Does your diet have you searching for Paleo ice cream recipes to soothe your craving for a nice cold treat? Ice cream is a dessert that is always in the kitchen, but when you have to use Paleo friendly choices to create an exciting and easy recipe to enjoy, it is more than just purchasing ice cream from the store. Since dairy is typically avoided with a Paleo diet, creating ice cream can require a bit of creativity. This guide will provide you with 50 unique Paleo ice cream recipes that you can create right in your kitchen.
50 Paleo Ice Cream Recipes That You Will Adore
1. Paleo Honey Pistachio Ice Cream
When your Paleo diet keeps you from eating your favorite pistachio ice cream, you can create your own easy recipe that uses almond and coconut milk instead. The nutty taste of the almonds and the sweet touch of honey that is in the ice cream itself are amazing, but adding chopped pistachios into the ice cream is simply heavenly. The best part of this dish is the crumbled pistachios that you add to the top of the ice cream before you take a bite.
2. Pecan Pie Ice Cream
Pecan pies are a quintessential dessert this time of year, but you can create a Paleo recipe for ice cream that combines the amazing flavors of vanilla, caramel, and pecans. This recipe uses coconut cream and almond milk, so the nutty goodness does not end at the pecans. If you are looking for an easy recipe that adults will love, try adding a bit of bourbon to the recipe; the flavor will blow your guest away.
3. Vegan Two Ingredient Cantaloupe Ice Cream
If you are looking for new recipes to incorporate into your Paleo diet, then this cantaloupe ice cream is a simple solution that you can create right in your kitchen. There is no cream, no milk, or any kind of dairy in this ice cream. As the name implies, there is only two ingredients that you freeze and blend together. One is cantaloupe for the flavor and the other is a banana, which adds a bit of creaminess to the ice cream.
4. Dairy Free Mint Chip Ice Cream
Mint chocolate chip is one flavor of ice cream that is perfect to incorporate Paleo food into the recipe. The chocolate chips in this dish are actually slivers of coconut butter and carob. They taste so amazing that it is difficult to tell that it’s not really morsels of milk chocolate. The mint is simply peppermint extract, and the green coloration of the ice cream is derived from an avocado.
5. Five Minute Very Berry Ice Cream
This next ice cream recipe is a perfectly easy recipe to create right in your kitchen at home. It is made in a blender, and it only requires some mixed berries and coconut milk. This dairy free ice cream is perfect for any Paleo diet. If you would sooner have strawberry or blueberry ice cream, simply substitute them for the mixed berries. If you freeze the berries before you blend them, you can eat your frozen treat immediately.
6. Blueberry Banana Ice Cream
This blueberry banana ice cream is another Paleo recipe that does not require much to create. As we have already found out in previous Paleo ice cream recipes that we have looked at, adding a banana to another type of frozen fruit will create a creamy dessert that is delicious. This ice cream contains blueberries and bananas, but to make the banana taste less aggressive, you can try mixing a few chunks of pineapple into the dish.
7. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate covered bananas are a dessert that many of us enjoy eating; in fact, we have even gone as far as making them frozen treats. This is a simple dessert to create, and it uses Paleo foods that will allow you to stick to your diet. Blend the bananas with some cocoa powder, and you will have a creamy, chocolaty ice cream in no time. Make sure to use ripe bananas to get that extra bit of sweetness into the dessert.
8. Tropical Coconut
Paleo ice cream recipes are not always made with fruit alone. This tropical coconut recipe is a unique combination of pineapple, banana, and coconut, but it also incorporates leafy green vegetables that are perfect Paleo food options. A little honey sweetens the dish, and the coconut milk provides a delicious nutty taste that gives it an amazing tropical flavor. Coconut flakes can be used as a garnish on the ice cream to complete the tropical look.
9. Summer Sorbets
This Paleo diet recipe is not ice cream; it is actually a sorbet that has a few different flavors in a single dish. Each scoop is a uniquely flavored sorbet that is brightly colored to enhance the summer essence of the dish. The first scoop is a strawberry banana mixture that adds the tang of lemon, and the second is a pineapple banana mixture that is creamy and delicious. The third is a tangy blueberry with a touch of ginger, and the last scoop is a mango sorbet with a touch of cayenne.
