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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19 Responses to “Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies ‘N Cream Ice Cream”

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    Christine @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles — January 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Yum that looks delicious and welcome back to my hometown! Cincinnati’s actually a great town that grows on you and has been evolving quite a bit in the time that you’ve been away. I suspect given your profession and work location history that we probably work for the same company as our day jobs ;).

    • beantownbaker — January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:30 am

      Yes, Cincinnati has changed a LOT since we moved away in 2007.

      I would suspect you’re right. There’s enough info to know where I work, especially if you work here too ;) Going to go check out your blog now. I would love to meet some other Cincinnati area bloggers!

    • beantownbaker — January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:31 am

      Ok I work for the *other* big company in town (just checked your About page).

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — January 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Isn’t the KA ice cream attachment the best thing ever? I am always making ice cream, even in the wintertime, but I never thought of using canned coconut milk as the base. I’ll have to try this out soon!

    • beantownbaker — January 23rd, 2013 @ 11:37 am

      Absolutely. I didn’t think I could love my KAM any more than I already did. The ice cream attachment proved that I can.

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    Cara — January 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I have lots of cans of coconut milk laying around and I know they make a good ice cream! Adding this one to my list :)

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    tracy {pale yellow} — January 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I bought myself KA ice creamer maker for my birthday this summer and I adore it! I’ve been thinking about making non-dairy ice creams, but the recipes all sounded strange. It’s great to see a recipe from a trusted source. Can’t wait to try.

    • beantownbaker — January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

      Let me know what you think if you try it. I am going to be experimenting with different milks since I can’t have cow’s milk…

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    Shannon — January 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

    love coconut milk based ice creams!! this one looks fabulous, and good call throwing in those oreos ;)

    • beantownbaker — January 24th, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

      It’s ALWAYS a good idea to throw oreos in :)

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    Sabine — January 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

    My brother’s favorite thing to get at Coldstone is chocolate oreo ice cream. Too bad I don’t have an ice cream maker, or I would definitely try this!

    • beantownbaker — January 29th, 2013 @ 7:51 am

      I’ve been told you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker. I never tried it before I got mine though…

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    Mary — January 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I just made your recipe and luckily I tasted it before I cooled it. The ratio of sugar to cocoa powder is off. You should use at least twice the amount of sugar to cocoa powder in order for it not to have a horribly bitter taste. After adding more sugar it had a nice sweet to chocolately balance. Thanks for the recipe, my daughter is lactose intolerant and she will enjoy it.

    • beantownbaker — January 31st, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      I am glad you were able to adjust this recipe to suit your needs. Hubby and I both enjoyed the sweetness level of this recipe. I’m sure different cocoa powders have different levels of sweetness. I plan to try this recipe without the cocoa powder to make vanilla ice cream too. We loved the creaminess of it!

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    Efrain Stamper — March 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    This look yummy and chocolate ice cream is one of my favorite. Thanks for sharing the directions and ingredients.

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    Sara — April 24, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I just opened a can of coconut milk and it looked extremely curdled. I shook it a lot but it was still completely curdled. Is that how coconut milk is supposed to be out of the can? Are there any brands that you specifically like to use?

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    Raigon — October 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Oh how I wish I could try this.. I am currently gluten and dairy free.. However this being dairy free is is not gluten free with the oreo’s… Bummer!!

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:28 am

      I’ve made this recipe again without the Oreos and it’s really good. Not quite as good as with the Oreos, but if you wanted to make it gluten free, just leave them out.

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