This super fudgy and rich homemade chocolate brownie ice cream is full of fudgy brownie bites and creamy chocolate ice cream! UNDETECTABLY vegan, refined sugar free, and gluten free! The perfect dairy free homemade vegan ice cream for all eaters, vegan or not!

Easy Homemade Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream (vegan!)

Why you need to try this homemade chocolate brownie ice cream, whether or not you’re vegan!

If you’re an ice cream lover, like I am, then get ready for the best homemade vegan ice cream recipe around. Approved by both vegans and non vegans (so yes, even dairy lovers love this ice cream!), this homemade chocolate brownie ice cream is THE homemade ice cream recipe to make this summer.

It’s full of homemade chewy and fudgy brownie sliced into bite sized chunks and packed into the creamiest and smoothest chocolate custard-based ice cream that also happens to be entirely eggless, dairy free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Trust me, this vegan chocolate brownie ice cream is better than any store bought ice cream, and well worth any effort to make homemade ice cream (although this recipe is really simple, actually!).

Kids and adults will just love this recipe! Let’s make it!

bowl of vegan ice cream

Ingredients in this vegan ice cream:

You’ll only a few simple ingredients to make this vegan brownie ice cream! The base of this vegan ice cream is actually only 5 ingredients. Then we add in the brownies (which is of course more, but still less than store bought brownie ice cream!).

The best part though? No need for any cream nor eggs. This homemade ice cream recipe is the definition of simple!

For this chocolate brownie ice cream, you’ll need:

  • Oat milk
  • Coconut sugar: you can also use granulated sugar as well. Coconut sugar will keep this healthier vegan ice cream refined sugar free!
  • Vegan chocolate: I used 85% chocolate (Pascha Chocolate is my absolute favorite!), but you can also use 100% to keep the sugar down even more!
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sea salt: just a pinch!
  • Vegan brownies: of course, I recommend our very own vegan brownies recipe (it’s super simple!). You can also make it gluten free as well!

How long does it take to make ice cream in an ice cream maker?

Using an ice cream maker for this homemade ice cream recipe will take about 25-35 minutes, once you begin to churn the ice cream. Compared to the 4-6 hours it takes when you don’t use an ice cream maker, this is a major plus!

However, using an ice cream maker does require a few steps to think about before you even want to make the ice cream. This includes making sure the ice cream insert is frozen at least 24 hours before making, and that custard is completely cooled (about 2 hours). So there are pros and cons to using either the ice cream maker or using a no churn ice cream method!

bowl of vegan chocolate brownie ice cream

For this vegan chocolate brownie ice cream, I recommend using an ice cream maker. Simply because you’ll get the best texture out of this ice cream (and the most even distribution of the brownie chunks!).

How to make easy homemade chocolate brownie ice cream (overview)

For the full written instructions and ingredient measurements, see the bottom of this post in the recipe card. You can also hit the “jump to recipe” button at the top of this post! Here, we’ll go over a brief overview of the steps, along with providing visuals for a better understanding of the recipe.

To make this homemade fudge brownie ice cream, it can really be broken down into 4 main steps. However, like I mentioned above, we’ll need to do some prep work before beginning, as we’re using an ice cream maker.

Just remember to have your ice cream insert frozen at least 24 hours before beginning!

How to make chocolate brownie ice cream at home:

  1. Make the brownies: you can use my vegan brownie recipe, and make it gluten free, or use your favorite! Just remember to have the brownies completely cooled before placing them into your ice cream. I recommend making them right before you make the custard. This will give everything enough time to cool.
  2. Make the chocolate custard: what makes this homemade chocolate brownie ice cream so special is the use of a super simple and easy vegan chocolate custard. You’ll simply whisk together all of the ice cream ingredients (save for the brownies) until melted, then cool.
  3. Start churning the ice cream: after the custard and the brownies have fully cooled, you’ll turn on your ice cream machine! Set the ice cream machine up per your instructions and begin by churning the custard for about 25 minutes first.
  4. Add in the brownie bites: once the ice cream is churning, you can stir in the brownie bites while it’s churning! Do this for the last 5-10 minutes, then serve the ice cream with the remaining brownies!
how to make homemade ice cream

What’s the best ice cream maker to buy?

