This double chocolate brownie ice cream is so rich and creamy! Chewy brownie batter throughout makes this an extra special treat. You won’t believe this ice cream is dairy free.
When you have food allergies, ice cream is one of those things that is just a minefield. Dairy and nuts are such a big part of most ice cream, making many brands unsafe for those with those allergies.
For a long time, the few varieties of allergy friendly ice creams that were available were a little lackluster. Sometimes the texture was an issue, or the taste, but I know for a long time I was really missing good ice cream.
Then, more brands became available, and I’m happy to say that for those with certain allergies, there are some decent ice creams out there now.
However, there’s really nothing like super creamy, rich, homemade dairy free ice cream – the kind you make with full fat coconut milk that comes in a can.
I’ve already shared my recipe for vegan chocolate ice cream – it’s super creamy and delicious. But I thought, why not add brownie batter bites to that recipe? It was a good idea – Darryl said this was the best ice cream I’ve ever made.
Double chocolate brownie ice cream is a new favorite over here. The taste actually reminds me of a flavor Baskin Robbins used to have – German Chocolate. That flavor had pecans in it, so this isn’t the same, but the flavor is sort of similar.
If you really want to be decadent, you could make a batch of these double chocolate brownie cookies and use them with this ice cream to make homemade ice cream sandwiches!
What kind of ice cream maker is best for making homemade vegan ice cream?
I have the Cuisinart 1.5 quart ice cream maker, and it works well! It has a bowl that you store in the freezer until you’re ready to make your ice cream. You put the ice cold bowl in the maker, add your ingredients, and turn it on. It needs to churn for about 20 minutes before the ice cream is thick and frozen.
Can I use a different milk besides coconut milk?
Full fat coconut milk (the kind that comes in a can) works the best for this double chocolate brownie ice cream. The amount of fat in the coconut milk is what makes this dairy free ice cream really creamy and rich. If you try this with another dairy free milk, I can’t guarantee what the result will be. The ice cream may be icy, like sorbet, or it may not ever thicken up.
Can I store leftover chocolate brownie ice cream in the freezer?
Yes, you can store it in the freezer, but it will become rock hard. When you are ready to eat it, you will need to allow a fair amount of time for it to soften enough to scoop.
What brand of canned coconut milk is made in an allergen free facility?
I recently contacted Thai Kitchen about their coconut milk, which is available in most stores. They responded that their canned coconut milk is made in a coconut only facility – no other products are made there. As always, I recommend that you contact the company about any new product that you are going to try to make sure it’s safe for your allergies.
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Double Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream (Vegan, Gluten Free).
Rich, creamy, delicious, dairy free double chocolate brownie ice cream is a decadent treat that your whole family will love!
Open the cans of coconut milk and gently drain out any water. I find that there is usually a bit of coconut water separated from the cream - just pour this out.
Place the coconut milk, maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl and stir to mix.
Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Once the ice cream is thick and frozen, turn off the machine.
Break the brownie bites into pieces and stir into the ice cream along with the dairy free chocolate chips. Enjoy immediately!
Serving size is about a half cup.
You can store this ice cream in the freezer, but it will get very hard. Allow time for it to thaw somewhat before attempting to scoop.