Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream with Peppermint Magic Shell Topping

  • Author: Abby Bayatpour
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American


This homemade vegan vanilla ice cream with a peppermint hard shell makes for an easy, decadent dessert during the holidays.



For the ice cream:

  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk or coconut creme
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 vanilla beans (scraped)
  • pinch of xanthan gum (to prevent ice crystals from forming)

For the magic shell topping:

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract (more if stronger mint flavor is desired)


  1. For the ice cream: Whisk together all ingredients, place in bowl of pre-chilled ice cream maker and make according to manufacturer directions. Place in pan and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  2. For the topping: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine all ingredients. Microwave for 30-second increments until chocolate is completely melted. When serving, pour over ice cream and topping will harden.

Keywords: vegan vanilla ice cream, vegan ice cream