Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (No-Churn)

A no-churn vegan ice cream? It sounds almost too good to be true, but this easy vegan chocolate ice cream is the REAL DEAL! This is a silky smooth chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk, and cocoa.

vegan chocolate ice cream (no churn)

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Guys, this post is a little bitter-sweet. Well, actually, it’s quite sweet. Helllllo chocolate ice cream! BUT it’s bitter-sweet in that this is my LAST chocolate post for February. Wah! I’ve had so much fun the past two weeks. Should we review? 

Giant peanut butter cup, vegan chocolate beet cake, strawberry-chocolate bark, salted chewy brownie cookies and last but not least, this VEGAN chocolate ice cream!

Why vegan, I pretend to myself that you’re asking? You all know I like experimenting with different ways of making foods, and this is a project I’ve wanted to try for a while. I LOVE, love to make no-churn ice creams using my easy whipped cream and condensed milk method, but all my dairy-free pals have been left out thus far. Until now!

vegan chocolate ice cream (no churn)

How do you make vegan no-churn ice cream?!

As I mentioned above, I’m using the same method as I always use, except this time I’m using coconut whipped cream and sweetened CONDENSED coconut milk. I saw a can of this stuff on the shelf somewhere once, and the brilliancy of this plan was formed. If using condensed milk with dairy whipping cream works so well for no churn ice cream, why not the coconut kind?

Turns out, it works just as well! I had to play around with the ratios a bit to find the right balance between the condensed milk and the coconut cream, but I think I’ve got it locked down.

Where can I find sweetened condensed coconut milk?

I was able to find a can at my local health food store, but not at my local grocery store. But the good news is, you can ABSOLUTELY find this on Amazon! This is the kind that I have been buying. This is the brand I’ve been buying.

You’ll need 1 whole can of it for this recipe, along with 1 can (400mL) of refrigerated coconut cream

Make sure you refrigerate the coconut cream for at least 24 hours before you make this recipe. 

So, when the coconut cream has been refrigerated and you’re ready to get going, scoop out the cream from the can and place it in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. You can also use a handheld electric mixer!

Whip the cream on high until it starts to get light and fluffy, like traditional whipped cream. Then add the cocoa powder, and continue to whip. Once everything is nicely blended together, fold in the condensed coconut milk with a spatula.

Spread the mixture out into a freezer-safe container, using a spatula. I always like using loaf pans! You can line it with parchment paper for easier clean-up, but it’s not necessary.

Freeze the ice cream for 5-6 hours before serving.

NOTE: The ice cream is pretty hard when you first take it out of the freezer. You will need to wait at least 20 minutes before scooping to serve it! If you don’t like the idea of waiting, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of vodka into your ice cream mixture before freezing and it’ll be a little less hard.

How long can you store vegan no-churn ice cream?

The ice cream will keep just fine for a couple of weeks, as long as it’s covered! As I just noted above, it gets quite hard. The longer you keep it frozen, the more time it might take to be soft enough to scoop out and enjoy.

You can even have some fun with this chocolate ice cream by adding in some chopped up nuts, dairy-free chocolate chips or other vegan candies! 

I definitely feel like I’m finishing off my chocolate blog post extravaganza with a bang. I think next year I’m going to need the ENTIRE month. 

What do you think!?

Happy Valentine’s Day (weekend)!

vegan chocolate ice cream (no churn)

vegan chocolate ice cream (no churn)

I’ve already made it pretty clear that I adore ice cream. Here’s a few of my favorites:

And for some other vegan treats, check these out:

Pease note! This ice cream will need about 20 minutes at room temperature before it is scoop-and-serve ready, unless you add vodka (see recipe notes).

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vegan chocolate ice cream

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (No-Churn)


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pint 1x

Description

A no-churn vegan ice cream? It sounds almost too good to be true, but this easy vegan chocolate ice cream is the REAL DEAL! This is a silky smooth chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk, and cocoa.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 can (400mL) full-fat coconut cream, refrigerated*
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 can (250mL) sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • optional: 2 tablespoons vodka**

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or using a handheld electric mixer, scoop out the coconut cream and whip it on high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the cocoa powder and whip again on high until incorporated (start out slow initially to avoid a cocoa powder dust cloud). Scrape out the entire can of sweetened condensed milk (and vodka, if using) into the mixture, and use a spatula to fold it in. Once everything is incorporated, empty the mixture into a freezer-safe container. I usually use a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth out the top of the ice cream and place it in the freezer for 5-6 hours.
  2. To serve, allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before scooping. If you had added vodka, you should be able to scoop it out immediately. Place the un-used ice cream back in the freezer.

