Vegan walnut ice cream with caramelized nuts

Vegan walnut ice cream with caramelized walnuts
Vegan walnut ice cream with caramelized walnuts

In my opinion, you can eat walnut ice cream all the time. Be it on hot days or snuggled up on the couch in winter. The round taste and the sweet, crunchy nuts are a great combination and simply convey a Feeling good.

Vegan walnut ice cream is based on Almond milk and provides a real alternative to the traditional recipes. So if you are lactose intolerant or on a vegan diet, give this recipe a try.

You ever wonder what the Taste of walnut ice cream so unmistakable does? It's not the nuts, it's the Maple syrup. Without maple syrup, a walnut ice cream does not taste the way it usually does and no matter how many nuts there are in it.

If you are looking for a classic walnut ice cream recipe you will also find on my blog.

ingredients vegan walnut ice cream

For 4 portions

alternatively: Replace dextrose and glucose with 70g banana

Preparation vegan walnut ice cream

  • Bring the almond milk, almond paste, 80 g of maple syrup and the scraped vanilla pulp to the boil in a saucepan and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring.
  • Turn off the stove and stir in salt, dextrose, glucose, inulin and guar gum with a whisk.
  • Allow the ice cream mixture to cool. If necessary, leave to infuse overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Chop the walnuts and roast them in a pan without fat. Pour the remaining maple syrup over it and let it caramelise until the nuts are covered by a layer. Alternatively, the nuts can also be covered with Caramelized sugar will be.
Carefully roast the walnuts in a pan and finally pour the remaining maple syrup over them.
Carefully roast the walnuts in a pan and finally pour the remaining maple syrup over them.

The ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes depending on the model. Switch on the stirrer and add the ice cream mass (duration approx. 30 minutes). Add the caramelised walnuts shortly before the end. Before eating, let them thaw in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Alternative the ice in the freezer freeze and mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total time about 4 hours). Before serving, let thaw in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and mix well with a stand mixer on low speed. Then add the caramelized walnuts first.

If you want it a little sweeter, you can pour maple syrup over your vegan walnut ice cream.
If you want it a little sweeter, you can pour maple syrup over your vegan walnut ice cream.

Alternative with banana

If you don't want to use dextrose and glucose, you can use very ripe banana replace. She should definitely have brown spots already, so that she is sufficiently sweet. The banana after cool down together with the milk-maple syrup mixture in a stand mixer or blender puree.

You must be aware that a light banana flavour will always be present and that the ice crystals in this variant are significantly larger.

The alternative with banana leads to a somewhat coarser walnut ice cream, which is also darker in colour.
The alternative with banana leads to a somewhat coarser walnut ice cream, which is also darker in colour.

Tips for vegan walnut ice cream

  • Maple syrup is the concentrated juice of the sugar maple and is produced mainly in Canada. The juice is collected and then strongly boiled down to produce the syrup. There are very different qualities of Maple syrup* and here applies: the lighter the better and milder is the syrup. In Europe, you can usually get syrup of the highest grade ("Grade A") in supermarkets or online.
  • Be aware that maple syrup is strictly speaking Mixture of different sugars is. In other words, just because it is obtained from a tree does not mean it is healthy.
  • Walnuts should dark and chilly be stored. It is best to buy unpeeled nuts and only crack them when you want to process them further.
  • If you want to use the Make your own almond milk you can soak 100 g of almonds with 500 ml of water for 12 hours, rinse the almonds and mix with 500 ml of fresh water in a high performance mixer. Filter the almond milk through a straining cloth or nut cloth and collect it.
  • The Inulin leads to a better consistency of the ice cream and is found, for example, in chicory or Jerusalem artichoke. It is therefore a natural substance that is said to have positive nutritional properties. You can buy inulin in organic supermarkets or on the Internet. In the meantime I have a Explanation of each ingredient and where to get them can be written.

More vegan ice cream recipes such as Chocolate ice cream, Golden milk ice cream or Stracciatella ice cream from oat milk can also be found on my blog.

If you like Milk ice cream varieties With nuts eat, then I can also give you my Chocolate nut ice cream with Ferrero kisses (Bacio ice cream), my Bee sting ice cream with caramelized almonds or Cashew ice cream with vanilla recommend.


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8 comments

  1. I love walnut ice cream! And I'm really happy that now (since the ice cream parlour in the village is closing soon) I can make my own without an ice cream machine :) Then also vegan 🙂 Thank you very much for the great recipe and the nice report with lots of unexpected but very interesting additional information!

    1. Hello, Sven,

      I also have a really great recipe for a non-vegan walnut ice cream. I hope to post the recipe soon. So check back soon.

      Kind regards

    1. Hello Jürgen,

      Thank you very much for the praise. I'm always very happy about that 🙂 .
      A non-vegan recipe is in the works right now. I'll link it as soon as I have it ready.

      Very dear greetings

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