Boozy Cherry Garcia Ice Cream {vegan + paleo}

Boozy Cherry Garcia Ice Cream {vegan + paleo}

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


This Cherry Garcia Ice Cream is made even better that the real thing with a splash of bourbon. You would never guess that it’s vegan + paleo too!



  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soaking liquid from the cherries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate shavings
  • 1/2 cup quartered boozy cherries


  1. If you do not have a high-powered blender, soak the cashews in cold water for 4-24 hours before making the ice cream.
  2. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Add the cashews and all the remaining ingredients to a blender or food processor EXCEPT the chocolate and cherries and blend on high until smooth, about 3 minutes. Pour the cream into a bowl and refrigerate until completely cold.
  3. Once the cream is cold process it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Once the ice cream resembles soft-serve stir through the chocolate and cherries. Scoop the ice cream into a freezer-proof container and press parchment or wax paper directly onto the surface of the ice cream. Freeze until solid.