Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream (No Churn!) + VIDEO

Pumpkin puree and warm aromatic spices are blended together and mixed with crushed graham crackers and pecans to make a vegan pumpkin ice cream that is truly out of this world. Best of all, no fancy ice cream maker required!

ice cream scoop in vegan pumpkin ice cream topped with graham crackers and pecans

Who says ice cream isn’t for Fall? Because I really think ice cream is a dessert that exists all year round.

Vegan ice cream aka nice cream is a dessert staple in my house.

I’m a massive fan of nice cream (and really just all ice cream in general). From chunky monkey to strawberry, and even s’mores nice cream, I’m all about it!

This vegan pumpkin ice cream recipe is one of my favorite desserts and I’ll tell you why:

  • Easy to make
  • Only requires a handful of ingredients (8 to be exact!)
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Quick to make
  • Packed with pumpkin spice flavors!

ingredients for vegan pumpkin ice cream

Ingredients for vegan pumpkin ice cream

The base is made from canned coconut milk and frozen bananas. From there we add pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin, maple syrup, and spices. Mix in the graham cracker crumbs and pecans and we have ourselves a loaded ice cream, friends!

how to make vegan pumpkin ice cream

How to make vegan pumpkin ice cream

There’s a little bit of prep work before making this ice cream recipe. Place a can of coconut milk in the fridge. This separates the cream from the liquid and we only want the solid cream for this recipe.

Tip: Save the liquid from the can of coconut milk for a smoothie!

You’ll also want to put banana slices in the freezer. 

Tip: When I have bananas going bad, I slice ’em up and put them in the freezer for either nice cream or smoothies!

Okay, now that we got the “prep” work out of the way, let’s get into how to make some nice cream!

  1. Place solid coconut milk, bananas, pumpkin, maple syrup, and spices into a food processor. Blend until completely smooth
  2. Use a rubber spatula to transfer to a container (a loaf pan works great) and add graham crackers and pecans; reserving some for the top.
  3. Mix the ice cream well and top with remaining graham crackers and pecans.
  4. Place in the freezer to set (about 3 hours)

vegan pumpkin ice cream in cones with cinnamon and pecans

How to serve nice cream

Like traditional ice cream, nice cream is hard when taken out of the freezer. It takes longer to thaw since the fat content is lower! Let sit for 10-15 minutes until scoopable.

Eat it in a cone, a bowl, or right from the container – it’s your prerogative!

bowl of vegan pumpkin nice cream with pecans

This pumpkin ice cream is full of Fall flavors and makes the BEST quick and easy dessert! It’s great for a healthy sweet treat on hand and something everyone will enjoy. That is if they enjoy pumpkin. If not, there is something wrong with them!

hand holding cone of vegan pumpkin ice cream

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More Nice Cream Recipes:
Chunky Monkey Nice Cream
Vegan Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream
S’mores Nice Cream

bowl of vegan pumpkin nice cream with pecans

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

This vegan ice cream recipe is FULL of pumpkin spice flavors! So easy to make and completely dairy-free, this is the BEST Fall dessert recipe!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: healthy ice cream recipe, ice cream recipe without ice cream maker, pumpkin dessert recipe, vegan ice cream recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 4 bananas sliced and frozen
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup can substitute with agave or honey
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans divided
  • 1/2 cup crushed cinnamon graham crackers about two full graham crackers; divided


  • The day before: place can of coconut milk in fridge and banana slices in the freezer.
  • Remove can of coconut milk from fridge and open. Scoop out solid coconut milk from the top and put in a food processor or blender.
  • Add frozen bananas, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and spices.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spoon into a container such as a loaf pan. Mix in pecans and crushed graham crackers, reserving some for the top.
  • Top with remaining pecans and graham crackers. Place in the freezer to harden (about 3 hours). To serve, remove from freezer and let thaw 10-15 minutes until it's scoopable!



Make sure to put the can of coconut milk in the fridge and banana slices in the freezer in advanced! Preferably the day before.


Serving: 1serving (1/6 recipe) | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.2g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 8.6g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 18.3g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg

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18 thoughts on “Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream (No Churn!) + VIDEO”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made no churn ice cream before but it was made with heavy cream so I was wondering how this would be made vegan. I love the idea of using bananas for it! And perfect for Fall. Genius. And hello way less guilty when enjoying.

  2. 5 stars
    Pumpkin ice cream is one of my favorite flavors that I look forward to every year. Now I don’t have to wait because I can make it all year long with your vegan pumpkin ice cream recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I am so excited that fall is here and I can drag all my autumn spices out of the spice cabinet. This ice cream is making my mouth water. What a clever idea to make it vegan. I have all the ingredients, I’m making the recipe this weekend.

  4. 5 stars
    I would never in a million years have thought to use pumpkin puree for ice cream…but combined with the graham crackers and pecans it works so well! Yummy

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!! In LA we take a month or two to really experience fall, so having an ice cream to enjoy fall flavors under summer temps is the way to go hahaha thank you for this recipe!!


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