Strawberry Chocolate Party Balls – Corn-free, RSF, Vegan

Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream

Light summery fruity ice cream laced with just a hint of chocolate. What could be better than that! Yep, I’m ready for Summer after an unusually cold winter in the South.

I was trying to find something to do with leftover strawberry pulp from making strawberry syrup. Ice cream with just a touch of chocolate sounded perfect!

Living in a Corn-free Chocolate World

I’ve always been a dark chocolate fan. It’s so hard to find a corn-free version that I’ve given up on that and switched to full on 100% unsweetened chocolate. I’ve found that it’s so strong that you only need a little bit to feel indulged. You may have to add additional sweetener to whatever base you’re using to compensate, but I’ve come to prefer the rich flavor without all the sugar. In this recipe, the natural sweetness of the strawberries is more than enough for me.

Party Serving Tip

I like to use the smallest disher I have to scoop out several one inch diameter balls and pile them up in a dessert dish. Garnish with a couple of sliced strawberries and a dash of cacao nibs and you’ve got a party!

This makes for an festive party presentation. Pre-scoop all the ice cream into small one inch balls onto a baking sheet and freeze. After completely frozen, store in a freezer zipper bag. Right before serving at your party, pile up ice cream balls in individual serving bowls and garnish.

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Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream - corn-free, RSF, vegan
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Light summery fruity ice cream laced with just a hint of chocolate. What could be better than that!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 can organic whole coconut milk
, refrigerated
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk (I use homemade almond/brazil nut milk.)
1/4 cup organic raw agave syrup
 or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
 (I use ground vanilla bean but extract would work here too.)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup strawberry pulp
  • 2 tbsps unsweetened chocolate, grated
  • Fresh strawberries and cacao nibs, for garnish
  1. Mix everything but grated chocolate in a high-speed blender.
  2. Pour into ice cream maker and chill according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Five minutes before the ice cream is done, pour in the grated chocolate.
  4. Empty finished ice cream in a freezer container and freeze for 2 hours before serving.
  5. To serve, scoop into bowls and garnish with sliced strawberries and cacao nibs.
Let the ice cream thaw on the counter for about 15 minutes before scooping.

For easier party serving, pre-scoop all the ice cream into small one inch balls onto a baking sheet and freeze. After completely frozen, store in a freezer zipper bag. To serve, pull out as many ice cream balls as needed and garnish with sliced strawberries and cacao nibs.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 121.5 Fat: 8.1g Saturated fat: 6.6g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 11.9g Sugar: 9.9g Sodium: 10 mg Fiber: 1.1g Protein: .9g Cholesterol: 0mg


** Update 8/31/2014 **

Check out my coconut sugar simple syrup. It’s an easy substitute for honey and agave.

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47 Responses to Strawberry Chocolate Party Balls – Corn-free, RSF, Vegan

  1. Michelle says:

    The little ice cream balls make such a fun presentation. Love the party prep tip.

    I didn’t realize it was so difficult to find corn free dark chocolate.
    Thank you for sharing your dessert, tips, and info with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

    • jkhudson says:

      Yep. “Grain sweetened” is code for corn.

      Stay tuned. I have even more corn-free dessert treats coming later this week. How about a lemon ice cream sandwich? 🙂

  2. Starla J says:

    And just in time for the summer! We love everything strawberry!

  3. Love this! I’m so glad you linked this up to Motivation Monday. I need to do a round up of healthy strawberry recipes like yours because strawberry season is right around the corner here in the mid-Atlantic.

  4. Angie says:

    This looks fantastic! The coconut flavor from the coconut milk must be great combined with strawberries! I’m stopping by from Good Tips Tuesday blog hop.
    PS – I would also like to invite you to a blog hop called: “The Great Blog Train” currently on my blog –we are travelling to Hawaii & visit our Dining Car for a great recipe! Thank you!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe on The Yuck Stops Here this week! I love ice cream and really need to invest in an ice cream maker! In the mean time I’ll just have to sit here and wish there were tastable internet! You’ve been pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you again next week. You can find the party at Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos – every Tuesday from 8pm ET to Sunday at 8pm ET. HUGS!

    • jkhudson says:

      I have a cuisinart 1.5 quart ice cream maker with freezeable container. It gets a work out all summer long here in the south. I got it refurbished on Amazon a few years ago. I hope you find one that meets your needs before you short out your monitor by licking the screen. Lol

  6. I had no idea there was corn in chocolate; what a bummer! I’m so glad you’ve been able to find a great way to still be able to enjoy it. This looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!!

