Double Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream ~ a delicious treat that can be made dairy-free |

Double Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

This creamy chocolate ice cream is made with coconut milk and ribboned with flecks of semi-sweet chocolate for a decadent dessert that's also dairy-free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 445kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home


  • 2 cans (13.5-ounces each) good quality, full-fat coconut milk chilled
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces dairy-free chocolate chips melted and cooled
  • Toasted coconut for garnish optional


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a blender or food processor, combine coconut milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Mix or blend/process until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • Freeze ice cream in an ice cream maker, following manufacturer's directions. About five minutes before ice cream is done (when it starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl and has reached the stage of adding solid ingredients), slowly drizzle in the melted chocolate. The chocolate should break into shards and spread throughout the ice cream as it finishes churning. If the chocolate solidifies on the arm of the ice cream maker in a big chunk, momentarily turn off the ice cream maker and break up the chocolate with a spoon before continuing.
  • Serve immediately for a soft serve consistency or cover and freeze for several hours until desired firmness is reached. If ice cream freezes solid, allow it to soften at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.


  • You can usually find cans of coconut milk in the Asian food section of the grocery store. Make sure you don't buy reduced fat coconut milk.
  • If you don't require dairy-free ice cream, you may use regular chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 6.3mg