Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream that doesn’t taste dairy-free and doesn’t have any hint of coconut? YES! It is possible and it is fantastic!

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Oh, friends, I am so very excited over this ice cream. I wanted a recipe for a true dairy free chocolate ice cream with no other flavors in the mix. This ice cream? It delivers that in every creamy, rich bite.

This ice cream has all the awesomeness of pure chocolate ice cream in a dairy-free coconut-free recipe!

The most popular question I get is whether it’s possible to make ice cream without a machine. The answer is YES. You can make ice cream without a machine. Find the full directions here!

Dairy Free Ice Cream Without Coconut Milk

I’ve tried several versions of dairy-free chocolate ice cream and while the texture, when made with coconut milk, is absolutely heavenly, that’s definitely a chocolate coconut ice cream.

This combination was inspired by the Oat Milk Shaken Espresso I shared a while back and a friend mentioning how much she dislikes tasting coconut milk in all of the dairy-free ice cream options that seem to be available these days.

Dairy Free Ice Cream made without coconut milk

Oatmilk Ice Cream

Just a heads up that this is a unique ice cream recipe in that it will not dramatically increase in size or amount while churning. Traditional ice creams made with dairy products churn a good bit of air into the mixture throughout the process.

The oatmilk in this recipe does not churn air into the mixture in the same way, resulting in a very rich and creamy frozen treat more similar to a custard-based gelato than classic ice cream.

Because of this, the ice cream will become quite firm after a few hours in the freezer. You’ll want to allow the ice cream to warm at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before scooping.

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream without coconut milk

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the oat milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan. Whisk to combine and then heat over medium heat, stirring continually, until it comes together and begins to steam and simmer. If you wish, you may increase the heat, but continue stirring non-stop. Do not step away at this point.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue stirring or whisking, until the chocolate is fully incorporated into the mixture. Remove from the heat, cool, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until completely cold.
  3. Process according to your machine’s instructions. Serve immediately for soft serve ice cream or transfer to a freezer safe storage container and freeze until ready to serve.
  4. When ready to serve, allow this ice cream to warm at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before scooping.
Oatmilk Ice Cream

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Coconut milk gives this Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk ice cream a smooth richness, delicious with fresh berries.

At first glance, a Lemon Sorbet is unlikely to grab your attention and impress. However, at first taste, you’re certain to be won over immediately.

Who could I resist trying the ever-popular banana “nice cream?” I thought it might be overwhelmingly banana flavored, but surprisingly, it was not. This Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream actually tastes like ice cream. It was a big hit with my kids.

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Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream without coconut milk

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream that doesn't taste dairy-free and doesn't have any hint of coconut? YES! It is possible and it is fantastic!
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Chill Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • cups unsweetened oat milk
  • cup sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the oat milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan. Whisk to combine and then heat over medium heat, stirring continually, until it comes together and begins to steam and simmer. If you wish, you may increase the heat, but continue stirring non-stop. Do not step away at this point.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue stirring or whisking, until the chocolate is fully incorporated into the mixture. Remove from the heat, cool, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until completely cold.
  • Process according to your machine’s instructions. Serve immediately for soft serve ice cream or transfer to a freezer safe storage container and freeze until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, allow this ice cream to warm at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before scooping.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal · Carbohydrates: 49g · Protein: 4g · Fat: 12g · Saturated Fat: 7g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Sodium: 65mg · Potassium: 160mg · Fiber: 6g · Sugar: 39g · Vitamin A: 62IU · Calcium: 95mg · Iron: 4mg
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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