Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe made only with 3 ingredients and no added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Light, creamyΒ and full of chocolate, this 3 ingredient healthy chocolate ice cream is our family’s favourite that I have been making all winter long. Just been waiting for hot weather to hit our neck of the woods to share it with you.

I find this ice cream easier to make than a traditional dairy one, and I believe it is tastier and healthier. My kids absolutely LOVE ice cream and do not object a slight coconut-y flavour of coconut mango ice cream and vegan vanilla ice creamΒ I make.

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe made only with 3 ingredients and no added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

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I love using dates in this recipe because I love to think I’m eating a fruit while going for another spoonful of ice cream.Β Dates are so sweet (from fructose), you don’t need to add honey or maple syrup (sugar is sugar). Naturally occurring fructose has lower glycemic index than coconut palm sugar, honey or maple syrup.

Also “meaty” Medjool dates prevent ice cream from freezing into a solid ice rock. It takes 15 minutes to defrost any leftovers.

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe made only with 3 ingredients and no added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe made only with 3 ingredients and no added sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Then you turn on your ice cream machine,Β pour mixture into it and it takes about 45 – 60 minutes, depending on your machine and room temperature. And do not forget to freeze your ice cream machine bowl. I always keep mine in a deep freezer in case we decide to have ice cream spontaneously.

My ice cream machine (similar to this one) cost $25 and I’m totally happy with it because unlike blender I don’t use it every day. It is noisy, so I stick it on a porch while it’s churning but it works. $50 machine might be faster and quieter.

Enjoy!

Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place ice cream machine bowl in the freezer for 18 - 24 hours.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, and process until smooth. Turn on ice cream machine and pour mixture into it. Let ice cream churn until soft serve like consistency (my machine takes about 45 - 60 minutes). Add chocolate chips if desired, let machine incorporate them into the ice cream and serve immediately. Ice cream will be soft serve consistency (my favourite) but you can place it in a freezer for a bit to firm up.
  3. Storage Instructions: Freeze leftovers in a glass airtight container. I also tried freezing blended mixture without churning it in an ice cream machine. It was good just not as fluffy. You could freeze it in individual ramekins or popsicle molds. Because of dates ice cream doesn't solidify into a block of ice (yay). Once, I also defrosted blended mixture and added it to an ice cream machine then.

Notes

*I recommend using Thai Kitchen, Trader Joe's Coconut Cream or Compliments canned coconut milk with creamy consistency. I wouldn't use Asian brands, it is grainy and does not freeze well.

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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving = 1/6 recipe (1 large scoop):
Calories: 240.5
Total Fat: 11.7 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 20.0 mg
Total Carbs: 33 g
Sugars: 25.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
Protein: 2.5 g
WW Points+: 6

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220 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

  1. That looks delicious! The first thing I would make would definitely be a green juice! I have wanted a Blentec for ages and I love green juice! It would be awesome to finally get a blender that blends everything and actually being able to drink the whole fruit and vegetable instead of a juicer which leaves out important fiber!

  2. OMG! Where would I begin?!? I think I would start with nut butters, because when I try to make them with other blenders they smoke & smell like they are on fire. Then after that I would definitely have to make the ice cream recipe.

  3. Definitely a green smoothie with avocado, baby kale, orange, mango, chia and hemp seeds. Then probably this ice cream recipe. It sounds delicious. I never thought to add dates as sweetener in ice cream. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Homemade spaghetti sauce! It takes me HOURS to blend up whole stewed tomatoes in the old, cheap blender I have now!

  5. I would make almond butter first, followed by ice cream. I’m moving into a brand-new house next week with my daughter and her family. A Blendtec would sure make a nice house gift!

  6. Ooh, I would try this Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream first, then a virgin strawberry daiquiri, then a green smoothie!

  7. VEGGIE SOUP…ALMOND BUTTER…GREEN SMOOTIE…and a lots of recipe that i’m waiting for a BLENDEC!!

  8. The first thing I would blend would be a nice Green smoothie. Or is try to do an imitation of the new frozen lemonade at chick fil a.

  9. I would make a yummy greek yogurt smoothie with fruits and veggies from my garden this year. Thanks πŸ™‚

  10. I would make ice cream…my family loves ice cream and I love chocolate so what better way to make it than with this amazing sounding Blendtec blender and your Chocolate Ice Cream recipe which sounds delish!

  11. Ooh! I would love to start with smoothies! It’s the one sure way to get greens in my four year old. Now my husband wants to get healthy too so I could make a huge family green smoothie in this instead of making individual ones in my NutriBullet. I’m sure it’s gonna burn out soon. It smelled a little like it was burning the other day. I could really use this!!

