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Cherry Rose and Dark Chocolate Ice-Cream

Those of you who are regulars to my website, will know that I like to keep things as simple as possible.  Partly because I do my own washing and cleaning so a one dish recipe makes my life easier on so many levels, but also because I personally don’t like complicated recipes that require fiddly gadgets and techniques.

I do own an ice-cream machine, and yes they make life really easy (assuming I remember to freeze the bowl) but to be honest, freezing the fruit then processing is just as easy and zero ice-cream machine required. 

Summer in the UK berries are abundant and all the markets and stores are just bursting with them, and what better use of these beautiful sweet berries than to enjoy them in a healthy dairy-free ice-cream?  A bag of store bought ready pipped and frozen is a great option in winter (or summer for those who can’t be fagged with removing pips – my choice truth be told).  Just pop them straight from the freezer into the blender.  My girls eat it at a soft serve consistency and don’t even bother to refreeze once they have whipped a batch when the craving strikes. 

Just a few quick facts about cherries, they are rich in antioxidants, a great anti-inflammatory, and those of you who suffer from gout can not go wrong with a good dose of cherries.  If you battle with sleep, then use sour cherries as they are high in melatonin (a hormone produced naturally as part of our sleep-awake cycle).  They are also a fantastic way to balance insulin, so diabetics this is also a winner for you.

 

 

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Cherry Rose and Dark Chocolate Ice-Cream

Ingredients

  • 350g fresh or frozen cherries
  • 160ml (1 small tin) coconut cream
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp rose extract (or more just add a couple drops at a time)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ***Use raw cacao chips for a Vegan or dairy free chocolate option

Instructions

  1. Remove the pips from the cherries and freeze overnight if using fresh cherries.
  2. Break up the frozen cherries, then in a food processor or blender, blitz really well until smooth.
  3. Add the rosewater, maple syrup, coconut cream and lime juice, mix again.
  4. Taste and decide if it needs more flavour, either lime, maple syrup or a few extra drops of rose.
  5. Pour into a freezable container, stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Freezer for approximately 2hours or until firm, dish and serve.
http://eighty20nutrition.com/cherry-ice-cream-with-rosewater-and-dark-chocolate/

 

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5 thoughts on “Cherry Rose and Dark Chocolate Ice-Cream

    1. Thanks so much Anissa, hand on heart it is incredibly simple to make, and a massive hit with the family. No matter how much I make, it is never enough xx

  1. HI
    Made this this afternoon and it is just fantastic. Did it from start to finish in ten minute…. cheat was buying pre frozen pitted cherries (great as I can make it out of season!).

    Thank you and thank you to Free-From heaven for including it in this months magazine.

  2. I just made this and died over the rose flavor, I’ve never thought to add it to ice cream and am loving it now. Thanks for the recipe!!

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