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.


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


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

Currently available at Ocado.

The Pramshed
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Little B & Me July 20, 2017 - 7:17 am

You absolute beauty!
A vegan recipe to melt my heart, even though its ice cream hehehe!

I’m starving now haha x

Elizabeth July 20, 2017 - 8:15 am

Oh heavens that sounds good! The perfect indulgent treat. It needs to be done every now and again. 🙂

Rachel @ The Daisy Pages July 20, 2017 - 9:16 am

This sounds like my kind of recipe! I love simple recipes that you can make without fancy equipment, I might just give this a try. Thanks!

Laura Dove July 20, 2017 - 10:50 am

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!

Surrey mama July 20, 2017 - 12:02 pm

Wow this looks amazing and beautiful photography! I might give this a go on a free-ish day!

Rishi Malar July 20, 2017 - 4:27 pm

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 🙂

Nadia July 20, 2017 - 6:22 pm

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

Claire July 21, 2017 - 4:58 am

That looks so good. I actually just ate ice cream! I love how yours is homemade.

Helen July 21, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Oo I like the idea of having the crunchy pieces in the ice-cream – so perfect for these hot summer days 🙂

Kimberly July 22, 2017 - 6:05 am

We’re opposites, I hate when my ice cream tastes/feels “icey”! Lol. I would probably take it out as soon as it “hardens” so it was still creamy! Still think this sounds AMAZING.

xo, Kimberly

Angela Milnes July 23, 2017 - 4:55 am

This looks so so yummy. I would really like to try and make this with my daughter.

babyfoote July 23, 2017 - 5:12 pm

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!

Tanita July 23, 2017 - 8:49 pm

This looks absolutely delicious. I absolutely love ice cream it is one of my guilty pleasures. xx

Heather Keet July 24, 2017 - 9:22 am

This looks like a fun pairing! #GlobalBlogging

Debbie Nicholas July 24, 2017 - 7:28 pm

Oh my that looks amazing definitely going to have to try this!

The Pramshed July 25, 2017 - 7:35 pm

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

mainy July 25, 2017 - 7:58 pm

My goodness that sounds good! another scrummy recipe for me to try, yum!

Heather Burnett July 25, 2017 - 8:03 pm

Looks so so good! Can’t wait to try it out for myself. #dreamteam

One Messy Mama July 26, 2017 - 6:46 pm

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

Alana - Burnished Chaos July 27, 2017 - 8:24 pm

Totally agree it has to be chocolate, and I really need to try this, it looks yummy ?

kristin mccarthy July 30, 2017 - 12:48 pm

This looks pretty fantastic!
Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging

Jessica Spencer July 30, 2017 - 1:02 pm

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. 😀

Annette, 3 Little Buttons July 30, 2017 - 8:33 pm

Oh wow, it looks so easy to make. This something that I will actually try. It sounds very tasty and something that little fingers could give a go to making as well. #DreamTeam

Rachelanne_bee August 8, 2017 - 9:13 am

this looks so yummy and simple to make too!

Natalie August 9, 2017 - 8:27 am

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

Linda August 13, 2017 - 5:46 pm

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!!

laura stevens August 15, 2017 - 11:54 am

This looks so good, I might actually give it a go myself xx


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