Exciting post today guys! One of the best things about being subscribed to my blog, besides awesome recipes, is getting to partake in amazing giveaways! I have both a gorgeous shiny, new, red Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker to give away and the best, creamiest vegan dark chocolate ice cream recipe you ever sunk your teeth into….it totally reminded me of the dutch chocolate ice cream I used to eat. This ice cream is made for all the dark chocolate lovers out there. Raise your hand if you are one. Mine’s up! I didn’t stop at the dark chocolate ice cream base either…I also added more dark chocolate, in the form of dark chocolate covered almonds, for an amazing added crunch and texture. Oh boy…serious dark chocolate heaven. Dangerous, because it is so good, you won’t be able to stop eating it. Just 8 ingredients for this amazing vegan, dairy-free, oil-free ice cream!
Don’t take my word for it though, just go make it.
My self-proclaimed non-chocolate-loving husband ate one of the entire ice cream cones filled with the chocolatey goodness….all of it, with NO problem. What does that tell you? Funny enough, he said it was too chocolatey as he was eating the last bite. Hmmmmm.
I use full fat coconut milk and a whole dark chocolate cacao bar in this ice cream. It makes it one of the creamiest, richest ice creams I think I’ve ever had, like ever. You could totally get away with using low fat canned coconut milk for a lighter version; I made one batch that way. It was still insanely delicious; the main difference was just the texture with it being less creamy and it took a few minutes to sit at room temperature to soften some before eating. Do yourself a favor though and use the full fat, it is ice cream, afterall! Enjoy it!
As usual, my lovely assistant was here to help me with my photoshoot….aka, my almost 3 year old.
Future blogger and photographer right there. Haha.
Trust me, you want to make this. If you love really rich, creamy ice cream, then this is a must! You know what to do….come back and leave me feedback here and if you are on Instagram, tag me with your photo because I love, love seeing your creations each week! Tag @thevegan8 and also use hashtag #thevegan8, to make sure I don’t miss the notifications! You can also tag me on Twitter too! Love you guys!
NOW, onto the contest! I’m giving away this beauty to one lucky random winner. You can see the details of this model here.
CUISINART ICE CREAM MAKER GIVEAWAY:
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