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9 Paleo Ice Cream Recipes for Guilt-Free Indulging

Did cavemen enjoy ice cream? I wasn't around then, but I'm venturing to say the answer is probably no. In the spirit of a paleo-inspired diet, however, we can all pretend they did, and enjoy our own dairy-free and low-sugar ice cream using all-natural ingredients.

The best part is, you don't even need a fancy ice cream machine or frozen soft-serve maker to make most of these recipes. With just some frozen fruit and a blender or food processor, you can have your own dairy-free ice cream in no time. Don't deprive yourself this summer of all of the delicious ice cream and fro yo. Take a look at some of our favorite paleo ice cream recipes we can't wait to try this summer. 


Strawberry Rhubarb

If you like strawberry ice cream, then you'll love this dairy-free recipe from My Natural Family. It's made with fresh strawberries, bananas and stalks of rhubarb. The honey and coconut milk make it sweet and creamy, without the unwanted chemicals and calories. Add your favorite toppings, or enjoy it plain! 


Blackberry Chocolate Chip

Blackberries are at their best in the middle of the summer. Add some organic dark chocolate chips to this recipe from L. Michelle for an extra delicious treat. It's sweetened with stevia, so you won't have to worry about too much sugar. 


Chai Spiced Coconut

We love chai spiced iced tea, so this coconut ice cream recipe from A Girl Defloured sounds delicious. Chai tea bags and vanilla extract create the delicious chai taste, and the coconut milk and honey keep it rich and sweet. 


Coconut Lime

Coconut milk already makes a great base for paleo ice cream, so adding in some fresh lime juice and lime zest seems like a natural fit. With organic maple syrup and ripe avocados, this ice cream recipe from GI 365 tastes like a creamy frozen key lime pie. 


Coffee Ice Cream with Salty Sweet Almonds

We're big, big lovers of iced coffee around here, especially Stumptown's cold brew. This coffee ice cream topped with salty sweet almonds from Paleo in PDX features our favorite cold coffee as a key ingredient, but you can use any iced coffee you have. However, this particular recipe calls for an ice cream maker. 


Cookie Dough

One of the biggest treats you might miss when going paleo is cookie dough (this is why I haven't gone full paleo, but I digress). Recreate the delicious magic with this recipe from Deliciously Organic, featuring her gluten-free and paleo-friendly chocolate chip cookie dough. 


Peach & Lemon Thyme

In late summer, peaches are at their juciest and most delicious. This roasted peach ice cream from Paleo Spirit takes the seasonal fruit and blends it with honey, coconut milk and lemon thyme for a yummy ice cream blend. 


Vegan Banana

Frozen bananas also make for a simple and delicious base for paleo ice cream. This simple recipe from PopSugar Fitness just uses frozen bananas, with whipped coconut cream and dark chocolate shavings for toppings. So easy, a caveman can do it. 


Banana Pecan

Jazzing up the standard banana ice cream recipe, this delicious-looking concoction from My Natural Family is the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Starting with a base of frozen bananas, the recipe just calls for butter, coconut milk and pecans. 

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