the blog


Are you feeling undervalued, triggered easily, or just need a serious boost of self-esteem?


Vegan Turtle Pecan Ice Cream

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

Imagine a sweet & salty dairy free vanilla ice cream swirled with a caramel sauce, loaded with pecans, and chocolate chunks.

I don't know about you, but that is speaking my taste buds language.

For some reason, whenever I think of turtle sundaes I think of moms. Maybe it is because my mom only got these at ice cream shops as a kid? We are gonna go with YES.

Anywho if you are looking for an easy vegan dessert, look no further because this recipe is made from:

  • Coconut Milk

  • Caramel

  • Chocolate Chips

  • Pecans

Super easy right? Right. Without further ado, let's do this!

Sometimes you just gotta allow yourself to indulge in the little things in life.⠀ ⠀ Whether that is buying yourself something a lil extra at the store, watching reality tv, or simply having a few scoops of a rich, creamy turtle ice cream. ⠀ I used to think indulging was bad. I was living in a Scared Straight reality and my biggest fear was lack / not enough.⠀ ⠀ What I have found is that indulgence is really about finding what makes you happy and creating a 𝒷𝒶𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒. ⠀ ⠀ So go ahead and indulge in the sweeter things in life every now and then.

This Dairy-Free Turtle Ice Cream recipe is:

  • Easy

  • Tasty

  • Rich

  • Creamy⠀

Seriously, who wouldn't enjoy the taste of a rich creamy vanilla ice cream swirled with a caramel sauce, pecans, and chocolate chunks.

Some Final Thoughts & Tips:

  • FOR SENSITIVE STOMACHS: If you are like me and have a sensitive stomach, please use coconut milk that is 1. Organic 2. Contains NO Guar Gum. Not only that, it tastes better and has a WAY better consistency. P.S. Target has an affordable Organic Coconut Milk that contains no guar gum --> Where I live, it is only $1.69. #mymindisblown

  • On Freezing: Store your ice cream on a flat, even surface in your freezer so they don’t get lopsided and strange looking. You can get away with enjoying these tasty treats in as little as 3 hours for a more mousse-like texture, but if you can leave them in the freezer longer or overnight too!

Like this recipe? Make sure to check out these Chocolate Dipped S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches, Orange Dreamsicles and this Watermelon Raspberry Popsicles!

If you try out this recipe make sure to let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #underthewillow on Instagram or Facebook. I love seeing your creations!

Want to save this recipe for later? Pin it on Pinterest!



I empower women to step into their authenticity + worth with tasty vegan recipes & spiritual healing!


  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Facebook - Black Circle

A Few of My

Favorite Things


Elizabeth Shelton creates self-development tools to help people reach their greatest potential. All while making tasty plant-based recipes that are mainly GF, are easy & can be made in 30 minutes. She aims to help 

people create meaningful lives through a holistic, healthy, and balanced life.

  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Facebook - Black Circle


Get Around

hey there!

I am 22, Milwaukee-born, Vegan Recipe Developer & Spiritual Mentor with a purpose to help people live their most abundant, holistic, & balanced lives through spiritual healing techniques and delicious plant-based foods. 


guided breathwork

  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Facebook - Black Circle