Chocolicious Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

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Chocolate ice cream with chia seeds and hemp milk! A healthy alternative ice cream for vegans and lactose-intolerant individuals.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 40 mins
1 1/2 quarts


  • 3 cups hemp milk

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • ½ cup agave nectar

  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate

  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Heat hemp milk in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir chia seeds into hemp milk. Let mixture sit, stirring occasionally every hour, until thickened, 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Mix cocoa powder, agave nectar, baking chocolate, almond extract, vanilla extract, salt, and pepper into chia-milk mixture; blend in a high-powered blender until smooth. Cool mixture in refrigerator for 3 hours.

  3. Blend mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions until frozen, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

To cool mixture more efficiently, try positioning the mixture in the back of the refrigerator. Add other ingredients, chocolate chips, walnuts, almonds, etc.

Use organic ingredients for the healthiest and tastiest ice cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
8g Fat
43g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 120mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.