Candy Cane Joe-Joe Vegan Ice Cream is a festive ice cream perfect for the holidays!
When I was shopping at Trader Joe’s last December, I came across an ice cream made with their candy cane joe-joes. Unfortunately the ice cream was dairy-based. After seeing this ice cream, I wanted to created a vegan version since Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joes are vegan-friendly. I wrote the recipe idea down in my planner and as soon as I spotted the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s at Trader Joe’s, I picked up a few boxes for the ice cream!
The ice cream base is really simple and easy to make. The base is just full-fat coconut milk, almond milk, sugar, pinch of salt, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract.
After the ice cream base has chilled, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker. I like to break the Candy Cane Joe-Joes into pieces before adding them into the ice cream. For this ice cream, I like to store it in the freezer before serving. This helps the ice cream to firm up. After transfer the ice cream to a storage container, I like to add some additional Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s on top!
With each bite, you’ll get a little bit of peppermint goodness from the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s!
This Candy Cane Joe-Joe Vegan Ice Cream is definitely a new family favorite! Be sure to pick up a few boxes of the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s the next time your at Trader Joe’s! They tend to sell out fast; and way before Christmas!
- 1 13.5 ounce Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- ½ Cup Cane Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp Peppermint Extract
- 8-10 Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's, broken up into pieces
- Freeze the bowl to your ice cream maker at least 24 hours before you intend to make the ice cream.
- Heat the coconut milk, almond milk, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until the sugar has dissolved. It should only take a few minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add the pinch of salt, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract.
- Pour into a large measuring cup or jar and refrigerator until cold.
- Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. In the last 5 minutes, add in the broken up candy cane joe-joe pieces.
- Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container. I like to use a loaf pan. I like to place a piece of parchment paper on top of the ice cream to keep it from getting freezer burnt.