by Olena

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

by Olena

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe with coconut milk and a secret ingredient that makes it refined sugar free. So easy and delicious!

Light, creamy 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 dairy free ice cream easier to make than a traditional 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 cream I make.

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe with coconut milk and a secret ingredient that makes it refined sugar free. So easy and delicious!

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. 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. Enjoy!

How to Make Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

  1. Place ice cream machine bowl in the freezer for 18 – 24 hours.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine coconut milk, cacao powder, dates and vanilla; process until smooth.Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe with coconut milk and a secret ingredient that makes it refined sugar free. So easy and delicious!
  3. 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).Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe with coconut milk and a secret ingredient that makes it refined sugar free. So easy and delicious!
  4. 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.
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Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

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Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe with coconut milk and a secret ingredient that makes it refined sugar free. So easy and delicious!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place ice cream machine bowl in the freezer for 18 – 24 hours.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine coconut milk, cacao powder, dates and vanilla; process until smooth.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.

Store: Freeze leftovers in a glass airtight container.

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, coconut milk is grainy and does not freeze well.

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