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Chocolate dipped ice cream minus the dairy

15 January 2016 Alyce Cimino

Chocolate dipped ice cream minus the dairy

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

About Alyce Cimino

Alyce is a naturopath with a love for wholefoods cooking, a slight addiction to green smoothies, organic herbal teas, farmers markets and cookbooks.

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