Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

The warm weather is here and I am cranking out new ice cream recipes.  This cherry chocolate chip ice cream recipe is my latest one.  I just love cherries.  So when my husband brought a bunch home the other day, I knew I wanted to make cherry ice cream.  Of course I had to make mine cherry chocolate chip ice cream, because chocolate always makes everything better!  Am I right?  I love having an ice cream maker.  It is so worth the money when you think about the price of organic, dairy free and gluten free store bought ice cream.  You can make your own ice cream recipes for so much cheaper with just a handful of ingredients.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - My Whole Food Life

This cherry chocolate chip ice cream is dairy free, vegan, gluten free and even paleo friendly. It only takes 4 simple ingredients to make it.  I love 4 ingredient recipes.  I really think you could omit the sweetener all together in this if you happen to have some really sweet cherries.  You will need to pit the cherries, which can be a messy job unless you have a cherry pit remover. Love mine!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream



  1. Make sure your ice cream bowl has been in the freezer at least 18 hours.
  2. In a blender , mix the coconut milk, 1 1/2 cups cherries and maple syrup. Blend for 1 minute or until everything is mixed together well.
  3. Pour the contents in an ice cream machine . Turn on. It should take 15-20 minutes.
  4. When the ice cream looks like it has about 5 minutes left, add in the remaining cherries and chocolate chips.
  5. The ice cream will be a soft serve consistency. It you like a harder ice cream, place it in the freezer for another hour.
  6. I like to store my ice creams in this tub .


Recipe Notes

If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can make this recipe into popsicles as well. I have these popsicle molds and love them!

Cherry Ice Cream Steps

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71 thoughts to “Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream”

  1. Hi! I'm finally getting around to making this and I can't find whether or not you refrigerate the coconut milk to separate the water and only use the cream or not?
  2. When freezing the bowl for 18 hours, do you actually put it in a plastic bag like it says to in the directions? Just bought an ice cream maker and wondering if that step is really necessary? Thanks!
  3. Hi Melissa! Two things, if I use your amazon link and put the item into subscribe and save will you get the funds? The coconut milk link actually has a "newer item" link that makes it $10.54 for 6 cans. Also, do you know if that is a good price. We just moved and I haven't had a chance to seek it out locally. Finally have you even looked into if this can leeches BPA? I know you are keen on these things. Thanks! This year I am getting everything to make all your ice cream recipes!! EXCITED!! (SO delicious strawberry is so pricey, I NEED a better option ;)
    1. Hi Julie! I will get credit for anything you buy if you go to Amazon through this link Just click any item to bring you to Amazon. You don't even need to buy anything from my shop, but I will get credit for anything you buy. Amazon holds my cookie for 24 hours, so anything you buy on Amazon within 24 hours of clicking one of my links, I will get credit for. I hope that makes sense. Thanks for wanting to support My Whole Food Life!
  4. I'm going to try this, and it will be my first time making a coconut milk ice cream; is there any coconut taste to it? I think I've had a store bought mint flavored one (might have been a SO delicious product) and it did have a slight coconut taste. Thanks!
  5. Just got an ice cream maker and want to try this recipe. Question, can you use coconut yogurt to make this recipe instead of the coconut milk? Was jealous yesterday as friends of mine had a similar iced yogurt (store bought) version and thought this might be good to try. Am going to be making a lot of "ice cream" this summer. Thanks.
    1. I haven't tried using yogurt, but that may work. Please let me know the results of that. I am curious to try now too. :)

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