You will be amazed at how rich and creamy and chocolatey this 4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice cream is AND how simple it is! Tastes JUST like dairy milk chocolate ice cream. NO bananas!
Today I make your dreams come true. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream that is only 4 ingredients, ridiculously creamy, chocolatey, rich and requires no ice cream maker. Did I mention it's only 4 ingredients?! And NO. This is not the banana ice cream that is all over the internet that turns into a rock hard block of ice in the freezer. That is not true ice cream folks, I'm talking rich, creamy ice cream that will fool dairy lovers and that tastes just like dairy chocolate ice cream, yet it is dairy-free. YUP.
By the way...thank you so much for the overwhelming response to the above photo I shared on both this Facebookpost and Instagram as the teaser of the upcoming recipe! The compliments on this photo and the excitement truly made my day. I really enjoyed doing this photo shoot!
We are having a major chocolate party here. Chocolate ice cream made with sweet potatoes is where it's at, folks.
I am quite the ice cream creator here on this blog. I have 11 ice cream recipes already!! So, this makes 12! And several of them involve chocolate. But you know what? Most of them are 8 ingredients and contain nuts or more specific ingredients that may require an extra trip to the store. The CRAZY thing about this 4 ingredient vegan chocolate ice cream is that it is now my go-to. I've made it countless times now because it's just soooo darn easy and so chocolatey. It's mind-blowing how simple it is.
I'm not looking for the healthiest raw ice cream here. I just want something that is super easy, tastes like TRUE ICE CREAM and only takes a few minutes prep. So, do you want to know the secret to making rich, chocolatey, creamy ice cream without expensive ingredients?
Chocolate chips, sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla (and a pinch of salt)! That's it! I was so ecstatic to find that nobody else has done an ice cream recipe like this out there (that I could find!)...sure people have used sweet potato (I have myself!) but not this exact simple chocolatey sweet potato ice cream.
Can you taste the sweet potato?? Not at all. In fact, my hubby who hates sweet potato had no clue (and still doesn't!) that it was in there. It honestly just tastes like milk chocolate ice cream. Then key is just blending it up really well.
This vegan chocolate ice cream is dairy-free, oil-free and nut-free. Most vegan ice creams are made with cashews and can leave a cashew flavor, which I'm not crazy about, so this one just tastes like pure chocolate. I used light coconut milk instead of full-fat and that way, there is no coconut flavor whatsoever. There is enough fat in it from the cocoa butter from the chocolate chips, so it is plenty creamy. No need for the full-fat coconut milk.
I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips because they are dairy-free and I love the ingredients. The ingredients are so simple and have the best flavor. It is just sugar, chocolate liquor and cocoa butter. That's it folks. Plus, they are pretty much sold at every single grocery store.
The inspiration for this ice cream came from wanting a really, really simple ice cream recipe that required minimal prep and minimal ingredients. It's been a long time since I used sweet potatoes in my ice cream, so I used one of my oldest recipes as the inspiration, my Chocolate Peppermint Sweet Potato Ice Cream. Using it again in a much simpler, straight-forward chocolate ice cream was the best decision ever.
I also found this adorable ice cream container at the Anthropologie store and I just love it. It is pretty deep and is great for storing ice cream in.
I cannot WAIT to hear what you all think about this ice cream, so pretty please leave me feedback below after you make it!! I work so hard to share these amazing creations with you all, so getting feedback makes it all worth it! I'd also love to see this explode all over Instagram, so be sure to tag me @thevegan8 and don't forget to use my hashtag #thevegan8 or I will likely miss it!