Coconut-Cherry-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ever since making coconut ice cream, well, I am in love with the stuff. It's so refreshing and addicting! It makes me feel like I'm on a tropical vacation. I knew I wanted to make different versions of that ice cream very, very soon. 

Then, my friends at Republic of Jam just happened to stop by our tasting room (okay, they are right next door) with 6 quarts of freshly picked, sweet Pacific Northwest cherries. After eating about 2 quarts myself (swear), I decided to make ice cream. And chocolate needed to be just did.

In my adventures around the internet (I could read food blogs all day), I found this cherry pitter,...and wait for has a splatter screen. Yes folks, it's the little things. I have no other choice but to get this, like NOW. While I love my cherry pitter, it sprays juice, the seed goes flying, the dog chases it and swallows it. It's a mess and I've ruined quite a few articles of clothing. I need the screen and I'm getting it.

Anyway, what I love about this ice cream...there is no-custard, but you do have to make sure your ingredients are cold. In other words, some planning is necessary. 

I must confess, a staple in our house this summer has been heavy cream. The fridge is stocked with it. This way, I am always ready to create some ice cream deliciousness when inspiration strikes. I suggest filling your fridge with it too, making August the sweetest month ever.

Quick note..coconut ice cream is not made with coconut milk, use coconut cream. This is usually available at grocery stores or a liquor store since it can be used as a drink mixer.

This is a must try, you will love it.

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Coconut-Cherry-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: Slightly more than a quart.


  • 1-1/2 cups whole cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1-3/4 cups (or 14 oz can) creme of coconut
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped chocolate chips


  • Several hours prior to churning the ice cream, I combined the heavy cream, creme of coconut and milk in a large container, stirring well. I placed it in the refrigerator to get nice and cold. It's preferable if this container has a pour spout. I also made the cherry mixture so it could cool as well. Place the cherries, sugar and lemon juice in a medium sized sauce pan over med-low heat. Cook, breaking up the cherries with a wooden spoon as they soften; about 10 minutes. Remove from hot pan and let cool. Place them in the fridge when they have cooled down enough.
  • When all ingredients are cold, start ice cream churning and pour cream-coconut mixture into ice cream maker through the pour spout. This is assuming you have that type of ice cream maker. If you don't, that's okay too. Once ice cream is frozen, add cherry mixture and chocolate chips. Churn just enough to combine, about 1 minute.
  • Place ice cream in the freezer to harden further. About four hours or overnight.

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14 Comments and 6 Replies

  1. OMG!! I am left just gazing and craving for this ice-cream!!!! Its looking out of the world. Divine!!!!!!!

  2. This sounds amazing! Adding coconut is perfect!

  3. Barbie with a T 3

    Coconut and cherries, add chocolate…..perfect combination. That covers all the bases. This ice cream has to be the best one of all. What’s not to like. Your photos depict just the perfect dessert in the perfect setting.

  4. I thought I was excited about your ice cream cups, which are just about the cutest things ever. But then I read about the pitter with the splatter screen, and all thoughts of cups flew out of my head. I have two square feet of now-polka-dotted kitchen wall that definitely would have benefitted from that. Thanks for the heads-up on something so helpful!

  5. Jenny 7

    Oh wow, you’ve combined my 4 favourite foods: coconut, cherries, chocolate and ice-cream! This is by far the ultimate recipe for me! Looks delicious!

    xo Jenny

  6. Monet 8

    Coconut creme can do some wonderful things. Add in cherries, and I am lining up at the door. Thank you for sharing it. Now only if I could eat a bowl right now!

  7. Shut-the-front-door! This looks to-die-for! I love coconut and to combine them with cherry chocolate ice cream is brilliant! Thank you, Cathy :) PS: Yay for the OXO cherry pitter!

  8. leslie 12

    Ohhh yes. I couldn’t like without my OXO cherry pitter!
    Love this ice cream Cathy!

  9. Amanda 14

    Ohhhh! Two of my favorite things and wrapped up in ICE CREAM! Yum – I’m in love!

  10. This sounds amazing. and I’ve been on a coconut splurge lately. My friend has that cherry pitter and said it was amazing also. It’s on my “to buy ” list! Your so lucky to have good cherry giving friends so close at hand! ;)

  11. What an awesome flavor combination! I just love the scent of creme of coconut. Better than a candle for sure.

  12. Kristin 17

    Have this hardening in the freezer right now…licking the ice cream maker blade was great! I did add almonds to make it more like a favorite ice cream from where I lived 9 years ago…can’t wait to have a bowl tomorrow. Thank you!

  13. Stephanie 18

    Made this Monday night. Holy cow! Yummy!

  14. Debbie Vick 20

    I accidentally bought coconut cream from Trader Joes instead of cream of coconut which is sweetened. I used the coconut cream and added 1 cup of sugar to the milk mixture and it was excellent.


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