Are you ready for a delicious Vegan & Dairy-Free Cherry Ice Cream Recipe that is date-sweetened and perfect for warm weather?

Sweet Cherry Dairyfree Ice Cream

Ingredients

To celebrate the holiday weekend, I decided to bust out my ice cream maker and make some vegan ice cream. There are many substitutes for dairy when making frozen desserts, the ones I am aware of use either full-fat coconut milk or nuts.

I’ve been finding frozen sweet cherries at the store more frequently lately so I decided to make a vegan sweet cherry ice cream for today’s post. I used these simple five ingredients: frozen sweet cherries, coconut milk, dates, vanilla extract, and unsweetened soy milk.

Sweet Cherry Dairyfree Ice Cream Ingredients

If you want to put whole cherries on top of the final product, then be sure to buy an extra bag and let them defrost in the fridge. I used my high-speed blender to blend the coconut milk, dates, vanilla, cherries, carob (unpictured) and soy milk:

Sweet Cherry Dairyfree Ice Cream Vitamix

I then poured the base into the frozen ice cream maker and let it do its thing for 30 minutes:

Sweet Cherry Dairyfree Ice Cream Cuisinart

Oh baby, this was good!

Sweet Cherry Dairyfree Ice Cream

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend!

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Sweet Cherry Dairyfree Ice Cream

Vegan Cherry Ice Cream


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Are you ready for a delicious Vegan & Dairy-Free Cherry Ice Cream Recipe that is date-sweetened and perfect for warm weather?


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 10-ounce bags of frozen cherries (one frozen and one defrosted in the refrigerator)
  • 1 13.5 ounce can of full-fat coconut milk (chilled in refrigerator)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Medjool dates or about 12 pieces (or more to taste)
  • 1 1/4 cups of unsweetened soy milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)

Instructions

  1. Place the contents of the bag of frozen cherries, chilled coconut milk, vanilla, carob and dates in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Taste the mixture and add more dates if necessary for sweetness.
  2. Pour the resulting mixture into the base of an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions for freezing.
  3. Serve the ice cream frozen with a scoop of the defrosted frozen cherries on top.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Ice Cream Maker
  • Cuisine: Vegan, dairy-free, healthy

Keywords: how to make vegan cherry ice cream

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