4 Easy Low Fat Vegan Gelato Recipes (Gluten-free)

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Why I Created This Recipe

Since I have been spending more time at home and the weather is getting warmer here, I am experimenting with lots of vegan ice cream recipes. ๐ŸฆMoreover, I notice that you guys seem to love my ice cream recipes, especially the Blueberry one. So, I decided to include 4 of my recent favorite vegan gelato recipes that happen to be gluten-free and low in fat.

vegan vanilla maple gelato

Caving In To Ice Cream Machine

I know I mentioned in previous blog posts that I was not fancy of buying an ice cream machine. True, there are a lot of no-churn vegan ice cream recipes out there. However, those recipes seem to turn icy once you freeze them for too long. Most importantly, a “gelato” consistency can in no way be created using those no-churn methods as there has to be as little ice crystal as possible.

vegan chocolate gelato

Luckily, after doing some extensive research, I found an ice cream maker that fits all my requirements. Tiny and affordable. This KAI Ice Cream Maker is from Japan. It is tiny which is perfect as my freezer is not big enough to accommodate a huge bowl from the maker. At first, I was a bit skeptical as the maximum capacity is only 300ml. However, considering its tiny size and it was offered at a special price (only $15 USD), I decided to give it a try. And I am completely amazed by how well this ice cream machine make ice cream with the real gelato consistency.

vegan coffee gelato

4 Simple Low Fat Vegan Gelato Recipes – Something For Everyone!

For merely under a week of acquiring this new piece of kitchen appliance (or toy ๐Ÿ˜), I have already tested 4 vegan gelato recipes, and each one works perfectly at my first trial! ๐ŸฅณAll recipes are low in fat and coconut-free. So you are like me who is sick of eating vegan ice cream with coconut flavor, you are in luck! ๐Ÿคฉ

Here I created 4 different flavors – Maple Vanilla, Chocolate, Mango and Coffee. I also included some fillings suggestions that you can throw in to make them extra fancy! ๐Ÿ˜‹Whether you prefer classic flavors like vanilla or chocolate, or fancy flavors such as coffee and mango, you will be able to find something to suit your taste! ๐Ÿ˜˜

The Creamiest Vegan Gelato

The creaminess of gelato comes from the fat content from dairy milk. So by now you might be wondering, how can you make low fat gelato that tastes good? ๐Ÿค”The secret ingredient is OAT! In order to create a thick and creamy texture, you just need to simmer some oats in plant milk until they are super soft. Blend the mixture with the flavors you are making. Wait until the mixture is completely cool. Then, place it in an ice cream maker. And voila! You made yourself the creamiest vegan gelato ever exist! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

vegan coffee gelato

4 Easy Low Fat Vegan Gelato

Recipe by Angie @ The Floral VeganCourse: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servingsservings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • Maple Vanilla Gelato
  • 1.5 cup plant milk (here I used hazelnut milk)

  • 2 Tbsp oats (gluten-free if needed)

  • 1/2 cup cashews (soaked overnight)

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Chocolate Gelato
  • 1.5 cup plant milk (here I used hazelnut milk)

  • 2 Tbsp oats (gluten-free if needed)

  • 3-4 medjool dates

  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar

  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder

  • 1 tsp ground coffee (I used decaf coffee)

  • 60g dark chocolate

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Coffee Gelato
  • 1.5 cup vegan creamer (here I used hazelnut creamer)

  • 1/2 cup cashews (soaked overnight)

  • 5 medjool dates

  • 2 Tbsp ground coffee (I used decaf coffee)

  • 1 tsp cacao powder

  • 1 Tbsp hazelnut butter (or substitute with cashew butter)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • Pinch of salt

  • Mango Gelato
  • 1.5 cup mango flesh

  • 1/3 cup vegan creamer (here I used hazelnut creamer)

  • 2-3 medjool dates

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Maple Vanilla Gelato
  • The day before you make this recipe, freeze the ice cream machine bowl in the freezer.
  • In a small saucepan, bring 1.5 cup plant milk and 2 Tbsp oats to a boil, turn to low heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until the oats become super soft and the mixture thickens.
  • Let the mixture cool for a bit. Place it in a high-speed blender, together with all other ingredients and process until the mixture is super smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a container and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours (or even overnight) until completely chilled.
  • After the mixture is chilled, transfer to the ice cream maker and churn until it thickens (mine took 15-20 minutes).ย Freeze for 3-4 hours until it hardens enough to create scoops.
  • Chocolate Gelato
  • The day before you make this recipe, freeze the ice cream machine bowl in the freezer.
  • In a small saucepan, bring 1.5 cup plant milk and 2 Tbsp oats to a boil, turn to low heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until the oats become super soft and the mixture thickens.
  • Let the mixture cool for a bit. Place it in a high-speed blender, together with all other ingredients and process until the mixture is super smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a container and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours (or even overnight) until completely chilled.
  • After the mixture is chilled, transfer to the ice cream maker and churn until it thickens (mine took 15-20 minutes).ย Freeze for 3-4 hours until it hardens enough to create scoops.
  • Coffee Gelato
  • The day before you make this recipe, freeze the ice cream machine bowl in the freezer.
  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until the mixture is super smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a container and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours (or even overnight) until completely chilled.
  • After the mixture is chilled, transfer to the ice cream maker and churn until it thickens (mine took 15-20 minutes).ย Freeze for 3-4 hours until it hardens enough to create scoops.
  • Mango Gelato
  • The day before you make this recipe, freeze the ice cream machine bowl in the freezer.
  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until the mixture is super smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a container and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours (or even overnight) until completely chilled.
  • After the mixture is chilled, transfer to the ice cream maker and churn until it thickens (mine took 15-20 minutes).ย Freeze for 3-4 hours until it hardens enough to create scoops.
 

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