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This no churn, dairy free chocolate ice cream is healthy and easy to make! For this recipe, you’ll just need 4 ingredients–just like my Dairy Free Coffee Ice Cream recipe that you all loved so much.
This dairy-free ice cream is perfect for an after dinner snack when you’re craving something sweet. Don’t reach for the carton when you can make this sugar free (no artificial sweeteners here!) chocolate almond milk ice cream.
Any non-dairy milk will do for this Homemade Almond Milk Ice Cream recipe–cashew milk, coconut milk, and oat milk all work!
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Ingredients in Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream
- Frozen Bananas I like to cut mine up in slices before freezing. They blend better this way.
- Almond Milk Any plant based milk will do! You could also use regular milk if you’d rather. It all works.
- Vanilla Extract
- Cocoa Powder Any brand will do, just make sure it’s unsweetened.
- Optional: Honey or Maple Syrup, to use as sweetener.
How to make dairy free chocolate ice cream:
Time needed: 10 minutes.
No ice cream maker needed for this quick and easy recipe!
Mix bananas, almond milk, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder in a food processor or until the frozen bananas are smooth and everything is well combined.
- Eat or Freeze
You can eat the ice cream as is, but if you’d like it a little more frozen, add the ice cream to a freezer safe dish and freeze for an hour.
- You can leave the milk out, but the final product will be a little less smooth and creamy.
- The bananas I used were super ripe, making them very sweet, so I didn’t need to use any extra sweetener.
- Looking for a little more? Add chocolate chips, peanut butter swirls, or fruit on top!
- You might want to add a teaspoon of maple syrup if you’re using less ripe bananas or if you like your ice cream to be a little sweeter.
If you don’t care for bananas, you’ll definitely be able to taste the bananas in this recipe.
If you like bananas, the flavor is less “in your face” and it tastes like a creamy milk chocolate ice cream.
Yes! Typically it contains bananas, some sort of liquid, and a flavor.
Healthy Eating Plans:
- 21 Day Fix/Portion Fix:
- You can count this as containers or a treat swap. I know that many in the higher brackets stress about getting all of the containers in, so if you have multiple purple containers to use I’d recommend counting half of this recipe as 1 1/2 purple containers and a negligible amount of almond milk (I wouldn’t count it).
- If you’re in a lower bracket without a lot of purple containers, I’d count this as a treat swap.
- Weight Watchers:
- This full recipe is 2 Blue Plan Points | 2 Green Plan Points | 2 Purple Plan Points. Half of the recipe is 1 point for all plans.
- 2B Mindset:
- This is something you could eat with lunch on 2B! Make your plate with 50% vegetables, 25% protein, and 25% ice cream (it’s your FFC).
Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream
- Kitchen Knife
- Ice Cream Tub
- 3 bananas sliced and frozen
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp cocoa
- Blend everything in a food processor until the frozen bananas are smooth and everything is well combined.
- Eat immediately or pour in a dish and allow it to freeze for another hour if you'd rather it be more frozen.
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I would love to try your ice cream recipes, I have children allergic to bananas. Is there another item I can try in its place? Have you tried avacado? Do you think it would work as a good substitute? Any ideas on how to adjust so I can make ice cream would be appreciated.
You can probably use any frozen fruits, banana just works the best because it is all soft. Ide try strawberrys or something that blends smoothly avocados might work im not to sure how they will taste with chocolate
What great recipes!!! So healthy, beautiful and fun. I’m inspired. Thank you!
Thanks for the recipe. Could we also add Swerve (zero sugar) granular sugar to make it sweeter?
Hi Mary-anne, I don’t use Swerve, but you can definitely add that to see if it makes it sweeter!