Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

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Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

If I could make a few gallons of this dairy free ice cream at a time I would.

Well.. I probably wouldn't. Cuz you know.. If I made that much.. I'd eat that much.

Something as delicious as this ice cream is better in small batches. Made only a few times a year. That way you don't get tired of it (not sure I would though) or get bored with the recipe.


Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream


Cashews Are the Wonder Nut


OK. Maybe they aren't a "Wonder Nut", but they are pretty darn awesome.

Before going dairy-free I could count on one hand the times I ate cashews. The only time I did eat them was when they were at a party in one of those mixed nuts things. They were good, but not something that I really enjoyed snacking on.

That was until they became one of my favorite ingredients.

Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

Some really smart recipe developers have found that you can use cashews as a replacement for a lot of dairy items.

Processed with some nutritional yeast and spices and you have dairy-free Parmesan. Soak in water and blend with garlic powder, lemon juice and a few other ingredients and you have a dairy-free sour cream.

Soak in water, add some vanilla, maple syrup, and other ingredients and you have homemade Ice Cream!

Give A Man Nuts and He'll Make Ice Cream


The first time I tasted cashew ice cream I couldn't believe how amazing it tasted. It was at a vegan restaurant and my mind was blown.

Yes, it was a different taste, but that's OK. It was creamy, it was sweet, and it allowed me to enjoy ice cream again.

It was at that time I knew I had to figure out how to make it at home.

Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

Grab The Right Ingredients And Make Great Ice Cream


Thanks to Rodelle I had some delicious Madagascar Vanilla in my cupboard. Add that to some well soaked cashews and a few other ingredients and I was ready to make some homemade ice cream.

Working with Pure Vanilla Beans


Not only was this going to be the first time that I was making dairy-free Vanilla ice cream, but it was the first time I had ever worked with true vanilla beans.

I was truly nervous. For some reason I had built it up in my head to be something very difficult. I had watched Martha Stewart do it, but though for sure I would mess it up.

Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

Yet, I knew if I didn't try... I wouldn't be able to make a great tasting dairy-free ice cream. So I took a deep breath, grabbed a good knife and slowly extracted the vanilla out of the beans.

Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

I didn't mess it up! Woo hoo! I was able to get just the right amount of pure vanilla and quickly added it to the mixture.

Mixing It Up and Freezing It Up


Investing in an ice cream maker was something I had to think about. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to spend the money and was a little worried if it would just end up collecting dust somewhere in the cabinets.

Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

Though, I have to say, once I learned that I could make dairy-free ice cream, and that it was actually pretty easy, I was glad that I had bought it.

By mixing up just a few ingredients and then adding them to the ice cream machine I am able to have a delicious treat that's healthy and allergy friendly. I also get to pick what flavors and addition I want. How great is that?

Here's The Recipe, So Try It for Yourself


I really hope you get a chance to try this recipe. If you can't have dairy and have never tried to make ice cream at home, this recipe is going to really surprise you.

I added some dairy-free chocolate chips, but with this basic Vanilla base ice cream recipe, you can add just about anything you'd like. Crushed cookies, chopped up peanut butter cups.. you choose.. it will taste great.

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Tell Me What You Think


If you get the chance to try this recipe out, feel free to come back and let me know how it turned out.

I'd love to hear what you think or what kind of different ingredients you add in.

Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

Pin It And Make It


Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream


Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Homemade Ice Cream

 

Comments

  1. I love this recipe! Always looking for dairy free ice cream recipes and this looks delicious!

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  2. ooh yes yes and yes! I need to get on the cashews soaking and make this asap

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  3. Thanks Abbey! And this one is so simple. You can add just about anything you want to it!!

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  4. Ha ha. One of these days I know you're going to try the whole 'cashew' thing and love it!!

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  5. This sounds so creamy and delicious! You had me at chocolate chip ;)

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  6. Yay for dairy free ice cream. Love the vanilla in here. It makes everything taste great!

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  7. Yes it does Kelly. I never knew fresh vanilla made that big of a difference.

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  8. Ha ha. I know Liz. Anything with chocolate is great right?

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  9. I've made nice cream but I've never tried making homemade ice cream with cashews.

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  10. Yum!
    I'll admit, by themselves I have never been a huge cashew fan... I had no idea they were so versatile! Will have to look into it! ;)
    Thanks for sharing, this looks amazing.

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious!

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