  7. posh says:

    I love that they are vegan

  8. Peggy says:

    Strawberries and chocolate are big hit with me too and must be on the brain lately as I just put up a chocolate strawberry tart. I would have never thought to call ice cream “party balls” but I LOVE it. Very clever.

    • jkhudson says:

      Strawberry season is just around the corner. 🙂

      Calling them party balls was a last minute idea. It’s hard to convey the whole idea in 50 characters or less! Same thing happened with my corn (-less) tortillas. When I called them almond tortillas, people gave me weird looks. LOL.

  9. Stephanie says:

    This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  10. You ask what could be better than that?? NOTHING!!! I’m so excited about this recipe – a healthy ice cream recipe with all my favourite ingredients. I’m in heaven! So glad to find you blog – visiting from The Yuck Stops Here.

  11. Patti says:

    Thank you for this recipe and the information on eating corn-free. I’ve just recently started to explore corn-free, non-GMO and organic foods. It’s nice to see yummy looking recipes that are good for you. Thanks again!

    • jkhudson says:

      Welcome to the corn-free club. We’re a small but growing community!

      I hope to start a corn-free link party soon so everyone can post all corn-free recipes. 🙂

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious ice cream with Foodie Friends Friday Party this week. I’m always looking for ice cream recipes that are dairy free. Will definitely try this. Pinning and sharing.

    We look forward to seeing you again next week.
    A FFF co-host,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  13. Hannah says:

    Brilliant idea to freeze ice cream balls for a nice presentation! And with such an incredibly delicious sounding recipe.

    It never occurred to me that grain sweetened would mean corn sweetened. Of course it makes sense now. I’ll have to keep an eye out!

  14. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  15. otilia says:

    Do you know how can i prepare this recipe if i don’t have an ice-cream maker?

    thank you for linking up with the #fridayfoodie

    • jkhudson says:

      There are numerous ideas around the web. The one that makes the most sense to me is to freeze the ice cream base (without the mix ins) in ice cube trays then process it in a blender.

      If you don’t have a high-powered blender like Vitamix, I would freeze 2/3 of the ice cream base and leave the rest refrigerated. That way when you blend, it will be easier on your blender. I would then stir in the mix ins by hand. The texture should be very close to soft-serve. Store in a freezer container.

      Thanks for bringing this up! I’ll add it to the post for others.

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  17. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays. I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

  18. Miz Helen says:

    We will just love this combination for your Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. Jill says:

    This sounds divine!!!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  21. Claire says:

    Whoo yum, this looks delicious 🙂 It is red hot here and I could just eat some …

    Thanks for sharing over at the weekend blog hop..

  22. These look so tasty! Berries with chocolate sound like the perfect combination. Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange.

  23. Featuring this as my favorite for this week’s Delicious Dish Tuesday! Thanks for linking up last week! Can’t wait to see what you bring this week!

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  25. This looks very refreshing and would have been perfect over the sunny weekend, maybe less so today when it’s pouring with rain 🙂 #recipeoftheweek

  26. These look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing them on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’m featuring them this week as part of my vegan features 🙂

  27. lisa lynn says:

    Yum! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your post on The HomeAcre Hop! I hope you’ll stop by again today 🙂

  28. Ooo these sound wonderful! I love that people with dietary restrictions are still able to have yummy treats like this. Thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friday

  29. Lisa says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I look forward to seeing what you will share this week.

  30. This looks great! Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays!

  31. Raia says:

    These sound wonderful! Definitely going to give them a try! Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays, I hope you’ll come back tonight! Party starts at 7pm. 🙂

  32. CJ Huang says:

    Strawberries and chocolate – yum! I bet the nibs add a nice texture too. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us on Five Friday Finds. Hope you can stop by again this week!

  33. Danielle L says:

    Even though we are heading into Winter in Australia, I may have to indulge!

  34. Hi Jillian,
    What more could I ask for–a homemade, vegan ice cream with my strawberry, coconut milk and best of all, chocolate! This could easily become an addiction! So long Rice Dream. Hello Strawberry Chocolate Party Balls!I am so delighted that you shared this recipe for Vegan Minestrone Soup with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it!

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  36. Looks delicious and I love that it’s healthy too! I would be honored if you would stop by Pure Grace Farms and link this gorgeous recipe at the Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop this evening. This will be my first week at co-hosting and I am beyond excited! Blessings…Shari

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