Coconut Cherry Almond Ice Cream (Gluten Free)


I  had some cherries on hand, and decided to make this coconut cherry almond ice cream. I love the results: A delicious blend of  coconut and cherry, with a subtle flavor of almond. The coconut milk makes this very creamy with no hint of iciness. Use full fat coconut to ensure the creamy texture of the ice cream. This is probably one of the fastest gourmet ice cream recipes out there.


  • 2 cups coconut milk( I used 1 can full fat coconut milk)
  • 3/4 cup cherries (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, raw cane sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of sea salt (opt.)
  • 3/4 cup cherries (chopped)


Place the cherries, coconut milk, sugar, almond extract, and salt in your blender, and process. Stir in the remaining cherries, and place into ice cream make. Follow your ice cream maker’s instructions to freeze. Add chopped cherries  to machine at the final stage when ice cream is firm enough. Enjoy :)


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  1. If you use frozen cherry the ice cream will be made right in your blender. I do this all the time. In fact I did it just last night.

  2. Hi Michelle,

    How are you? This ice cream looks great. Does your ice cream maker have stainless steel parts where the ice cream touches it inside? I can’t find one that has that feature inside it. Help! Thank you!


  3. This was fabulous! Thanks so much. I stumbled across your site searching for cherry almond vegan ice cream. So few ingredients, but such a big taste! Who needs commercial/dairy ice cream, when something like this is so flavorful and pure? I added toasted almonds and chocolate chips. Thanks for your blog.

  4. Hello Sandy, turbinado sugar or raw cane sugar comes from the first pressing of the sugar cane. It has natural large crystals with a light brown color, as opposed to regular brown sugar with a darker color(molasses added to refined white sugar). Turbinado sugar is much healthier than white sugar, containing less calories and has more nutritional value. Turbinado sugar may be substituted in your favorite recipes.

  5. What is turbinado sugar and where do you find it? And can the recipe be done with other flavors? Thanks, sounds delish!

  6. Hi, Michelle!
    In your coconut cherry ice cream, did you use canned coconut milk or the carton coconut milk substitute? Thanks; plan on making this soon!

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