Before I became vegan, I LOVED ice cream.  I think it was my absolute favorite food !!!!!  Ice cream was by far the hardest thing for me to give up when I became vegan.  

So I searched and searched for vegan ice cream recipes.  Most just did not taste remotely like the real thing.  I finally came across 2 or 3 recipes that I combined and ended up with vegan ice cream that was SOOOOOO good - the closest I've had to real ice cream!!!

I actually have 2 ice cream makers; 1 that uses ice and 1 that doesn't.  I really like them both.  

The Hamilton Beach 68330R 4-Quart Automatic Ice-Cream Maker uses ice.  You can make a bigger batch of vicecreme, and I also think the vicecreme turns out "harder" than the other one.  At first I thought it would be a pain using one with the ice, but it really isn't.

The Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker does not use ice.  The vicecreme is softer than the other, but still comes out good.  The one thing I found is the bowl really needs to be kept in the freezer for about a week before using it.  There were times I only left it in the freezer a couple of days, and the vicecreme was REALLY soft.  The capacity is much smaller than the one that uses ice.

I'm going to call my recipes ViceCreme (Vegan Ice Cream) !!!

Ice Cream Maker ViceCreme (Vegan Ice Cream):


Banana Based ViceCreme (Vegan Ice Cream):