Chocolate Ice Cream (Dairy-Free ) - Chef Cynthia Louise
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Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Delicious, Chocolatey, and Just What You Need To Survive The Hot Days

Hello, ice cream lovers! Today we are making dairy-free chocolate ice cream and I promise I will make this one super simple. You won’t need an ice cream or any other fancy machine for this recipe and it will take you less than 10 minutes to make it, but you’ll have to wait for it to set. I hate that about ice creams. Lol!

It’s a great recipe for kids because you can give them that ice cream flavour they want, but at the same time, you give them what their bodies need to grow and develop. Let’s start!

What Makes This this Ice Cream So Creamy?

It’s coconut cream! It’s truly divine and I love it in this recipe because it doesn’t only give the rich and creamy flavour to the ice cream but it’s also packed with goodness. I find this recipe to be a bit cheeky because it has some probiotics in it and I assure you, you won’t even taste that something is going on there. 

Probiotics are good for us and our gut health, so when I was putting together the recipe for this dairy-free ice cream, I was thinking of how to boost its nutritional value even more. I remembered my coconut yogurt, and that was a perfect match. This coconut yogurt pairs nicely with coconut cream, and it’s very mild in flavour, so its sourness won’t overpower other flavours in this recipe. To make your own dairy-free coconut cream, check out my blog or you can also find it in my Let’s Eat Light and Easy online class.


Chef’s pro tip: when buying coconut cream, look for the one that’s 98% coconut. You’ll probably find some brands that have one more ingredient besides coconut, such as regulators or stabilisers, and that’s fine. However, if the ingredient list has more than two items, run away. 


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Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe!



  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Yogurt
  • ¾ cup Coconut Cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp Cacao Powder
  • Coconut Sugar, as much as you want

  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp #LOVE
  • You can use Maple Syrup, Rapadura Sugar, Rice Malt instead


Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and all the lumps are gone.

Taste and add more sweetener if needed.

Pour the ice cream mixture into moulds and keep the ice cream in the freezer for at least 6 hours to set.



Makes: 8 popsicles

Prep time: 10 mins

Time to set: 6-10 hours

Freezer-friendly: Yes


When I came up with this Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream recipe, I created it not only for kids but for the entire family, so I hope that you and your family enjoyed it. Share your chocolate ice cream stories with me on my YouTube channel! And if you loved this recipe and want to find other sneaky ways to enjoy sweets while nourishing yourself and your loved ones, check out my online cooking class Celebrate Your Sweet Tooth Naturally


With love from my kitchen to yours,

Chef Cynthia Louise xx

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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.