Yup. We get to enjoy the most popular seasonal Starbucks beverage of all time, in ice cream form. A vegan version at that. Oh! AND no-churn so you don't need to cry any tears, as there is no ice cream maker needed! Are you as excited about it as I am? I can't even begin to describe how luscious and ultra creamy this ice cream is. It seriously might be my favorite all-time ice cream I've made. But, I'm a HUGE spice lover, so this is right up my alley. It's the kind of ice cream that you keep going back to the freezer and sneaking bites.
And before anybody starts pointing out the fat or calorie content of this, yes, it's fattening! It is ice cream folks and I'm not into ice cream tasting like diet food. I want it to be rich and creamy. If this isn't your thing, fine, just exit the stage left. If you are avoiding it, totally understood. 🙂 I am not though, and it's still a billion times better than dairy. OR, if you are big nice cream (banana ice cream) fan, then check out my pal, Natalie at Feasting on Fruit and her amazing Pumpkin Pie Nice Cream! It's beautiful.
Don't let the dairy-free, vegan, oil-free terms fool you, this ice cream is RICH, decadent, ridiculously creamy and TO DIE FOR. It was even amazing straight out of the blender, while warm. Hubby gave it the thumbs up after the taste test out of the blender. That is how I knew it would freeze up amazing. If you have an ice cream maker, then by all means, use it. It will be even better and creamier.
Now, it wouldn't be a Pumpkin Spice Latte without the traditional whipped cream on top, now would it? I used So Delicious CocoWhip and it is simply incredible. A bit too sweet for my taste, but just a little is needed.
STARBUCKS PUMPKIN SPICE ICE CREAM
Now, to complete this in full Starbucks fashion, I then topped it with my homemade Vegan Pumpkin Spice Sauce. Guys, this ice cream is amazing, buttttt adding the whip cream and pumpkin spice sauce made it seriously, incredible. That sauce. That sauce! It only takes about 10 minutes to make and it is out of this world.
I actually first tested a version of this ice cream last fall, but never perfected it and then winter passed and I put it on hold until this year. So, here we are. Not only is it some dreamy creamy pumpkin ice cream, but you only need 8 ingredients! To create this, I took a jumping point from the ice cream base of my most popular ice cream recipe on the blog, Starbucks Copycat Mocha Ice Cream. That recipe is so, so popular with you all and for good reason, it is killer. It's actually probably a tie between that one and my 4 Ingredient Sweet Potato Chocolate Ice Cream (No churn also!).
After working on this shoot, everything all melted and while it didn't look as pretty anymore, omg, the taste. The texture and taste of all the melted whip cream mixed in with the super creamy ice cream and pumpkin spice syrup was pure perfection.
Now, this ice cream by itself is totally dreamy, for real. BUT, I really recommend the combo of the whipped cream and then my Pumpkin Spice Sauce, for full-on Starbucks mania. It was totally indescribable. It was one of the most delicious things I've ever had.
I hope you all love this really easy-to-make ice cream recipe! Be sure to leave me feedback below after you make it and share a pic on social media! Happy ice cream eating!
Before you run off to your kitchens, I wanted to briefly mention some exciting news! If you follow me on Facebook, then you are probably totally aware of the movie, Eating You Alive. There has been much excitement and anticipation about this movie. Well, it is finally being released in theaters now! This is a movie that I am in, along with pretty much all the top plant-based doctors like Dr. McDougall, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Greger, Dr. Campbell..the list goes on...even Samuel Jackson makes an appearance about the plant-based diet. It is sure to be life-changing for people. I am beyond honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to share my story and a little kitchen demo where I make my super popular Vegan Garlic Alfredo in my kitchen. I have not seen the movie yet, but will here in Houston on October 19th. I've heard from several readers already that have seen it and said it was beyond fantastic and so well done. One reader even said it was better than Forks Over Knives! If you are interested in seeing if there is a screening in your area and all that the movie is about, go to the Eating You Alive website or their Facebook page!
Ok, now you can go make your ice cream.
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