Chocolate Ice Cream With Macabella And Yogurt

I do like a summer treat, especially chocolate ice cream. Well, not only in summer. Anytime. But it has to be chocolate ice cream. Just like with any other desserts, I'm quite picky: sugary lemon and vanilla  flavours just won't do it for me. Making ice cream at home is not too complicated and it can be prepared without a machine, which I always prefer as assembling, cleaning then putting away again takes up some extra time. This one is a no cook and no churn recipe, practically effortless thanks to the ingredients. There aren't too many of those either. Wait, that's not all: it's a teeny bit healthier too.

It's healthier, because I used plant based yogurt, a little bit of coconut sugar and Macabella Chocolate Spread. I used the crunchy spread and the chopped macadamia pieces added some extra texture and lovely crunchiness to it. You can, of course swap the yogurt for cow's milk yogurt, I'm just trying to cut down on our dairy intake.

Ingredients: 

1 jar (375g) Macabella Crunch Spread

500ml vegan yogurt

3 heaped tsp of quality cocoa powder

1 heaped tbsp of coconut sugar

2 tsp of vanilla extract

Method:

Put all ingredients into a bowl and simply combine with a wooden spoon. Yeah, that's it. It's easy as both the yogurt and the chocolate spread is very soft and creamy. Pour the mixture into a freezer safe dish and put it in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours. I left it for overnight. It takes longer time for the soft ingredients to freeze properly. Take it out of the freezer 10 minutes before serving. I preferred it very cold, I liked the icy texture of it.

Tip: use coconut yogurt to create a really exotic flavour!

 

This recipe was sponsored by Macabella Choc' Macadamia Spreads

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27 Comments

  1. Wow!! This looks absokutlry delicious!!! I’m a huge fan of chocolate ice cream but never thought to make my own! I’m going to try this!

  2. I am so surprised you can make such delicious dishes using vegan ingredients! Absolutely stunning and tempting me to just get into the screen and eat them all:) Wish I could do πŸ™‚

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. I love chocolatey desserts and I would be very tempted to try it with the coconut yoghurt.

  4. Oo I like the idea of having the crunchy pieces in the ice-cream – so perfect for these hot summer days πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve recently given up meat and dairy in an effort to save the world in my own little way. This sounds like a fab alternative to ice cream, now I just need an excuse to make it!

  6. This looks amazing and super simple too. It’s making me hungry for ice cream now. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  7. Oh my gosh! Every time I read your blog you have some delectable recipe you are sharing! I need to come and sit in your kitchen!! #globalblogging

  8. This looks absolutely beautiful. I’d love to try it with the coconut yoghurt. I’d say it tastes very different to your run-of-the-mill ice-cream! Must give this a go soon. πŸ˜€

  9. I’ve never made my own ice-cream before and as I spend so much time in the kitchen it’s a bit wrong really! ? I need to fix it! Similar to you I’m veggie and we’re cutting out dairy slowly too so it’s fab to see an alternative x

  10. OMG That sounds fantastic. Never heard of Macabella before – sounds a really delicious alternative to Nutella. We made a really easy ice-cream (easy recipe for kids, in fact) with raspberries, but we’ll definitely try this one!!

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