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Recipe: Vegan chocolate dipped ice cream

Written by Alyce Cimino | Friday, 15 January 2016


Nothing says summer more than ice cream. Enjoy this version from Naturopath Alyce Cimino that's gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.

Growing up on Sydney’s Northern beaches, you have an appreciation for summer! Your exercise routine changes from a light jog to a sprint across the hot golden sand and after work meetings turn into sunset swims and BBQs with friends and family.

Nothing say summer more than ice cream. In a tub, waffle cone or little wooden stick Australians LOVE ice cream! I wanted to create a wholesome, dairy-free ice cream everyone can enjoy. This one is free from sugar, making it perfect addition to any freezer this summer.

This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.


1 can of organic coconut milk (preservative free – I love Honest to Goodness)
1 heaped tablespoon cacao powder (or more for extra chocolate flavour)
1 heaped tablespoon roasted almonds, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon filtered water or coconut water 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup / rice malt / honey
A pinch of sea salt

Chocolate dip:
1/2 block 70% dark chocolate
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon coconut milk (optional)
Roasted almonds to sprinkle


1. Finely chop the almonds and roast in a dry pan. Set aside to cool.

2. In a large mixing jug add all the ingredients for the ice cream and mix well. Add most of the roasted almonds, but set some aside to sprinkle over ice cream.

3. Place the ice cream into ice block moulds with their sticks and place into the freezer overnight.

4. The next day melt chocolate, coconut oil and coconut milk (if using) in a bain-marie – once silky and melted set aside to cool slightly.

5. Remove ice creams from their moulds and dip them in the slightly cooled melted chocolate.

6. Sprinkle with roasted almonds and return to the freezer. Enjoy!

This article was reproduced with permission from Alyce’s website Dandelion Lane.

Alyce Cimino

Alyce is a Northern Beaches local and has a passion for whole food nutrition and herbal medicine. Alyce is an Endeavour alumnus (BHs Naturopathy) and founder of  AHARA  HEALTH. It was her dream to encourage others to use food as medicine, support health and boost wellbeing and vitality. Alyce believes that good health starts with good food and it is the most important building block for wellness.

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