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Vanilla Cacao Nib Ice Cream

A delicious vanilla ice cream made with lactose-free milk, Ashwagandha and cocoa nibs.
Total Time20 mins
Course: Healthy Dessert
Keyword: cocoa
Author: Stephanie Gerber


  • 4 2/3 cups Lactaid Whole Milk
  • 1 vanilla bean split
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1/8 cup Swerve
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon Ashwagandha
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cacao nibs


  • Combine the milk and vanilla bean in a large sauce pot over medium heat. Heat to a gentle simmer and remove from heat. Let cool for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Whisk the eggs, yolks, and sugar in a bowl until pale yellow and thick. 
  • Remove the vanilla bean and gently pour the milk into the egg mixture whisking constantly. Add in the vanilla, Ashwagandha, and salt. Cool the mixture in an ice bath or the refrigerator until cold. 
  • Pour into an ice machine and follow manufacturer’s directions. About 5 minutes before the ice cream is finished, pour in the nibs.