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Last Updated on December 6, 2020

Easy Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I lucked out and found a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker for $29 at Marshall’s.  Yeah, I squealed with happiness and snatched that thing off the shelf faster than the Little attacks a bowl of grapes – which is fast  I tell you.  Anyhow, I seriously cannot remember the last time I had ice cream, which is sad because I have wanted to dig into a bowl for the last couple months.

Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream

Now, I wanted to start the kick-off of my first ice cream recipe by sharing something super easy that takes less than 5 minutes to blend up and only 15 minutes to freeze.   We love this recipe and thankfully, I had some Non-Paleo friends visiting and they were able to try it.  They loved it and asked for seconds.

Easy Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream
Yield: 3

Easy Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 13.5 oz can of full fat coconut milk
  • 3 small ripe bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup B grade maple syrup, optional


  1. In a blender add the full fat coconut milk, bananas and cacao powder. Blend until smooth and thoroughly mixed. Taste it. If you'd like it sweeter add the maple syrup.
  2. Place in your ice cream maker and churn for 15 minutes or until done.
  3. Enjoy!

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Thursday 25th of May 2017

I altered the recipe just a little bit, but God, this must be one of the best things I've ever tasted Instead of using a sweetener like honey or syrup, I decided to caramelize the bananas. This makes the bananas both easier to digest, and sweeter since the complex carbs turn into sugars :D. I also used melted cocoa liquor instead of the powder, which in my opinion gives it a richer and chocolaty'er taste. Also, I don't mind a coconut taste in chocolate recipes, but with this one I could barely taste the coconut, which was a good thing to me :D. I think I ám gonna experiment with adding fat ingredients, or gelatin, just to make the ice cream a bit more creamy, I'll update you on that one!

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 29th of May 2017

Caramelized bananas sound AMAZING in this!! So yummy. Glad it worked out hun.


Wednesday 4th of May 2016

Thank you from the bottom of my cold paleo chocolate banana heart, this was wonderful and soothed my cravings for ice cream. Great workout recovery foods, if you ask me. Again, thanks so much!

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 19th of June 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed it Rj!


Tuesday 28th of July 2015

Just made this, and it is awesome! I added some chopped up peanut butter cups (which are obviously not dairy or sugar free, but hey...), and it was perfect!

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 29th of July 2015


Corinne M.

Monday 13th of July 2015

can you make it without an ice cream maker? If so, how?

Kelly Bejelly

Thursday 10th of September 2015

I think you can freezer it and then process it in your blender or food processor hun.

June Wood

Sunday 1st of February 2015

You mention maple syrup. That would be pure maple syrup right? Not a store knock off that has high fructose corn syrup?

Cacao powder as in not cocoa powder? What is the difference here?

Also, I have seen cans of coconut milk but also half gallon cartons that labeled 'beverage'. What is the difference? I am new to paleo.

Thank you for your help. June

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Hi June, yes, I use B grade maple syrup and if you look at the cocoa powder in the store, it's made from cacao beans. I know that Cacao powder is less processed. The coconut beverage is a dairy-milk substitute. I wouldn't use it for a recipe unless it called for regular milk. Coconut milk us very thick and rich and if the recipe create has called for it, use it. I hope that helps.

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