Desserts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin Ice Cream

Cooking method:

Food Processor
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 1h 5 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Roasted Pumpkin Ice Cream

This Roasted Pumpkin Ice Cream is sweet, creamy, and gently spiced like a pumpkin pie. Suitable for vegans and those following a Paleo diet.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts


For the roasted pumpkin

  • 465g pumpkin (soaked in cold water overnight)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp ground sweet cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch sea salt

For the ice cream base

  • 60g cashews (soaked in cold water overnight)
  • 400ml full fat coconut milk (preferably no gums/additives)
  • 90ml cold water
  • 80g agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground sweet cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Generous pinch sea salt

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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C then start preparing the ingredients for the roasted pumpkin. Mix together the pumpkin, melted coconut oil, spices, and sea salt in a large bowl until evenly coated. Place into the oven and roast for 40 mins, stirring halfway. Once cooked remove and place to one side to cool

  • Step 2

    Drain and rinse the cashews thoroughly. Add to the Ninja pitcher along with the remaining ingredients. Run the MAX BLEND programme twice, scraping down the sides with a silicone spatula between blends

  • Step 3

    Place into a medium sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan and place onto a low to medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer, whisking periodically until thickened. This will take 20 to 30 minutes. Leave to cool for 5 minutes

  • Step 4

    Add the cooled roasted pumpkin, along with the ice cream base, to the Ninja Pitcher then run the MAX BLEND programme and blend until smooth. Transfer to a suitable sized bowl then cover with cling film and leave to cool completely

  • Step 5

    Add to your ice cream maker and churn as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve with toasted chopped pecans and enjoy!