Vegan Black Forest Ice Cream with Cherries and Brownie Chunks | The Healthy Family and Home

Vegan Black Forest Ice Cream





Yield 2 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar


For the ice cream:

For the brownies:

For the add-ins:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the brownies:

  1. Prepare the flax egg by adding the ground flax seeds and water to a small bowl and whisking together.  Set aside.
  2. All all the remaining ingredients for the brownies to a medium sized bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Re-whisk the flax egg, then add it to the brownie mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to an 8 x 8 baking dish and bake at 350 for approximately 10-12 minutes.  They will be fudgy/gooey on the inside, but let them cool completely before using.  You will only need 1/2 of the brownies for this recipe.

Prepare the ice cream:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the ice cream to a Vitamix and blend until well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and make the ice cream according to your machines instructions.
  3. While waiting for the ice cream to finish, prepare the add-ins:  Take 1/2 the brownies from the baking pan and break them into small pieces or large crumbles.  Set aside.  Take the cherries and chop them into 1/4 size pieces.  Set aside.
  4. When the ice cream is finished, turn off the machine and gently stir in the chopped cherries and brownie pieces.
  5. Option 1:  Serve immediately as a "soft-serve" type ice cream.
  6. Option 2:  Cover the ice cream container and place it in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until it hardens to  your your preference.
  7. Enjoy!


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