Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream - No bananas or dairy needed for this sweet and creamy blender ice cream. This makes a delicious and healthy treat, especially for kids!
What is nice cream??
Nice cream is the phrase used to describe a basic mixture of frozen bananas and some type of liquid (usually dairy-free) to create a healthier version of ice cream.
It hit big back in the mid-2000s, with food bloggers creating any and every flavor imaginable!
I've had a love/hate relationship with bananas (I love them, they hate me) for some time now, so I created this creamy and delicious chocolate cherry alternative, made without bananas!
This is obviously not true ice cream by most people's perception. For our family, however, it's just as delicious and far 'healthier' than the alternative.
Ingredients and substitutions
Add in a dash or two of stevia for extra sweetness, if desired.
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Chocolate Cherry 'Ice Cream' (Banana-Free)
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 2 tsp raw honey or maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 4-5 Tbsps milk of your choice as needed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- dash sea salt
- Blend until smooth and creamy (add a dash or two of stevia for extra sweetness).
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
LOVE that this has no bananas, as we're allergic here. Thank you, can't wait to try.
Sounds like a decadent & delicious breakfast! I can't wait to try it out =)
It's interesting how everything depends on perception and how everyone's perceptions are different. I find as I get older, I go more with the flow, which suits me better 😉
April J Harris (@apriljharris)
Perception is everything, that is very true. Love this delicious, healthy treat - what a great way to encourage your children to eat healthier foods! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing.
Your photos are so darling!! I want to dive right into this sundae. ? Love the idea of adding avocado too!
Keith @ How's it Lookin?
Looks great. Chocolate/cherry is always a tasty mix, thanks for sharing
Love how healthy this ice-cream is. And I bet it is so delicious too! You can never go wrong with chocolate and cherries.
Looks delish! Can't wait to try it. I might tonight since I just happen to have all the ingredients!
Looks awesome! Love that this is banana free- thanks so much for sharing and linking up 🙂
Yum! I love the avocado in there-- I bet it makes it deliciously creamy! 🙂
My husband related a story from his co-worker that described how she made a new soup recipe from scratch and her grandkids really liked it. It involved opening a can of cream of mushroom soup and rotel, both of which I wouldn't consider 'from scratch.' But she did. Perception!
I think this 'ice cream' looks great as a breakfast or for anytime. We are not cherry fans but I have other frozen fruit available.
Do you finds your kids get 'ice cream' otherwise and think it tastes funny? Perhaps less an issue with allergies as they may not be exposed to other versions. When we eat outside of home, my daughters discover that other ice creams or granola bars or bread or whatever taste quite different than what they are used to. Trained taste buds.
First, haha to your 'made from scratch' story. That is a true testament to 'perception'!...and you're right about the allergies here. They've both tried regular ice cream, but we don't eat much outside our home because of allergies. Hopefully they don't go hog-wild when they're old enough to make decisions for themselves!
YUM! going to make this since i have a very-ripened avocado awaiting (and frozen cherries).
as for your comments on the 'perceptive people'...
it's unfortunate that we see people's true heart now when they post online. they hide behind the screen.
so many people are too PC and just plain, not happy. why argue?
BE HAPPY! 😀
Thanks Dawn! Yes, a lot of people with cat avatars, huh? 🙂