This was my first attempt at creating a vegan ice cream recipe as well as my first taste of vegan ice cream. I was pleasantly surprised. The coconut milk adds the creamy and velvety texture that regular ice cream has and the dark chocolate and almonds add a wonderful crunch. I recommend using a brand of coconut milk called Thai Kitchen. I have found that sometimes coconut milk can have a smokey taste and Thai Kitchen does not. Also make sure to use the full fat variety of the coconut milk in order to achieve a creamy consistency. You can certainly use a light variety of the coconut milk, but the ice cream will end up having more of an icy texture.