I personally recommend the Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2 Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker if you’re going to make an investment in an ice cream maker (which I do recommend if you’re an ice cream fanatic!). This one is more reasonably priced than others, and it still produces a really high quality ice cream. Plus it’s easy to store and use.

How do I make my vegan ice cream more creamy?

If you’re finding that your vegan ice cream, especially during the custard phase, is not super creamy or thick enough, you can add in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch or arrowroot starch to the custard mixture while you’re heating the mixture. This will help to make the ice cream more creamy without using any cream nor dairy products.

bowl of homemade chocolate ice cream in a white bowl

You are just going to absolutely love this homemade chocolate brownie ice cream! It’s so easy to make and tastes even better than store bought. This vegan ice cream recipe is:

  • easy
  • simple in ingredients and steps
  • dairy free
  • gluten free
  • refined sugar free
  • no cream nor eggs
  • tastes just like fudge brownie ice cream from a store!
  • perfect for kids & adults!
  • the best summer time dessert!
scooped vegan ice cream

More vegan ice cream recipes you’ll love:

Vegan Cashew Milk Ice Cream

Easy Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Best Vegan Ice Cream Cake

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream (vegan!)

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream (vegan!)

Easy Homemade Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream (Vegan + Gluten Free)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 15
  • 30 minutes, brownies: 120 minutes, cooling time
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 48 minute
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Ice cream maker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This super fudgy and rich homemade chocolate brownie ice cream is full of fudgy brownie bites and creamy chocolate ice cream! UNDETECTABLY vegan, refined sugar free, and gluten free! The perfect dairy free homemade vegan ice cream for all eaters, vegan or not!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Based off of my vegan chocolate ice cream recipe:

  • 1 batch vegan fudge brownies (made gluten free as needed)
  • 555 ml unsweetened vanilla oat milk
  • 180 grams coconut sugar
  • 7 ounces vegan dark chocolate (I used 85% chocolate)
  • 50 grams cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Recommended Ice Cream Maker: Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2 Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker

Instructions

  1. Make sure that you’ve frozen the ice cream container for at least 24 hours before beginning.
  2. Prepare the vegan brownies first: you’ll want to make the brownies so that they’re cooling in time with the custard I recommend making the brownies first, then follow with the custard immediately afterwards. This will allow the brownies to fully cool before being churned into your ice cream, which will prevent the ice cream from melting. You can make these brownies gluten free or just regular vegan brownies. Once baked and cooled, slice half of the brownies into tiny cubes, and save the rest for serving with the ice cream. You can place the brownie bites into the freezer while you’re making the ice cream.
  3. Make the chocolate custard: in a medium saucepan on medium heat, whisk together all the ingredients. Continue whisking until the chocolate has completely melted into the oat milk. Remove the custard from the heat and allow the mixture to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Then transfer the custard to chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours. There should be no heat coming from the custard when you’re ready to make the ice cream. If there is, then you need to chill longer. Any heat will alter the temperature of the ice cream mixer, preventing the ice cream from actually forming.
  4. Make the ice cream: once your custard is chilled, follow the instructions of your ice cream machine, pouring the custard into the ice cream container and turning the machine on. With the specific ice cream maker I recommended, it took about 25 minutes to churn.
  5. Stir in the brownie bites: add the brownie bites to the ice cream while it’s churning at or around 25-30 minutes in. Continue churning for another 5 minutes to ensure that the brownie is evenly distributed.
  6. Once the ice cream has churned and thickened, transfer the ice cream to an ice cream storage container and store in the freezer. Scoop and serve as desired with the remaining brownies!

Notes

Vegan Chocolate Recommendations: I recommend using either Pascha Chocolate 100% chocolate chips (the ice cream will still be very sweet, just really rich!) or their stevia sweetened chocolate chips.

Oat milk: you can make your own oat milk or use store bought. For store bought, I recommend Forager Project or Planet Oat.

Sugar: you can use granulated sugar or coconut sugar. I haven’t tried a keto-friendly granulated sugar and know that sometimes those alter the taste and texture drastically so use with caution (i.e. I can’t recommend it, but if you want to experiment, you’re more than welcome too!)

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