Low-FODMAP Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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This rich and creamy low-FODMAP dark chocolate ice cream recipe is to die for.

I was on a mission. To make my own low-FODMAP ice cream. I really missed creamy and rich ice creams with all the great mix-ins when I switched to the low-FODMAP plan (think: chocolate chunks, nuts, pretzel bits, swirls of peanut butter).  I also am not a fan of all the additives in store-bought ice creams.

So here is my second recipe for low-FODMAP homemade ice cream, and for this I had to get into CHOCOLATE.

low fodmap chocolate ice cream with almonds

This low-FODMAP dark chocolate ice cream is guaranteed to impress. Scoop this velvety and chocolatey low-FODMAP ice cream into a dish and layer with my low-FODMAP hot fudge. I love ice cream with texture so I added toasted almonds, but you could jazz this up with coconut, chocolate chips, pecans, or peanuts!

Here is another great low-FODMAP cinnamon spiced french vanilla ice cream recipe and low-FODMAP Strawberry ice cream.

For more recipe ideas, check out over 300 low-FODMAP recipes on the blog!

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Servings: 14

Prep time: 30 minutes, plus cooling

Churn time: 20-25 min

Equipment: ice cream maker (I use the KitchenAid attachment for my mixer)


  • 2 (13.5 or 14 ounce) cans full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 72 g toasted slivered almonds (1 cup) or 100 g toasted shredded coconut or other stir in


  • The night before, place your ice-cream maker bowl in freezer to chill
  • Place coconut milk, sugar, cocoa, espresso, salt and vanilla in blender and blend until smooth
  • Place milk mixture in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Bring mixture to a light simmer, stirring occasionally (do not boil)

  • To a large mixing bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk until they lighten in color
  • Stir roughly 1/3 cup of the warm chocolate-milk mixture into the eggs to temper the eggs
  • Add remaining liquid slowly and mix until completely combined.
  • Replace mixture to saucepan and heat until edges bubble, about 5 minutes (mixture should slightly thicken)
  • Cover and place in refrigerator overnight
  • Once chilled, re-whisk to remove lumps and pour the mixture into the pre-chilled ice cream container and prepare according to manufacturer’s instructions. It should take 20-30 minutes

  • After churning, fold in the toasted almonds or coconut (I did it by hand)

  • Either consume immediately as “soft serve” consistency, or freeze, covered for 6-8 hours in a freezer-safe container to harden
  • Let set out for 10-15 minutes before scooping

This is so chocolatey and rich!

Pour over some vegan low-FODMAP hot fudge for more decadent treat!

Comments Rating 5 (1 review)

6 Responses

  1. Yum

    Yummy. Thanks so much. I made the chai one two weeks ago. Do you have any suggestions on how to make a version of this mint chocolate chip?

  2. Hi, My low fodmap food list has coconut milk as a big no-no. So I’m surprised to see coconut milk recipes on this site. Any insight on this? Is it low fodmap or not?

    1. Bonnie,
      Good question. There are different types of coconut milk and in order to know about each one, we suggest consulting the Monash University App.
      Canned coconut milk is suitable and low-FODMAP in 1/4 cup servings (60 g). Therefore we use it in several of our recipes.

  3. My mom is on the FODMAP protocol right now, but she is allergic to coconut. Is there anything I can use instead?

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