love the addition of sea salt!

    I love banana and PB “ice cream” before. It was so delicious! My absolute favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip. Mmmm…I could totally go for a bowl of it for breakfast! 😉

  10. This sounds so good! I’m all about the smoothie bowls. I’m also all about smoothies and you’re right–it’s strange considering how cold it’s been lately. Maybe we are all just wishing for summer.. Favorite ice cream hmmmmm nutella. Nutella gelato is by far my favorite.

  11. whoa the addition of coconut butter i think is what totally takes the cake on this one. I suck at making any sort of smoothie blend thing (mostly out of pure laziness) but I swear if i ever do, saving this one 🙂

  12. Woww that looks delocious! I just love blending frozen stuff, mostly bananas and strawberries. I tried with frozen pineapple onde, but it didn’t turn out that great 🙁

    I absolutely love healthy smoothies and “ice cream” like this, but real ice cram has become a fear food for 2 years… But my favourite flavour was Dulce de Leche, from Haagen Dazs! I can remember exactly how it tasted!
    I hope this year I can conquer this challenge and have it again 🙂

    Have an amazing weekend!!!!!!

  13. Vanilla bean ice cream lady right hurrr.

    I love that you call it “vanilla essence”. It’s sort of like how Curt came home to let me know he bought us a “credenza” which supposedly is a fancy name for entertainment unit…I’ve been calling it that ever since.

  14. 😯 WHY did I never think to add salt to my smoothies?! OMG… Shame on you for watching me down smoothies for the past two weeks and not telling me!

    Ice cream… vanilla. I’ve been a vanilla girl for as long as I can remember, but I have a feeling a lot of that might have to do with the fact that I can’t eat most of the fancier flavours because of my allergies. Cookie dough and moose tracks definitely sound wonderful though… But the good thing about vanilla is you can toss whatever you please into it 🙂

  15. I Love the sweet and salty combination! This sounds so, so good! Sweet/salty and coconut butter? Yes please! I’m so excited I finally have my vitamix. Need to make this! I have a huge bag of frozen cherries, I wonder if it would be good with those?

  16. I love “ice cream!” Sometimes even more than ice cream 🙂

    I used to have a ‘Yonanas’ machine that I shoved all sorts of fruit through to turn it into creamy froyo goodness but only the bananas came out right. This looks like perfection. Can’t wait to try it!

  17. I always put salt in my smoothies – I swear it brings out the sweetness & different flavours. Plus, I like to think I’m getting an extra mineral boost. I have one of those hippie salt lamps next to my bed and one time I licked it. Hahahaha. Um… if I’m being honest I’ve licked it more than once.

    Oooh fav ice cream flavour? That’s a tough one. Anything with PB makes me weak in the knees, but I also love a really good quality vanilla bean, coconut or maple walnut. <– I'm a senior citizen/Canadian.

    When you come to Kananaskis, I'm going to take you for gluten free crepes in Canmore, and then we'll go for a walk along the river and sing. WIll you hold my hand?

    1. YES- dude, how amazing is salt at bringing out the sweetness in everything! Haha the mineral boost…does Iodised salt count?

      I will indeed hold your hand..but make sure I didn’t do an arm workout the day before so it will be extra strong so when I squeeze it, it hurts.

      PS I lol’d writing my Monday post for tomorrow.
      PPS I had the most EPIC Ice cream flavour today prior to your amazing message.

  18. UH THIS LOOKS AMAZING. I LOVE SWEET & SALTY (obvs). I have a secret banana mock cream recipe I need to make for the blog (but e-mail me and I’ll send you the recipe). I read this the other day but commenting on my phone sucks but anyway – point of the story is, I was talking about this recipe to someone last night haha.

  19. YUM! I’ve never tried mock ice cream before (or any of those blender “ice cream” treats you see everywhere). You’re right that it is waaayyy too cold for this around here right now but I’m going to hold onto this unusual sweet and salty combo for when things warm up 😉

  20. This sounds absolutely delicious! I have a yonanas machine that easily makes me banana ice cream from frozen bananas but my favourite is to make it with frozen mango and banana and top it with shredded coconut, oh so good 🙂

    1. oh yum that DOES sound delicious- If you get the chance, make a ‘cherry ripe’ ice cream- I made Nicole (Fruitnfitness) make it- frozen cherries, milk, cocoa powder, shredded coconut- So good! In fact, I MAY have a pancake recipe to come involving it..;) Shhh

  21. Made this last night and it was delicious! My husband agreed it was great, and said, why would we ever buy vegan ice cream again haha! Thanks for the recipe!

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