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Raw Ice Cream Cake

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Ice Cream Cake
  • Cuisine: Plant Based


This vegan ice cream cake recipe is so rich and delicious, all while being dairy-free. It’s seriously the best vegan ice cream cake you’ll taste!



  • Base:
  • 1 cup dates – soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 2/3 cup almonds
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Top Layers:
  • Base of the layers:
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes
  • 2 cups coconut meat
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of vanilla
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • 3 tbsp Cacao
  • 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips – melted with 1 tbsp coconut milk


  1. Over night prep for Ice Cream:
  2. Put your Ice Cream Maker Insert into the freezer overnight.
  3. Next Day:
  4. Set aside an 8×8 baking tray, and line it with parchment paper.
  5. The Base:
  6. Into a food processor add your dates, and pulse for 10 seconds.
  7. Add the rest of your ingredients into your food processor. Blend for 10 seconds, or until your mixture ends up in one big lump in the processor.
  8. Transfer your base from the processor into your 8×8 tray, and pat down evenly. Put in the freezer to set!
  9. Ice Cream – the base of the mixture:
  10. Into a blender add your cashews, macadamia nuts, coconut meat, coconut water, coconut nectar, salt and vanilla. Blend till smooth.
  11. Add the coconut oil, and blend till smooth.
  12. Plug in your ice cream maker and let it work for around 20 minutes, or until firm and ready!
  13. If you do not have an ice cream maker then put your mixture into a bowl, and put into the freezer. Stir every 30 minute for around 3-4 hours before it is ready!
  14. Once your Ice Cream is ready split it into two different bowls. Into one bowl add your Cacao, and Chocolate.
  15. Put one of these flavours on top of the Base layer, and then freeze for around 10 minutes.
  16. Put your other flavour into the freezer until it is time to add your last layer.
  17. Once 10 minutes has passed you can add your last layer, and let it sit in the freezer for at least two hours before serving!
  18. You can serve up as a cake, as bars, or as squares! The possibilities are endless.
  19. I would like to thank @imlauramiller for Ice Cream Base Inspiration, you are truly an amazing woman!
  20. Note: 3-4 hours of cook time are inactive hours