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Chocolate Chia Ice Cream!

Author Izy


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 2/3 cup milk , (2%, cashew, almond or coconut work well)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate , , melted
  • 4 pitted medjool dates
  • optional: chocolate curls , , cacao nibs for serving


  • Stir all the ingredients (except for the dates) together in a medium jug until completely combined. Stir in the dates then chill the mixture overnight (or for at least four hours).
  • Pour the soaked mixture into a high powered blender and blitz until completely smooth. The mixture should be thick and creamy. Transfer the mixture back to the jug and chill until you're ready to churn it.
  • Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions. Transfer the churned mixture to a lidded container and freeze until firm enough to scoop. Serve with chocolate curls (created using a peeler on a bar of chocolate) and cacao nibs if you want!