Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Delightful Double Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream (Vegan, Paleo & Cane Sugar Free)

Delightful Double Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream 

-2 cans coconut milk 
-1/4 cup raw cacao 
-1/3 cup grade B maple syrup
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon coffee flavor  
-1/2 cup shaved chocolate bar

How To:
1.  Mix above ingredients in a blender, high speed or otherwise. 
2.  Transfer to ice cream maker and churn
3.  Just before you remove mixture from ice cream maker, add in your chocolate shavings, and churn for about 30 seconds
4.  Transfer to glass storage and freeze at least 4 hours
5.  Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving
6.  Garnish with additional chocolate shavings, shredded coconut, or coffee beans. 
Serves 6-8
*An ice cream maker aerates the mixture, creating a lovely creamy traditional texture.  You could just blend then transfer to glass storage and freeze, but it gets icy and doesn't mimic traditional ice cream.  If you’re in the market for an ice cream maker, I LOVE this one
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  1. gfe--gluten free easilyJune 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    You're killing me, Amber! I want to leave work and go home and make this ice cream. Seriously. It looks amazing! Why do you use coffee flavor vs actual coffee?


    1. Hi Shirley,

      I think you'll LOVE this Shirley...honestly.

      The main reason I don't use coffee is it makes the ice cream icy and I like it creamy. Adding extra water or liquid creates a hard, icy texture. The coffee flavor is so concentrated, just a little goes a long way and I don't lose that creaminess from the coconut fat. This is just my personal preference. That being said, if you have coffee on hand, by all means, use it. It will still be delicious. :-)

  • Is there a reason the mixture must go into the freezer? I have the same ice cream maker and love it also. I made almond milk ice cream in it and it was wonderful. We ate it right out of the ice cream maker and it was absolutely perfect.

    1. Another great question!

      I like my ice cream firm, opposed to soft serve. And soft serve is how it looks and tastes to me right out of the ice cream maker. Another personal preference. You don't have to freeze to eat it. It tastes amazing either way. Do what feels best for you. :-)

    2. Thank you! =)

    3. My pleasure.

  • That looks like it is store bought!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Hope to see you again next week!



  • France@beyondthepeelJune 19, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    I need an icecream maker. Thank you for your recommendation. I feel like I miss out on all the fun! :( http://huckleberriesandrain.blogspot.ca

    1. Hi France,

      I think you would LOVE this ice cream!! And yes, you need an ice cream maker. So awesome to make your own. :-)

  • the coconut milk makes this incredibly interesting! bookmarking for future use.

    note to self: must get an ice cream maker.

    thank you for sharing with Fresh Foods Wednesday - hope to see you back next week!

    p.s. if you don't mind linking back to us in your post, that would be wonderful darling...xo!

  • Megan @ Allergy Free AlaskaJuly 27, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Thank you so much for helping me kick off "Whole Food Fridays" with a bang! LOVE this recipe! Must get me some coffee flavor ASAP!
    Megan =)

  • Hi Amber, I finally got an ice cream maker and I'm going to make this THIS WEEK!!!! I'm so excited :)

    1. Hi Cassidy,

      Oh you will LOVE It! And hooray on your ice cream maker - they are so awesome. Please let me know if you add anything or make any adjustments...I always like to hear how other bloggers put a spin on recipes. Enjoy and have a great weekend.


  • Cassidy StaufferMarch 6, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Finally made this! I only used 1 can of coconut milk and the rest almond milk (for the calcium), then I added 1/2 tsp. guar gum to make up for the creaminess. DE-LICIOUS! Thanks again for another great recipe :)

    1. Hi Cassidy,

      I knew you would love this ice cream! So glad you tried it, and hooray for your new ice cream maker. So exciting. Thanks for stopping my to share your additions. That's so helpful for readers to have another option.



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