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AIP Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe (Paleo, Dairy-free, Egg-free)

3.23 from 257 votes

What’s Inside: This AIP vanilla ice cream requires only four ingredients and a few minutes to prep before freezing. It’s Paleo, dairy-free, and egg-free, meaning it’s allergen-free and safe to consume. Make it your own by serving it with your favorite summertime dessert!

AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (dairy-free, paleo, egg-free) via Food by Mars

Nothing Says Summer Like Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream goes on top of everything in the summertime. I’m talking fruit bakes, fresh fruit, and straight up in a bowl with some cinnamon. I was craving a simple recipe, but needed it to be low in sugar and without eggs or nuts to make it allergen-free, and this recipe is the result.

Made with just four ingredients, you’ll have healthy and AIP vanilla ice cream stocked in your freezer all summer long!


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AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (dairy-free, paleo, egg-free) via Food by Mars

How to Satisfy Your Vanilla Ice Cream Craving While Staying Allergen-Free

Summer is far from over in my point of view, and ice cream is forever (not exactly like diamonds, but sort of). This AIP vanilla ice cream has been a blessing to me as a favorite topping or after-dinner treat on a humid day. Since there’s not a lot of sugar, I don’t get ridiculous addicted (as I do when I eat store-bought dairy-free ice cream), and the simpler the better. I don’t need too much standing in the way of me and ice cream in the summer, obvi.

Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth on AIP/Paleo? Check out this delicious AIP dessert round-up for more recipes!

I found some fabulous homemade vanilla ice cream references (here and here) for this recipe and made it my own by making it a bit faster and with less sugar. I also used raw honey, which was never heated here so all the good stuff like antimicrobials that raw honey carries could stay intact.

Now … where’s my spoon?

Oh, and for AIP ice cream sandwiches… see the tip below!

AIP Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe (Paleo, Dairy-free, Egg-free)

AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (dairy-free, paleo, egg-free) via Food by Mars

AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (dairy-free, paleo, egg-free) via Food by Mars

AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy-free, Egg-free)

3.23 from 257 votes
4-ingredients to allergen-friendly, dairy-free vanilla ice cream you can enjoy in a snap! This recipe is AIP-friendly, made with coconut milk, vanilla (extract or powder), a bit of raw honey and gelatin for texture.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 4 cups


  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk (bpa-free lining cans)
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract powder or 2 vanilla beans
  • 1 Tbsp gelatin


  • First, add 1 cup of coconut milk to a saucepan and add gelatin over top. Let the gelatin “bloom” for 3 minutes.
  • Next, heat the saucepan on your stovetop for approx. 10-15 minutes, stirring and making sure none of the gelatin is clumping. It should be evenly smooth.
  • Remove that from the heat and pour into a blender. Add in the rest of the coconut milk, raw honey and vanilla.
  • Blend on high until well mixed and let sit for a few minutes to come to room temperature.
  • Pour mixture into a bowl and let chill for at least 1 hour or 2, until the mixture is cold.
  • Add the mixture to your ice cream machine and follow directions according to your machine. Freeze ice cream for several hours or overnight until ready to enjoy!


*I use this coconut milk and either of these gelatin brands will work: here and here.
**You can omit the gelatin if needed.
Diet: American
Course: Dessert

AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (dairy-free, paleo, egg-free) via Food by Mars

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  1. Your recipe looks amazing! Just the perfect base I need for my add-ins. Like some people commented who don’t have an ice cream makers, can this recipe made without one or if yes, how do you suggest storing it, and will it result in a creamy texture (that is if you’ve attempted it without the ice cream maker)?
    Thanks 😄

  2. Thank you for this simple recipe. Would agar powder or kappa carrageenan work as a vegan substitute for the gelatin?

  3. This looks so good! What a great way to still enjoy ice cream when you are trying to avoid dairy and eggs! 

  4. This ice cream recipe was great! Thanks so much! I’m going to make it again this week for my parents, and am thinking of trying a maple syrup variation. Thank you so much – I love easy AIP ice cream recipes!!!

  5. All AIP ice creams I have made so far do not have a smooth texture after being in the freezer-they get icy. How does yours hold up after being stored?

    • This held up well for me! Though most dairy-free ice creams can get icey so there’s probably a bit of that, but it’s a way better texture than most.

  6. There is no end to my love of ice cream in sight, and this recipe looks marvelous! So creamy and sweet and simple 🙂 I haven’t tried a gelatin version yet but you better believe I will be soon!

    • YASSS – Agreed. Have you ever done a quiz to see what dosha you are? I’m PITTA which is like “firey” so we crave cold things hahaha, I suspect you’re the same. XO

  7. oh, love the idea of not heating the honey! never thought of that. i have a dairy-free vanilla on my blog and love it. can’t wait to try yours!

    • Yes, I always try to keep it raw for those health benefits!! And I love your recipe mama <3 miss eating ice cream with you!

  8. I’m all about the simple healthy summer desserts, and this ice cream sounds so good. I’ve never thought of using gelatin this way!

    Also – i absolutely love how light and airy your page is looking – so pretty <3

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