Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo)

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!)Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo) PrettyPies.com

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?

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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.)Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo) PrettyPies.com

5 ingredients

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! Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo) PrettyPies.com

More FLAVORS

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)

Silky smooth ice cream with rich chocolate flavor. Tastes like the REAL deal! You'd never guess there's no dairy or sugar!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 13.7 oz can coconut milk full fat *not lite*
  • heaping 1/3 cup natural almond butter I used unsalted
  • 2 1/2- 3 Tbs cacao powder to taste
  • 2 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp pure stevia powder to taste
  • Pinch of pink salt

Instructions

  • (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)
    Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo) PrettyPies.com
  • 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.
    Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo) PrettyPies.com
  • Pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn for about 10 minutes (or until thickened to soft serve consistency)
    Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo) PrettyPies.com
  • Transfer ice cream to a loaf pan of shallow dish and freeze 1 hour.
    Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo) PrettyPies.com
  • Thaw on the counter 5-10 minutes. ENJOY.

Notes

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through referral links in this post (at no additional cost to you).
What I used:
Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk click here (always buy FULL FAT. The low fat is watered down and will be icy) Buying in bulk on Amazon makes it cheaper 😉
Bulk Supplements Pure Stevia Powder click here - I love this brand because it's ONE ingredient and it does not have strong aftertaste or weird metallic taste. Just pure natural sweetness. Yum.
Homemade Almond Butter made by blending 2 cups dry roasted almonds for 5-10 min in a food processor until drippy.
Mexican Vanilla: click here Incredible flavor!
Pink Himalayan Salt click here
Nutrition: 229 cal, 20g fat, 6g carbs - 2g fiber = 4g net carbs, 6g protein (based on 5 servings, approximately 1/2 cup)
To store: Keep frozen. ***Due to lack of stabilizers/additives, the texture is BEST when freshly churned and frozen and enjoyed the same day it's made. If frozen solid, soften in the fridge.
Sweetener swap: You may use any dry powdered sweetener you like such as monkfruit (coconut sugar for non-keto) -- the equivalent of 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Always taste and adjust to your preferred sweetness. Liquid sweeteners are not recommended, as they usually make the mixture too icy.
Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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14 comments

  1. Angelic Rodgers says:

    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.

    • Emily says:

      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!

    • Emily says:

      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! 🙂

  2. Lauren says:

    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!

    • Emily says:

      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!

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