Cherry Coconut Protein-Rich Ice Cream

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Why not turn your morning protein smoothie into a yummy ice cream that you can enjoy as a dessert at any time of the day! (Well this was my thought anyway.) When you’re feeling like ice cream but you don’t really want to over indulge and you would like to support your metabolism rather than hinder it, try this dairy-free ice cream. I recently bought a protein based sugar-free ice cream in my local health food store and loved it but decided of course I could do a better job with less cost. We have dairy-free delicious smoothies that taste like ice cream too!

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  • 1 can of coconut milk (BPA free)
  • 2 cups (450 g) frozen pitted cherries
  • ¼ cup (35 g) protein powder (I used Reboot with Joe’s Protein Powder)
  • Pure stevia to taste (See substitutions below and notes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine ingredients coconut milk, half of the cherries (only 1 cup, protein powder, stevia, and vanilla extract into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Chop the remaining cup of cherries and keep some cherry juice aside (from them thawing).
  3. Add the cherry mixture to an ice cream maker. Let it run for 20-25mins. If you do not eat this immediately transfer to a container and freeze.
  4. If you do not have an ice cream maker pour the chocolate mixture into a tin or container then freeze until firm.
  5. Thaw for about 5-10 minutes before serving to soften it up a little if desired. Drizzle cherry juice over the top if collected to add another yummy element.

Notes: Stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar so it’s a very personal choice. I suggest starting with 1/8 tsp and add more until it comes to your level of sweetness, it’s important not to go overboard with stevia because it can over power dishes, otherwise use the stevia substitutes listed above.


  • Coconut milk – coconut cream, almond milk hazelnut milk
  • Cherries – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries
  • Protein powder – I used Joes protein powder otherwise use an additive free vegan protein powder
  • Pure stevia – dates (4-6), ¼ cup of honey or maple syrup

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories230
  • Fat19g
  • Saturated Fat16g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium15mg
  • Carbohydrates16g
  • Fiber4g
  • Sugars11g
  • Protein 4g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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