So spring is taking its dear sweet time! It has finally started to warm up enough that I have run the wood stove for almost a week. Yay!! I have been craving some ice cream.

Not just any ice cream, Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice cream! When my daughter worked for Reid’s Dairy many moons ago, back when I still had regular dairy, I would order this kind.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

I made this many times last summer. So delicious!

If you don’t have an ice cream maker don’t worry. There are instructions for that. This time I made it without my ice cream maker, because it wasn’t frozen 😉

Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan Option/ Paleo)

2 -400 ml cans of coconut milk (11-17%)- kept in the fridge overnight **

1/2 c. honey or maple syrup for vegan

2 egg yolks for non-vegans (not necessary)

2 Tbsp. vanilla

1 c. chopped pitted cherries

1 c. dark chocolate-dairy free (at least 72%)

Mix cold coconut milk, honey, eggs(if using) and vanilla together in food processor then put into an frozen ice cream maker and mix for 20 minutes. Just before time is up add  chopped pitted cherries and  chopped dark chocolate. Make sure its mixed well. Consistency will be soft ice cream. Put into small individual containers and freeze. When you want to eat it just take out a container for 10-15 minutes before hand to soften.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream-2

*If you don’t have an ice cream maker, put ingredients in bowl into the freezer; stir every twenty minutes for about an hour. Then add cherries and chocolate. Keep stirring every 30 minutes hour an hour.

** Yes you have to put your coconut milk in the fridge overnight. **

You may also enjoy:

Vanilla Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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13 comments on “Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan Option/ Paleo)”

  1. Can this be made with rice milk or Hemp milk? I am not allowed nuts or dairy but hoping for an ice cream substitute.

    • I have never made it with rice or hemp milk. I don’t think it would work because it needs the higher fat.
      Can’t you have coconut milk? It’s not nut or dairy.

  2. Hi Sandi, I love this ice cream flavor, it reminds of my favorite ‘Cherry Garcia’ from Ben & Jerry’s. I just made a coconut milk ice cream this week also, it’s so delicious we love it. I will definitely try your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday this week. I’ll be sharing on my FB page, G+ and twitter as well.

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

  3. YUM!! I’d eat it all! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Its live now!

    Cindy from

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