Vegan Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

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Hola everyone! As promised, here is my vegan peppermint stick ice cream recipe. Actually, to me, it tasted more like a sorbet–I’m not sure if it’s because I used a new brand of coconut milk (that isn’t as rich) or if it’s because the peppermint flavor is so refreshing it cuts some of the richness or maybe it’s because I didn’t include silken tofu. Whatever the reason, I debated whether to call this a sorbet, an ice cream, or a sherbet. In the end, as you see, I went with ice cream, but I wanted to let you know that this is a light, almost effervescent ice cream and could also be a great palette cleanser between courses (in addition to a great, light dessert). I apologize for the lackluster photo, I forgot to take pictures of the final product all dolled up. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll be back early next week with pictures from my latest cooking class (holiday sides)! Toodles ๐Ÿ˜€

Vegan Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

(Printable Recipe)


1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk–chilled

2/3 cup soy milk–chilled

1/3 cup vanilla non-dairy creamer–chilled

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 – 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (to taste)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch salt

3-5 crushed candy canes (to taste)


*Blend all ingredients except candy canes until smooth. Chill 1 hour. Add to ice cream maker and run according to manufacturer’s instructions. In the last 2 minutes before removing the frozen ice cream, add in crushed candy canes and let the maker run until they are fully incorporated. Remove from maker and freeze until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DCโ€™s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantraโ€”love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. I think this would be refreshing and delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gotta love coconut milk. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great week. Now crossing my fingers that this comment takes.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Woohoo!! My comment took. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yummm! This looks delicious. I will take a bowl.
    I will send you an email, about what is happening right now.

  3. What a gorgeous and delish batch of ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Tiffany….I LOVE this photo of the ice cream still in the maker. All I need is a big spoon! I wonder if it has the texture of a gelato? No matter….I bet it is super refreshing! And so pretty! : )

  5. Pretty-pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. How festive and refreshing! Adore that the Peppermint Ice Cream is not another overly rich holiday dessert!

  7. HI,

    Nice ice creams good to see this i have to try,


  8. This would make a perfect X’mas dinner dessert!

  9. Tiffany, what a gorgeous Christmassy sh-orb-cream!!!

  10. this sounds like the perfect Christmas dessert! love it!!

  11. My kids will be way too excited if I mention “candy cane” is in the ice cream! Such a perfect holiday treats for children (and us adults hehee).

  12. Holy crap! This is like empamosa-level of awesomeness! Coconut milk…peppermint…CANDY CANES??? <3

  13. I know peppermint is traditionally considered a winter flavor but this would be equally refreshing during the summer. Great recipe!

  14. Thanks for the comments everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€