Coconut Cherry Almond Ice Cream (Gluten Free)

I have been looking for my ice cream maker, and I finally found it right in time for National Ice Cream Month! I had some cherries on hand, and decided to try make ice cream. I love the results: A strong coconut, then cherry, and undertones of almond. The coconut milk makes this very creamy with no hint of iciness, and best of all: it’s good for you! 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 (to blend)
  • 3/4 cup cherries (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of sea salt (opt.)


Place the cherries to blend, coconut milk, sugar, almond extract, and salt in your blender, and blend. Stir in the remaining cherries, and place into ice cream make. Follow your ice cream maker’s instructions to freeze. Enjoy :)

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!


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