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Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble

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Last Updated on December 7, 2019 by The ‘Noms.

Boozy chocolate vegan ice cream? Yeah, we did!




A few weeks ago we had a “staycation” while our kids went to spend a few days with the grandparents. So of course we took advantage of being child free for a few days and headed out to hit some of the spots that we enjoy. One of those places we stopped at after a quiet dinner was a favorite old fashioned ice cream shop called Ted and Wally’s.




Ted and Wally’s has all kinds of different unique flavors, and you better bet they let you try samples! One of those samples we tried was a vegan dark chocolate, that after we tasted it, we knew we had to come up with our own boozy version! After a little experimentation we came up with our Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble!




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Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble in pink glass dessert cups




Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream

We have always loved homemade ice cream, with childhood memories of ice cream makers churning away and waiting for the delicious treat to freeze. Homemade ice cream is always delicious. But, one place store bought always has us beat is when it comes to scooping!




Our ice cream is never easy to scoop as it is always frozen solid as a rock. We spend way too much time trying to let the ice cream get soft enough to scoop it that it almost becomes melted soft serve!





Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble close up in pink dish





Thankfully last summer we discovered the magic of no churn ice cream! The no churn method worked really well for making super creamy, highly scoopable and very delicious homemade ice cream. Plus as a big bonus for us, it worked really well when you added in a little booze to create boozy no churn ice cream (our Chocolate Coffee Stout Ice Cream was to die for!)





Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble in pink glass dishes, wooden spoons and flowers in background





Our usual version of no churn ice cream is definitely not vegan. As cocktail bloggers we don’t typically think about vegan when it comes to spirits, but we always are hearing from some of our readers about how they are interested in vegan boozy desserts.





After tasting such a great vegan ice cream at Ted and Wally’s we saw they have all the fun ice cream making toys like big churns and freezers where they can make real frozen treats! Of course, here at home we don’t have those toys, so we decided to try to make a chocolate vegan ice cream.





Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble in pink glass dishes with flowers and wooden spoons




What Kind of Vegan Ice Cream

After doing a lot of research, we came up with a recipe that uses dark chocolate, coconut cream and vanilla and a little dark rum to round it up. The combination of dark chocolate and coconut is a real winner. Then when you add in the nice brown sugar notes of a good dark rum, this combination is definitely a delicious frozen treat!






Of course no ice cream is complete without a little add in. We decided to stick with the whole specialty diet thing and keep this vegan and and gluten free. We had a great recipe for a gluten free, vegan and paleo no bake cookie which we figured would be a nice addition. It would give some texture and flavor. Really how can you go wrong with coconut flour, maple syrup and peanut butter?




Plus Vegan Sprinkles! Here are 2 suggestions: Here and Here.





Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble in pink glass dish




What Ingredients are Needed for the Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream?

  • Gluten Free Cookies
    • Dark Corn Syrup
    • Maple Syrup
    • Peanut Butter
    • Coconut Flour
    • Sprinkles
  • Dark Chocolate Vegan Rum Ice Cream
    • Coconut Cream
    • Rum
    • Vanilla Extract
    • Dark Chocolate



Once we made up these fun sprinkle filled cookies, we froze them to make sure they could be crumbled easily. The real trick to incorporating something like a cookie crumble into the middle of the ice cream is to split the ice cream base into two parts and start to freeze them.




Once the mixture has started to thicken up and can support some weight (the cookie crumbles) you can mix in the add ins. This way, they suspend in the midst of the ice cream, and then layer in the other part of the mix on top! The result is a layered batch of ice cream where you get a bit of everything in each bite!



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The Dark Chocolate and Rum Vegan Ice Cream and the Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble makes for one delicious boozy treat that you definitely don’t have to feel guilty about!







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Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream
Yield: 1

Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream with Rum and No Bake Gluten Free Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Crumble

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Freeze Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

A vegan, boozy no-churn ice cream that's decadent and delicious.


For the Cookies

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1-2 Tbsp sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter (you can sub any nut or seed butter you want)
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup

For the Ice Cream

  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 oz rum (we used Zacapa)
  • 1 cup of coconut cream/1 cup of coconut milk (you just need 1 can of coconut milk, it will separate in the fridge)
  • 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped


For the Ice Cream

Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge to chill for at least 8 hours or overnight, and allow the coconut cream to separate.

Scoop the coconut cream out into a chilled mixing bowl. Pour out excess milk into a bowl and set aside. Beat coconut cream on high for 5-8 minutes, or just until soft peaks form. A line in the cream from the beaters is a good sign it’s whipped enough. Place whipped coconut cream in fridge.

Combine chocolate with the remaining coconut milk in the bowl and place bowl on top of a small pot with half an inch of water in it. This is now a double boiler. Melt the dark chocolate into the coconut milk on low-medium heat. Stir the mixture as it melts. The chocolate ganache should be thick enough to coat the back of a spatula. Remove from heat, add vanilla if desired, and put in the freezer for five minutes to cool.

Gently fold the whipped coconut cream into the dark chocolate ganache until combined. Add in rum and mix. Pour half the mixture in a chilled loaf pan, and place a layer of broken cookies on top. Pour the rest of the ice cream on top, with more cookies and extra sprinkles on top. Place in freezer to set. It should chill about 30-40 minutes. Stir the mixture at least once during this time.

For the Cookies

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut flour, peanut butter, maple syrup and corn syrup. Mix until combined. Stir in sprinkles.

Using your hands, make small balls and place onto the parchment paper. Press each ball into a cookie shape with the bottom of a glass dipped in coconut flour.

Freeze for at least 30 minutes to set.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 22.7gSaturated Fat: 18.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 20.2gFiber: 2.3gSugar: 16.6gProtein: 3.5g

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Leslie Nichole

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Yummy, it looks so yummy!


Friday 11th of August 2017

I am vegan, so this is perfect for me! Not to mention rum and chocolate are two of my favorite things!


Friday 11th of August 2017

This ice cream looks delicious! And I'm glad to know there are vegan sprinkles!


Friday 11th of August 2017

This looks amazing and will definitely be trying it on my hubby who has a dairy sensitivity.

Cathy Mini

Friday 11th of August 2017

Mmmm now THIS is my kind of dessert!! I'm drooling!!