Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Coconut Milk Ice Cream & Vegan Life Issue 17

It was my blogging friend Aimee Ryan’s 2014 publication that got me hooked on coconut milk ice cream. I’ve always been a big lover of ice cream, but the shop-bought varieties paled into insignificance once I’d had my first taste of home-made coconut milk ice cream.

If you’ve experienced itself, you’ll know just how delicious it is. The texture is silky smooth and creamy. The coconut flavour is so subtle that the ice cream can be flavoured a myriad of ways. Aimee’s recipe book has over 50 to choose from, including fruity, nutty, spicy, boozy, floral and dessert-inspired flavours. And, in addition to being vegan (and gluten-free), her ice cream recipes also happen to be cane-sugar free too. For this, my tummy is very thankful.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Vegan Ice Cream

Coconut milk ice cream is simple to prepare and only requires a few minutes of ‘hands-on’ time. Once the ingredients have been heated, combined then chilled, it’s over to the ice cream maker to do the hard work.

Since I only have a small freezer, a couple of years ago I acquired a stand-alone ice cream maker (I wrote about it in this post). It’s a big piece of kit, but I absolutely love it. Unlike the freezer ice cream makers where you need to pre-freeze the bowl overnight, I simply chill this one for 10 minutes then pour in the mixture. After 40-50 minutes, we have soft whip. After 3 hours of freezing, it’s firm enough to scoop into balls.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Since I’m already a fan, I was very excited to see one of Aimee’s ice cream recipes featured in the latest edition of Vegan Life magazine. And it happened to be a recipe that we’d yet to try… Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl. 

Me and the boys adore peanut butter, so this ice cream was bound to be a winner in our house. As soon as the weather warmed up, we set about making it.

Vegan Life Issue 17

This ice cream was so much fun to make. I loved how the chocolate peanut sauce solidified as it hit the ice cream. I used a skewer to break it up and swirl it through the ice cream so that each scoop would guarantee plenty of chunks.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

As expected, the ice cream proved to be a huge hit with the family. It’s such a great combination of flavours and textures. I’ve been dreaming about this ice cream ever since we left home for a summer adventure in the Black Forest. As soon as we return, I can’t wait to whip up another batch.

And here’s my very willing and helpful hand model, tucking into his reward.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Big thank you to Aimee and Vegan Life for sharing this delicious recipe!

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5 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Coconut Milk Ice Cream & Vegan Life Issue 17

  1. Sounds so yummy I’m going to give it a try. I have an ice cream attachment/bowl for my kitchen aid that sits in the back of my cupboards but I think it will be trying it out to make coconut icecream now.

  2. I love Aimee’s recipes!!

    This ice cream looks absolutely stunning…what a perfect treat for a summer day. I think I need to go dig out my ice cream maker from my parent’s house!!

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