The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity.
And seriously, if you’re a cherry lover I can’t tell you how much you’ll love this recipe!
If you haven’t heard of “nice cream” before allow me to change your life. Run to your kitchen now, cut up a banana or two, and throw the slices in a gallon sized bag or Tupperware. Allow them to freeze for a few hours. Then remove from the freezer and throw in a food processor or strong blender and blend until smooth. And there you have it, no added ingredients necessary. No added sugars, salt, or even dairy! Yet this ice cream has the exact same texture as the creamiest ice cream you’ve ever experienced.
Life changing, right?
Or was that just me?
Looking for an treat even more decadent, that will seem, and taste, less healthy?
Fresh Cherry “Nice Cream”
- 1 1/2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1/3 c dark red cherries, pitted
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
If you haven’t already, slice bananas and freeze in a Tupperware or plastic bag for a few hours, or until completely frozen.
Place frozen banana slices in a food processor or Vitamix and blend until smooth. Add vanilla, if desired, and half the cherries.
Scoop into a large bowl and place in the freezer. In the meantime, slice remaining cherries into small pieces. Remove ice cream from the freezer and stir in remaining cherries. Place back in the freezer for a few minutes to an hour if you desire a typical ice cream consistency. If you would like a soft serve consistency, enjoy immediately!!
Nutrition information: (calculated using MyFitnessPal)
(Yields 2 servings)