Paleo Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream. YES. It is amazing. It’s dairy-free and refined sugar-free. I recently found a brand of ice cream at the grocery that was made from coconut milk and adored it. So creamy and rich. Plus, I’m all for not using refined sugar. I knew I had to make my own chocolate coconut milk ice cream recipe.
Yes, you can have healthy ice cream! The sweetness comes from the coconut and from honey. If you want to make this paleo chocolate ice cream vegan, you can do so by using agave nectar. I also add about a tablespoon of pure maple syrup to this chocolate coconut ice cream, and I’m sure it would be fantastic if you just used all maple syrup instead of honey as well. The maple syrup gives it such a nice flavor.
One thing is for sure – when you taste this paleo ice cream recipe, you’re going to forget about the old stuff!
What Does Coconut Milk Ice Cream Taste Like?
This coconut cream chocolate ice cream tastes creamy, smooth and sweet. This paleo ice cream recipe has a subtle coconut flavor, as well as chocolate. Every bite also has delicious honey, maple syrup, and vanilla flavors. So, so good!
Does Ice Cream Have Eggs?
While many ice creams that you make at home or buy commercially have eggs, this dairy-free ice cream recipe does not contain any eggs.
(But, it’s a common misconception that eggs are dairy – they are not, so that’s not what makes this homemade coconut milk ice cream dairy-free. It’s the lack of milk that makes it dairy-free!)
The purpose of eggs in ice cream is to bind water with fat to give you a velvety texture. Homemade coconut milk ice cream is already super rich and smooth, so eggs aren’t required.
How To Make Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Making coconut milk ice cream is so easy, and there’s very little prep! The hardest part is waiting for it to set up.
If you’ve never made homemade chocolate coconut ice cream, don’t be afraid! You can make this decadent treat with 3 simple steps:
- Blend coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, honey, seedless vanilla bean, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt in a blender.
- Pour mixture into ice cream machine and churn. At this point it will be like soft-serve, so you can freeze it for 2-4 hours to make it like a regular firm ice cream.
TIP: If you don’t own an ice cream machine, simply pour the mixture into a container with a lid and freeze for 5-6 hours, stirring every 30-60 minutes. The stirring part is important so that it doesn’t get rock hard.
Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream Variations
You can also add whatever fillings/toppings you want for this chocolate coconut milk ice cream recipe. Here are some I’ve done in the past and others I think would be good:
- Cacao nibs
- Egg-free cookie dough
- Brownie pieces
- Raspberries or strawberries
- Blueberries – Yes, blueberries and chocolate are amazing together!
Can I Make This Paleo Ice Cream Recipe Without An Ice Cream Maker?
I know what you’re thinking…but I don’t have an ice cream maker. That’s fine! This will freeze up entirely in about 5-6 hours in the freezer.
However, for a no churn coconut milk ice cream you’ll need to take the place of the ice cream maker by stirring it every 30-60 minutes. This will ensure that it doesn’t get rock-hard!
Is Coconut Milk Ice Cream Gluten-Free?
Yes, this chocolate coconut milk ice cream recipe is gluten-free. When you purchase ice cream from the supermarket, keep an eye on the ingredients to make sure there isn’t anything that contains gluten.
Of course, why buy it at the store when you can make it yourself at home and know exactly what the ingredients are?
How To Store This Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe
Always store this chocolate coconut milk ice cream recipe in an airtight container. Make sure the lids fit correctly and ideally, keep your freezer temperature as close to 0 degrees F as possible.
Store paleo ice cream in glass containers in the freezer for up to 6 months.
More Paleo Dessert Recipes
Paleo dessert is just like any other dessert in the sense that it should only be consumed every once in a while. But it’s nice to have some amazing recipes on hand for those special treats! Here are a few more to try:
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – Make coconut ice cream sandwiches with these vegan cookies!
- Paleo Cookie Dough Blizzard
- Paleo Chocolate Mousse With Habanero Salted Caramel
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Paleo Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe
A decadent dark chocolate coconut milk ice cream recipe that's dairy-free and refined-sugar-free! 5-ingredient paleo chocolate ice cream is EASY, unforgettable and delicious.
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- 2 13.5-oz cans Full-fat coconut milk (chilled)
- 3/4 cup Cocoa powder (dark)
- 1/2 cup Maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 medium Vanilla bean (seeds removed)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 pinch Sea salt
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturers directions.
- If you do not own a ice cream machine simply pour mixture into a container with a lid and freeze for 5-6 hours or until you reach your desired consistency.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
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YUM! We made this last night with 1 can full fat coconut milk and 1 can coconut cream after reading that sets up better. We followed the rest of the recipe with Savory Spice Shop Dutch Cocoa and added a few chocolate chunks and salt at the end. It was absolutely a crowd pleaser- delicious!
I made this yesterday and even though I messed up it’s delicious! I grabbed the wrong measuring cup so I added 2/3 cup maple syrup and a full cup of cocoa powder! I only had one can of coconut milk and one can of coconut cream so that’s what I used. I also added some toasted nuts once it started firming up. The cocoa flavor is a little intense but it is awesome!
Brilliant recipe, I over blended the coconut milk on my first attempt so it split, so the result was the Ice Cream was a little icey, but still amazing. I fixed it on my second attempt. My Mom is allergic to Vanilla so I switched out the 2 tsp of Vanilla for 1 tsp of Good Quality Peppermint Oil & it was amazing. Great Recipe, I will most definitely be using it a lot.
My ice cream doesn’t seem to be setting up in my machine? Any thoughts?
I haven’t had the chance to use my ice cream maker this summer — but now I definitely am! Thanks for the recipe
Oh yum! I love everything about dark chocolate and this is a recipe I need to make soon.
LOVE that you don’t have to give up things like amazing ice cream when you do a diet!! Chocolate and coconut sounds soooo good together.
Delicious ice cream! Love that it is so easy to make and is paleo!
I’ve been on an ice cream kick lately, and I can’t wait to make this next! Can never go with dark chocolate anything.
Hi there! Just wondering what brand of cocoa powder you use or if you could clarify if you mean black cocoa powder when you say dark? I have raw cacao as well as regular Dutch processed cocoa powder (which is considered red I believe) but not sure where to find dark. Thanks!!!
This is perfectly rich and creamy and my kids and I enjoyed making this together, indeed! Perfect for summer!
I love that you have included a tip for those of us without an ice-cream maker (me), thanks, this was fab. I can’t wait to make it again.
I’ve had to go dairy free since my nursing son can’t have dairy! This is a life saver, I was so missing ice cream.
This is so creamy and delicious! A chocolate lovers dream!
One can never have too many ice cream recipes, and this healthy paleo version is definitely a nice addition to have. 🙂
Made this and it turned out PERFECT! Thank you so much!
I love using coconut milk for ice cream! I love chocolate too! This is perfect for this summer!
Love this! I absolutely loooovvveee ice cream, but my stomach always hurts SO badly after. I’m trying to cut out dairy, so this is perfect for me! And after reading this, I’m definitely going to start looking more into eating organic food!! We mainly eat lots of veggies at home! Every meal we make has vegetables in it lol, so this won’t be too hard for me!! Thank you!
How many carbs total?
I’m not sure as I don’t provide nutritional information as everyone’s ingredients differ. There’s free online calculators like paleotrack.com that I use and love. Hope this helps!
My husband and I tried this last weekend and it was absolutely perfect! It is deliciously creamy and has a great dark chocolate flavor. Thanks for my new fav ice cream recipe! ?
Which coconut milk works best with this recipe?
Hi Tina! It’s full fat canned coconut milk. 🙂