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Roasted Cherry Cardamom Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free)

This roasted cherry cardamom ice cream might just be my new favorite dessert. It’s sweet, aromatic, delicious…and also dairy-free, vegan and paleo.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 5 hrs
Total Time: 5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Cardamom Ice Cream, Cherry Ice Cream, dairy free cherry ice cream, vegan cherry ice cream
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

Ice Cream

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 13.5 oz full fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Roasted Cherries

  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, add the cherries, maple sugar and cardamom. Stir to combine and evenly coat the cherries.
  • Place the cherries on a small, rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes, stir, then cook 5 minutes more.
  • Remove the cherries from the oven and transfer the cherries and their juice into a glass container (I use this one). Slice the cherries with a knife, so they're approximately quartered in size. Place in the refrigerator.
  • Add all of the ice cream ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer the ice cream base to a covered bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. The more chilled the better.
  • Pour the ice cream base into an ice cream maker and proceed according to maker directions.
  • Place half of the ice cream base into a small loaf pan, then spread half of the cherry mixture on top. Add the remaining ice cream and top with the remaining cherry mixture.
  • Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.
  • Remove from freezer 10 minutes before eating to more easily scoop the ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.8mg