Monday, November 21, 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Ice Cream (dairy free, cane-sugar free, vegan)

I haven't had "real" ice cream in oh...about 8 years.  I can't even remember what the stuff tastes like, although when eating ice cream I do remember feeling thirsty and wanting french fries.  What's that about?  I'm a salty-girl at heart really, not a dedicated sweet tooth like my husband.  I enjoy frozen treats, as does Scott, so we were very intrigued when we started seeing coconut ice cream on the shelves a few years back.  It was love at first bite for me and for the first time in years I was eating ice cream again - and delicious ice cream, ice cream that didn't make me phlegmy, thirsty, or crave deep fried salty food (and hooray finally for a dairy free, soy free ice cream)!  It wasn't long after that I started making my own here at home.  It's ridiculously easy.  My final recipe in my chocolate + pumpkin series is a delicious, creamy chocolate pumpkin ice cream.  Enjoy.
Chocolate Pumpkin Ice Cream 

-1 can full fat coconut milk (Native Forest is BPA free)
-3/4 cup plain baked pumpkin/squash  (I used the Cinderella variety)
-3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or to taste...I liked it at 2 tablespoons, Scott, of course, needed one more tablespoon in there)
-1/4 cup honey, grade B maple syrup, or coconut nectar
-2 teaspoons cinnamon
-1 teaspoon vanilla 

How To:
1. Blend all ingredients until creamy and well incorporated 
2. Immediately add to ice cream maker
3.  When the mixture is very thick (the consistency of frozen yogurt) transfer to freezer
4.  Freeze for a few hours before serving
5.  If serving the next day, don't fret when you take the ice cream out of the freezer and it resembles a block of ice.  You're okay. Allow ice cream to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes, it will thicken up as it warms and will be super creamy and delicious
6.  Garnish with shredded coconut and cinnamon, or your favorite topping

Below are other chocolate + pumpkin recipes you may enjoy 
Shared on: Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays & Traditional Tuesdays


  1. This looks fantastic! Chocolate and pumpkin-I bet it tastes out of this world.

  2. Hi There Laura~

    I'm having lots of fun with these ingredients. I am very pleased with how the ice cream turned out! Very decadent. Have a great Thanksgiving.

    Be Well,



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