Who does not love ice cream? Everyone wants a pick-me-up. Something to cheer up and leave your worries behind. Vegan chocolate ice cream is a perfect treat. Callebaut chocolate chips just make a treat you can never get enough of. I love adding some grated chips on top too. It is perfect nut-free, dairy-free and eggless creamy ice cream. What not to love!
My butter cup loves it. He is ready to finish the whole bowl in a jiffy. I try to make desserts at home as they are devoid of additives and preservatives. Making a dessert should not scare you. It should help you settle those anxious nerves anytime you need a pick me up. Here is a no churn chocolate ice cream which will warm your heart with love and fill your face with smiles.
Sugarless treats for kids
I have made dairy based ice creams in the past. However, our quest of eating healthy brought us to using fruit sugars instead of commercial one when it came to sweet treats for my kiddo. He does get enough sweet treats in the week so we have always wanted to make or bake something vegan and sugarless yet sweet.
Kids today have greater choices of treats and while we must not limit their experiences, we should always encourage them to eat healthy. After all, we become what we eat. Body slows down its metabolism with our sedentary lifestyles and then we start limiting our favorite food. If we choose better, we live better.
Here is our favorite ice cream recipe of this week. No sugar, no heavy cream, no whole milk yet the whole bowl finishes within minutes. I love this any day over desserts filled with granulated sugar.
No machine no problem!
Usually I use my Cuisinart ice cream maker or Ninja to make ice cream recipes in the past. I didn’t want people who do not have a machine, feel they cannot make frozen desserts at home.
After all, my mum always made frozen dessert recipes in our childhood and we never had ever heard of any machine which could be used at home. The only machine we saw was a softy maker much later in life when we were in our teens.
- air tight container
- cling film
- ice cream scoop
Ingredients for vegan chocolate ice cream
- Vegan choco chips – I have used Callebaut 811 dark chocolate
- Frozen bananas
- Full fat Coconut milk
- Raw sugar(optional)
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla Extract
Refer to recipe card for quantities.
- Heat coconut milk in pan on low heat.
- Once its starts to boil turn off heat, add cocoa powder.
- Mix it with a whisk.Add sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
- Mix it well with a whisk until the chocolate chips melt.
- Allow the mix to cool. Once it is at room temperature, allow it to cook in the fridge or freezer for a few hours.
- Transfer the contents to a blender with frozen bananas. Mix into a smooth mixture.
- Transfer the contents to a box. Garnish with more chocolate chips(optional)
- Cover it with a cling film, allow it to freeze for 5-6 hours.
- Top tip: Do not keep your freezer to coldest setting as it will end up with very hard dessert. Also, allow your dessert to rest for 5-10 minutes before trying to scoop.
If you like dairy you may add some cream to above mixture. However, we did not feel any need for it.
You can also add maple syrup or agave or coconut sugar.
Add nuts of your choice while serving if you like. You may use white chocolate instead of dark.
You may add some nut butter to ice cream and add chocolate chips, berries, chopped nuts to it. Top with a chocolate sauce swirl and do not count calories!
Make a peanut butter swirl and freeze this along with chocolate ice-cream or add some cocoa to your dessert and make a chocolate peanut butter variation.
Store it in freezer in an air tight plastic container with a cling film on top.
Vegan Chocolate ice cream recipe
Vegan Chocolate ice cream recipe is a thing of joy. Learn to make it here.
Servings: 8 scoops
air tight container
- ½ cup Vegan choco chips I have used Callebaut 811 dark chocolate
- 1.5 cup Full fat Coconut milk
- 2 . Cocoa powder
- 1 . Raw Sugar optional, you may use maple syrup if you like
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract optional
- ⅛ test salt
- 2 medium Frozen bananas around 100gm each
- 2 . Vegan choco chips for garnish
Heat coconut milk in pan on low heat
Once its starts to boil turn off heat, Add cocoa powder.
Mix it with a whisk. Add sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
Add the chocolate chips.
Mix it well with a whisk until the chocolate chips melt.
Allow the mix to cool, once its at room temperature allow it to cook in the fridge or freezer for a few hours.
Transfer the contents to a blender with frozen bananas, mix into a smooth mixture
Transfer the contents to a box. Garnish with more chocolate chips(optional)
Cover it with a cling film, allow it to freeze for 5-6 hours. Do not keep your freezer to coldest setting as it will end up with very hard dessert. Also allow your dessert to rest for 5-10 minutes before trying to scoop.
Always cover homemade ice cream with cling film and then close the lid.
This will help avoid ice crystals and keep the texture smooth. Remember homemade ice cream does not have market based stabilizers and preservatives hence can get crystallization.
Also, whenever you see over ripe bananas, freeze them if you do not have time to bake a cake. This helps avoid food waste at our own level and also whip up sugarless treats in no time.
Ensure you freeze the ice-cream brick immediately after taking out your scoops. Never eat any ice cream which got thawed completely as it has chances of getting listeria.
It lasts at least a month in freezer.
Do not keep your freezer to coldest setting as it will end up with very hard dessert.Also allow your dessert to rest for 5-10 minutes before trying to scoop.
Creamy vegan chocolate ice cream is here to stay. Which is your favorite?