I used chocolate almond milk and it turned out to be the best ice cream I've ever eaten in my life. I adapted it from a recipe in Vegan Planet (pg 515)
4 cups almond milk (2 cups of original almond milk, 2 cups of chocolate)
2 TBLS arrowroot
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar or natural sweetener
1 cup of peanut butter cups (make sure they're vegan!), pulsed in a food processor, make sure the chunks are pretty big
2 TBLS of peanut butter
1) In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of chocolate almond milk and the arrowroot. Blend well and set aside.
2) Place 2 cups of original almond milk, and 1 3/4 cups of chocolate almond milk in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and sugar and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the arrowroot mixture, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble, about 5 minutes. Do not let it boil. Remove from heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
While it's still warm, but not hot, add the peanut butter cups and stir well to combine. Add the peanut butter and stir in.
When it's room temperature, put it in the fridge and wait until it's well chilled before you put it in the ice cream maker.
It took me half an hour in the ice cream maker to have the best ice cream I've ever eaten, but follow the manufacturer's directions of whatever ice cream maker you have.
My friend also made vanilla coconut milk ice cream, and it was SO DELICIOUS! I think she said it cost her roughly $2.00 to make it... so instead of buying coconut milk ice cream, try making your own! You get WAY more ice cream for WAY less money! No more paying $8.00 for a small little bucket of ice cream!
I'm definitely investing in an ice cream maker!!!!