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.
Prep time doesn't include freezing the bowl to your ice cream maker 24 hours in advance.