Ice cream keeps for about 2 weeks in the same freezer-safe container. The longer you have it in the freezer, the harder it will become and the longer you might have to leave it at room temperature before scooping!


Notes

*Be sure to refrigerate the can of coconut cream at least 24 hours prior to making the ice cream

**Adding vodka to the recipe will ensure that the ice cream is easier to scoop straight from the freezer; otherwise, you will have to wait about 20 minutes before scooping. You can’t taste the vodka!

  • Category: ice cream
  • Method: no-churn
  • Cuisine: vegan

Keywords: easy vegan chocolate ice cream // chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk // no churn chocolate ice cream // no churn dairy-free ice cream

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A no-churn vegan ice cream? It sounds almost too good to be true, but this easy vegan chocolate ice cream is the REAL DEAL! This is a silky smooth chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk, and cocoa // no churn chocolate ice cream // no churn dairy-free ice cream

41 Comments

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    I had no idea condensed coconut milk was a thing! That’s awesome! I could definitely go for a couple scoops of this ice cream right now–yum!

  2. You know I love me some ice cream hehehe! Love the vegan option. Now if anyone asks me how to substitute an ice cream from my book for a vegan recipe, Iโ€™ll send em your way! Looks so creamy and dreamy!!

  3. I’m not vegan Katherine, but I’m going to definitely try this ice cream. No churns are my favorite and this looks so delicious!

  4. Oh my word…this looks so delicious! I must get my hand on that sweetened condensed coconut milk! Sounds AMAZING!!! Chocolate is one of my all time favorite flavors of ice cream…so I will definitely be pinning this! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Katherine, this is so awesome! Absolutely brilliant how you’ve made it vegan. It looks so creamy and delicious!

  6. I love no-churn ice cream! This looks so good! xo

  7. You can never have too much chocolate, if you ask me…so bring it on ๐Ÿ˜‰ Chocolate and coconut go so well together so I can just imagine how delicious this is! Love to have some this evening to celebrate Valentine’s day! Have a good one, my friend! XO

  8. I’ve been loving all of your chocolate recipes Katherine, but this one might be my favourite. You know I love a good dairy-free dessert! I’ve never used condensed coconut milk before so I need to keep an eye out for it. When an ice cream calls for just 3 ingredients, how can I not make it!??

  9. Coconut milk makes for the creamiest desserts ever so I’m all over this ice cream! I have some coconut sweetened condensed milk in my pantry right now. I used it for fudge over the holidays and it worked so well. This ice cream is next!

  10. Wow! You nailed the chocolate desserts Katherine! I had no idea you could buy sweetened condensed coconut milk, but I am definitely looking for it now. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh man, this ice cream looks so super smoothy and dreamy Katherine!! And I had no idea condensed coconut milk even existed, this is brilliant! I can’t wait to make this–and I will be hiding it in the freezer from my husband! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. This ice cream looks impossibly creamy and chocolatey, Katherine! Love that it’s vegan too!! So excited to give it a try!

  13. Though not a vegan, this ice cream is totally right up my alley. Anything made with coconut milk is got to be the best thing ever. I’m pleasantly surprised with the creamy texture, gotta give this a try!

  14. Totally understand the ratio play since it’s definitely the key … I am intrigued with your vegan version of no churn ice cream since we are used to making and buying milk ones. Will try, definitely !

  15. Ben @ Havocinthekitchen

    Last chocolate recipe in February? No way โ€“ please reconsider this! As you might know, I am a huge ice cream lover, and I enjoy it all year round. So ice cream in February? Absolutely! Love the combination of coconut and chocolate. Loving those dried petals on your photos; thatโ€™s a nice touch.

  16. No-churns are where it’s at, and this is where it’s at!! Excited to try it!!

  17. What a dreamy recipe… and I love that it’s just 3 ingredients!

  18. Wow, your ice cream looks super creamy!! And so easy, too. I have a feeling my chocoholic hubby will love this!

  19. I had no idea anyone made condensed coconut milk. But what a brilliant idea! This ice cream looks so smooth and creamy and rich, oh my, I could just dive right in! What an awesome recipe! Already pinned (because Ice Cream is my middle name)!

  20. Love how simple this is to make – and it looks so divine!

  21. Wow I can’t believe this is a vegan recipe! It looks so creamy and divine! xo

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