Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
August 24, 2014
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Creamy and rich chocolate ice cream. Vegan, paleo, dairy free, refined sugar free and made with only 5 ingredients.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Can I tell you a secret? I used to not like chocolate ice cream. I know – crazy! I mean if I should choose one food to live from for the rest of my life, it’d be chocolate. And ice cream is without doubt my favourite dessert (yep, better than cake, cookies, candy…). But when those two come together – BAM – some dark magic happened and I didn’t like it. Until I tried the chocolate ice cream from the best ice cream brand in the world – Paradis (Paradice cream). Unfortunately this brand is Danish, but if you ever come to Denmark make sure (I repeat make sure) you try it. All of their ice creams are freshly made and they actually taste of whatever flavour it has. And this was when I figured that the reason I didn’t like usual chocolate ice cream was that it didn’t taste like chocolate… It tasted like cream , additives, sugar and a slightly of chocolate milk. But the one from Paradis didn’t. And so I had a mission – to create such ice cream myself.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free. Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.
Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Can I tell you another secret? I am very clumsy. I used to be everything but clumsy, but high school has done something to me. The other day I crashed on my bike on my way to school (which never happens since I’ve been biking my entire life (we do so in Denmark)), and when I went to the school secretary to get some plaster for the huge graze on my hip bone it suddenly hit me that this was at least the fifth time in two years I had to go there to get plaster for myself. And I am definitely not one of those who whine when I get hurt. I mean, one of the wounds I made in the school time kept bleeding for four days and my doctor later on told me that it should have been sown together…

Unfortunately I am almost as clumsy in a kitchen (…I write with my left index finger wrapped in plaster, whoops).

Anyway… what I learned from this making this lovely ice cream is:

Never wear your favourite white shirt when cooking with avocados

I’m serious! This is an important rule.

“What happened” I ask myself. Well, Josefine, you are simply clumsy. I used to hate this thing about myself, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about learning to accept your flaws. So now I actually think being clumsy a part of me. I’d rather be known as the girl who always go to the secretary to get plaster than the careful one who never does anything.

(Just, don’t cook wearing your favourite white tee (; )

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free. Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Vegan, creamy & very rich Chocolate Ice Cream. Dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

 This super rich and creamy chocolate ice cream is made with avocados, coconut milk and palm sugar and is therefore both vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free. It is very delicious and you won’t be able to tell it contains avocado. I wouldn’t however serve it for people who are against turning desserts healthy, since you might be able to tell that it isn’t usual ice cream. 

Enjoy and have a lovely week everyone!

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 scoops

A super rich and creamy dark chocolate ice cream. Vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, all natural and healthy.

Ingredients

  • 1 big ripe avocado
  • 1 can (12oz / 350mL) light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup (120mL) coconut or palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120mL/ 55g.) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 50 g. (1,8 ounce) dark chocolate (I used 92% cocoa sweetened with coconut sugar)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor blend the avocado, coconut milk and coconut/ palm sugar until completely smooth. Then blend in the cocoa powder.
  2. Chop the dark chocolate till the pieces are a bout the size of a pea.
  3. Transfer the avocado mixture to a bowl and mix in the chocolate.
  4. Turn in your ice cream maker until nice and creamy. Eventually freeze for an additional hour.
  5. Serve with chopped chocolate and nuts.
http://sproutedfig.com/healthy-vegan-dark-chocolate-ice-cream/

18 responses to “Vegan Dark Chocolate Ice Cream”

  1. Ohh I get what you say! I’m the clumsiest thing everrrrr which kinda sucks because like the 99% of my tees are white…. and avocado stains a really hard to remove lol.
    But I think it’s all worth it if youre getting this ice-cream as a reward ;) It looks lovely!

  2. Oh dear, look at that top! You need to invest in a cool little apron! ;) I cant believe you didnt like chocolate icecream! Im just writing a blog post and raving about how I used to LOVE chocolate ice cream – the good stuff at least. I totally understand where you’re coming from with the commercially made stuff that doesnt quite hit the mark. This stuff though looks GREAT! I desperately wish I had an icecream maker so I could whip myself up some, in the meantime, I’ll just sit here and look at the screen and hope I dont drool on my keyboard… :)

    • Well, that would be a solution yes! I’ll definitely do that ;)
      Yeah, I don’t believe it either. I look forward to reading your post!
      Oh, poor you ;) I bought a very small one last year on sale – it actually wasn’t that expensive :D

  3. caileejoy says:

    WOW! This looks amazing!! (like all of your recipes)! Love that you made it look sooooo delicious and it’s still healthy!! Win-win!! :)

  4. Incredible!! Seriously. This looks amazing. I never was a real fan of chocolate ice cream either – maybe because it doesn’t taste like real chocolate! That’s too bad about your shirt! It’s so cute! And definitely something I would do, lol :) The pictures are beautiful. I would probably prefer this to regular super rich ice cream – I prefer healthy desserts!

  5. Caitlin says:

    I’m just like you! Huge chocolate lover that didn’t like chocolate ice cream…until I tried Movenpick in Switzerland. I can’t eat it anymore, but I think I will try this one instead! Just gotta borrow an ice cream maker first :) Hope the avo comes out of your shirt!!

  6. Hahahaha! I laughed at your story Josefine, and I LOVE the shirt shot! Too funny. That’s a cute shirt by the way. And, your photos are delicious! This looks like phenomenal ice cream!

  7. katie says:

    What a great recipe! I love that you use avacado. This look simply amazing!

  8. How did you know I’ve been craving chocolate ice cream!! This looks so delicious. I ruined my favourite white shirt the other day making curry :( At least you have ice cream though :)

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