10. Homemade Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Recipe
Orange is a fruit that is often enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Whether it is orange juice or orange sherbet, this fruit is very enjoyable to eat. This Paleo-friendly ice cream is an easy recipe that you can create right in your kitchen. It is simply oranges and coconut milk to make it a little creamy. You can add some vanilla or cocoa into the dish if you wish to change up the flavor a bit.
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11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana
Chocolate and peanut butter is a perfectly delicious combination. It is reminiscent of a peanut butter cup, and this is one of the Paleo ice cream recipes that does not use any type of cream or milk to create. It uses bananas as a method of creating a creamy base for the ice cream. Since there is no real liquid in this recipe, do not freeze the bananas before blending them.
12. Vegan Avocado and Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream with Pistachios
The next Paleo diet friendly recipe uses bananas as well, but it is reminiscent of pistachio ice cream that you would purchase in a store. The recipe uses avocado to give the ice cream base its beautiful green color, and almond extract makes the dessert have an even nuttier flavor. Crushed pistachios make a lovely garnish for the top of this dish, but if you prefer fewer nuts, try some coconut slivers instead.
13. Two Ingredient Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pumpkins and bananas are both great Paleo foods to use when you are creating a dessert, but have you ever considered simply combining the two flavors? This Paleo recipe has absolutely no dairy, so to create the creaminess of the ice cream, simply freeze the bananas before blending them with the pumpkin. If you want to add a little spice to your dessert, you can sprinkle the dish with cinnamon or blend it directly into the ice cream as it is being blended.
14. Dark Chocolate Gelato
Gelato is a chilled dessert that is perfectly Paleo friendly. The base is made with coconut milk, and cocoa. Other ingredients can be added to this dish, but if you like simplicity, then this is the perfect Paleo recipe for you to try. Try crushing some peanuts for the topping if you want a contrast in texture, but you will love this chocolate gelato without additional sweetness added.
15. Dairy Free Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
A lot of Paleo ice cream recipes are created by simply combining the ingredients and freezing the mixture, but this one is actually churned, which makes it all the more fun for a family with young ones to create. The cherries are pureed with coconut milk and almond milk, which gives the ice cream its beautiful pink coloration. Add roughly chopped cherries and Paleo foods like cacao nibs or carob chips can be added to create the chocolate chips.
16. Homemade Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream
Nothing tastes better than milk chocolate ice cream, but when milk is a dietary restriction, it is not an option. Avocado is a great Paleo food option that is great for making deliciously creamy ice cream. This recipe combines an avocado with coconut milk and cocoa to create a base that can be placed in an ice cream machine. Once the churning process is complete, maple syrup and cocoa powder can make the perfect fudge syrup for the top of your dish.
17. Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
Chunky Monkey ice cream is one of those temptations that are hard to pass up, so when you are on a Paleo diet, it is great to know that there are alternative recipes that use Paleo foods instead of dairy. The ice cream base is coconut oil, vanilla bean, and bananas, which are best to when they are extremely ripe because it adds sweetness to the ice cream. The chunky part of the dish is raw walnuts and cashews. Don’t forget to add in cacao nibs as well.
18. Sea Salt & Honey Ice Cream
Salted caramel has become a very popular flavor for ice cream recently. This Paleo recipe is designed to give you a very similar taste while sticking to the dietary restrictions of your Paleo diet. The base is made from coconut milk, honey, egg yolks, and maple sugar. You can add salt into this base, or you can simply sprinkle it on top of the dish as a garnish if you prefer less of a salty taste.
19. Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Bars
If you like dessert bars and ice cream, this next Paleo recipe is a perfect combination of the two. The crust is a cashew, date, and coconut base that gives the dessert a nutty flavor, and the ice cream can be made with a coconut base or if you enjoy the taste of banana, then you can substitute two frozen bananas for the coconut milk and simply blend them with frozen strawberries and raspberries.
