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Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

The weather is starting to warm up which is so nice after a long winter. We're starting to sell lots of ice cream moulds and ice cream cones at Happy Tummies so I thought I'd share with you the chocolate ice cream recipe my son likes. Dairy free ice cream is so expensive to buy and you can make it yourself for a lot less. I bought a 500ml one the other day because I was busy and it cost $15!!!!! 

This recipe is quite rich so you could use less cacao if you prefer, less sweetener, or even just use it as a base recipe and add fruit and omit the cacao. If you don't have an ice cream churn ask someone who's got one if you can lend theirs and try it out! I think it's a pretty good investment if you have kids with food allergies. I'm using a really old Breville one I got about 10 years ago and it works perfect.

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream - Happy Tummies


Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free, refined sugar free


800mls quality coconut cream
3 tbsps raw cacao
1/2 cup of honey (185g) - or sweetener of choice (adjust as required)
20g arrowroot starch
2 tsps vanilla extract
Pinch of salt


  • Place cacao, arrowroot starch and salt into a large heatproof jug and whisk together with honey, vanilla extract and 200mls of the cream until well combined and smooth
  • Heat the remaining coconut cream in a pan until hot but not boiling
  • Pour the hot milk slowly into the jug with the other ingredients and whisk continuously
  • When all of the cream is added, return the mixture to the pan and cook on a low heat until it's a thin custard
  • Pour into a glass jug and cool in the fridge
  • Remove skin that forms and discard and churn in an ice cream churn until you get ice cream
  • Store in the freezer - you might like to remove it 10 minutes before serving so it softens a little

Thermomix Method for Custard:

  • Place all of the ingredients in your Thermomix and cook 90 degrees, 7 mins, speed 4
  • Pour into glass jug and cool in the fridge and follow instructions above to churn

 Recipe From - Copyright 2015 Happy Tummies

Enjoy. Lisa x

PS. Hopper 100s & 1000s and sprinkles are fun to decorate ice cream and free from nasty additives. I use Hopper Sprinkles in blue for the image below. You can get Hopper products here.