Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, AIP, Refined Sugar-Free}

Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, AIP, Refined Sugar-Free}

{Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free}

Roasted balsamic strawberries and I have a very special relationship. We’re sort of inseparable in the summer. And basil? He’s a great friend too… ;) I’ve previously shared a recipe for a balsamic strawberry vegan yogurt on the blog, but this dairy-free ice cream is another favorite around here.

Homemade ice cream is one of the best desserts ever — sooo much better than most of the thousand ingredient-laden commercial dairy-free ice creams and it’s actually one of the easiest desserts to adapt for a dairy-free diet, and this no-fuss version is hard to mess up. As for the flavor, strawberries and basil may seem strange to some, but it’s actually a really incredible flavor combination. Make that balsamic strawberries, and it only gets better ;).

Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, AIP, Refined Sugar-Free}
Prep time
Ready In
Makes: 4 servings
  • 1 batch roasted balsamic strawberries {see recipe here}
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk {chilled overnight}
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 handfuls fresh basil leaves
  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Pour into your ice cream maker bowl and make according to your machine's instructions. Place in the freezer for a few hours to firm up if you like. Or alternatively pour into a freezer safe container and allow it to freeze naturally, stirring it every 30 minutes of so for the first few hours.

Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, AIP, Refined Sugar-Free}

Now your turn to share: have you ever tried basil in a dessert? Favorite pairing?


xo Audrey

P.S. For more dairy-free ice cream recipes, check out my instagram or facebook page — new ice cream recipes daily!


This Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Dairy-Free Ice Cream recipe is shared with Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Let’s Get Real Friday Party, Real Food Wednesday, #glutenfreefridays, Natural Family Friday, Eating Inside the Box, Sweet and Savoury Sunday, Fat Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, and Natural Living Monday.

** A big thanks to Louise @ Ancestral Chef , to Adrienne @ Whole New Mom, to Alex & Sarah @ The Primitive Palate, and to Laura @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry for featuring this recipe.



  1. vegelove99 says

    Hi, I have made this twice now and adore it, thank you

    • Audrey says

      Thanks so much. So glad to hear you liked it! :)

    • Audrey says

      Thanks so much, Melissa!

    • Audrey says

      Hi Miachel — thanks very much! It is a really simple recipe that’s become a winner around here :)

      On a separate note, I tried leaving a comment on your site but it kept giving me an error message for some reason, so just wanted to say that your asparagus tart is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for another idea of what to do with all the wild asparagus growing around here :)

    • Audrey says

      Sure thing :) See you on there!

  2. says

    That looks so smooth and creamy, yum! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

    • Audrey says

      Thanks for stopping by, Laura! So glad you like the recipe :) Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

    • Audrey says

      Yay — you’ll love it!

      You know, the bowl stack is a funny thing. I was having such a hard time taking a photo of this ice cream {this is one of my first recipes and the camera was still a bit of a foreign entity ;) } I think I was just trying too hard and it wasn’t working out so decided to give up and just not even share the recipe. But it was so delicious I felt like I should give it another go, so I went back into my pantry and pulled out this stack of bowls and was like “hey, why not?” and it worked out alright all around ;)

  3. says

    Berries and balsamic in oven as we speak. When using the berries in the ice cream recipe do you use the extra balsamic that the berries baked or leave it out?

    • Audrey says

      Hi Wendi — I do use the sauce as well — it tastes great on ice cream.


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