sensational dairy-free chocolate ice creams

Take the dairy & sugar out of ice cream & what do you have left…eggs…& maybe flavoring masquerading as vanilla? These ice creams are without the ingredients that actually make ice cream so good & they were delicious. So I have to say I was impressed – hence the title “sensational”, they deserve it. I’m now on day eight of my one hundred days to healthy plan & by 2PM on day ONE I was craving chocolate.  You’re probably thinking that five or six days into it I’d eat almost anything set before me & say it was good. That statement does hold some truth but these are good, you’re going to have to just trust me on it.  

The actual name of these tasty little morsels is really chocolate, date & coconut ice creams. I whipped them up on the weekend when I knew, to see this plan through, I had to have a couple of treats now & again of foods that were actually on my plan. I had never intended to photograph them, hence the lack of 263 photos showcasing how to make them from every angle. Sorry, this is all you get…two shots, no step-by-step. You’ll just have to follow my recipe & use your imagination for the rest. 

chocolate ice creams

Speaking of imagination, mine is quite vivid so when I un-molded these little ice creams all I could think of was how much they looked like little brown dicks.  So, I took one of them & licked around the top hoping that might make it look a little less…um…how can I say this…circumcised…but it actually made it look worse. Shit! Thank GOD for my quick thinking…and coconut. Sorry about the visual. 

chocolate coconut ice creams

The mixture prior to freezing has a chocolate cake batter-like consistency & taste to it. I know this because I ate about 1/2 cup of the ‘batter’ so even though I say the recipe makes 8…it might actually make nine…or 10. I’m sure there’s many recipes like this floating around out there but I’ve never made ice cream with anything other than cream, eggs & lots of sugar. To have something that can satiate my 2PM sweet craving, be loaded with fiber AND be on plan…I’m impressed. Hopefully you will be too.  

dairy free chocolate, date & coconut ice creams
Yields 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
12 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
12 hr
  1. 3.5 oz (100g) dark chocolate bar ( I used Lindt 85%)
  2. 14 oz (400ml) can coconut milk
  3. 1 cup pitted & chopped medjool or sun dates
  4. 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar if you’re eating cane/beet sugar)
  5. 1/3 cup shredded or flaked coconut
  6. popsicle molds or dixie cups
  7. 8 popsicle sticks
  1. Break the chocolate into a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds, depending on the wattage of your microwave; stir. Microwave another 15 to 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is melted.
  2. Add coconut milk, dates & sugar. Using a hand blender, blend until mixture is creamy & smooth. If you have a Bullet or a Ninja, that might also make the mixture really smooth & creamy. A regular processor & blender won’t.
  3. Place molds on a small tray. Fill each mold until 7/8th full. Place in freezer for 1 hour. Insert popsicle sticks into each ice cream. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. To remove from the molds, if using plastic, let stand at room temperature for 5 to 7 minutes before carefully removing from molds. If you’re using Dixie cups, these can just be torn from the ice creams.
  4. Place shredded coconut on a plate. Roll ice creams in coconut to cover. Place ice creams, stick-side down, in the freezer for 1 hour or until ready to serve. Makes 8.
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  1. Charlene Anderson says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot wait to make these. Love the visuals. Was laughing so hard. Thanks Fresh Aussie! Another winner!

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