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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream [Vegan]

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Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream had a stroke of genius when they invented their Cherry Garcia flavor, named after the famed Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) of the Grateful Dead. It's still their best selling flavor, because it's freaking delicious. What's not to love about cherry flavored ice cream with whole cherries and dark chocolate pieces? Too bad they haven't created a vegan line of their ice cream...

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream [Vegan]


For the Ice Cream Base:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 can lite coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or cherry extract if you can find it
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For the Dark Chocolate Pieces:


  1. Make the dark chocolate pieces first: Melt the chopped dark chocolate and the coconut oil together over a double broiler on low-ish heat. Once fully melted, pour the chocolate mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Stick in the freezer and let chill til solid.
  2. While the chocolate mixture is chilling, blend coconut milks, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and just a few of the cherries (for color) until completely smooth. Pour into prepared ice cream maker and let churn for 25-30 minutes. While the ice cream is churning, cut the chilled chocolate into pieces with a pizza wheel. Return chocolate pieces to the freezer.
  3. When the ice cream finishes churning, pour ice cream into a large freezer safe container and stir in the chocolate pieces and the remaining cherries, so they stay mostly intact. You can eat it now, like soft serve but it’s much better when you freeze it for 2 hours til it’s nice and solid.





Somer McCowan has been cooking since her early teens. A self-taught chef, she has always been passionate about experimenting with food and inventing delicious recipes. Through whole vegan food, Somer reversed a severe autoimmune illness. She has worked in the food industry in the U.S. and Australia, including bakeries, several restaurants, and a juice bar. It wasn’t until she became vegan, however, that she truly blossomed in her own kitchen. Check out her blog Vedge Out .



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8 comments on “Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream [Vegan]”

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linda King
4 Years Ago

I want vegan mint chocolate cookie.

Mj Christian
4 Years Ago

Start a petition!!!! They will listen if enough of us ask. A treat without sugar would be great too!!!!

Tara Mayo
4 Years Ago

Ben & Jerry's contains GMOs, I don't think we'd want a vegan line, better off making it ourselves.

Lhos Yvette
4 Years Ago

Oh my. Oh and I didn't know tj's sold a vegan cherry chocolate ice cream. Yum! Will try both options. :)

Tiner G. Weener
4 Years Ago

Sonshyne Babb

Joyce Volant
4 Years Ago

Jocelyn Coleman

Judith Anne Finlayson
4 Years Ago

looks divine !

زكريا علي
4 Years Ago

Trader Joes sells vegan cherry chocolate chip ice cream

Donna VeganisEasy Turner
23 Dec 2013

And it is YUMMY!

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