No Churn California Prunes and Mint Ice Cream

California Prunes can be used in combination with so many different foods, and this California Prunes and mint ice cream from our ambassador Peter Sidwell is no exception. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, why not give this delicious vegan ice cream a try? The only question is: one scoop or two?

Makes: 4-6Prep Time: 20 mins + 3-4 hours' freezing time


  • 600ml oat milk or a plant-based alternative
  • 300g California Prunes
  • Handful of fresh mint
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 35g custard powder
  • 2tbsp water


  1. Add the milk, California Prunes, mint and vanilla to a pan and warm for 5-8 minutes. Be careful not to let the mixture boil.
  2. Mix the custard powder with the water, and add to the pan. Stir continuously on a medium heat until the mixture thickens.
  3. Carefully pour the mixture into a blender, and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

Serving suggestion:

  • Serve in a cone
  • Or how about putting a couple of scoops into a bowl and adding a couple of spoons full of the scrumptious chocolate and prune sauce from this recipe by Teresa Balzano:

However you choose to serve your ice cream, it’s satisfaction guaranteed with this recipe!


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.