Chocolate Coconut Chia Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirl

April 12 2012

photo (6)We are always looking for recipes that we can incorporate our products into. Chia especially is so versatile you can easily to add to almost anything.  Its fun to experiment actually adding it to anything! A few months back we found a recipe for a chocolate coconut peanut butter ice cream on the recipe blog Against All Grain. Its been on the list of recipes to try and with a little tweaking of the original recipe we’ve created a pretty awesome chia seed ice cream! Against All Grain used egg yolks, we substituted chia eggs. Because we didn’t use real eggs there was no need to heat this sweet treat before tossing it in the ice cream maker! We also substituted palm sugar for honey to get a lower glycemic load. The texture turned out similar to those Skinny Cow ice cream bars, only with little chia crunches in each bite. Delish!

Ingredients

1 cup of chia gel

3 cups of coconut milk ( use part low-fat if you’re watching calories)

1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup of palm sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

Swirl

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 tbs coconut oil

1 tbs honey

Choco-Coconut Chia Ice Cream Recipe

Combine the top 5 ingredients and mix until the chia gel has blended throughout and all the palm sugar has dissolved. Place in the refrigerator for about a half hour just to make you’re ice cream set faster once you add it to the maker.

After its cooled, place in the ice cream machine and get it going. When its starting to get frosty on the edges, add in the chocolate chunks. This will keep them well incorporated. Start preparing your peanut butter swirl.

Put the peanut butter, oil and honey into a microwave safe dish and heat for 10-20 seconds, just until the honey and oil melt. Mix it all up. When you’re ice cream has about 5 minutes until done, drizzle in the peanut butter swirl.

Remove the ice cream from the machine. Feel free to eat it straight out of the machine before putting it in another container (thanks for that tip Against All Grain)!! Once you transfer containers and get in the freezer it will set up and you’ll be able to scoop it out like regular ice cream. Top with raspberries or drizzle with some melted chocolate for an extra dreamy delight!