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Almond Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Warm weather days require ice cream! However, dealing with dairy intolerances can be tricky. This dairy-free recipe is a favorite at our house, especially with kids! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    1 quart


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted


  • Mix first five ingredients until well blended. Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions, slowly adding melted chocolate during the last 2 minutes of processing. Serve immediately, or transfer to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze until firm, 2-4 hours.

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  • snker0521
    Aug 5, 2020

    What kind of ice cream freezer is being used here? If I want to add ingredients, I have to stop the freezer, take the motor off, clean off the ice and salt, take off the lid, add whatever then replace everything. There is no way to slowly add anything.