Inspired by the chocolate ice cream recipe that came with my VitaMix.
This recipe makes about 5 cups. If you want to, you can cut the recipe in half. That’s actually the way we’ve been making it lately because my husband seems to think that ice cream is just a summer dessert. Why on earth would he believe that?
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup Ah-Laska dairy-free hot cocoa powder
1/2 cup Better Than Milk Soy or Rice powder
1/8-1/4 cup agave nectar (or sweetener of choice)
2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder (I think plain old cocoa powder would work, too)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups (about 2 trays) ice cubes
Place all ingredients in the VitaMix (and put on the lid). Turn it on variable speed 1 and quickly turn up to 10 then switch to High. Use the tamper that came with the blender to gently jam the ice cubes into the blades. The ice cream is done when the blender starts to sound different and four mounds form at the top of the mixture (30-60 seconds). If the consistency is like a milk shake, quickly add a few more ice cubes and run for a little longer (or just grab a straw and enjoy).
This is my personal favorite of the ice creams I’ve made in the VitaMix. As a result, there are no pictures of it. Next time I make it, I’ll try to remember to grab my camera before devouring the entire batch. (Hmm…I wonder if it would be wrong in some way to make up a half batch while everyone else is in bed…)