Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream from Danielle at Against All Grain


Ice cream is one of my favorite treats. Whenever the warm weather would come, my ice cream maker would come out and make ice cream at least twice a week. I would make all kinds of flavors, but chocolate was always our favorite. Going back to when I ate processed ice cream, my favorite was a flavor from Godiva called Chocolate with Chocolate Hearts. I don't know if the chocolate ice cream was even that good, but the dark chocolate hearts were amazing! My ice cream maker has been taking a break for a while. Since going dairy free I hadn't made too many ice creams. Not that I haven't tried, I have enjoyed some raw ice creams, you can check those our here and here. I also found a coconut ice cream from Coconut Secret and it has a very clean ingredient list. They were good, but nothing satisfied that real rich, creamy chocolate ice cream that use to come out of my ice cream maker quite often. Any time I tried a recipe for dairy free ice cream using coconut or almond milk they never came out that good. Now that summer is here, I was determined to make a real chocolate ice cream so I started searching online for recipes and I came across this recipe from Danielle at Against All Grain. I have to admit, the peanut butter swirl got my attention immediately, even though I ended up leaving out the peanut butter swirl and using 1/2 cup Enjoy life mega chunks instead. The reason for this change was because my husband does not like peanut butter and I didn't feel like making two versions. I sometimes wonder how it is possible for a human being to not like peanut butter!! Unless you are allergic to peanuts or on a paleo diet, I can't understand just not liking peanut butter!! Ok, that rant is over, now back to the ice cream. I was still skeptical about trying another dairy free ice cream, but I did anyway and I must say this is the creamiest, richest, non-dairy ice cream I've ever had. Adding the chocolate chunks, really reminded me of that Godiva chocolate ice cream I used to love. This will be in my ice cream maker many times this summer!

I followed the recipe exactly, except for the following changes.

-I skipped the peanut butter swirl (next time I want to try it with this)
-I added 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Mega Chunks
-I used 1 1/2 cups (1 can) light coconut milk and 2 1/2 cups (1 2/3 can) full fat coconut milk (this was just because I only had 3 cans of coconut milk left in my house and one was light)
-I used 85% Dark chocolate (because that is what I had in the house)

Here is the link to Danielle's amazing recipe--->Recipe




2 comments:

  1. Christine, do you think you can use soy milk in lieu of the coconut milk? My nephew would probably love this but he has nut allergies.

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    1. Soy milk is much thinner than coconut milk so I'm not sure if it will make a good replacement in this recipe, however you can look for recipes using soy or rice milk instead :)

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