Cherry Ripe Ice Cream

When summer hits, there’s nothing better than cold and refreshing snacks. As I am lactose intolerant, ice cream is off the menu! Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to make your own almost dairy free “ice cream”. Best of all, it’s super healthy!

Ingredients:
2 x peeled & chopped frozen bananas
150g frozen cherries
3 tablespoons of coconut cream
20g dark chocolate

Instructions:
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have a smooth consistency. If you prefer a creamier taste and smoother consistency, just add a little extra coconut cream.

2. Keep in the freezer and ENJOY!

You can experiment with different flavour combinations as you wish. I’ve also replaced the cherries with strawberries and that’s delicious too!

To keep this recipe 100% dairy free, simply leave out the dark chocolate.

Don’t be afraid to add the coconut cream to this recipe. People associate coconut cream with being unhealthy as it has a high fat content. In this recipe there is only a small amount of coconut cream relative to the rest of the ingredients. I am a strong believer in ‘everything in moderation’. Fats are good to have in your diet! Make sure the coconut cream you buy is not processed and has no added sugars.

Coconut cream also has a great source of vitamins and essential minerals which can contribute to improved immune function. Remember, healthy fats are an essential part of a balanced diet.