I’m a sucker for all things nut butter – especially sweet homemade nut butter sauces. And what goes better with nuts than chocolate? So in honor of chocolate ice cream day (yes, no joke, our chocolate ice cream love dates back to the 18th century!), I made this chocolate almond vegan ice cream sundae with a quadruple dose of almonds and a double dose of intense chocolate. Of course, if almond isn’t your top nutty pick, you can substitute peanut butter, cashews, or even go nut-free (see my notes below for substitutions).
Of course, I started with a rich and creamy base of dairy-free chocolate ice cream! In keeping with the almond theme, and for a lower sugar treat, I used Almond Milk Chocolate Non-Dairy Ice Cream. Next up was a thick layer of buttery almond sauce, made with “raw” almonds, protein-rich vanilla almond milk, and sweetened with maple syrup.
As you can see, it’s hot here, darn hot! Summer has hit insanely early, bringing temps in the triple digits, so it was near impossible for me to take some good pictures as my vegan ice cream sundae “prop” quickly melted. Though I must admit that it was equally delicious in its cool part liquid state.
Nut-Free Option: You can use 2 tablespoons of sunflower seed butter in place of the almonds, vanilla coconut milk beverage or rice milk in place of the almond milk, omit the nut topping (why not double the chocolate chips?!), and use chocolate coconut milk ice cream as your base. Just change the name to a Buttery Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream Sundae!
For a discount on dairy-free, gluten-free ice cream, see this printable So Delicious Coupon