Who’s The Chunky Monkey?

As you can probably tell, I’ve always loved Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. I started with Cherry Garcia and have moved on to my second favorite, Chunky Monkey…

I should have bought the company’s stock way back when. Truly genius.

But since I’ve got to steer clear of the frozen desserts aisle now, I’ve tried my best to duplicate some of their flavors – Paleo style.

As you can see from my recipes, ice cream is big in our house. Maybe because it’s May and already pushing 100 degrees here in Arizona? Yep. A/C is blasting away, the hubby spent all day doing yard work, so I say that warrants a nice cool treat. 

Yes, I know even this Paleo ice cream shouldn’t be an every day indulgence. But today it is, and since I’m trying out a new recipe, hubby gets to be the first in line!

We all know Paleo eating means spending some time in the kitchen. My new mission is to bring you Paleo recipes that are fast, easy, and family-friendly. I hope you like this one.

Paleo Chunky Monkey "Ice Cream" Recipe

Yield: Makes about 1.5 pints

Paleo Chunky Monkey


  • 1 can (13.5 oz) of full fat coconut milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup dark mini chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbs to 1/4 cup of raw honey, depending on how sweet your bananas are, and how sweet you like it


  1. Mix coconut milk, bananas, honey and almond extract in a blender for just a minute until blended
  2. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker
  3. When ice cream starts to thicken, sprinkle in nuts and chocolate chips
  4. Note: if you start with cold coconut milk the ice cream will harden faster. I always keep a cold can handy in my fridge to whip up a quick treat!
  5. Once it's done, eat it up little monkey!

29 replies
    • Trina B
      Trina B says:

      Sarah, Thank you! I’m an ice cream freak as you can probably tell with all of my recipes on the blog. So glad there is someone like you that loves this as much as I do! Thanks so much for your comment!

    • Trina B
      Trina B says:

      Banana is just part of the deal with Chunky Monkey ice cream…but I have a number of other paleo, non-dairy ice cream recipes that don’t use bananas…take a look at the blackberry, cherry, pumpkin or salted caramel ice creams – those are all banana-free recipes.

  1. Paleo Newbie
    Paleo Newbie says:

    Thanks Bon! Stone is the photographer. We’re learning as we go. We just need to invest in a better camera. Having lots of fun with it though! :) can’t wait to see you soon!


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