almond joy ice cream (paleo-friendly, vegan, and awesome)

Jeanne here.

With a recipe for my new favorite ice cream.

almond joy ice cream

I probably don’t have to tell you how much I love ice cream.

Or that I make ice cream and sorbet once or twice a week.

That we can barely keep it in the house it gets gobbled up so fast.

But in case you’ve forgotten, maybe you’ll remember the perfect vanilla ice cream recipe I shared a few weeks ago?

Or the mango-kombucha sorbet from earlier this week?

What about the maple-coconut-milk ice cream I made for Abby’s birthday?

Yeah … so … I make frozen desserts.

And this week, I wanted something more decadent than usual.

I wanted something rich.

And crunchy.

And chocolatey.

And coconutty.

I wanted something that was going to be a memory-flashback to my childhood and one of my favorite almond joy coconut chocolates.

That I could make for the BBQ we’re having this weekend.

But I didn’t want to serve something I hadn’t made before.  So I had to do a test.

And now … I’m trying not to stress out about waking up at 3 am last night and eating enough of the ice cream that I’m going to have to make another batch for tonight!


  • 12 oz sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 14 oz can organic coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup shredded dark chocolate (you could also use chips, but I like the texture of shredded chocolate.  I just take the bar and shave it with a small paring knife)
  • 1/3 cup chopped raw almonds
  • pinch of sea salt


Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl.

Pour the ingredients into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker (we keep ours in the freezer so we’re always ready to whip up a frozen treat), turn on the machine, and pour the contents of your mixing bowl into the Ice Cream Maker and let it rip … for about 10-15 minutes.

Remove the ice cream from the ICMaker, place in a freezer safe container and let the ice cream “set up” in the freezer for at least an hour (or until the kids go to bed).

I think I’m going to go finish off that first batch to clear out our freezer container for batch #2!


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3 thoughts on “almond joy ice cream (paleo-friendly, vegan, and awesome)

  1. I have posted this recipe on my daughter, Tired of Being Youngest’s, FB page, in the hopes that she will get the ingredients, bring them home, and make this. She is a culinary arts student who “practices” on us all the time, and I’m thinking that I would really like to sample this one.

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