Cherry ice cream smoothie for two, please! 🙂 This is our favorite smoothie combination at the moment! The flavor is so amazing, and it is PACKED with nutrients!

Antioxidants, healthy fats, replenishing minerals for a post work out shake. Plus, plant based protein if you add it! I prefer to add one that has minimal flavor to not take away from the cherry almond flavor here. I usually buy this one!

It also has almond butter and hemp seeds, for some natural protein additions. I’ve listed out some additions int he recipe too, for some fun spins on the flavor or extra nutrient additions!

For this smoothie, I really don’t recommend skipping the almond extract! It’s what gives it that cherry ice cream flavor, and really takes it to the next level! Trust me!

After sharing this one so often on my Instagram stories, I know you guys have been wanting this one on the blog 🙂 So happy to finally get this one up for you! Such a delicious and creamy cherry ice cream smoothie!

Enjoy! xo

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Cherry Ice Cream Smoothie (vegan, paleo)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks


The BEST healthy cherry ice cream smoothie! Dairy free and paleo friendly! 


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen cherries
  • Almond milk (or milk of choice), as needed depending on desired thickness
  • A few drops of almond extract 
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
  • 23 ice cubes 

Optional add-ins:

  • 1/4 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • handful of spinach
  • protein powder (I use this one)
  • cacao nibs
  • flax or chia seeds



  1. Add all ingredients to a blender until super smooth. Add more liquid as needed. Serve and enjoy immediately! 

Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian


Jan 19, 2021

Cherry Ice Cream Smoothie (vegan, paleo)

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  1. Nicole Tammaro says:

    Really good and refreshing for dessert :). I did a little
    Less banana, then added more cherries and almond extract because I love that combo. My new go to dessert!

  2. Hayley says:

    Added frozen cauliflower rice and flaxseed. So good and filling- makes for great breakfast or dessert!

  3. Jessie says:

    Tasted like black cherry! I made it at night and saved it for part of my breakfast, stayed well!

  4. Shelby says:

    so good! def making it again

  5. Lexi says:

    I make these every morning!!

  6. Karen+S says:

    This is incredible. So simple and really tastes just like cherry ice cream, which is one of my favorites. Very glad to have this to make for the upcoming summer months!

  7. Lindsey says:

    AMAZING! Tastes like it should be bad for you. Almond extract is key. BRB gotta go make 10 more.

  8. Karen Moore says:

    what is the whipped topping on top?

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      It’s dairy free coconut cool whip 🙂 mostly for fun for the pictures haha- but i love adding some yogurt on top too!

  9. Jaime says:

    This recipe is incredible!! Also totally amazing even when you add greens, protein, etc!! This has changed my smoothie game!

  10. Sydney says:

    I’ve been loving making this smoothie every morning – I love cherries in the summer and usually don’t think to put them in my smoothies! The almond extract is a game changer and definitely needed in this recipe. I crave this every morning 🙂 Thanks Mia!

  11. Christel says:

    Love it! But what’s on top of the smoothie? 🙂

  12. Kate says:

    Seriously so good – the dash of almond extract adds the best flavor!

  13. Amy Santucci-VanWestervelt says:

    This is SO. GOOD. I added in a few soaked honey dates, my fave plant protein powder and flax (was out of hemp hearts). I rarely have time to eat a proper breakfast in the mornings and smoothies have become my go-to.

  14. Hannah says:

    I’m obsessed with the cherry almond flavor for summer! I made it after my evening workout and already can’t wait to make it again for breakfast! Excellent flavor and so easy, 10/10!!!

  15. Maritza says:


  16. Joanna says:

    So simple but incredibly satisfying and delicious i added cauliflower rice and topped with fresh cherries and skyr amazing🥹🫶🏼

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