Chocolate Cacao Ice Cream

This ice cream recipe is one of our new favorites. It’s so simple, healthy and delicious. Sweetened only with dates, and of course dairy-free, I think I’ll be serving this one to weekend guests all summer long.

With an ice cream machine, making all kinds of frozen treats becomes completely hands-off – and so much fun!

And if you have a Ninja Creami (or if you  are about to take the plunge), I have the BEST NEWS for you!

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  • Servings: makes about 1 quart
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2 cups almond milk
3/4 cup date syrup
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup raw cacao (or pure cocoa) powder
1 tablespoon vanilla powder (OR 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract)
sprinkle of salt


Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix) and process until mixture is smooth and combined well.

Carefully pour mixture into the bowl of an automatic ice cream maker (like this one, that I use) – or into pint containers that come with your Ninja Creami.

Process according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Enjoy immediately, or harden further in freezer for an hour or more, as desired.

Copyright © Vicki Brett-Gach | Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Cacao Ice Cream

  1. Allison

    Hello! Super excited to try this recipe! Just want to clarify the instructions about the date syrup. Is it 3/4 cup date syrup or 1/2 dates plus 1/4 cup date syrup? Thanks so much for your help!

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