This extra creamy vegan chocolate ice cream is made with just five ingredients! Enjoy a scoop of rich, smooth, ice cream when it’s hot outside. This recipe is simple to make and yields great results!
Homemade ice cream is such a treat, isn’t it? I know that when I was a kid, homemade ice cream was kind of a rarity.
Nowadays, there are so many great ice cream makers out there, it’s easy to make ice cream at home whenever you feel like it!
If you have allergies, you may prefer to make your own dairy free and vegan ice creams. With full fat coconut milk in a can, it’s so easy to make the best, richest ice cream.
We love experimenting with flavors like cookies and cream, black forest ice cream, and even vegan cookie dough ice cream.
One of the first recipes I came up with once we bought an ice cream maker was this easy chocolate ice cream.
This recipe is SO simple – just five ingredients, and there’s no heating or cooling of the ingredients. It’s so easy – just mix it up, pour it in the ice cream maker, and you’ll have extra creamy vegan chocolate ice cream about 20 minutes later!
You might wonder about making ice cream without dairy – will it set up the same way? Will the consistency be good?
Yes, homemade dairy free ice cream can be truly delicious – using full fat coconut milk is an awesome way to make creamy dairy free ice cream. This easy recipe is one that you’ll turn to again and again!
If you’ve never made coconut milk ice cream before, it’s good to note that it’s best eaten immediately after you make it. If you do decide to store this homemade vegan ice cream in the freezer, you will need to thaw it out for about 30 minutes before it’s ready to scoop.
Can I use a different non-dairy milk in this recipe?
I haven’t tried any other type of non-dairy milk in this recipe. I don’t think it would work as well to use rice milk or oat milk – I think the consistency would be more icy rather than creamy. Coconut milk has a high fat content, making it perfect for homemade ice cream.
Can I make this without an ice cream maker?
I don’t think so. I believe that the churning of an electric ice cream maker is key to having this recipe turn out well.
I have this Cuisinart ice cream maker, and I love it. I store the bowl in the freezer, and it’s ready to go whenever I want to make ice cream. It’s also a really nice size – I can keep it out on the counter without it taking up too much space.
If your ice cream maker is different, the amount of time required to make the ice cream may vary. Please follow the directions for your ice cream maker.
This is delicious on its own, or topped with vegan chocolate sauce or dairy free caramel sauce.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
Five Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream.
- 28 ounces full fat coconut milk
- ⅝ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (a half up plus 2 Tablespoons)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ Tablespoon vanilla extract
- good pinch of salt
Drain off any excess water from the canned coconut milk. (You could also use coconut cream if you prefer).
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
Pour the ingredients into the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Enjoy immediately! If you plan to store it in the freezer, it will become quite hard. You will need to thaw it for about 30 minutes before serving.
Serving size is about a ½ cup of ice cream.
This post was originally published in June 2016. It has been updated.
Would honey be an alright substitute for maple syrup?
Yes, that should be fine!
looks good ,now going to give it a try xx
You mentioned Imperfect Foods. I looked it up since I wasn’t familiar with it. Are you able to request organic for your produce?
Yes, they have both organic and regular produce.
Hello, i have a question
I don’t have any ice cream maker, is there any other way to do it or do i have to buy one?
I made it, it did not disappoint! Amazing recipe, thanks for sharing! This makes our newly dairy/egg/peanut free household very happy!
What size containera please. There are many different sizes. Thx!!!
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen
I haven’t used my ice cream maker yet this summer, but you’re making me realize I really need to! I love how creamy this chocolate ice cream looks! It sounds so quick and easy to make, too.
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven
Oh my gosh. Seriously only five ingredients in this gorgeous ice cream?? I’m speechless and completely wishing I had a big bowl of this ice cream for breakfast right about now! Love how creamy and rich it looks, Kelly!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Vegan chocolate ice cream?! Sign me up! This looks incredible, Kelly!
Oh my gaaawsh it looks sooooo creamy! I’m starting at my new addiction, for sure!
Kristy from Southern In Law
This looks so creamy and decadent and delicious! I loveee using coconut milk as an icecream base!