After making my Raw Chocolate Caramel Pie, I realised that the top chocolate layer tasted just like chocolate paddle pop. My brief googling tells me that Paddle Pops aren't available many places outside Australia - you'll have to believe me when I say that this is a very, very favourable comparison (and you are missing out, sorry!). So, I decided that the next dessert I would attempt is a Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream, which I am proud to be bringing you today.
This was a really easy dessert to make. I don't have an ice cream maker - which might make it even easier, or give an even better result, but believe me, if you follow the steps below, you'll get a delicious, creamy dessert that is every bit as good as the traditional alternative.
One thing I found is that the ice cream will become quite solid once it's been in the freezer long enough. To get a creamy consistency, you'll need to let it thaw out (for approximately 60 minutes, depending on the quantity you have left) or cut a piece and place it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you have any suggestions on improving it, I would love to know about it.
Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup organic maple syrup
- 1 cup organic cacao powder
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 2 cups coconut milk (canned variety)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Add coconut oil to small saucepan on low heat and stir until melted.
- Remove from the heat and add the organic maple syrup, whisking briskly until well combined.
- Add the cacao powder, stirring until well combined.
- Add the mixture, coconut cream, coconut milk and vanilla extract to a blender and blend on low for 30 seconds.
- Pour mixture onto freezer-proof container and place in the freezer to set (minimum 2 hours).
- Always keep in the freezer and remove 60 minutes before serving to allow it to thaw out.
Note - The ice cream will become quite solid once it's been in the freezer long enough. To get a creamy consistency, you'll need to let it thaw out (for approximately 60 minutes, depending on the quantity you have left) or cut a piece and place it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.This ice cream will get very hard, so if you are in a hurry to eat it, then I recommend cutting a piece out and placing in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften.
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