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vegan chocolate hazelnut ice cream

You’ve Got Mail.

Do you remember the days of aol?

Or dial-up? When only one person could be online at a time, and it tied up the phone line? I have to remind myself about those days every time I think the internet’s working slowly now!

In the 1990s, aol seemed poised to take over the world, first with the commercials, then aim instant messaging, and even the Meg Ryan movie. What ever happened to aol? Well, I found out Sunday night they’re very much still around…

My blog was featured on the AOL homepage!

As I was checking my email one last time before bed, I received a comment from someone congratulating me for being on the aol homepage. I had no idea what she was talking about and figured it must be some kind of joke. Still, curiosity made me take a look. When I clicked on the site, I saw a big bowl of oatmeal and a link to seven of my recipes!

Here’s a link to the feature: 7 Healthy Desserts for Breakfast.

In other news, yesterday I ate some chocolate…

vegan chocolate ice cream

Wait, that’s news?

Okay, notsomuch. I eat chocolate every day. (And so should you!)

I go through phases with the ice-cream maker, though. I’ll use it over and over again for about a week… then I forget about it and the poor thing sits in the garage. Last March was cold, and the machine did quite a bit of sitting in the garage. But this week’s been beautiful. And so, yesterday afternoon, I enjoyed some homemade chocolate-hazelnut ice cream outside. I only wish I’d had toasted hazelnuts on hand.

This ice cream would’ve tasted like a Ferrero Rocher chocolate truffle!

vegan chocolate hazelnut ice cream

It’s a chocolate twist on yesterday’s recipe. I’d actually planned a different post for today, but as soon as I made this I knew I had to share it right away in case anyone was thinking of making the vanilla version!

Ferrero Rocher Ice Milk

(gluten-free!)

Based on this recipe: “R Rated” Ice Cream.

  • 1 3/4 cups milk of choice, or nondairy creamer (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur (Frangelico)
  • 2 packets stevia (or 2 tablespoons sugar)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • optional: chopped, toasted hazelnuts

Mix all ingredients together in a dish (except optional ingredients, if they are chunky). Then, if you have an ice-cream maker, simply transfer to your ice cream maker and watch the magic! (I have a Cuisinart, and it took 15 minutes to turn the liquid into ice cream. Warning: Make sure your ice cream maker’s base is completely frozen before use, or it will NOT work!!) If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, but you have a Vita-Mix, you can freeze and then thaw a little and blend.

Click the following link to see the Ice Cream Nutrition Info.

A word about the milk: If you only use milk (such as almond milk or soymilk), it will still taste delicious… But the texture is more foam-y (in a good way, if that makes sense!) than creamy. If you use only creamer or full-fat canned coconut milk, the texture is more like ice cream. (Brand ideas include: Silk creamer, So Delicious creamer, or Good Karma.) If not serving right away, be sure to thaw a little if your freezer is super-cold.

vegan chocolate hazelnut ice cream

I’m really lucky these photos turned out, because I took them in about 2 seconds flat as the ice cream was melting. It certainly wasn’t a real photoshoot… and yet I think these might be some of my favorite pictures on the blog!

Question of the Day:

Did you have a cold or a hot winter this year?

If you’re still stuck with cold, maybe you’d prefer this recipe.

It’s chocolate too, but much warmer than ice cream! No matter the season, there’s an app a chocolate recipe for that. Thankfully, chocolate is always in season. I really don’t know what I’d do if, like fruit, it wasn’t. Might have had to move to Guam for the winter…

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. You’re definitely on an ice cream kick! Can’t wait for warmer weather here. It’s been mild snow-wise compared to usual years and I am *so* thankful for that! Still, the weather in WI is a lot colder than TX so it will be a few more months before I break out the ice cream maker. I’m still on the hot cocoa kick!

  2. Ferrero Rocher is one of the most perfect candies ever invented, IMHO! I cannot wait to try this ice cream. I get it would also b good with a bit of Chambord drizzled on top… why am I stuck at work right now?!

