Sunday, 21 December 2014

RECIPE: Vegan Coconut & Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. Coconut Lovers Rejoice!

Vegan Coconut & Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

I've heard tell of some peculiar people who don't like coconut, apparently some people even hate it. To those people, I'm sorry- today's post is not one you'll enjoy.

Vegan Coconut & Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

This ice cream is all about the coconut. It's rich, decadent with a deep coconut flavour. To that I have added some hefty chunks of coconut-flecked dark chocolate, because I can. Sometimes, it's great to be a grown up.

Vegan Coconut & Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

A quick note: I used coconut sugar, which gives the ice cream a caramel colour and creates a very strong coconut flavour. Feel free to use any sweetener that takes your fancy though.

Vegan Coconut & Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Vegan Coconut & Dark Choc Chunk Ice Cream

An original recipe by A Rhubarb Rhapsody
Total time: 20 minutes prep and cooking +  cooling time  + overnight freezing

  • 1x 270ml tin of coconut cream (I used Ayam brand)
  • 2x 270ml tins of coconut milk
  • 100g coconut sugar (or other sweetener of choice)
  • 2 Tablespoons corn flour

  • 100g vegan dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut

  1. Place the coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often. 
  2. Add the corn flour to the mix, whisking until smooth and the mixture begins to thicken.
  3. Pour the mix into a heatproof container, cover and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or in a double boiler, add the desiccated coconut and stir until well combined. Let cool for 5-10mins.
  5. Churn the coconut ice cream in your trusty ice cream maker, following the manufacturer's instructions. In the last couple of minutes of churning, slowly drizzle 3/4 of the chocolate in.
  6. Scrape the ice cream into a freezable container, pour the remaining chocolate over the top. Cover and freeze until ice-creamy (overnight is best)


  1. Oh my god, I love coconut ice-cream! This sounds soooo delicious.

  2. People don't like coconut? WHAT? ha coconut is my favourite and this look so good.

  3. I'm definitely not one of those people that doesn't like coconut. I love the stuff! :D