Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies ‘N Cream Ice Cream

Yes, I am going to talk about ice cream in January. I can’t help myself. You see my dad and stepmom got me the KitchenAid ice cream attachment for Christmas. This ice cream maker is one of the things I have been looking forward to most about moving to Cincinnati.

Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies 'N Cream Ice Cream

You might be asking how those two things are related… Remember those before and after pic from our kitchen renovation? See that little fridge tucked in the corner there? It’s one of the smallest fridges you can get in the US. It’s footprint is 2’x2′. The freezer is made up of three drawers. None of those drawers are big enough to hold the bowl of an ice cream maker.

Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies 'N Cream Ice Cream

So I’ve been waiting… As someone who can’t eat most ice cream available on the market, I have been anxiously awaiting the day I had a freezer big enough to hold an ice cream maker bowl. And believe me, I’ve tried soy-based, coconut-based, and tofu-based ice creams. They’re just not the same.

Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies 'N Cream Ice Cream

For my first homemade dairy free ice cream, I decided to go with a classic. Chocolate. At the last second, I decided to throw in some Oreos I had in the cabinet. Can you blame me? This ice cream is decadent. And creamy. And oh-so-indulgent. And I can eat it. It’s basically perfect. Hubby and I polished this ice cream off in fewer sittings than I’d like to admit. Even if you can eat dairy, you should make this ice cream.

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Chocolate Dairy Free Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients:

28 fl ounces (2 cans or 800 ml) full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup (110 grams) sugar
1/2 cup (45 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 egg yolks
1 Tbsp vanilla

6-8 Oreos, cut into large chunks

Directions:

In a large saucepan, warm coconut milk over medium heat. Do not allow to boil.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Add about 1 cup warmed coconut milk and whisk until the mixture forms a thick, smooth paste. Whisk in the egg yolks one at time, mixing well between additions. Slowly add cocoa mixture to the warmed coconut milk, whisking quickly to incorporate.

Simmer over medium heat until coconut milk base thickens enough to thickly coat the back of a spoon, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla and transfer to a heat-proof container and refrigerate until cold.

Freeze mixture in ice cream maker, following the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a plastic airtight container and freeze for 2-3 hours before serving.

Recipe from Pastry Affair

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14 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Kisses”

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    Katie — December 22, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I’ve never seen a treat so perfect! So impressed!!

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    Joelen — December 22, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful job! I love the addition of chocolate and peppermint on the bottom for additional texture!

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    Amy Kingman — December 22, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Oh my goodness those are so pretty!

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    ~Amber~ — December 23, 2008 at 1:33 am

    OMG these are adorable!! Great job.

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    Tiffany and Ganesh — December 23, 2008 at 1:52 am

    wow, these are so pretty and look delish!

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    Scott W. — December 23, 2008 at 2:36 am

    how great are these! you can’t buy something that looks so nice.

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    Jen — December 23, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Thanks everyone. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. Everyone loved them.

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    Hallie Fae — December 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Wow, I’m impressed. Those look great. What did you do with over 100 meringues?? 🙂

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    Jen — December 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Hallie – I took half to a holiday potluck and the other have came to my in-laws with us for Christmas. They’re going on the cookie tray. The good thing is they keep well and go fast! And Hubby loves them so I have a hard time keeping his hand out of the bag of these guys.

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    Steph — December 30, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    These are beautiful!

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    Ali — November 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Hi, these look great and I want to try them as gifts this year. Thanks! One question, how do you “paint” the red coloring into the bag?

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    Jen — November 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Ali,

    Using a small paint brush, I dipped it into the food coloring and painted stripes on the inside of the pastry bag prior to filling it with the meringue.

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    cindy6174 — January 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    These as well as your Raspberry Meringue Cookies look wonderful. I wish I had come upon these before the holidays as they would have made a great addition to my cookie plate!

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    Cornelius the Pig — December 22, 2010 at 6:03 am

    i realize these were posted 2 years ago… but i just found them and they look wonderful! so pretty!

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