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Warm, sunny weather = ICE CREAM

Cherry Walnut Ice Cream

When the weather turns warmer, I turn to ice cream to cool me down. Not just regular ice cream, but ice cream made from almond milk, fruits, and spices. By replacing cow’s milk for almond milk, you remove the saturated fats and the cholesterol from this dessert.  In addition, using fruit for the sweetness is healthier than the added sugars that are in most commercial ice cream.  It is fast, easy, and super healthy on those hot summer days. 

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk    (or any plant based milk of your choice)

1 cup of frozen bananas

½ cup of frozen cherries

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of cacao or coco powder

¼ cup of walnut halves

Directions:

Add the plant-based milk, bananas, vanilla, and cacao powder to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.  Then add in the cherries and walnuts and pulse, leaving chunks throughout the ice cream.  Transfer to a freezer safe dish and freeze until solid or able to scoop out.  Top with additional various berries.  Note:  Experiment with different fruits and nut combinations or add peanut butter to the ice cream.  Enjoy!

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