"When I told my cousin, Ellen, about my chipotle cooking sauce, she suggested I use it to make chocolate ice cream. Over the phone, she helped me put the recipe together, coached me along and--here it is--chocolate chipotle ice cream! And it's dairy free."
Whisk together 1 1/2 cups of water, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Bring to a boil whisking frequently. Let boil while whisking for 45 seconds.
Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate until it has melted. Stir in vanilla, remaining 1/2 cup water, and chipotle sauce. Place mixture in a blender and blend for 15 seconds. Chill mixture in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.