20. Magnums of a Friday Night
Magnum ice cream bars are delicious, but when milk is a dietary restriction, Paleo food options can easily create an ice cream bar that is just are tasty. The ice cream that is in the center of the bar is actually created using coconut milk and raw cashew butter, so the ice cream will have a nutty coconut taste. The shell of the bar uses raw cacao powder and butter to create an amazing dark chocolate taste that is perfect with these bars.
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21. Mock Moosetracks Ice Cream
Moosetracks ice cream is a favorite that combines the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter into one dish. This is an ice cream recipe that incorporates peanut butter and cacao nibs into a base that is made from almond milk. A coconut milk base would add a unique coconut flavor to the moosetracks ice cream as well. The reason that this ice cream so delicious is that it is churned to create a silky smooth texture.
22. Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Strawberry ice cream is one of those simple pleasures that many of us love to indulge in, and this Paleo ice cream idea is an easy recipe that can be created in your kitchen at home. The coconut flavoring comes from the base of the ice cream being created out of coconut milk and the syrup from heating strawberries. Strawberry ice cream is not quite as good without chunks of berry, so add them before the end of the churning process.
23. Roasted Peach and Lemon Thyme Ice Cream
Another one of the Paleo ice cream recipes that you must try starts with roasted peaches. The ice cream base is made from coconut milk and honey, and the ingredient that makes this recipe stand out from most is the lemon thyme. The lemony flavor of this herb combined with delicious raw honey gives this peach flavored ice cream a citrus kick that you will love. If you have an ice cream machine, this dessert tastes amazing when it is churned.
24. Cinnamon Pecan Cashew Ice Cream
If you do not have an ice cream maker in your kitchen, this cinnamon pecan cashew ice cream is an easy recipe to make that does not require a lot of effort. The nutty taste of this dish comes from the cashew, pecan, and almond milk base. If you want a little texture in your ice cream, then do not blend together all of the cashews and pecans; they can easily be combined with the ice cream or sprinkled on top as a garnish.
25. Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Green tea ice cream is a type of ice cream that may not be found in every super market, so creating your own is beneficial, even if you are not following Paleo recipes to accommodate your diet. This ice cream is made with a coconut base that is blended with some green tea powder and a little bit of maple syrup to make it sweet. This dessert can simply be frozen, but churning it will give it a thicker consistency.
26. Fudgy Date Sweetened Dairy Free Ice Cream
Chocolate is a favorite flavor of ice cream for many chocolate lovers, so when your sweet tooth hits, this fudgy favorite is the perfect Paleo recipe to create. It is made with a coconut base that is made chocolate with cacao powder, but the sweetness comes from dates, which is not a typical Paleo food for ice cream. It may be out of the ordinary, but it tastes amazing, and cacao nibs on top complete the dish.
27. Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream
Paleo friendly ice cream often incorporates a creamy banana or avocado to give the ice cream a desired texture. This key lime dessert uses an avocado in the base to create a beautiful green coloration that will make you think key lime. The base is created using key lime juice, coconut milk, and pure maple syrup. Churning the base in an ice cream machine will give you an exceptionally creamy texture.
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28. Creamy Chocolate Coconut Pie
This next dessert is one of the more unique Paleo ice cream recipes on this list. It is actually a frozen ice cream pie that combines two delicious dessert options into one. The crust is a coconut and honey crumble that can be toasted to perfection if you wish. The next layer is a chocolate mousse, but instead of using dairy products in the mixture, avocados and cocoa powder make amazing substitutes. The fudge on top is a simple maple syrup and cocoa drizzle.
29. Paleo Cashew Date Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you crave ice cream sandwiches from time to time, this next recipe will satisfy all of your cravings without ruining your diet. The sandwich or cookie part of the dessert is made from a delicious combination of coconut, cashews, and dates, which gives it a sweet, nutty flavoring that is more than just a chocolate cookie. The ice cream base is also created using the same ingredients; coconut milk is used to make the mixture creamy.
30. Paleo Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream
Blueberry crumbles are easy recipes to create in your kitchen at home, but what happens when you want something cold to go with the warm crumble? This recipe is perfect, and the ice cream creation is non-dairy so that your dietary needs are fulfilled. The ice cream is comprised of a coconut milk base, and the fruit mixture is sweetened with honey. The crumble is simply a cashew crumble that gives the dish a nutty taste.
