Tempting Fudge “Ice Cream” with Magical Peanut Butter Shell

Posted by on August 19, 2010 | 31 Comments

Ah, the things I do to taste the latest dairy-free foods. Cooler box packed into the car, we headed down to Reno, and the nearest Whole Foods. Of course, the trip to a town that is 45 minutes (and an “over-the-mountain” trip) away was about more than Whole Foods, we had errands to run. But I never pass up the chance to stop in to buy a few things since we visit less than once a month.

On this trip, I opted to pick up some hemp-based ice cream. I was leary when I first heard about it, but it seems to be getting rave reviews, even from dairy-consuming columnists. We decided to get two pints, and I let my husband pick. He chose Mint-Chip (yes!) and Chocolate Fudge (Really? Are you sure you don’t want the Vanilla Bean?).

Tempt Dairy-Free Hemp Ice Cream

After silently whining about his choice for a few minutes, I realized I could dress up the chocolate ice cream with … hmmm, some peanut butter perhaps?

As it turned out, this stuff tastes pretty awesome, so I really didn’t need a topping. It has a rich fudgsicle flavor with a pleasant chocolate fudge ribbon throughout. Ours did melt slightly in transit, so I think it was more hard packed than a freshly purchased pint. But even so, not the least bit of ice … this stuff was truly dense and rich!

Of course, a hard-shell topping of sweet peanut butter never hurts, and this combo was magically delicious …

Chocolate Fudge Temp Dairy-Free Hemp Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Magical Shell

Alisa’s Magical Peanut Butter Shell

Recipe adapted from my book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook.

This is a mini-version of a recipe in my book. I make little batches most of the time because I always forget about leftoveres like this. If you opt to make more, it should actually keep on the counter for a couple of days. If you store it in the fridge, simply reheat to melt when ready to use.

This recipe is Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, optionally Peanut- and Nut-Free, and optionally Refined Sugar-Free.

  • 2 Teaspoons Creamy Peanut Butter or SunButter (for nut-free)
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar or Powdered Coconut Sugar (I ground coconut sugar in my spice grinder)
  • Few Drops of Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • Tiny pinch of salt (omit if using salted PB or SunButter)

In a small dish, melt together the peanut butter or SunButter and the coconut oil (I just place them in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds if needed). With a fork, whisk in the sugar, vanilla, and salt, if using.

Scoop ice cream, drizzle PB mixture overtop. Watch the magic happen.

Yields enough for 2 ice cream sundaes

Chocolate Fudge Temp Dairy-Free Hemp Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Magical Shell

Comments (31)


  1. ~M says:

    YUMMM. How did your husband like the mint chip?

  2. Evan Thomas says:

    I love making a chocolate hard shell for ice cream. I’ll have to try peanut butter. I’d also love to make one cherry flavored like I used to get at Dairy Queen. That was the best 🙂

  3. AnonyMrs says:

    Yields enough for 2 ice cream sundaes – but why share, right? 😉

    I’m totally kidding

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  5. Katie says:

    Guess who just got some nut butter and coconut oil samples in the mail just yesterday. (Yeah, I did!)

  6. omg, my mouth is watering just looking at this! It looks SO good!

  7. Fiona says:

    Nice to have options that actually taste good. A vanilla would be nice.

  8. i was always skeptical to try Tempti cuz i hate hemp milk and wasent sure if the ice cream would be much different. i do like hemp protein tho so maybe.. hmm and i also love hemp seed/nut butter too. i think i need to just try it tho! these pictures are making me hungry for some <3

  9. OMG!! They were sampling this stuff at Whole Foods yesterday, i was ALLLLL over it…there was one with coconut ice cream and cherries, obvs not Tempt..but it was with the Tempt guy..he wouldn’t stop talking, I stood there patiently for like 5 minutes, walked around, came back, still talking, when I finally said “I am drooling over here, can I please get a sample” haha–I loved them ALL!!! I need to go buy some!

  10. Shannon says:

    i don’t think it gets any better than a pb shell!! yum 🙂

  11. Yum I love Tempt ice cream! I was a little uncertain about it at first, but it’s very tasty. You should try the coffee biscotti one next.

  12. Maggie says:

    Right now please! Holy moly that sounds deeeelish! You are smart!

  13. alisa says:

    M – We just finished the mint chip, and weren’t as big on it. We both thought it wasn’t as creamy and lacked good underlying flavor but was pretty overly minty. We both thought the chocolate excelled over the mint, but I will have to do a review once we’ve tried all flavors!

    Evan – I love that idea and am going to work on it!

  14. alisa says:

    Kelsey – I didn’t think the taste was strong in “hemp” like hemp milk can be, but that’s probably because it is made with rice also. I would give it a try even if you aren’t a hemp milk fan.

    Laury – I love that you commanded some sweets!

    Rachel – Thanks, we will pick up that one next time I’m at Whole Foods!

  15. Deanna says:

    I looooove chocolate with peanut butter. I haven’t tried the Tempt ice cream yet. Might have to give it a whirl….

  16. Jennifer says:

    Hi, it’s Jennifer from Living Harvest. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the frozen dessert– this looks irresistable!

  17. Jamie says:

    I saw this at the grocery store while perusing the ice cream section last week. Guess I’ll have to do more than just look! Thanks!

  18. YUM! Must make this right away!

  19. Alisa- this looks amazing. Going to have to dry with my coconut milk ice cream. And maybe mix it up a little cschew nut butter. Always a treat stopping by here.

  20. Andrea Zilizi-Medus says:

    I have loved my Candle Cafe Cookbook for a long time and most recently, I have really enjoyed several recipes out of The Gluten-Free Vegan.

    THanks for this give-away. I have looked at three of these four books over and over in the bookstore, but always put them all back since I can’t choose which one to buy.

  21. Erica says:

    NICE! I’ve totally been wanting to try these too. And I’m going to WFs today…maybe I need to pick some up and totally top it with this awesome nut butter shell

  22. Tiffany says:

    Mmmm I love the sound of that peanut butter shell over chocolate fudge Tempt… I think I need to indulge in a pint soon. 😉

  23. Kiran says:

    That sounds like heaven! Yum!! I cannot wait to try it. I never turn down a new recipe that involves peanut butter!

  24. Joanne says:

    Who knew hemp could taste that good? I love your idea of using coconut oil to make the peanut butter a magic shell…genius.

  25. Hi Alisa,
    ‘Found your great blog while looking for SunButter recipes. As a SunButter blogger, I love your creative use of our product. As a mom looking to keep kids cool, I’m grateful for the affordable ice-cream topper!

  26. Mimi says:

    I used to love Magic Shell, but now the lengthy ingredient list really freaks me out. This sounds like something much more up my alley!

  27. lindsay says:

    coconut sugar? Where do I find this? I must try it. I have ye tto try the tempt ice cream but am always very “tempted.” haha (pun intended).

  28. Wow, I don’t think I’ll be able to resist this for very long. The peanut butter shell really makes it sound incredible, ah, the wonders of coconut oil! Thanks for a great idea!

  29. freshlife says:

    wicked! you have some interesting ideas. i’ll be sharing this on my twitter

  30. […] be told, I was actually hesitant to buy this brand of vanilla. While we loved the Tempt Chocolate Fudge, as it turned out the Mint Chip just wasn’t quite right. It was a touch icy, very (very) […]

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