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Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream

Even non-paleos don’t know they’re eating paleo chocolate ice cream! Everyone loves it!

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I can’t believe I’ve been sitting on this recipe for so long without sharing it with you. My apologies.

Perry’s Plate turned 6 years old last week! I thought I’d celebrate by giving you paleo chocolate ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but ice cream you can probably eat for breakfast and feel OK about it.

When we got our Blendtec blender (about 18 months ago) it came with a recipe book. The very first thing I tried was this frosty/ice cream thing. I tweaked the ingredients a bit, and we’ve been making this ever since. It’s such a great everyday dessert because we feel great about everything in it!

It also completely made up for the fact that we had just spent over $300 on a blender.

I’ve made this for so many people who have come over. I mention that it doesn’t have dairy or refined sugar and they act all confused like it’s impossible to make good ice cream without milk and sugar.

Pah-leeze. It’s totally possible.

Then they ask me, very suspiciously, what’s in it. Then I make them try it before I tell them.

Mean? Maybe.

I don’t know why they wouldn’t want to know before hand. I mean, this totally looks like I’m about to make ice cream.

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Ok, maybe it doesn’t.

All of these go into the blender and end up looking like chocolate pudding. A super-rich chocolate pudding.

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Then you add a bunch of ice, blend again and you get this…

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Totally looks like a frosty.

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It’s even thick like soft-serve ice cream!

A weird combination, but it really does taste like a frosty. We like to add peppermint oil for a chocolate-mint version. That’s our favorite.

And yes, I’ve tried this with a regular blender. (Notes in the recipe!)

My kids go ga-ga over this stuff. Last time we ate this my 1-year-old was shoveling it into her mouth so fast she gave herself an ice cream headache. Poor little thing. Now she knows to take “baby bites” like the rest of us.

Here’s another no-churn paleo ice cream recipe by Flippin’ Delicious! –> No Churn Dairy Free Ice Cream sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?

OR these Date-Sweetened Cream Vegan Fudgesicles from Megan at Allergy Free Alaska. They’re paleo, too! I love how paleo and vegan desserts sometimes overlap.SaveSave

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Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream

Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream

Yield: Serves 4-5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you've got 10 minutes and a powerful blender, then chocolate ice cream can be in your mouth REALLY quickly.


  • 2/3 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted and ripped in half
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of honey
  • vanilla stevia (optional, to taste)
  • 3 cups ice cubes


  1. Combine milk, cocoa powder, dates, avocado, honey, and stevia into a blender. If you have a Blendtec, use the "sauces" program once or twice, scraping down the sides of the jar as needed. Otherwise, blend until you reach a pudding-like consistency.
  2. Add ice and blend again (using the "ice cream" program on the Blendtec twice, pushing down the ice as needed). Serve!


Nat's Notes:

  1. If you don't have a Blendtec or a Vitamix, I would suggest using a food processor for the first blend, then transferring the "pudding" mixture to the blender and adding ice for the second blend. You may need to add more milk to help it go. Your blender should be able to handle ice fairly well to get a smooth consistency.
  2. Adding 2-3 drops of peppermint oil at the beginning is a good idea. Just sayin'.
  3. This isn't a great make-ahead recipe. If you make it and stick it in the fridge you only have an hour or so before it freezes as hard as a rock. Just make it and eat it. It only takes about 10 minutes!


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Sunday 2nd of November 2014

YUM! We just started eating paleo and wanted a sweet treat. Made it last night and am making my second batch now for an afternoon snack for my family. :) I don't know how it tastes as good as it does, but seriously...if you haven't tried it, you have too! Before telling my guests what was in it, one said it tasted like a Frosty! SO GOOD!

Gloria Elwell

Wednesday 24th of May 2023

I used frozen black sapote and cocoa & frozen banana to make killer chocolate sorbet! Milk or non dairy to thin. No sweetener necessary!


Wednesday 30th of July 2014

Um, don't know how I put off making this for so long. This week I've made it twice. It's amazing!


Thursday 17th of April 2014

is there a substitute i could use for dates?

Natalie Perry

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply! You can just use more of your preferred sweetener. I don't think it will affect the texture that mucho

Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy

Thursday 27th of February 2014

Wow, this looks fabulous! AND, I happen to have all the ingredients sitting in my kitchen right now. YUM!

Natalie Perry

Thursday 27th of February 2014

Perrrrfect. :)


Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Thanks for sharing! One quick question, I am allergic to avocado (among other things), any suggestions on a good substitute?

Natalie Perry

Thursday 27th of February 2014

A banana would work, but it would have a banana-y taste. (I try to avoid that taste like the plague, but some people dig it!)

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