No-Churn Cherry & Chocolate Ice Cream

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No-Churn Cherry & Chocolate Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of my favourite favourite things to eat but since I’ve been diabetic, it’s not something I have very often. When I do my favourite is to make an ‘ice cream’ by blending frozen fruit in the food processor with cream. You end up with this really creamy soft dessert that doesn’t leave you with a sugar hangover. So good!

If you can’t find commercial frozen cherries, you could pit and freeze your own. Or just substitute frozen berries.

enough for: 2
takes: 10 minutes

200g (7oz) frozen pitted cherries
1/4 cup cream
1-2 squares dark chocolate

1. Get cherries out of the freezer about 10 minutes before you’re ready to start.

2. Place cherries and cream in the food processor and puree until you have a lovely soft serve ice cream. It might take a while to get going so be patient.

3. Shave or finely chop chocolate and serve ‘ice cream’ with chocolate on top.

Variations

different fruit – lovely with berries, apricots, plums or peaches. Tropical fruit like mango, pineapple and banana are also lovely but watch the carbs!

dairy-free / paleo – replace cream with coconut milk, nut milk or water.

short on time – just serve the ripe fruit with cream.

no food processor? – you really need one here…. just serve the fresh fruit with cream instead.

no chocolate – just skip it! Cherry ice cream on its own is lovely.

firmer ice cream – pop back in the freezer for a few hours to firm up. Longer than about 4 hours and it will start to go icy so the texture won’t be as nice.

extra creamy – use extra cream or use double cream (my favourite!).

Waste Avoidance Strategy

cherries – keep in the freezer for years.

cream – freeze it or use for another meal.

chocolate – keeps in the pantry for months.

Problem Solving Guide

too soft – pop back in the freezer to firm up.

not coming together – keep whizzing! Adding a little more cream or a splash of water can help speed up the process.

Serving Suggestions

Lovely in little bowls on its own. Or try mixing with other flavours.

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