Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Ice Cream

Ice cream is a guilty pleasure that I miss since going paleo. When my son makes strawberry chocolate chunk paleo ice cream for me, I am in heaven. Starting with a coconut milk and coconut cream base, he adds fresh strawberries and chunks of dark chocolate (85%-95% cacao)—cause it isn’t paleo ice cream if we use that milk chocolate stuff. This is creamy and fresh tasting ice cream.

The chocolate really adds a nice flavor to this recipe making this paleo ice cream truly irresistible. It does not have a coconut flavor.  Well, mostly no coconut flavor.  My mom hates coconut but she loves this.  So it’s got to be low on the coconut flavor scale.

I love these new electric ice cream freezers, no ice, no salt, no mess. Just pour your ice cream base in the pre-frozen bucket and run it. It only takes about 45-60 minutes to have fresh delicious creamy homemade ice cream.

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix to fully incorporate the honey. This could take some real effort, but worth it for this treat.  (And paleo ice cream is a huge treat for me) Pour into your ice cream maker, while it is running. Wait and wait and wait, until the machine is done.

Meanwhile, chop the chocolate into both fine and chunky pieces. Dice the strawberries. Remove ice cream from freezer and put in large bowl. Fold chocolate into ice cream, then add strawberries. Mix gently to combine. I like to crush the strawberries before adding them. My son prefers to leave them in pieces. Either way it is delicious.

Fresh strawberries with creamy frozen coconut cream and chunks of dark chocolate is a paleo ice cream delight. This is best if served right away. For those on a paleo diet this is a great treat when you are feeling deprived. For everyone else it is a healthy alternative to other brands of ice cream.

*Hint, we found that the regular freezer does not get our bucket cold enough. We put it in the deep freeze to get it extra cold.

Ingredients
  • 2 (13.5 oz) cans coconut milk with cream
  • 1 cup almond, cashew or hemp milk
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 (4 oz) chocolate bar 85%-95% cacao
  • 2 cups (about 10 ounces) fresh or frozen strawberries
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut milk, almond milk, orange juice, honey and vanilla.
  2. Add more honey to taste.
  3. Pour in ice cream freezer that is running.
  4. Run freezer until ice cream is done.
  5. Crush strawberries to a medium pulp
  6. Fold strawberries into ice cream.
  7. This is best if eaten immediately.
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