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Chocolate Cherry Almond Nice Cream

Dark sweet cherries, frozen bananas and dark chocolate combine to create a luscious, rich dairy-free dessert.
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Chocolate Cherry Almond Nice Cream recipe

Health Benefit: Dark sweet cherries are a natural source of melatonin, a phytochemical compound that helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle and boost immunity.

  • 5Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz BPA-free can full-fat coconut milk

    2 cups sliced and frozen bananas

    ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

    ⅓ cup natural smooth almond butter

    3 Medjool dates, pitted

    2 tbsp pure maple syrup

    1 tsp pure vanilla extract

    1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries, chopped + 2 tbsp for garnish

    slivered almonds, for garnish, optional

    cacao nibs, for garnish, optional

Preparation

1. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. In a high-powered blender or food processor, purée coconut milk, bananas, cocoa powder, almond butter, dates, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth. Pour into baking pan.

2. Stir in 1 cup cherries. Garnish with additional cherries and, if using, top with slivered almonds and cacao nibs. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours. If freezing for longer, thaw in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes to soften slightly.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 397
  • Carbohydrate Content: 40 g
  • Fat Content: 27 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 16 g
  • Sodium Content: 16 mg
  • Sugar Content: 23 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 6.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 3 g