Salted Caramel Cashew Ice Cream (Vegan)

Calling all ice cream fans!  This Salted Caramel Cashew Ice Cream is a must make.  I think it is my new favorite.

Before making this recipe, my favorite was the cherry chocolate chip ice cream.  The best part about this ice cream is that is has zero added sugar.


salted caramel cashew ice cream


That’s right.  You heard me correct.  This healthier ice cream recipe is sweetened only with dates!  The dates make up the caramel portion of this recipe.

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Cashew Caramel Squares (Vegan and Paleo)

Cashew Caramel Squares.  OMG, you guys!  I just made the most epic treat.  Initially, I was trying to make a cashew brittle, but the end product was more of a caramel-like texture.

The taste was out of this world delicious!  The best part?  You only need 4 simple ingredients!  If you like desserts with small ingredient lists, you may also like this post.


Cashew Caramel Squares - My Whole Food Life


This healthier holiday treat is vegan, gluten free and paleo approved!  It would be perfect for holiday parties or a cookie swap.

I do need to note, that if kept out of the fridge for too long, they do get quite soft, so these are best stored in the fridge.  I told Marcus to take them to work, but he didn’t want to share haha!

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Caramel Cashew Spread (Vegan)

I had some dates that were kind of getting dried out.  When that happens, I try and soak them to use them up asap.  That is how this Caramel Cashew Spread came about.

All you need is 2 ingredients to make it and it’s so delicious.  I can see it being used for so many things.

For example, a spread for pancakes or waffles, drizzle over ice cream, swirl some in overnight oats, or just eat it off the spoon!  You can even add some sea salt for a salted caramel taste!


Caramel Cashew Spread - My Whole Food Life

This healthy spread has zero added sugars.  It’s just sweetened with dates.

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Coconut Caramel Tartlets

You guys these coconut caramel tartlets are so good!  And super easy to make too!  If you have tried my Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups, then you know how yummy a caramel made with dates is.  These little tartlets are perfectly proportioned too.  Just a little bite of sweetness.

Coconut Caramel Tarts - My Whole Food Life

This tartlet recipe also makes a very small batch so you don’t have to worry about having too many sweets in your house at once. Very easy recipe as well.

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Pecan Caramel Ice Cream

I love making ice cream. It’s one of those things that looks hard until you try it.  This pecan and caramel ice cream might be one of the best ice creams I have ever made. This stuff is good… I really can’t say enough about this pecan caramel ice cream recipe.

pecan ice cream watermark

You are probably wondering how I made a vegan caramel.  Dates can make an incredible caramel if you just blend them with a little water.  I love that I can make a caramel with zero added sugar.  I also added very little sugar to the ice cream mixture itself.  This recipe is like my 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream.  Just a few simple ingredients is all you need.

Pecan Caramel Ice Cream

Pecan Caramel Ice Cream

Prep Time 20 min Serves 4-5 cups     adjust servings


    For the caramel

    For the ice cream


      For the caramel

      1. In a blender or food processor , blend up the ingredients for the caramel.
      2. Set aside.

      For the ice cream

      1. In the ice cream machine , add the ingredients for the ice cream, except the pecans and turn on the machine.
      2. After about 5 minutes, drizzle the caramel mixture into the ice cream bowl.
      3. When the ice cream looks like it’s almost done, add in the nuts.


      Recipe Notes

      The whole thing took about 15-20 minutes to make. I got about 4 1/2 cup servings out of my batch. Enjoy!