Dear Tuesday, I welcome you with open arms. The weekend was too hard on me and I would like it to finally feel over. But you know what? My mother in law and brother in law are both coming into town and the celebrations are just beginning. We have backyard BBQs, restaurants, brunch, Blackhawk casinos, Rockies game, and probably a million more things in between. I’m gonna have to pep talk myself through all the activities and social situations, but I GOT THIS!!

The older I get, the less interested I am in social events. And other humans. Because huge crowds seem to always get sketch AF at some point. Just the other night, after going on a double date downtown and hopping from bar to bar during Cinco de Mayo weekend and Derby Day, a guy told me he wanted to punch my face in and continued to follow us. This dude was puking 2 minutes before he decided he wanted to fight me. When you’re even thinking about punching a random woman in the face, it’s probably a sign that you should not be drinking…or in social situations…or around other human beings. Because you suck.

PaleOMG Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

I feel like these situations ALWAYS happen. Why do all people suck when it comes to drinking? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I can’t hold my liquor which is why I don’t drink much. But I also don’t punch guys when I do drink. I did, however, force my husband to stay up and play with our dog since I did it the night before when we went out on another double date. And I went straight to bed. I found him asleep on the couch the next morning. Wife of the year award goes to this broad right here! I’m hoping that this next weekend is sober with zero random people trying to punch me in the face. It’s the little things.

Ok, enough about d*ckheads. Let’s talk about ice cream! Because ice cream season is in full swing and I’ll be making all sorts of ice cream this summer…even if it’s hailing outside and breaking in people’s car windows. I haven’t checked this morning but I’m pretty sure my car is dented to sh*t from the hail storm we got yesterday. But I sure as hell shouldn’t be complaining because I know SO many people who having broken windshields and even broken windows to their homes. All from mother nature. She is such a b*tch. Well, she can’t hold me down! I’ll still be making ice cream this summer no matter what dumb weather she throws out way. But in the meantime, I’m heading out at 7am to get photos done before she pellets us again. Kloveyoubyyyyyye.

PaleOMG Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

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Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

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  • Yield: 5-6 1x




  1. Whisk together coconut milk, maple sugar, vanilla extract and vanilla bean for the ice cream. Pour ice cream mixture into ice cream maker then follow the directions for that specific ice cream maker.
  2. Once ice cream begins to thicken, about 10 minutes, pour the cherries and chocolate chunks into the ice cream mixture to mix into the ice cream. Once completely combine, turn off ice cream maker and pour the ice cream into the loaf pan. Serve immediately for soft serve style ice cream or place in freezer to set for 2-3 hours before serving. Let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes so the ice cream is easily scoopable!

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  1. Donna says:


  2. Martha says:

    I really enjoy your almond coconut waffles, so I’m ready to try your version of my FAVORITE ice cream flavor! But I do wonder, if I’m short for time, how much vanilla extract could I substitute for the vanilla bean?

    1. juli says:

      a teaspoon would work!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Can you swap out the maple sugar for coconut sugar or maple syrup? Would the measurement be the same? Thanks!

    1. juli says:

      yes you can totally use coconut sugar, it will just create a different color than the maple sugar. it will be darker in color than the color of my own ice cream

  4. Shayna says:

    I need ice cream in my life so I’m probably making this this weekend! I have like a pound of coconut sugar – do you think that it’s similar enough to the consistency of maple sugar to use instead?

    1. juli says:

      yeah you can totally use coconut sugar, it will just create a different color than the maple sugar. it will be darker in color than the color of my own ice cream

  5. Candiya says:

    Do you just use the seeds from inside the vanilla bean? Otherwise, when do you remove the bean? I’m used to making custard style bases where the vanilla beans are heated, steeped, then strained out. Thanks!

    1. juli says:

      yes, you just scrape the beans out with the back of a knife!

      1. Candiya says:

        Thank you! I made this for my mom for xmas, and she was very happy.

        1. juli says:


  6. Sevi says:

    Has anyone tried this with a banana instead of maple sugar? I may just be guinea pig. Thanks

    1. Sevi says:

      It worked. Yummy. Subbed equal amount banana for the maple sugar.