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31. Raw Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Tarts
Since this is a list of Paleo ice cream recipes, you most likely did not expect to find a tart recipe listed here. The crust of the tart is made from raw almonds, raw cashews, dates, and cacao powder, so it will be a delicious nutty crust that perfectly complements the creamy texture of the filling. The ice cream filling is made from frozen bananas and cacao powder. If you want a version that is banana free, then try avocados instead.
32. Roasted Cherry Cardamom Ice Cream
Cherry Jubilee ice cream is a dessert that you desire at times. It is a deliciously creamy ice cream that is filled with juicy cherries. This recipe is a take on the traditional dessert that is served with Paleo friendly ingredients. The ice cream base is made from coconut milk, raw cashews, and maple syrup. The cherries have been roasted with cardamom to give them a unique flavor and then added to the ice cream.
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33. Coffee Cashew Ice Cream
Coffee and nuts are flavors that traditionally go well together; that is why hazelnut coffee creamer exists. This dairy-free recipe creates a great flavor by using this concept. It uses a cashew milk, coffee, and cashew base that is perfectly creamy, and if you want to incorporate nutty flavors other than cashews, you can easily use almond milk instead. If you like a textured ice cream, you can add crushed cashews, espresso beans, or cacao bits to the top of the dish as a garnish.
34. Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Strawberry rhubarb pie is a dessert that is often enjoyed in the spring of the year, but these fruits also offer delicious flavors that can be combined and made into a delicious Paleo friendly ice cream recipe. The strawberries need to be cut into slices and frozen before being blended together, and adding a few bananas into the mixture will make the ice cream wonderfully creamy. The rhubarb is a jam like syrup that is perfect for creating a swirl in the ice cream.
35. Roasted Blackberry Ice Cream
This blackberry ice cream is one of the Paleo ice cream recipes that will have you craving fruity desserts over chocolate ones. The reason that this ice cream is so flavorful is that the blackberries are roasted in the oven to allow the natural juices that are in the berry to break down. This juice will mix in with the ice cream; it will not only be in the ice cream, the flavors will meld with the coconut base to create a whole new flavor.
36. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate ice cream that follows a Paleo diet plan is perfectly delicious, but this recipe takes it up a notch. The ice cream base is made of cacao powder and coconut oil, and dates that create a perfect dark chocolate taste. Dark chocolate is perfect with amaretto, so if you are looking for an adult version of this ice cream, try adding in a little bit for a unique flavor. Since you are already adding amaretto, a cherry topping will be perfect as well.
37. Easy Watermelon Sorbet
Most of the Paleo recipes on this list are ice cream, but this one is a watermelon sorbet that will be perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day. This recipe does not use any milk, cream, or dairy products at all; in fact, the sorbet is created with only watermelon and lime juice. Typically, the watermelon adds enough sweetness to the dish, but if you want more, adding a bit of honey will add the sweet taste that you desire.
38. Luscious Ultra Creamy Buttered Pecan Ice Cream
Many Paleo ice cream recipes are not often as creamy as you would like them, but this recipe is actually an extremely creamy version of butter pecan ice cream that tastes amazing. The base is created using coconut milk, honey, and vanilla. Pecans are mixed into the churned ice cream. They should be toasted and broken into smaller pieces before being added to the ice cream. Rum can also be added to the dish if you are looking for an adult ice cream flavor.
39. Dairy-Free Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Ice Cream
Chocolate cherry hazelnut ice cream sounds like one of those delicious Paleo ice cream recipes that you will create once and fall in love with the taste. It has a chocolate ice cream base that is created from cacao powder and coconut milk. Dates are added to this dessert to sweeten the taste, and cherries and hazelnuts can be added into the mixture to add texture and an amazing flavor. Don’t forget to add more on top as a garnish.
40. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Another one of the Paleo ice cream recipes that your children will adore is this chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It is made with a coconut milk base, vanilla, and honey. The cookie dough is made from Paleo food options that are a great option for your diet. If you have the ability to churn this ice cream before adding the cookie dough into the mixture, it will create an extremely smooth dessert that you will love.
