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Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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This dairy free chocolate ice cream recipe is easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. It’s scoopable versus those really hard homemade ice cream recipes and it’s not made with bananas!

You’ll be amazed at how rich and creamy this ice cream is, despite being dairy free. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try!

I hope you love it as much as I do.

If you make a lot of dairy free recipes you’ll notice coconut milk is used a lot. Sometimes I get tired of the coconut taste. I use a secret weapon to help cover up the coconut taste.I’ll share it with you… it’s raw apple cider vinegar.

Scoops of dairy free chocolate ice cream in a tea cup.

Tools needed

For this recipe you will need:

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this Paleo chocolate ice cream.

How to Make Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Step 1: Melt the ingredients. Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and turn the heat to medium. Continuously whisk until the chocolate chips melt and the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step 2: Turn it into ice cream. Turn on your ice cream machine and pour in the ingredients.

Step 3: Place it in the freezer. When the ice cream is finished churning (it will resemble ice cream at this point), scoop it into a container and store it in the freezer, or consume it immediately.

Note: To make coconut cream, place a can of coconut milk in your fridge. The next day, scoop out the cream that has risen to the top, and you have coconut cream.

I have always found this ice cream to be scoopable right out of the freezer but if you find it is too hard allow about 10 minutes for it to thaw before scooping it out.

Equipment note: This recipe uses an ice cream maker. Follow your ice cream maker’s directions and place your ice cream container in the freezer 24 hours beforehand. If you do not have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into an ice cream tray, and then when the ice cubes are frozen place them in a blender and blend until smooth.

What brand of coconut milk should I use?

You can use any brand of coconut milk to make dairy free ice cream as long as it is full fat. I prefer the Aroy-D Full Fat Coconut Milk.

Can I use a different milk alternative?

I use full fat coconut milk because it’s creamy enough to make amazing ice cream. You cannot use other milk alternatives because they are not high fat enough.

You could use soaked and blended cashews instead of coconut milk.

You can easily make this ice cream keto by using erythritol chocolate chips or another sugar free chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips.

This ice cream is vegan as long as you use dairy free chocolate chips.

More Dairy Free Frozen Treats

If you love snacks, here are more Paleo desserts and Paleo snacks! Make sure to check out my huge collection of gluten free dinner recipes.

If you loved this recipe, I would be really grateful if you can rate the recipe card and share any photos you took on Instagram using #ditchthewheat and tag me in your post or story.

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 1 pint

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream is rich and indulgent in flavor. It's made with coconut cream, chocolate chips, and palm shortening. It's scoopable versus those really hard homemade ice cream recipes and it's not made with bananas!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut cream (see note)
  • 2/3 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips or use sugar-free chocolate chips to make keto friendly
  • 2/3 cup palm shortening
  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and turn the heat to medium.
    2. Continuously whisk until the chocolate chips melt and the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
    3. Turn on your ice cream maker and pour in the ingredients.
    4. When the ice cream is finished churning (it will resemble ice cream at this point), scoop it into a container and store it in the freezer, or consume immediately.

Notes

To make coconut cream, place a can of coconut milk in your fridge. The next day, scoop out the cream that has risen to the top, and you have coconut cream.

I have always found this ice cream to be scoopable right out of the freezer but if you find it is too hard allow about 10 minutes for it to thaw before scooping it out.

Equipment note: This recipe uses an ice cream maker. Follow your ice cream maker’s directions and place your ice cream container in the freezer 24 hours beforehand.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 748Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 41gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 54gProtein: 2g

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

Gluten Free Resources

Do you need help with gluten free meals?
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What gluten free snacks can I eat?
Lots! I have a ton of practical gluten free snack recipes in my cookbook.
How can I eat dessert on a gluten free diet?
You can 100% eat dessert while eating gluten free. Try my dessert cookbook for easy gluten free dessert recipes.
How do I know what is gluten free and what isn’t?
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