vegan chocolate ice cream

This ice cream came about as a result of a conversation with friends on Sunday night.  We were having a discussion about experimenting with ice cream and frozen yogurt.  John declared half-jokingly that he wanted homemade ice cream. And I took it as a challenge.  I knew we had a can of coconut milk at home, and I wanted to attempt a vegan ice cream.  As soon as we got in the door, I got started.

This ice cream is super easy to make and delicious.  It is really creamy, almost like frozen pudding.  I highly suggest you try it.

vegan chocolate ice cream

 1 can full fat coconut milk // 1/2 cup sugar // 1/4 cup cocoa powder // 3 tablespoons corn starch // pinch of salt // 1 teaspoon vanilla //

Combine coconut milk, sugar, cocoa powder, corn starch, salt and vanilla in medium saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture comes to a simmer. Boil just until mixture begins to thicken.  It should be the consistency of pudding.  Remove from heat and cool.  Chill in fridge until thoroughly cold.  Freeze in your ice cream maker per the manufacturer's instructions.  Freeze for an additional few hours or until it is firm.
Remove from freezer 15-20 minutes before serving, to soften up.