Dairy-Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream is filled with sweet, ripe cherries and rich chocolate! It’s hard to believe that it’s dairy-free.

For Father’s Day last year, our co-founder Catherine decided to get her husband the ultimate dessert-making machine, an ice cream maker! This bad boy whips up the most delicious ice cream that you’ve ever had. It’s so fast and easy, not sure how we went so long without it! 

With a new ice cream maker in hand, we whipped it out and made yummy dairy-free ice cream. The result was absolute heaven on earth. We all decided that we preferred this recipe to the store-bought, dairy one — no contest! 

This Dairy-Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream is out of this world delicious and we’re so happy to have this one in our frozen treat rotation any time of year.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup oat, almond, or soy milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (option to use white or brown sugar instead)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cherries (or 10 oz bag frozen cherries, defrosted and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips or chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to thoroughly combine and make sure there are no lumps and sugar is dissolved.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to develop.
  • Whisk the mixture one more time and pour into bowl of an ice cream maker. Prep
  • Prepare ice cream based on ice cream maker instructions (my ice cream maker takes 50 minutes).
  • 5 minutes before the ice cream is complete, add cherries, additional cherry juice, and chocolate chips or walnuts if desired.
  • Serve immediately if you prefer a softer texture similar to soft serve or cover and freeze if a harder consistency is desired.