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CHERRY GARCIA NICE CREAM (SOFT SERVE)

top down view of healthy non-dairy chocolate cherry nice cream in a bowl.

5 from 6 reviews

A delicious, non-dairy nice cream made with a mix of cherries and chocolate chunks blended with bananas. This is my vegan version of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. It’s an easy no-churn ice cream or soft serve ready in minutes!

Ingredients

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  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries, pitted and frozen (divided)
  • splash of unsweetened plant milk (plain or vanilla) or Vegan Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
  • scant 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (70% +), cacao nibs or raw chocolate chips

Instructions

Place banana chunks, 1 cup cherries, and a splash of milk into blender/food processor and blend until just combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.  Add another splash of milk to help the mixture move (especially if using a blender).

Add in chocolate and remaining 1/2 cup cherries, pulse until just combined.

Serve immediately topped with shaved dark chocolate, cacao nibs, or raw chocolate chips.

You can also freeze and serve this for later. Place ice cream into a sealed container and freeze for at least six hours. Let sit at room temp for a few minutes, scoop and serve.

Makes about 2 cups.

Serves 4 small portions or 2 generously.

Notes

If using a food processor, you can get away without using non-dairy milk.

It helps to freeze your serving bowl beforehand if possible. It will keep your soft serve chilled a bit longer.

If you don’t want any chocolate chunks, try adding 1 heaping teaspoon of raw or dark cocoa powder instead.