Silky smooth ice cream with rich chocolate flavor. Tastes like the REAL deal! You'd never guess there's no dairy or sugar (Keto/Low-Carb, Vegan AND Paleo approved!) Jump to Recipe
ICE ICE BABY
It's time for your weekly ice cream recipe!! And i'm SO EXCITED about this one! Who doesn't love a good CHOCOLATE recipe? It's a classic!
So far I've made Vanilla, Mint Chip and Reese's Blast ice cream flavors. And I have loved every single scrumptious spoonful.
Have you tried one yet? Which was your fav?
REAL ICE CREAM TASTE
I can't get over how much all of my dairy-free keto ice creams taste like "REAL" ice cream.. Like the kind that has 2 million grams of sugar (not to mention a thousand additives/thickeners/stabilizers/etc that you would never use in your own kitchen.)
NO DAIRY. Canned coconut milk makes the absolute perfect replacement. It's still just as creamy delicious. AND the almond butter in this recipe makes it even MORE creamy!
NO SUGAR. Pure stevia powder replaces the sugar in an amazing way! The kind I use does not have a weird metallic or strange aftertaste (just be sure you don't use too much. A little goes a looooong way 😉
My hubby is *not* low-carb and does *not* care for stevia, but he LOVED this ice cream just as much as I do! That's a win!
Smooth, creamy, chocolatey, rich and satisfying. WITHOUT the carbs, dairy and junk! It's actually made with healthy ingredients. It's just UNREAL.
GOOD FOR YOU. Chocolate ice cream- HEALTHY? Yes!! Raw cacao powder is packed full of health benefits! You can read about cacao here. I love that it's a natural mood booster. No wonder chocolate makes me happy, ha.
>ps Raw Cacao Powder is NOT the same as "100% Cacao" from Hershey's!
Look for one that specifically says raw/low-temp or organic, like this one I use. (See the difference in cacao vs cocoa.)
You only need 5 simple, real food ingredients (plus salt) a blender and an ice cream maker. Using an ice cream maker is key to getting the "realness" factor. Without it, the texture doesn't taste the same.
I absolutely love mine (and I'm obviously putting it to good work, haha!) It's so simple to use. Just throw in the mixture and let it go for about 10 minutes.
Enjoy it right away as soft serve (which reminds me of GELATO!! OMG I love gelato!)
OR transfer it to a shallow dish (I use a bread pan) and freeze it for about an hour until firm. Let it soften a few minutes, then you can scoop it like real deal chocolate ice cream!
I've got LOTS of chocolate ice cream variations I'm testing so stay tuned for those! 🙂 You can add in SO MANY different ingredients with chocolate-- the possibilities are endless. Which flavor do you want to see next?
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Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo)
- 1 13.7 oz can coconut milk - full fat *not lite*
- heaping ⅓ cup natural almond butter - I used unsalted
- 2 ½- 3 Tbs cacao powder - to taste
- 2 Tbs vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon pure stevia powder - to taste
- Pinch of pink salt
- (Remember to place ice cream bowl in freezer for 24 hours or until completely solid)
- Blend all ingredients in a small blender. Taste and adjust if needed (more stevia, cacao, or salt)
- Chill mixture. Place blender cup of ice cream mixture in the freezer for 1 hour prior to churning so it gets very cold, but not frozen.
- Pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn for about 10 minutes (or until thickened to soft serve consistency)
- Transfer ice cream to a loaf pan of shallow dish and freeze 1 hour.
- Thaw on the counter 5-10 minutes. ENJOY.
I just churned this with 1/2 t. liquid stevia and 1/2 vanilla 1/2 vodka. It looks beautiful texturally and the initial taste test tells me I'll make this again--and likely try the vanilla version. So happy to find a recipe that is low carb, vegan, and minimal ingredients! For anyone using liquid stevia, I think even cutting back to 1/4 t. might work here.
Yay! So glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing the liquid stevia conversion, too. That is helpful 🙂
Hope you like the vanilla too! I think the Reese's blast is my fav so far. A must try!
Can I swap coconut butter for Almond or nut butter? Would that still work? I’m doing the AIP and can’t have nuts.
Hmm, I don't think coconut butter would work quite right. It gets rock hard when chilled.
Can you have avocado? I think that would work great. Or maybe extra coconut cream. Or you could try just leaving out the nut butter.
Let me know if you try a sub and how it goes. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
I tried this recipe and it is amazing! I really really love it! Thank you so much!
Yay! You are welcome! So happy to hear you love it
Oh, and by the way, I did it without an ice cream maker… I do have one, but I did not use it this time. I put it in a container and stuck it in the Freezer for a bit, and when I pulled it out, to my amazement and enjoyment, it was really creamy, and had the texture of a mousse. Yum!
Wow, awesome! Good to know
Peppermint chocolate chip dairy free keto ice cream recipe please.
Here you go! 🙂 Use peppermint extract instead of mint extract: https://prettypies.com/recipe/mint-chip-ice-cream-dairy-free-keto/
Do you think using coconut cream instead of coconut milk would be ok?
Hmm it may be too thick to churn properly and create the right consistency. You could add a 1/4 cup plant milk or water to thin it out. Then adjust the mixture to taste. Hope that helps!
Oh wow! I was making my first batch of your ice cream (dairy free) then I went over to the Coffee one. But I forgot to tell you how grateful I am that you use just Stevia powder! I can’t use the other sweeteners and on the coffee wine, you gave the subs.
I'm so happy the ingredients work for you! I love that the stevia powder is just one ingredient with no additives:)
Hi Emily, I skipped blending the ingredients until now. I was so excited, I missed seeing that.
Can I use a mixer or food processer? I don't have a blender to use.
Sure! A food processor is great
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From the vanilla ice cream, I taste tested, it was delicious. I am so excited to make this. It’s a little bit more work than I’m used to, but it will be terrific. I can’t wait.
Chocolate Cherry Amaretto? I can't remember if it usually has cherry chunks in it or not, it's been too long since I've gotten to taste it. (And I close my eyes in the ice cream section of the store. 🙂 ). But, I for one would love cherry fragments in it-- whatever is the correct name of this ice cream combo. Thanks for asking!