Cherry Banana Ice Cream

Cherry Banana Ice Cream

Have you ever tried to photograph ice cream? It’s not easy. Props to all the people out there making it look easy!

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s Ice Cream Season! (Yes, I know, there are those of you out there eating ice cream in the winter, in the snow, on cold rainy days… I see you, but I don’t understand you…) 

Dairy free ice cream can be hard to find, or really expensive, which can make ice cream season a bummer for a lot of people who can’t (or choose not to) consume dairy. Banana ice cream has been around for awhile, but in case it’s new to you, I wanted to share my own take on this non-dairy favorite. 

Since cherries are in season, that’s what I used. You could buy them already frozen, or pit and freeze your own (pushing a straw through a whole cherry is an easy way to get the pits out!). Freezing your own is a bit more time consuming, but it will make the reward that much sweeter! 

If you can’t use cherries due to allergies, you can replace the cherries with another kind of berry. Raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries would all be amazing! 

This recipe is incredibly easy and  is made with only 5 ingredients. This is a great recipe for kids to help with during these summer vacation days. They will love making their own ice cream!  

Let’s get to this before we all melt from the heat… 

Cherry Banana Ice Cream 
Serves 3-4

2 frozen bananas (or about two cups of frozen banana pieces)
1 cup frozen cherries
1 TBSP raw cacao
2-3 TBSP non-dairy milk (I used homemade cashew milk)
2 TBSP non-dairy chocolate chips (optional, but add a nice crunch!)

Add bananas, cherries, raw cacao and chocolate chips (if using) into a food processor and blend. Add milk 1 TBSP at a time and continue blending until smooth and creamy (I used 2 TBSP but you may find that you need an additional TBSP).

Eat immediately if you love soft serve OR put back into the freezer for an additional 30 minutes to refreeze and then scoop.

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