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This Dairy Free Fudge Brownie Ice Cream is so decadent and fudgy! We absolutely love it!

Dairy Free Fudge Brownie Ice Cream


  • Author: One Lovely Life. Chocolate ice cream base adapted from Kelly Brozyna
  • Yield: about 1 quart of ice cream 1x

Description

The ice cream base will need to chill completely before you add it to your ice cream maker. You’ll want to allow several hours (4-6 at least) for the mixture to get very cold. I like to mix up the base the night before.


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Ingredients

For the chocolate ice cream base:

  • 1 (14oz) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond or cashew milk
  • 6 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp gelatin dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water (or 2 Tbsp cornstarch)
  • 1 cup brownies bits (we like these gluten free brownies

For the optional chocolate shell:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

For the ice cream base:

  1. Combine coconut milk, almond or cashew milk, dates, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt in a blender. Puree until completely smooth.
  2. Add gelatin dissolved in water and pulse to combine. Transfer mixture to a covered bowl or container and refrigerate at least 4-6 hours (or overnight if you can) to completely chill. If using gelatin, the mixture will be quite thick and will look like a mousse.
  3. When mixture is completely chilled, transfer to your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s directions. In our Cuisinart, this takes 20-30 minutes. Mixture will be like thick soft-serve ice cream. Stir in brownie bits.
  4. Eat immediately as soft-serve, or transfer to an airtight container and freeze 1-2 hours, or until you can form scoops. If your ice cream is too hard to scoop, let it sit out 10-15 minutes, or until soft.

When ready to serve:

  1. Make your chocolate shell. Microwave chocolate chips and coconut oil or melt in a saucepan until very smooth. Pour over ice cream before serving. It will immediately harden on the cold ice cream. So good!