Category Archives: Vegan

Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream (Ben & Jerry’s Copycat!)

This healthy and decadent Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream does not disappoint, and it’s guaranteed to cool you down in the sweltering heat! Vegan Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

It’s about time I came out with a new ice cream recipe on this blog! And I think you might see them more from now on because I just bought an ice cream machine, and my LIFE HAS CHANGED. I have a few no-churn ice cream recipes on here, and while they are delicious, they don’t compare to the texture of the churned version and I’m fully on board with making the switch.

Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Recipe

I was a bit ambitious with my very first churned ice cream, and decided to make a version of Ben & Jerry’s classic favorite. This Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream tastes pretty darn close to the real thing, but it’s made with coconut milk and soaked cashews and is JUST as creamy!

I used to LOVE Cherry Garcia ice cream growing up, and would go crazy over the combination of tart cherries and crunchy chocolate in the sweet vanilla ice cream. While the original version contains guar gum, carrageenan, and soy lecithin, my version is squeaky clean with all REAL ingredients and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.

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Finding Vegan and Paleo Chocolate

This Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream recipe uses shaved chocolate that you should NOT omit, but I completely understand that it can be a bit difficult to find dairy free and soy free chocolate bars. After doing some research, I discovered Enjoy Life Chocolate, and I highly recommend you use their chocolate bar for this recipe.

Not only is it delicious (I love to enjoy a piece for dessert), it’s paleo and vegan, free of eggs, wheat, dairy, soy, and nuts, so it’s great for anyone with food allergies.

I hope you love this recipe as much as my husband and I did. We’ve been enjoy a scoop each after dinner, and I love that I can indulge in one of my favorite desserts without a ton of sugar and fake ingredients. It’s the best and most delicious way to #treatyoself in my opinion!

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Paleo & Vegan Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Soaking & freezing time: 4 hours
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This healthy and decadent Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream does not disappoint, and it's guaranteed to cool you down in the sweltering heat! 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place drained cashews, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Pour this mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Once the ice cream begins to thicken, add shaved dark chocolate and cherries to the ice cream. 

  4. Serve right away for a softer ice cream, or transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer until ready. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo & Vegan Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 276mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Easy Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp

If you are a fan of yummy summer peach desserts, you are going to love this easy and crunchy vegan and paleo peach crisp, with soft sweet filling topped with crispy nutty topping!

Easy Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp

It’s summertime which means I’ve been eating peaches nonstop. They are one of my favorite fruits and there’s nothing like taking a bite out of a peach that’s so ripe that the juices run down your chin.

Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp Recipe

After hoarding a giant bag of peaches from the farmers market recently, I was left with some that had gone super ripe and needed to be used up quickly. So I ended up making this vegan and paleo peach crisp, and it might just be my new favorite summer dessert!

Ripe peaches are chopped and tossed with some coconut sugar mixture, then baked under a layer of sweetened pecan and almond crumble to make a light and decadent treat. I know it’s hot out but this recipe is definitely worth turning on the oven for.

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Yummy Ways to Enjoy This Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp

This vegan and paleo peach crisp can be eaten warm or chilled. However, I personally love it when it’s hot fresh out of the oven when the topping is nutty and crunchy. It’s delectable on its own, but to make it even better, feel free to serve it topped with something light and creamy like:

  • coconut yogurt
  • vegan ice cream…I bet vanilla would taste divine with it!
  • coconut whipped cream
  • sour cream… I know it sounds weird but I’ve tried this combo before and it’s amazing.

Easy Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp

Best Way to Enjoy Leftovers

You’ll find that this vegan and paleo peach crisp is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. However, if you do have leftovers, you can cover it up and store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. It’ll stay yummy, but the topping will lose its crunchiness in the fridge.

To get it crisp up again, you can just bake the whole thing in the 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until it firms up. I honestly love the crunchy topping so much that I think it’s worth the extra effort of heating it back up. But if you are feeling lazy (I’ve been there), you can just eat it cold and I bet you’ll still love it!

Easy Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp

Easy Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 265 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

If you are a fan of yummy summer peach desserts, you are going to love this easy and crunchy vegan and paleo peach crisp, with soft sweet filling topped with crispy nutty topping!

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Ingredients

Filling

Crisp Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the filling.

  3. Pour into an 8x8 baking pan or a 9-inch pie pan, and evenly spread out.

  4. Place the raw pecan halves in a food processor and pulse until crumbly.

  5. Add the rest of the ingredients for the crisp topping into the food processor and pulse together until sticky. 

  6. Spread out this mixture evenly over the peaches. 

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and crispy.

  8. Serve with dairy free ice cream or coconut whipped cream. 

  9. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator covered, for up to 3 days. The topping won't be as crunchy after you store it, but you can bake it again until it gets crispy again. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan & Paleo Peach Crisp
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Potassium 311mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 10.5%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It’s a paleo and vegan version of everyone’s favorite iced coffee.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

The first time I had Thai iced coffee, my first thought was, “WHAT IS THIS CRACK THAT I’M DRINKING?” No joke. It was love at first taste. It’s the creamiest coffee ever that’s deliciously sweet, and it basically tastes like coffee ice cream in liquid form.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

With the temperature hitting the 90s these days, there’s just no way I’m drinking hot coffee in the mornings. So I decided to make a paleo and vegan version of my favorite iced coffee, and I’ve been absolutely loving it!

This Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee is so decadent without a hint of dairy. The key is to make a thick and creamy sweetened condensed milk using coconut milk, which is much easier than you think. All you have to do is simmer the coconut milk and a sweetener until it’s reduced, then add almond extract and cardamom to make it taste truly authentic. It’s seriously the best combination of flavors.

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The Key to Tasty Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

To make your coconut milk Thai iced coffee super yummy and not watered down, it’s important to make your coffee super strong. I used my espresso maker to brew my coffee, which turned out perfect. Then you can add plenty of ice to keep it cold and enjoy every sip!

You can even make the coffee and the sweetened condensed coconut milk ahead of time and enjoy it for a few days. Just make sure to whisk the coconut milk before pouring it over the coffee because it can separate as it sits in the refrigerator. It’ll combine well to it’s original creamy form once you shake it up a bit, so mix it up and enjoy the most delicious coffee, perfect to cool down with in the summer!

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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It's a paleo and vegan version of everyone's favorite iced coffee.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups strongly brewed coffee
  • Ice cubes
  • Additional dairy free milk optional

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Instructions

  1. Place the coffee in the refrigerator to let it chill.

  2. Add coconut milk in a saucepan. 

  3. Heat over medium high heat while whisking, until it starts to boil. 

  4. Reduce the heat to low to simmer, then add maple syrup.

  5. Simmer while whisking occasionally for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to half.

  6. Stir in cardamom powder and almond extract. 

  7. Remove from heat and let it cool. Refrigerate to chill for at least 1 hour.

  8. To make the Thai iced coffee, place ice cubes in 4 glasses. 

  9. Divide the coffee into the glasses.

  10. Whisk the sweetened condensed coconut milk if it's separated, and pour over the coffee.

  11. Stir together and enjoy! You can add more dairy free milk if you want it creamier.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Potassium 303mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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