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.