Chocolate-Cherry-Chip Vegan Nice Cream


Dried cherries add a bit of tartness and vegan chocolate chips double the chocolate fun in this dairy-free 'nice cream' recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving


  • ¼ cup raw cashews

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • 3 ounces extra-firm tofu, pressed to remove water

  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted

  • cup cacao powder

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon soy milk, or more as needed

  • cup dried cherries, chopped

  • cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 1 to 3 hours. Drain.

  2. Combine soaked cashews, banana, ice cubes, tofu, dates, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon soy milk in a blender. Process until smooth. Add an additional teaspoon of soy milk only if needed, in order to keep the mixture as thick as possible.

  3. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips; pour into a bowl to serve.

Cook's Note:

Use any plant-based milk you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1155 Calories
65g Fat
145g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 1155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 65g 84%
Saturated Fat 31g 153%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 145g 53%
Dietary Fiber 31g 110%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 357mg 27%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 847mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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