Remember when you first found out about chocolate shell? The kind of chocolate that was liquid when you poured it on your ice cream, then solid once it hit the ice cream? And how insanely exciting it was? No? That’s just me. Whatever.

This ice cream is BY FAR my favorite ice cream I have made. Truly. I absolutely love it. And had to put it in the freezer right away to make sure I didn’t eat the whole batch in one sitting. So don’t act like you weren’t warned.

OMG. Remember when I talked about coke head guy on Monday? I totally forgot to show you guys his picture. Don’t worry, his face is hidden, so I can’t get sued. But I wanted to prove to you that a hobbit really was on my plane.

proof: hobbit feet

Anywho, back to real life, since obviously he wasn’t a real human. Let’s talk about reality shows, since that’s total real life. These love reality shows are ridiculous. I mean why else would we like them. These shows are stupendously outrageously unrealistic. And when I say this, I’m mostly just talked about The Bachelor. It’s so addicting, you can’t turn away. We even have a weekly girls night dedicated to watching that blasphemy. Those girls are doing literally doing anything to win the heart of a man they know nothing about. Example A: the polar plunge. Oh yeah, I’ll totally get hypothermia in hopes of a guy giving me a rose that means absolutely nothing other than he’ll make out with me first before he makes out with 7 other women. Makes total sense. I guess it’s not sloppy seconds. Not really. It still kind of is. Gross.

Speaking of love, but in more realistic terms, OMG, Valentines Day is soon. Real soon. You know what that means? Well, it means Sergio gets back to Colorado from Afghanistan. Yep, after 6 months in a really lame place, he is back into our lives and back into our gym. So exciting!! It also means I’ll probably be eating large amounts of chocolate. Not because of Sergio, but because chocolate should always be consumed on Vday. ALWAYS. Hopefully it will be Taza. Maybe I’ll make a chocolate filled cake for that special someone. Or maybe for myself.

Did you know Schmidt from New Girl signed up for the CrossFit Games Open? He’s just the greatest.

I have a sore throat. I want warm orange juice. Yes, warm. Laura taught me that. It’s delicious.

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Chocolate “Peanut Butter” Ice Cream with Chocolate Shell

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  • Yield: 3-4 1x



For the ice cream

For the chocolate shell

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sunbutter (or other nut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat and add all ice cream ingredients to it, except for the sunflower seed butter. Stir until cocoa powder is completely broken down and ingredients are smooth.
  2. Place saucepan in the freezer until cool. Mine took about an hour.
  3. Pour ice cream ingredients in your ice cream maker and turn on.
  4. When ice cream is almost done mixing, pour in the sunflower seed butter directly into the ice cream maker to churn with your chocolate ice cream.
  5. While ice cream is churning, place the chocolate shell ingredients in a bowl and in the microwave for about 30 seconds until everything is mixed. Whisk together until smooth.
  6. When ice cream is done churning, place in bowl and bowl chocolate shell on top! Maybe even a little extra sunflower seed butter! Boom.
  7. Eat up peanut butter cup!

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  1. Trina says:

    Made this today! This is the reason I come back to this site time after time. I have never been let down! This is far and away the best ice cream I have ever made. Paleo or not! Great job Juli. P.s. I ave a cuisinart ice cream maker as well it totally rocks!

  2. Betsy says:

    I made this today and its fabulous! Couple questions. Can I leave the coffee out, I can really taste it. And after I freeze it, it becomes hard as a rock. How do you scoop it out? Is it ok to let it thaw a bit, scoop what I want and refreeze the rest?

    1. juli says:

      put it in the microwave for a bit and it will soften!

  3. Erin H. says:

    I have a coconut allergy. Any recommendations to sub the coconut milk?

    1. juli says:

      you may be able to use almond milk to make it

  4. Erin says:

    I love warm (acutally hot) OJ and my family and friends think I am crazy!

  5. Ali says:

    If I wanted to make the ice cream to put in a container in the freezer (therefore more than 3-4 serves) is it fine to double the ingredients or is there a different ratio I should go by’?

    1. juli says:


  6. Patti says:

    I am making this tonight! In “standard” ice cream recipes, a tiny bit of cornstarch will bind to the free water molecules and prevent the ice cream from getting icy and rock hard. I am guessing arrowroot starch would work in the same manner.

    I think people calling you out as “is this really Paleo” should hold their tongue- I don’t think cavemen had ovens or gas grills either!

  7. Carol Anne Miller says:

    Is coconut “cream” the same as coconut milk in the can?? I am buying at Trader Joes, thanks.

    1. juli says:

      i’m not totally sure, i would have to see the product you bought

  8. jessica says:

    Have you determined the nutritional breakdown of the final product?

  9. Catherine says:

    Made it today. Super yum! No need to spend $7 on coconut ice cream ever again. I didn’t heat it on the stove (don’t have much time with 9 month old!) and it still came together nicely. Just mixed and put it in fridge for a few hours.