Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

This refreshing dairy-free Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream recipe is a wonderful paleo dessert for hot summer days. With its warming spices, it's also incredible when the first hints of autumn are in the air. Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream, made with a base of coconut milk and spiked with fresh cinnamon, cayenne, and coffee, is also perfect during the colder parts of the year.

Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

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  1. In a medium saucepan, heat coconut milk and honey to a boil
  2. Reduce to a simmer, then remove from heat
  3. Mix in chocolate, stirring constantly until chips are completely melted
  4. Cool mixture in pan on counter for 1 hour
  5. Stir in cinnamon, salt, cayenne, espresso, and vanilla until thoroughly combined
  6. Process according to the directions of your ice cream maker
  7. Serve

I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy, healthy frozen dessert recipe. I love that it meets the needs of of people on gluten-free and dairy-free diets. If you’re wondering how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, see my quick and easy 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream recipe.

My dairy-free Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream recipe is based on one from Simply Recipes, though that one uses heavy cream and eggs, while this is a vegan ice cream recipe.

Here are some of my other paleo vegan recipes:


50 responses to “Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream”

  1. Love this vegan ice cream. I love coconut milk for ice cream – it’s so luscious! Mexican chocolate is so decadent – great recipe.

  2. This is making me drool openly. I am making this ASAP because I know that I’ll be dreaming of this ice cream tonight. Thank you soo much for sharing this.

  3. Elana,

    I made this ice cream yesterday and it was fantastic. The suggested amount of cayenne pepper is just enough to be present, but not so much that it overpowers the ice cream. The ice cream has so many layers of flavor and deliciousness. My family was very impressed.

  4. THIS WAS AMAZING!!! The BEST chocolate ice cream I’ve ever had! I omitted the cayenne, since I don’t like spicy with chocolate, but it was still just as delicious! Thank you Elana for this yummy recipe!

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