Vegan Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

Vegan Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

Welcome to the time of year that everyone loves. Summer clothes, sandals, sunny days, the beach, and ice cream! Instead of paying an arm and a leg (not literally but figuratively) for your next vegan ice cream fix, why not make it a date and make this vegan cherry vanilla ice cream with your friends and/or family before you party in the heat. It’s creamy, rich, and features a very in season ingredient – cherries!


  • 1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled
  • 1 cup dairy free milk (cashew, almond, or soy)
  • 1 cup pitted cherries, roughly chopped
  • ½ to 3/4 cup vegan granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan or guar gum
  • A pinch sea salt


  1. Place all ingredients, minus the cherries, into a blender and blend until well mixed. Once blended, allow this mixture to sit in the refrigerator until cold.
  2. When ice cream mixture is cold, add it to your pre-chilled ice cream maker following instructions as indicated by your specific ice cream maker.
  3. Once ice cream has churned and has taken on a soft-serve ice cream consistency, add chopped cherries and allow churning a little longer until mixed in.
  4. Turn off ice cream maker once well combined, and carefully move ice cream to a freezer safe container to store or serve.