We found out a few weeks ago that Theo has an intolerance to dairy. He’s exclusively breastfed so he was exposed to the cow’s milk protein through my diet: cereal, yoghurts, tea and coffee, chocolate digestives etc. There are some great dairy free ice cream products out there – Booja Booja is a particular favourite of mine but I wanted to see if I could make my own, lower calorie dessert and that’s how this dairy free ice cream recipe was born!
I saw the recipe for Mexican hot chocolate using Oatly Chocolate Drink on the Ocado site and thought it was a great candidate to turn into a yummy ice cream! It’s lovely and chocolatey with the delicious flavour of cinnamon and that hidden kick of spice! You could also easily leave out the cinnamon and/or the chilli if you preferred though.
The recipe makes about four portions of ice cream that are only 78 calories each!! Or 312 calories for the whole lot 😉
Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipe – Mexican Hot Chocolate
You will need:
Ice cream maker (I have this one)
400ml Oatly Chocolate Milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Sprinkling of ancho chilli flakes
1. In a small bowl or jug mix 100ml of the chocolate with the cornflour until smooth.
2. Heat 200ml of the chocolate milk in a pan with the chilli flakes over a medium heat.
3. Once you start to see bubbles around the edge of the pan remove from the heat and pour the milk through a sieve to remove the chilli flakes and seeds then return the pan to the heat.
4. Whilst whisking the milk pour in the cornflour solution, continue whisking until the mixture thickens and then remove from the heat.
5. Whisk in the rest of the chocolate milk allow to cool and then pop it into the fridge over night.
6. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
The dairy free ice cream is best eaten straight from the ice cream maker but can be transferred to a container and frozen for you to enjoy later!
I’ve got some ideas for other flavours to try so watch out for more recipes coming soon. If you have a favourite flavour let me know and I’ll test it out!