Indulging in a delicious scoop of dairy-free chocolate ice cream is a delight, but finding one that truly lives up to its name can be a challenge. Look no further because we have the perfect recipe for you! This ice cream is rich, creamy, and completely dairy-free, with no coconut flavor to distract from the chocolatey goodness.
The Quest for Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream
Oh, my dear friends, I cannot contain my excitement about this ice cream recipe. I wanted to create a true dairy-free chocolate ice cream that didn’t compromise on taste or texture. And let me assure you, this recipe delivers! Each spoonful is a creamy, chocolatey dream come true.
This dairy-free chocolate ice cream recipe combines all the awesomeness of pure chocolate ice cream without any dairy or coconut milk involved. It’s a game-changer for chocolate lovers with dietary restrictions.
Making Ice Cream Without a Machine
The most common question I receive is whether it’s possible to make ice cream without a machine. The answer is a resounding YES! You don’t need any fancy equipment to whip up this dairy-free chocolate ice cream. Check out the full directions here.
Dairy-Free Ice Cream Without Coconut Milk
I’ve experimented with several versions of dairy-free chocolate ice cream, and while using coconut milk produces a heavenly texture, it undeniably imparts a coconut taste. However, this recipe takes inspiration from a delicious oat milk shaken espresso. It eliminates the coconut milk, ensuring you savor pure chocolatey goodness without any unwanted flavors.
The Oatmilk Difference
Please note, this ice cream recipe is unique. Unlike traditional ice creams churned with dairy, it won’t dramatically increase in volume while churning. The oat milk doesn’t aerate the mixture in the same way, resulting in a rich and creamy frozen treat that resembles a custard-based gelato more than classic ice cream.
Due to this difference, the ice cream will become quite firm after a few hours in the freezer. To enjoy it at its best, allow the ice cream to warm at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before scooping.
Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
Here’s the recipe for this delectable dairy-free chocolate ice cream:
- In a large saucepan, combine oat milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk everything together and heat over medium heat, stirring continuously until it comes together, steams, and simmers. If desired, you can increase the heat slightly, but keep stirring without a break. Be attentive during this stage.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue stirring or whisking until the chocolate is fully incorporated into the mixture. Remove from heat, let it cool, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until completely cold.
- Process the mixture according to your ice cream machine’s instructions. Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream or transfer to a freezer-safe container to freeze until ready to serve.
- When you’re ready to enjoy the ice cream, allow it to warm at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before scooping.
More Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes
If you’re a fan of dairy-free frozen treats, you’ll love these mouthwatering options:
- Raspberry Coconut Ice Cream: Creamy coconut ice cream bursting with fresh raspberries. It’s easy to make and perfect for summer. Get the recipe here.
- Pina Colada Ice Cream: All the flavors of a Pina Colada cocktail in a delightful bowl of ice cream. Fresh pineapple meets toasted coconut for an explosion of flavor in every scoop.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream: This non-dairy, vegan ice cream will have your taste buds dancing with delight. Creamy, rich, and utterly irresistible, it’s a favorite among kids and adults alike.
- Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream: Smooth and rich, this coconut milk-based ice cream is a perfect companion to fresh berries, bringing out the best of both flavors.
- Lemon Sorbet: With its refreshing tang, this lemon sorbet is sure to surprise and delight. Give it a try, and you won’t be able to resist another spoonful.
- Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream: This treat is perfect for those seeking a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream. Creamy, banana-forward, and irresistibly delicious, it’s a hit with kids and adults.
Satisfy your ice cream cravings with this divine dairy-free chocolate ice cream. With its rich, smooth texture and intense chocolate flavor, it’s a treat that everyone can enjoy. So grab a spoon and dive into a bowl of pure chocolatey bliss. You deserve it!