Dairy-Free Double Chocolate Ice Cream

I’ve been having so much fun with my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment that I’ve been making ice cream each week. In fact, I am taking requests for birthdays, get-togethers, and any and all social engagements. My little sister asked if I had made any dairy free ice creams yet so I set out to make one so my answer could be yes 😉 I used almond milk to replace the usual heavy whipping cream/ milk combo and I think it turned out great! 

– 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coco Powder
– 2 Cups Almond Milk
– 1/2 cup of baker’s sugar (extra fine)
– 2 large eggs

– 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips

1. In a pan, heat up the almond milk on medium heat until it simmers. Mix in the coco powder until it dissolves.
2. In a separate bowl, whip the eggs and sugar together until fluffy.
3. Slowly add the simmering milk mixture to the eggs and continue whisking together.
4. Once all mixed, set in fridge until completely cool (4-6 hours)
5. Pour mixture into ice cream maker, add chocolate chips, and follow manufacturer’s instructions (usually let mix about 20-30 minutes.)
6. Enjoy right away for a soft serve taste or place in freezer proof container and let freeze for 5+ hours to achieve an ice cream consistency (Because it is made with almond milk it will have more of a fudgsicle consistency)

FULL DISCLOSURE: Some recipes I found said to use unflavored gelatin to help with the consistency and I think it was a bad idea. It created little gel balls in my ice cream and I didn’t like that. The consistency is still wonderful without the use of xanthan gum or gelatin. 
Do you have any other requests? What kinds of ice cream are you into? Dairy-free? Sorbets? Fruity? Rich? Savory? I would love a reason to play around with my ice cream maker more! 

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Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • I'm a fan of sweet and salty flavors! Oh gosh, if I had an ice-cream maker myself, I'd be making ice-cream all day all summer 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  • YUM!!! This icecream looks and sounds delicious and your photography is amazing! Wow, seriously wow! I might need to invest in an icecream maker myself – I've always loved the idea of homemade icecream and have very fond memories of Mum making it for us as kids! x

  • Looks so delicious! As someone with a dairy allergy, I always appreciate a good dairy-free recipe!


  • I was going to ask if you had played around with dairy free. My dairy sensitive stomach cannot handle too much ice cream although I sneak some in from time to time 🙂 this looks like a super simple recipe! How much was your ice cream attachment for the Ktichenaid?

  • Nicole Mangum

    You should try a red, white and blue ice cream for 4th of July! I don't know how you would do that, but I think it would be fun!

  • I haven't adjusted to the taste of almond milk, but I'd LOVE it in ice cream! #lactosefreeforthewin

  • You are an ice cream making pro!

  • Yum, yum, yum! I really need to get on buying this attachment! And yes on the almond milk! Ice cream is one of those things I eat even though I know it will make me miserable, but that could be my way out of those awful after-effects!

  • Nicole!
    I love that idea! Maybe it can be berry based! hmmm…. I'll keep you updated 😉

  • I am the same way! Dairy free makes my tummy feel much better but to me ice cream is always worth it 😉

  • I'm on a roll!

  • For real! It was so good in this ice cream. I am going to try some more dairy free flavors!

  • I actually stole/borrowed it from my sister in law. I think it runs for around $70 (ah!) but you could total use a Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupon on it or look for a used one or just a sale one!

  • YAY! My sister is as well (and I should be…heeheh) but I'll be trying some more!

  • Obviously that is what I am doing 😉 HAA!

  • Thanks so much! It is so worth it! It is fun to make your own – less (aka no) preservatives, fun, and cheaper than buying in the store!

  • Yum!! this looks amazing and perfect for all the warm weather that decided to show up 🙂

  • Amen for Sunshine!!!

  • This sounds amazing! I adore chocolate in its many forms. 🙂 What about a coconut + black cherry ice cream?

  • Oh yes! There are always Bed Bath and Beyond coupons floating around!

  • This looks so good! Look at you making all the ice cream!

  • Rachel

    Oh my gosh girl can I come over for ice cream? ha ha It looks delicious!

  • Yum! I think I need to buy that attachment for my mixer!

  • It really is magical!

  • Please do! I love sharing it with everyone.

    • If we were in the same state I totally would 🙂

  • It's my new thang!

  • That sounds crazy and totally new. I might just try it!

  • I hope you do! 🙂

  • Amy

    uhhh yummm
    so this ice cream maker, where did you get yours?

  • I have the kitchen aid attachment. I stole.am borrowing it forever from my sister in law! But you can get it anywhere Kitchen Aid attachments are sold!

  • Amy

    ahhh the good ol' kitchen aid, one day….one day 😉

  • I got mine for $50 off craigslist last year! Keep an eye out!!!!!!!

  • Also, there are plenty of ice cream makers out there!

  • Amy

    sweet! i'll definitely keep looking!