Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream

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1 13 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
10large soft, pitted Medjool dates
1/4cup hemp seeds
1cup water
1/3cup cacao powder
1tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Add the coconut milk, dates, and hemp seeds to a blender. (A Blendtec or Vitamix works best. If you don’t have one of those, you may need to use a food processor for this step.) Purée until completely smooth.
  2. Add the water. Raw cacao powder, and vanilla extract to the blender. Purée until completely smooth.
  3. Pour into a dish, cover, and freeze right away while it still has some air from puréeing
  4. To serve, let sit on the counter until as soft as desired. Scoop into bowls.

Reprinted with permission from The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook by Kelly V. Brozyna, copyright © 2013. Published by Victory Belt Publishing Inc.