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Homemade Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Ninja Creami Recipe

Homemade Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream is so creamy and delicious. It’s easy to make with a Ninja Creami machine, too. I made this mainly with silken tofu, just a touch of brown sugar, and a bit of cocoa powder. It really does rival any commercial plant-based ice cream while also having a lot less sugar and no preservatives.

Look below for a link to an amazing course on using this incredible machine!

Homemade Chocolate Soy Ice Cream in the Ninja Creami Planted365
Tasty homemade soy-based ice cream is also budget-friendly!

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Homemade Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream using Soft Tofu

The base of this recipe gets a lot of its creaminess from silken tofu. One of the very first vegetarian/vegan recipes I ever tried was one I found in a PETA brochure about 30 years ago. The recipe was for a chocolate cream pie that used just silken tofu, sugar, and cocoa powder in a graham cracker crust. It was delicious and became a favorite. I must have made it once a week for months.

This ice cream is basically the filling from that super delicious chocolate cream pie made into a frozen treat.

Homemade Chocolate Soy Ice Cream in the Ninja Creami Planted365
Yum!!

Why I Like the Ninja Creami

I really like this appliance. (And here’s an affiliate link to get one of your own.) The Ninja Creami takes frozen fruit or yogurt or, in this case, tofu and spins it into a super creamy pint of ice cream. It’s really amazing. I made a batch today that was made of fruit, fruit juice, and vegan yogurt. Technically, it was about 90% water and was a solid block of ice coming out of the freezer. Yet in just a few minutes, the Creami spun it into what could easily be mistaken for regular ice cream made with loads of fat and sugar. It’s like magic.

Firm Homemade Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream in the Creami

Vegan soft serve made in the Vitamix or a food processor is delicious and I love it. But those appliances can only make ice cream that’s so thick. The Creami has a super powerful blade that basically shaves tiny layers and that’s what makes this so creamy.

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How Does the Ninja Creami Work?

Check out this video by Kathy where she explains some of the basics of the Creami.

Ingredients in Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Tofu: This chocolate ice cream recipe starts with silken tofu. It’s creamy but has no real flavor so it takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it. It’s also high in protein and low in fat.
Cocoa Powder: I used cocoa power here. It’s full of antioxidants and all the health benefits of dark chocolate.
Sugar: I added just a little bit of brown sugar for some sweetness. If you only have white sugar that’s fine, too. And if you’d rather stay away from regular sugar, just swap it out for coconut sugar, dates, or agave.
Almond Milk: A little bit of plant-based milk adds some volume. I like almond milk although I’m also a fan of coconut milk. Use your favorite milk, they all work basically the same.
Stevia: This plant-based sweetener can add a bit more sweetness if that’s what you like. I do, so I usually add some stevia to ice creams and smoothies. It lets me cut down on sugar.

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Homemade Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream is so creamy and delicious. It's easy to make with a Ninja Creami machine, too. I made this mainly with silken tofu, just a touch of brown sugar, and a bit of cocoa powder. It really does rival any commercial plant-based ice cream while also having a lot less sugar and no preservatives.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
freezing time 1 day
Servings 3 servings

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Instructions

  1. Puree all ingredients in a high-speed blender until very smooth and creamy.

  2. Pour the mixture into the Creami pint and freeze for at least 24 hours.

  3. Once completely frozen, process in the Creami machine according to the appliance instructions. Also watch the video in this post for how to use the Creami.

  4. Scoop and enjoy!

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Don
Don
22 hours ago

If adding date syrup any guess how much? This looks really good!

SHHB
SHHB
3 days ago

5 stars
This is absolutely amazing and delicious Vegan Chocolate Ice cream, great recipe and an awesome Ninja Creami machine.

Sami
Sami
7 days ago

5 stars
Looks great. Will be making this tomorrow. Thank you,

Jackie
Jackie
13 days ago

I would like to try this recipe but I don’t see an amount listed for the cocoa powder?

Lisa Viger Gotte
Lisa Viger Gotte
13 days ago
Reply to  Jackie

@Jackie, Hey Jackie, thanks for saying. I’ve updated the post with the correct amount!

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