Roasted Plum Ice Cream in the Ninja Creami is bursting with creamy summer flavor. Roasting fruit intensifies both its color and flavor and makes this batch of plant-based ice cream delicious and beautiful! This is another easy vegan recipe that uses commonly found ingredients.
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Roasted Plums are Full of Flavor!
Plums are in season and can be found in local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Any summer fruit is so tasty and perfect for fresh eating, making jam, and roasting to put in salads or on sandwiches. One of my favorite ways to use summer fruits is this recipe … roasted and into delectable plant-based ice cream.
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Ingredients in Roasted Plum Ice Cream
This ingredient list for this recipe is short and sweet. Mostly plant-based, this is low on sugar and uses maple syrup to replace much of the sugar. The maple syrup adds a lovely layer of flavor, too.
Plums: Plums are in season for most of the summer. They’re juicy, delicious, and full of antioxidants, especially in their vibrantly colorful skin. Choose mostly firm slightly softening fruits without blemishes.
Oat Milk: This is a delicious, mild, plant-based milk that’s easy to make at home or just use one that’s available from the store. If you don’t have oat milk just use the plant-based milk you have on hand.
Vegan Yogurt: I added just a bit of vegan yogurt and it makes this even creamier and more flavorful. I used silk brand sweetened vanilla, because that just happened to be what I had on hand. Use with you have!
Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, and Stevia: I’ve used a few different sweeteners here. Just a bit of brown sugar adds a lot of sweetness and also a bit more depth of flavor. The maple syrup is available year-round and is so sweet and tasty. I add a bit of stevia just to up the sweetness factor. You might not need to do this. Few people have as big a sweet tooth as I do. But if you do, just add stevia to taste. The brown sugar and the maple syrup can be omitted if you’d like to keep this refined sugar free.
Lemon Juice: A little spritz of lemon juice brings out the best in fruit (and berries, too).
Cinnamon: There is just a tiny pinch of cinnamon here.
How to Roast Fruit
Roasting fruit is easy. A little bit of the technique will depend on the fruit, but with these plums, I simply cut each one into about eight pieces. I tossed them with a few tablespoons of brown sugar, a tablespoon of maple syrup, and a small dash of cinnamon and then put them in the air fryer at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes. When they’re done they’ll be a little sticky, much of the moisture will have been reduced, and they will have begun to brown slightly. They’ll basically be caramelized, which makes them even sweeter than the fresh plums.
- 2 cups sliced fresh plums (can be red or yellow inside)
- pinch cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup (plus 1 tablespoon for roasting)
- 3/4 cup plant-based milk
- 1/4 cup vegan yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- stevia, to taste
- Slice the plums and toss them with some brown sugar, about a tablespoon of maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon. Spread out in an air-fryer and air fry for about 10 to 13 minutes at 375 degrees F, until the fruit has reduced and begun to brown.
- Let the plums cool, set aside a few tablespoons for topping, if desired, and store in a covered container in the fridge.
- Place the remaining roasted plums and the rest of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and puree until very smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container up to the fill line (and no more!). Put in the freezer for at least 24 hours or overnight, until the mixture has frozen solid.
- Take the frozen pint out of the freezer and let stand at room temperature for about 5 to 10 minutes then process in the Creami on the ice cream setting. Check the result and, if it's powdery or crumbly simply respin it.
- Serve with the reserved roasted plums and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 52gProtein: 6g
Hello! I’m Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.