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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! 




  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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Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Riondo Prosecco. All opinions are 100% mine.

This Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that will cool you down instantly in the summertime!

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz

With summer in full swing, I’ve been looking for a delicious refreshing drink to cool down with in the evenings and on weekends. While I don’t imbibe often, when I do decide to, I love something cold and refreshing like a prosecco that’s so fun and yummy at the same time, especially in the summertime.

Delicious Riondo Prosecco

I recently had the pleasure of trying out Riondo Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine that’s crisp and fruity with a perfect amount of sweet. I love that it has a screw-top for easy drinking, so you don’t have to feel like you need a special occasion to enjoy it. Plus, I have a weird irrational fear of opening champagne bottles and possibly hitting someone in the eye (I know, I know… highly unlikely), so I extra-appreciate this feature.

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz Recipe

While Riondo Prosecco is delicious on its own, I decided to make it even more refreshing than it already is with this Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz. Cherries are one of my favorite fruits, and I absolutely love adding cucumber to drinks so I decided to combine these two things in this easy and crisp cocktail.

To make this Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz, chopped cucumber is muddled with Aperol and cherry juice to release the refreshing flavor and juices. It’s then shaken up with ice and poured into a  wine glass, then topped with Riondo Prosecco to add that sparkling goodness.

I love this drink on a hot day as it always cools me down instantly. I hope you end up trying it out because it’s absolutely delicious!

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz

Other Riondo Prosecco Cocktail Ideas

Looking for other creative ways to enjoy Riondo Prosecco? Check out these Riondo Prosecco Cocktails for some other refreshing cocktail ideas that you might love. And if you have any other ideas you want to share, leave me a comment below! I would love to know how you would enjoy this yummy prosecco.

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Jean Choi

This Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that will cool you down instantly in the summertime!



  • 2 inch piece of cucumber chopped
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz cherry juice no sugar added
  • Ice
  • 1 Riondo Prosecco chilled
  • Optional: Fresh cherries for garnish
  • Optional: Cucumber ribbons for garnish


  1. Place cucumber, Aperol, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker, and muddle.

  2. Add ice, and shake vigorously. 

  3. Strain into a glass over ice, then top with Riondo Prosecco.

  4. Garnish with fresh cherries and cucumber ribbons, if using , and enjoy!

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