Black Citrus Ice Cream
This dairy-free, egg-free and paleo version of black ice cream is delightfully limey. If you would like to make a simple vanilla version, leave out the lime juice and lime zest and add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract instead. Other variations: Use lemons instead of limes for a lemonade ice cream. Or try an orange juice and orange zest for a creamy orange ice cream!
  • 3 cups of coconut milk (I used this guar gum free milk)
  • The zest of one lime
  • ½-¾ cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (I used the full ¾ cup for extra lime flavor, yum! But if you want it a little more subtle, use the ½ cup).
  • ⅔ cup of organic cane sugar, or ½ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup finely ground activated charcoal
  1. Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Optional: Chill in the refrigerator until cold.
  3. Pour into ice cream maker and make according to manufacturer's directions. My ice cream maker takes about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Serve right away as soft serve, or put into a container and place in the freezer.
  5. Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at