Vegan Chocolate + Cherry Ice Cream

by Marla on July 9, 2012 · 185 comments

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I have been reading about vegan ice creams made from coconut milk for quite some time. I recently jumped on the bandwagon encouraged by the fabulous Alice Currah from SavorySweetLife.com. In her new cookbook SAVORY SWEET LIFE: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion she has a recipe for Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Cream “Ice Cream. ”

I gasped and reached for my coconut milk as soon as I flipped the page and saw this recipe.


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That there is the book cover. Are those chicken kebabs tempting or what?!

I knew immediatly this ice cream was going to be the recipe I had to try first.

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Forgive me. The ice cream you are enjoying is quickly melting. Between a combination of jet lag and 2 little kids reaching for this ice cream I got a bit side tracked.

My Chocolate + Cherry Ice Cream quickly became a float! I was still crazy tasty. Frozen or not. Just sip it with a straw if this happens to you.

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I made my usual adaptations ~ instead of Oreo cookies (which sound wonderful by the way) I added fresh summer cherries. And a generous dollop of my Homemade Coconut Whipped Cream (which is vegan too.)

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By the way….have I shared how I am obsessed with cherry blossoms? I am.

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My version of this ice cream is also sugar free. That will help free up your waistline for summer pool play dates.

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Savory Sweet Life is full of recipes that I must try. Not only are Alice’s photographs stunning, but her headnotes and writing style bring you into a world of love, laughter and family fun! She has a friendly writing style that makes you feel like you are welcomed at her table any time.

The book has only been out 2 weeks and you can see all the top notch press it has all ready been receiving.

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What gives the Savory Sweet Life cookbook a fun twist is how Alice organizes the recipes and chapters, all based on lifestyle & experiences. Themes such as Sunday Mornings, Block Party, Summer Fun in the Sun, Tween Birthday Bash and Holiday Get-Together showcase memories that can be created around the comfort of cooking at home.

There are lots of great memories to be had over great food…

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The book has 100 recipes that are simple to prepare, but have vibrant flavors sure to become family favorites. A few recipes that have particularly caught my eye are:

  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Dad’s Carrot Cake
  • Game-Day Steak Nachos
  • Corn Pudding
  • Heavenly Almond Pound Cake
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Crab Lemon Basil Pasta
  • Perfect Scrambled Eggs
  • Scalloped Potato Leek Gratin
  • Rich Hot Chocolate
And all 90 of her other recipes!
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By the way, Alice ~ I am writing myself an invitation to your home for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks. OK?!

Vegan Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: about 2 pints (4-6 servings)

Vegan Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (27 ounces) full fat coconut milk (13.5 oz cans) - unflavored and unsweetened
  • 4 tablespoons (20 grams) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Cherries (170 grams), pitted and roughly chopped
  • 3 full droppers Vanilla Stevia Drops to taste
  • pinch of Sea Salt

Method

  • Refrigerate coconut milk overnight so the thick cream separates from the coconut water. Prepare your ice cream maker the night before if needed.
  • Carefully remove the coconut milk from the fridge, open the cans and pour the thick cream into your blender. Blend with cocoa powder, stevia and sea salt.
  • Add mixture to your ice cream maker. Make ice cream according to your manufacturers directions. Fold in cherries the last few minutes of the process or by hand.
  • Put ice cream in a covered plastic container and into your freezer. Chill for a few hours and serve.
  • Toppings
  • Add any toppings you desire. My Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream is awesome on this!
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Some Recipes to try from Savory Sweet Life blog

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