Dairy-free vanilla gelato that is tasty and creamy with a yummy chocolate fudge swirl throughout.

My family loves ice cream.  Me – well, I’m a bit hit and miss as to whether I feel like it or not.  And then there’s the whole dairy-free issues.  Do you know how much a pint of dairy-free ice cream costs in the grocery store these days?  And some of them aren’t really all that creamy or tasty.  So then Grant suggested I buy an ice cream maker and make my own.  So, be prepared for a whole pile of new recipes, focused on ice cream!

This is a really yummy dairy-free ice cream, that no one would really know it was dairy free.  It’s creamy.  It’s tasty.  And I love the chocolate fudge swirl in it as well, even though you can’t see it very well in the photo (but that’s probably a biased opinion!).  If you don’t have an ice cream maker, just do all the steps until it says to put it in an ice cream maker, put the mixture in a storage container in the freezer and stir every 30 mins or so until you get the texture you desire.  It will probably still turn out a little more icy, but the taste will still be awesome.  Trust me!


Vanilla chocolate fudge swirl gelato

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12


For the gelato

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

For the chocolate fudge

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the gelato

  1. Mix the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl.
  2. Pour milk, cream and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until just beginning to boil.
  3. Add approximately 1 cup of the milk mixture to the egg yolk and sugar mixture and stir well.
  4. Add this mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the milk mixture and stir well.
  5. Heat until the mixture reaches 175-180F.
  6. Strain through a sieve, cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  7. Pour into ice cream maker and follow churning instructions.

For the chocolate fudge

  1. Mix all ingredients together and add to the ice cream during last 1-2 minutes of churning.