Happy Friday! This is ridic.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream | vegan, dairy-free, naturally sweetened

Today’s the day we let our peanut butter obsession reign.

Today’s the day we slap My Fitness Pal across the face when it tells us we have 8.7 calories left to consume for the whole rest of the evening, and instead, we pick up a spoon.

Today’s the day we turn healthy ingredients into a healthy ice cream and go into an egoic ice cream coma as we simultaneously pat ourselves on the back for winning all the ice creams.

Today’s the day. Seize that shit.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream | dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan

My long-standing love affair with peanut butter came through with flying colors in this ice cream. I’ve always been a fan major of peanut butter frozen yogurt and ice cream, and since I recently acquired this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, I decided it was time to saddle up my peanut butter love boat and let it set sail.

Fun Fact: The ice cream base is made with full-fat coconut milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. No dairy, no egg yolks, no funny business.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream | dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan

Fun Fact #2: I made peanut butter chocolate ganache to swirl into the ice cream for some added harrumph, which pretty much sent my whole mind, body, and soul into a twitch fit as I forced the ganache away from my mouth and in the direction of the ice cream so that this recipe didn’t turn into “Peanut Butter Ice Cream That Would Have Had Peanut Butter-Chocolate Swirl Had I Not Eaten All of It Like the Raging Food Addict I Am.” So there’s that.

You could just stop at the peanut butter ice cream, but whyyyyyyyy?! Why would you do that?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream | dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan

As it turns out, you feel a lot less guilty about eating ice cream in abundance when it’s consumed with a spoon that says, “Let Them Eat Kale.” So there’s also that.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream | dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan

BT Dubs: How cool is that spoon? Megan from Ellie Rose Custom Jewelry hand stamped it and sent it to me along with a bracelet that also says, “Let Them Eat Kale” as a surprise.  What a doll, eh?! Love that woman.

Back to the creamage.

You want to rub it on your hands, feet, and hair. I get it. There’s plenty to go around. It’s so rich.

Your ego needs stroking. Make this and feed it to everyone.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream | vegan, dairy-free, naturally sweetened

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

5 from 1 vote
Dairy-free peanut butter ice cream with chocolate swirl is insanely rich and fun to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


For the Peanut Butter Ice Cream:

For the peanut butter chocolate ganache


Make the Peanut Butter Ice Cream Base:

  • In a saucepan, combine 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk with the peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt.
  • Heat over medium, stirring, just until the peanut butter becomes well combined and all of the chunks of coconut milk dissolve (you shouldn’t need to bring the mixture to a boil). Let mixture cool, then pour it in a sealable container and place in the refrigerator until completely chilled.

Make the Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache:

  • In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients for the ganache and heat over medium.
  • Stir all of the ingredients together until completely smooth and all of the chunks of cacao powder have dissolved. Bring to a full (but gentle) boil and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened quite a bit, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour into a bowl and allow mixture to cool before covering. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
  • When you’re ready to incorporate the ganache into the ice cream, you can heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave (just until it’s leukwarm) and stir well, as there will be a little bit of separation.

Finish the Ice Cream:

  • Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker (mine requires you to freeze the bowl over night). Pour the peanut butter ice cream base into your ice cream maker and allow it to churn until creamy and frozen. Mine took about 20 minutes.
  • Add half of the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and spread to evenly distribute.
  • Add half of the peanut butter chocolate ganache on top of the ice cream and swirl it in.
  • Add the remaining half of the ice cream, followed by the remaining half of the ganache. Note: you can reserve some of the ganache to heat up for serving like a hot fudge if desired.
  • Cover and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, thaw the ice cream for at least 10 minutes.
  • Serve in abundance!


*If you’re using salted peanut butter, taste the ice cream base before adding any more.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, easy healthy recipes, gluten free, gluten free recipes, healthy meals, healthy recipes, paleo recipes
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. YES! Fridays (and Saturdays and Sundays) are for stepping away from the kale and bringing on all of the peanut butter and chocolate!

    1. Out with the greens, in with the chocolate. And the boozes. Which reminds me…why didn’t I add booze to this ice cream? #palmtoface.

  2. Even though I have eaten SO MUCH CRAP this week because I was on vacation, I’m going to carpe that diem and grab a spoon (or like 5 spoons) and devour this ice cream. Because peanut butter.

    1. Seize that carpe! I’ll even let you use my Let Them Eat Kale spoon 😉 Do this because: Friday. Do this because: chocolate swirl. Do this because I’m a codependent eater. Hope you had a lovely vacation, my dear!

  3. I AM SO slapping My Fitness Pal in the face, and chucking out my food scale for this. Seriously.
    I need a moment
    Breathe. Breathe.
    You’re killing me. I can’t breathe. GIMME DIS! Pinned!

  4. Now that is a mtf bowl of ice cream! I would drown myself in that shit if I could. Actually, I probably could. It would be worth every second too.

    1. Let’s swim in a vat of pb ice cream! Would it be weird if we simultaneously drank beer, because I’m pretty sure I just described my biggest fantasy. Please say yes to all the things. 😉

  5. Whoa! looks delicious, I’ll try it this weekend. In the meantime, I just ordered myself an “Eat More Kale” spoon. I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without one!

  6. First of all, best spoon everrrr!!! Second of all, I want to make this ice cream right now and then proceed to eat all of it in one sitting! I am so breaking out the ice cream maker and making this peanut butter ice cream this weekend!!

  7. Soo happy I came across your blog because this ice cream recipes is all kinds of amazing – coconut milk, ganache and peanut butter!!? I am in ice cream heaven!! Pinned 🙂

  8. Why am I not eating everything in life with Let Them Eat Kale utensils?

    And why am I not eating this for every meal?

    So many questions, so little time for ice cream consumption.

  9. Your epic speech has me wanting to pick up two spoons and power eat healthy ice cream. Oh my, that swirl–so peanut-buttery.

  10. I would eat way too much of this ice cream if it were available in my kitchen! Totally drool-worthy!

    1. Yeeeeeah, I got a little out of control with it. It’s so worth the extra gym time, though, I swears it! 🙂

  11. Okay, so I made this today and it is very tasty! One thing… It leaves an after taste like, I don’t know, lake water or something. Is it just the taste of the coconut milk? We use coconut milk in our smoothies and they never leave a weird aftertaste, so I’m not sure what it might be? But, it was yummy and I hope my family likes it for our Valentine’s Day dessert! I’m glad I found the recipe!