Today is National Ice Cream day and coincidentally I have an awesome ice cream recipe to share with you. As some of you are aware of, my oldest daughter is allergic to dairy. If she ingests anything with cows milk she will suffer a severe eczema outbreak which often results in tears and frustration. A few months ago I purchased an ice cream maker because we wanted to make our own dairy-free ice cream just as good as “regular” kind. We’ve made ice cream using a soy base which was good but we’ve been making A LOT of coconut milk based ice cream which is our favorite. In fact, I like this ice cream so much, it is my new favorite, even more so than my beloved Häagen-Dazs coffee flavor. Coconut milk is nearly as creamy as heavy cream when using it as a base. The coconut flavor is very mild, slightly noticeable, but completely complimentary to this chocolate dessert. Best part of this recipe is it uses only 3 ingredients: coconut milk, sugar, and cocoa powder.
Not only is this recipe dairy-free, it’s also vegan. Creamy, chocolately, fantastic ice cream for the whole family to enjoy. So dust off your ice cream makers from the kitchen pantry and give this recipe a go – you won’t regret it. My new favorite ice cream inspired by Abigail.. I present to you chocolate coconut ice cream. Enjoy!
1 14oz can coconut milk *Coconut milk can often be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store. UPDATE: I made this with an organic coconut milk which WAS NOT labeled “light” but in fact it was. It was not as creamy as when I use Chaokoh brand. So if your ice cream is silky creamy, it may be the coconut milk you are using.
1/3 cup sugar or 1/3 cup agave syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Place all coconut milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a blender. Blend everything for 30 seconds and pour into your ice cream machine bowl and follow manufacturer’s directions. Transfer to a Rubbermaid type container with lid.