  3. jenn a. says:

    omg i need an ice cream maker. this is where its at, wow.

  4. We’ve had a super mild winter even up here in Vermont! Not complaining an ounce however, I’ve loved being able to get outside more than last year.

  5. Anyone have any ideas for a substitution for the liqueur? I don’t drink at all, but ADORE chocolate/hazelnut combos! Do they make hazelnut extract? lol.

    1. I bet they do… or hazelnut stevia drops? Or what about adding some chocolate-hazelnut spread?

      1. Oh, and add extra sweetener because frangelico is sweetened.

        1. Hazelnut stevia would take care of both of those things. lol.

  6. YUMMM!! We’ve had one hot winter so it’s time for ice cream!! I feel like it’s been spring since February! Thanks for the recipe and congrats on AOL!

  7. Alaina says:

    Our winter has been extremely mild this year! And I loved it because I had a half marathon to train for and I was actually able to run outside. It was so much bettter than last year’s winter.

    But I love having ice cream any time of year!

  8. That looks delicious! Haha I’d say I wish I had an ice cream maker but I have a feeling it’s one of those things I’d use once in a blue moon!

  9. We’ve definitely had a warm winter here in TN. It’s been so nice (with the exception of a few frigid days and some crazy tornado weather)! I’m definitely ready to break out the ice cream maker, especially with the recipes you’ve been posting this week!

  10. Are you serious Katie?? Really? You just made my dreams come true! Ferrero’s are my FAVOURITE chocolate! One more reason why I love your blog!

  11. Arielle says:

    We’ve definitely had a warm winter in the bay area. There has been very little rain so far, and this past weekend it was in the 70s! A perfect opportunity to try your new ice cream recipes 🙂

  12. Dana says:

    You are a wonderful person! As soon as I finish my cleanse I’m pulling out the ice cream maker. This sounds like heaven!

  13. Natalie says:

    Omg, Ferrero Rocher are my favourite thing in the WORLD! toasted hazelnuts and a wafer… omg and hot chocolate butter… I NEED this in my life!!!

  14. Lindsey says:

    Katie,

    Everydayhealth.com is how I found your amazing blog via the article featured (7 Healthy Desserts for Breakfast)! I go to this website daily to read articles, keep track of my weight, enter food and drink consumed, etc. I can’t wait to make some of your delicious recipes! I am also a chocolate lover and am always looking for healthy recipes 🙂

    Lindsey

    1. Aw so nice to hear from a fellow chocolate lover… the world needs more of us! Or maybe not. Then we’d have to share ;).

  15. Chocolate and hazelnut are a match made in heaven! I really need to snag my ice-cream maker from the beach so that I can make this!!!
    I live in VT so winter was still cold but it was definitely the LEAST cold winter since i’ve been there! It made me happy 🙂

  16. Erin says:

    Congrats, Katie! So exciting. You’re a little celebrity now. 🙂 This ice cream looks amazing. Unfortunately, I live in Seattle and it’s still quite cold, windy, and rainy! Oh yeah, and I don’t have an ice cream machine. 😉 But nevertheless, I wish I could make it!

  17. Lauren B. says:

    Did AOL not have to get your permission to use your recipes on their homepage? I’m surprised… Anyway, congrats on the honor!

    1. Everyday Health got my permission… but I get asked permission for stuff like that all the time. I had no idea they were a huge site affiliated with aol!

  18. Annabel says:

    Congratulations on the AOL feature! That is seriously cool.
    Since I discovered your blog a couple weeks ago, I have been raving about it to everyone I know, and now many of them are enjoying it, too!
    I am very excited to see where your path leads you. I think you have a very bright future ahead of you! 😀
    Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much, Annabel. That really means so much to me. 🙂

  19. This speaks to me…haha. Love it!

  20. Meme says:

    Heya!

    I really need to get a new ice-cream maker before summer, I can´t wait for trying these out!

    AND by the way, I was just thinking that it would be so cool if you could create a lower-calorie and healthier verion of tarte tatin! My favourite tart ever and isn´t re-inventing classics always nice 😉

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