  12. As a university student this blender would work wonders for me! First thing would definitely be banana ice cream! Thanks for the opportunity Olena!

  13. I would make all kinds of smoothies and nut butters. I am trying to eat better food despite my family not wanting to change and this blender would certainly help me on my journey! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. The first thing I would blend is a smoothie for my kids. My blender jar broke weeks ago and me and my kids love smoothies.

  15. I make my daily green smoothies with my Nutri-bullet, but I’ve been reading about the superior results people get with the Blendtec. It looks like a beautiful machine. That chocolate ice cream looks great also!

  16. I would use it for almond butter first! I have a small food processor and it takes so long to make almond butter in it that I stopped making it πŸ™ I would love to use it to make some homemade tomato sauces once our garden starts producing! Once the fall comes I would use it to make big batches of my roasted butternut squash soup!

  17. awesome review — probably the best i’ve read on a blendtec πŸ˜€ i would make chocolate almond butter first! I’ve always wanted to make my own nut butters but i don’t have a food processor & my current blender is too weak!

  18. I would definitely use it for almond butter first! A close second is hummus. Love making soups too but that’s more of a winter thing for me.

  19. First priority – I would blend a strawberry daiquiri! I haven’t had one in awhile and this humid weather is making me thirsty :-). We had a cheap blender and the motor burned out after a few uses. Haven’t bought another one. This Blendtec sounds incredible!

  20. I have just heard about blendic recently, i would LOVE this. I would make the ice cream that you posted. I have been looking for a non-sugar recipe and this looks great.

  21. Blendtecs are so strong you can make your own peanut butter in them! I would make that first followed by “ice cream” from frozen bananas.

  22. Your ice-cream recipe looks actually really great and I hadn’t used my ice-cream maker since I bought it. πŸ™‚

  23. First would be a smoothy as I eat them so often but I would look forward to trying a nut butter and hummus

  24. Definitely a smoothie with lots of frozen blackberries, I’d love to see what this blender can do with those seeds!

  25. Nuts for sauces. I’ve been dying to try so many sauce recipes, but my little 1950’s patent blender just doesn’t make them smooth enough. Time for me to enter the 21st century.

  26. the first thing I would make would be a nice refreshing perfect acai bowl for summer! this blender would be perfect for one and for so many other foods!

  27. I would make healthy ice cream like this for the first time ever! To have a good blender to make healthy foods would be a dream come true!

  28. I’d for sure make banana ice cream first!! Probably with strawberries and coconut milk! πŸ™‚

  29. I think I would have to make the chocolate ice cream, and cashew butter. Would love to win this blender, I just heard about it not to long ago. Great giveaway. Thanks.

  30. Oh baby! First thing I’m going to blen up is your ice cream recipe! I am so tired of making hard as rock ice cream and thank-so-much for sharing the secret of madjool dates to solve the problem! Not to mention all the yummy nutrition!

  31. My blender has just blew-up. I would blend a lot of smoothies, ice cream, soups and brownie black bean mixture also cake batter. I would use this Blendtec everyday for my family. Thank you for offering this Blendtec as a giveaway .

  32. I would definitely blend my soaked almonds to make almond butter. I have tried before with no success. Thank you for a chance to win this great tool!

  33. What to blend first?? Clean eating creamy hummus! Or a summer gazpacho! Or, a gingery, fruity green smoothie…The possibilities are literally endless. πŸ™‚

  34. First blend – tahini. Then Spicy Three Pepper Hummus. Then almond butter. Then Gaspacho. Gosh, I have really wanted a Blendtec for a long time. Would love to win this one! Thanks for the opportunity.

  35. oooooooh! I would blend so many things! My old mixer is a Ninja & the lid has completely fallen apart πŸ™

  36. I love this post, I’m totally identified with it because I have an old blentec model and to me it the best thing ever, I do everything with my blender, although I confess that if I had the new model would be of much use. After reading this recipe I will definitely do; I have never made ice cream before, also you made my think about buying the Twister Jar (it could make my life easier and save me a few dollars. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Twister jar is worth every penny!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it – nut butters, hummus, small smoothie. And that spatula is the best one I ever owned!

  37. I would absolutely love one of these!!! First I would make almond milk! Love my almond milk. This would be a dream come true!!

  38. I am hoping to win this great blender! I would make the vegan ice cream using the recipe listed above, then use it every morning for my smoothies (they would be much smoother using a machine that can chop an iWatch to bits!).

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