Cherry Chocolate-Chip Ice Cream

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

You’re going to scream for – and about! – this ice cream. Why? Because it’s irresistibly yummy and yet it’s made without a drop of milk and hardly any sugar (yes, really). The magic ingredient: bananas. When they’re frozen and blended, they form the sweet, creamy base of this delicious dessert. Add lots of cherries, a little almond butter, and bittersweet chocolate, and you have a nutritious treat everyone will love. Whether you make the quick, soft-serve version or the longer, hard-packed one, everyone will be screaming for this ice cream.

Ingredients:
1 small banana
12 ounces frozen cherries
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Instructions:
1. In a food processor or blender, combine the banana, cherries, and almond butter.
2. Puree until smooth and creamy.
3. Blend in the chocolate.
4. Spoon into bowls and serve. If you like a firm ice cream, freeze for two hours to three hours, then scoop to serve.

Yield: 4 Servings

Nutrition Information:
Calories 120
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 1.6 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Sugar 14.8 g
Added sugar 4.8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2.3 mg