Unfried ice cream balls stacked on a plate

Healthy Vegan Churro "Unfried" Ice Cream

Taking deep fried, full of unhealthy fat, loaded with sugar dessert and turning it into a healthy vegan dream come true. "Unfried" ice cream at its best!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cinnamon ice cream, healthy ice cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
chilling time (approx) 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 66 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1 cup Cinnamon & Sugar Flavored SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds see note
  • 2 cups non dairy vanilla flavored ice cream
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon optional for added churro flavor plus extra to garnish
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  1. Grind pumpkin seeds and cinnamon in a food processor, be careful to blend only until chunky and not to overblend into a fine powder. The crispness of the seeds remains if the pieces are not too fine. Place on a plate or shallow dish.
  2. Using a melon ball scooper, carefully roll out small balls of frozen ice cream. You can also shape with your hands. After each ball is rolled out, place in the dish that has ground coating and cover the entire ball with coating. Use a spoon to pour coating on to make it easier. You can also roll the ball around with your fingers and shape it.
  3. Carefully use the spoon to pick up the coated ice cream ball and place on another plate and store in freezer while continuing to make each ball. It worked best to do this all very quickly. If ice cream begins to soften, place back in freezer and allow to get frozen again.
  4. Allow balls to freeze completely before serving. Add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon as garnish.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vegan Churro "Unfried" Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.