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Homemade Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

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Best Homemade, No-Churn, Chunky Monkey, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe

Summer fun usually includes ice cream but those who don’t do well with dairy shouldn’t have to miss out on a cool treat. This homemade, dairy-free, Chunky Monkey ice cream recipe remedies the issue. Using bananas and vegan fudge gives it the best flavor. And I promise you don’t have to be dairy intolerant to appreciate the yummy taste. It’s no-churn too, so no ice cream machine needed! Thanks, Almond Breeze, for sponsoring this post.

No Churn Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

If you’re on my blog for any time you realize I have a great interest in fun birthday parties and good food. Ice cream is related to both of those pursuits.

Ingredients for Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Even if I didn’t have a great interest in boys’ birthday parties and novel food ideas, I know we’d still be eating ice cream. I grew up in a household where ice cream was a favored dessert and my Sam loves it, too.

I can’t imagine not being able to eat ice cream! But I’ve run into a lot of dairy-intolerant party guests and a few friends who can’t indulge.

Homemade Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Nowadays it’s easy to find dairy-free ice cream options but they are pricey. And if you love ice cream, but don’t do well with dairy, it can be an expensive habit.


How to Make Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

This yummy, homemade Chunky Monkey dairy-free ice cream is a wonderful option. Frozen bananas, Almond Breeze, walnuts, and dairy-free chocolate chunks combine into a delicious, decadent frozen confection.

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Almond Breeze is creamy smooth, with just a hint of almond flavor. Blue Diamond Growers, who make Almond Breeze, is the world’s largest almond processing company so you know they know their business.

Almond Breeze Vanilla

Almond Breeze is a top plant source of protein as well as calcium, and Vitamins D, E, and A. Find it in original, vanilla, and chocolate—which are all excellent for drinking and using in recipes, like this Chunky Monkey ice cream.

In our household of ice cream experts, we rate it two thumbs up!

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

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  • 6 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • dairy-free fudge


1.  In a food processor, add bananas and one-half cup of almond milk. Pulse until bananas start to break up.

2.  Turn processor on high; slowly add remaining half-cup of almond milk until the mixture is smooth. If you still have chunks of bananas, add a little more almond milk.

3.  Turn off processor; add chocolate chips and walnuts. Pulse until combined.

4.  Pour into bread pan and swirl fudge on top.

5.  For soft nice cream, serve immediately or for a firmer nice cream, cover and freeze for 1-2 hours.

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Homemade Fudge Sauce

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  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup


1.  Whisk ingredients together in a medium sauce pan. Simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.



Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.