September 26, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Gelato

There is a recipe that a friend of mine told me to try. It is a "vegan" gelato recipe that is thickened with cornstarch instead of egg.  Her recipe called for two cups of soy creamer.  I used what I had on hand, coconut milk and non dairy milk.  I chilled it overnight and thought about just eating the gelato mixture as pudding, it has a very nice texture and flavor, much like a nice chocolate pudding.

12 oz can coconut milk, chilled
1/2 - 3/4 cup non dairy milk
1/2 cup date sugar
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
3 oz. dark chocolate,chopped
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine milks, date sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt in small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in chocolate and vanilla until chocolate is melted.  Cover, and chill 4 hours, or overnight. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.

Thanks Morgaine, this is a good recipe, easy, few ingredients, and it tastes very good.  The flavor and texture reminds me of a fudgesicle. It's nutritious too.

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