41. Paleo Ice Cream S’mores
This s’mores inspired Paleo recipe is one that features an almond milk and cashew milk base. It is designed like an ice cream sandwich. The cookie is a graham cracker, and the chocolate is created by either adding cacao nibs into the ice cream or melting cacao powder, coconut oil, and cacao butter to create a delicious shell on the outside of the sandwich. Rum can be included in the ice cream and salt can be sprinkled on the chocolate coating if you desire.
42. Vegan Coconut Ice Cream with Roasted Peach, Fig, and Pecan
Roasted and grilled fruits make amazing desserts, and this is one of the Paleo ice cream recipes on this list that takes this technique into consideration. This recipe has a coconut base that is combined with roasted peaches, figs, and pecans. Churning this mixture in an ice cream machine will give it a silky texture, but it is not required. Top the dessert with pieces of the roasted fruit and nuts if you desire.
43. Huckleberry Ice Cream
Huckleberries are a rare berry that tastes amazing in ice cream. This huckleberry ice cream is an easy recipe to create that can be done in the comforts of your kitchen. Simply use an ice cream maker to churn the berries into the coconut base to create a smooth textured ice cream that you will love. Add extra berries on top of the dish before serving it. If huckleberries are not available, blueberries will taste just as delicious.
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44. Caramelized Banana Pecan Ice Cream
This next recipe is one of the Paleo ice cream recipes that does not require an ice cream maker to churn the mixture. This one utilizes the creaminess of a few frozen bananas to create the desired churning effect. Before the bananas are blended, they are sautéed in a pan and caramelized on the outside. Then, they need to be refrozen before they are combined with coconut milk and pecans.
45. Superfood Sundae: Acai Magic Shell
This recipe is not really designed to give you an idea for a new flavor of ice cream. A simple coconut based ice cream with hints of vanilla will be great with the acai magic shell. The shell is made from acai powder, cacao powder, and coconut oil. The syrup can be added to the top of your ice cream to create a hardened shell that is amazing.
46. Mint & Lime Infused Mango Sorbet
If you are getting tired of using bananas and avocados to make your Paleo ice cream recipes have a silky texture, then this recipe is perfect for branching out a bit. It is a mango sorbet that is infused with lime and mint. The combination of these two fruits will give the sorbet a sweet and tangy taste that you are going to love. Freeze the mangos before blending them so that you can enjoy it immediately.
47. Pumpkin Walnut Laced Ice Cream
Cooking in the fall often means that pumpkin is incorporated into the food. Whether it is a dessert or a main course, finding a recipe that is Paleo friendly can be difficult. This recipe does it perfectly by replacing dairy products with coconut milk. Cinnamon, honey, and walnuts give the dish an extra kick that your guests would love, and if you want an additional spiced ingredient in this dessert, add some rum.
48. Raspberry Coconut Ice Cream
Making ice cream, whether it is a Paleo diet recipeor it contains milk, it can take a long time to make. This recipe forgoes all of the churning and the process of using an ice cream maker in favor of simply freezing the raspberries before blending them with coconut cream and coconut water. If raspberries are not your favorite fruit, you can substitute any fruit in its place.
49. Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Did you know that when you make a key lime pie that the filling is not actually green until you make it green? Well, the same is true for this Paleo ice cream recipe. It has a coconut and lime base that is actually quite tasty, but you need to add avocado to the mixture to add the coloration and the creaminess. This ice cream tastes best when it is churned in an ice cream maker.
50. Vanilla Bean Dream
Sometimes vanilla ice cream tastes simply amazing, especially if it is made with vanilla beans. This is an easy recipe to create, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker in your kitchen. The base is made from coconut milk, cashews, and vanilla that is blended and frozen. If you are looking for an adult flavor, feel free to add in some bourbon or rum. Top the dish with a cacao and almond milk sauce. If you liked these Paleo ice cream recipes you will definitely love these 50 Paleo Cookie Recipes
Craving Ice Cream? These 50 Paleo ice cream recipes can help!
As you can see, being on a Paleo-inspired diet does not mean that you have to sacrifice all of the desserts that you love. There are a lot of Paleo ice cream recipes available to consider, and who knows, maybe one of the ones on our list will become one of your favorite desserts.
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