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Cacao Ice Cream Recipe – Soft Serve Nice Cream

This easy cacao ice cream recipe is the perfect soft-serve nice cream. It only needs 6 ingredients and uses cacao butter to create a rich and creamy treat. Indulge in the delightful fusion of flavors with the natural sweetness of honey, the velvety texture of coconut milk, and the nutty essence of peanut butter.

By incorporating the wholesome goodness of frozen strawberries and bananas, this Cacao Ice Cream is not only a guilt-free delight but also a refreshing twist on the classic dessert.

Why You’ll Love This Cacao Ice Cream Recipe

Whether you’re on a dairy-free, sugar-free, or gluten-free diet, this heavenly concoction promises to satisfy your sweet cravings. I love to eat this soft serve right out of the blender but you can also freeze it so that it’s firm enough to scoop into ice cream cones for a fun homemade dessert.

This homemade soft-serve ice cream is a breeze to whip up, making it the perfect homemade dessert for any occasion. Elevate your ice cream experience with this delectable Cacao Ice Cream recipe that strikes the ideal balance between simplicity and indulgence.

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Cacao Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients

Cacao Butter: Indulge in the velvety richness of cacao butter, adding a luxurious chocolatey flavor to elevate your ice cream experience.

Honey: Enhance the natural sweetness of your dessert with honey, providing a delightful and wholesome touch to every bite.

Coconut Milk: Achieve a creamy and dairy-free base using coconut milk, ensuring a luscious texture and tropical undertones in your homemade treat.

Bananas: Incorporate ripe bananas for a naturally sweet and smooth consistency, creating the perfect balance in your cacao-infused ice cream.

Peanut Butter: Infuse a nutty and savory element into your dessert with peanut butter, adding depth and richness to the overall flavor profile.

Frozen Strawberries: Introduce a burst of fruity freshness with frozen strawberries, enhancing both taste and visual appeal in your delectable creation.

How to Make This Nice Cream with Cacao Butter

This section shares the steps to make this cacao nice cream recipe. For the ingredients, measurements, and instructions in one printable place, be sure to check the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1: Melt the Cacao Butter

Melt the cacao butter in the microwave, one minute at a time, stirring in between each heating. Use a microwave-safe container, such as a ramekin, for optimal results.

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Step 2: Mix the Ice Cream Ingredients

Combine all the ingredients in the blender, ensuring a thorough mix of flavors.

Step 3: Churn the Ice Cream

Transfer the blend to your preferred ice cream maker. After approximately 20-25 minutes in the ice cream maker, your delightful cacao-infused creation will reach the perfect consistency.

Serve and savor the harmonious blend of chocolate, sweetness, and creaminess in every spoonful.

Nice Cream Recipe Notes

Opt for high-quality cacao butter to ensure a rich and authentic chocolatey flavor. Choose organic and ethically sourced ingredients for a superior taste and environmental impact.

When melting cacao butter, use a microwave-safe container like a ramekin. Heat gradually, stirring between each minute to prevent overheating. Careful attention during this step ensures a smooth texture in the final product.

Vegan Options: For a fully vegan version, substitute honey with plant-based alternatives like agave or maple syrup. This modification maintains the sweetness while adhering to a plant-based lifestyle.

Storage Instructions for Homemade Ice Cream

Store any leftover cacao ice cream in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn and maintain optimal freshness.

When ready to enjoy, remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.

This gradual thawing helps maintain the desired creaminess.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make this Cacao Ice Cream Vegan Friendly?

Absolutely! To make this recipe fully vegan, simply substitute honey with plant-based alternatives like agave or maple syrup.

Can I Make this Without an Ice Cream Maker?

Yes, you can! While the recipe mentions an ice cream maker, the no-churn method is a fantastic alternative. After blending the ingredients, transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze. Remember to stir every 30 minutes for the first few hours to achieve a creamy consistency.

Is this Nice Cream Recipe Compatible with the Ninja Creami Machine?

Absolutely! The recipe seamlessly adapts to the Ninja Creami, offering a whole-food plant-based ice cream option. Follow the same instructions to make a Ninja Creami ice cream recipe.

Does Nice Cream Taste Like Bananas?

While the banana provides a foundational flavor in our cacao ice cream, the taste profile can evolve based on added ingredients. In this recipe, the cacao butter contributes a rich, chocolatey essence, creating a harmonious blend. The frozen strawberries and honey add nuanced flavors, resulting in a deliciously unique banana nice cream experience with a decadent twist.

More Ice Cream Recipes You’ll Love

Looking to expand your dairy-free ice cream repertoire beyond this cacao ice cream recipe? Here are some delightful recipes to satisfy sweet cravings.

Coffee Ice Cream: Indulge in the rich and robust flavor of coffee with this dairy-free and specific carbohydrate diet-friendly ice cream. Perfect for coffee lovers seeking a guilt-free frozen treat.

Coconut Ice Cream: Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with this luscious coconut ice cream. It’s not only dairy-free but also a delightful way to enjoy the exotic taste of coconut in every spoonful. It’s also SCD friendly.

3-Ingredient Creamy Peach Ice Cream: Experience the essence of summer with this easy and dairy-free peach ice cream. With just three simple ingredients, it’s a refreshing and guilt-free dessert option.

Guilt-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches: Dive into guilt-free pleasure with these ice cream sandwiches. Specifically crafted for those on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, they offer a delightful combination of flavor and health-conscious ingredients.

After about 20-25 minutes your ice cream should be the perfect consistency to serve and enjoy.

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Yield: 4 servings

Cacao Ice Cream Recipe - Soft Serve Nice Cream

Whether you're on a dairy-free, sugar-free, or gluten-free diet, this cacao nice cream recipe promises to satisfy your sweet cravings.


  • 1 cup of cacao butter
  • 1/3 Cup of Honey
  • 1 Cup of Coconut Milk
  • 3 Banana's
  • 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup of Frozen Strawberries


    Melt the cacao butter in the microwave, one minute at a time, stirring in between each heating. Add all ingredients to the blender and mix well. Pour into your ice cream maker. After about 20-25 minutes your ice cream should be the perfect consistency to serve and enjoy.


Adjust the quantity of honey to meet your desired level of sweetness. Whether you prefer a subtle hint or a bolder sweet note, fine-tune this natural sweetener to satisfy your taste buds.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 963Total Fat 83gSaturated Fat 46gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 31gCholesterol 0mgSodium 164mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 5gSugar 38gProtein 9g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

About Thirty Something Super Mom

Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.


Monday 21st of December 2015

Oh my, this sounds like an awesome combination! "Guilt-free" makes it even more amazing, I can't wait to try this recipe!


Friday 18th of December 2015

Yum, this looks like a perfect guilt-free snacks! I have coffee flavored icecream here but this sounds tasty too.


Friday 18th of December 2015

This looks so easy to make. I have to try this recipe. I am always looking for new healthy treats to have. I like to top my ice cream with frozen blueberries.


Friday 18th of December 2015

Wow, I need that blender. I had no idea you could make ice cream without an ice cream churner. This recipe sounds delicious.


Friday 18th of December 2015

How scrumptious! I used to not be able to eat ice cream because of being lactose intolerant. Thankfully, there are milk alternatives like flaxseed, almond, cashew, and coconut milk.

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