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Karly Blair
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"Eat Whole, Live Whole"
Creamy Cherry Ice Cream or Smoothie
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Dairy Free with Fresh Coconut Milk

Healthy Wholetarian Cherry Ice Cream recipe

You’ve got to really love cherries for this recipe to work for you. My favorite way to make this is with half cherries and half strawberries but that’s just me and my daughter. Strawberries are also cheaper so that helps as well.

It’s the coconut milk that makes this a nice creamy non-dairy ice cream. I never use coconut milk from a can. I just don’t like it. I purchase coconut milk freshly packed in bags found in the freezer section of our local Asian market. We stock up on fresh coconut milk because we use it in so many things! Love, love, love this stuff! If your Asian market doesn’t carry this product, request it! It sells really well at our market, so your Asian market should appreciate the selling tip.

Fresh Frozen Coconut Milk from the Philippines

Creamy Cherry Ice Cream or Smoothie
 
Author:
Yield: 6 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups coconut milk, (frozen found at Asian markets)
  • 3 cups of cherries, pitted and frozen (some like it better with half strawberries and half cherries)
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • Juice of ½ of a lime
  • 1 cup spinach, packed or 1 red kale leaf (optional) (I used red kale in these photos)
  • 1-2 Tbsp of raw honey or maple syrup
  • 4-7 drops of stevia (optional)
  • 1 cup of water or apple juice (optional– if you don’t have a high speed blender you will have to add a liquid. Its more like a soft serve ice-cream without the extra liquid.
  • Add ice if you like
Garnish with:
  • Fresh cherry on top (optional)
  • Mini chocolate chips sprinkled on top or stirred in (optional)
  • Chopped banana on top (optional)
  • Slithered almonds to top (optional)
Instructions
  1. Thaw out the frozen, fresh coconut milk and put in the blender first.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend everything together.
  3. If you do not have a high speed blender such as a Vita Mix or a Blentec blender, you will need to add a cup of liquid for it to mix well and you will have a great tasting smoothie instead.
  4. If you do use a high speed blender and still want it thicker, place the mixture in a tabletop Ice cream machine (like the cuisinart) and let it freeze harder.

Wholetarian Cherry Smoothie Ice Cream or Smoothie Recipe

Photos by: Karly Blair

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