Dairy Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream (8 Servings)

Prep Time: 120 mins Cook Time: 50 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 13.5 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup oat, almond or soy milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (option to use white or brown sugar instead)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cherries (or 10 oz bag frozen cherries, defrosted and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips or chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to thoroughly combine and make sure there are no lumps and sugar is dissolved. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to develop.

2. Whisk the mixture one more time and pour into bowl of ice cream maker. Prepare ice cream based on ice cream maker instructions (my ice cream maker takes 50 minutes).

3. 5 minutes before the ice cream is complete add the cherries, any additional cherry juice and chocolate chips or walnuts if desired.

4. Serve immediately if you prefer a softer texture similar to soft serve or cover and freeze if a harder consistency is desired.