As a little girl, I would often sit with my Bubby on her sofa watching TV and eating chocolate. Sometimes she would have a box of Pot of Gold chocolates.  I liked almost all the flavours, but there is one that stands out – the chocolate with the creamy cherry filling.  Those 2 flavours combined – chocolate and cherry – take me back to my beloved Bubby’s sofa.  This new healthy take on chocolate and cherry take me back to my Bubby’s  sofa. Enjoy this creamy, sweet, and delicious dessert – completely unprocessed and good for you!

4 servings

4 frozen bananas, cut into slices

2 cups frozen cherries

2-4 tbsps cocoa powder or cacao powder (add more or less depending on how chocolately you like your ice-cream)

2  medjool dates, optional for added sweetness

date syrup or maple syrup, optional for drizzling


Place ingredients in bowl of food processor. Pulse several times, then scrape down sides.  Repeat pulsing and scraping until ice cream is smooth and creamy, resembling soft serve ice cream.

This can also be done in a high speed blender but you will need to add a small amount of non-dairy milk to get it moving.  You may need to stop several times to scrape down the sides.

This dessert is best when served right away as it has the mouth-feel of soft serve ice cream.  If you are not eating it right away, store in your freezer in an airtight container. Take out of freezer about 10 minutes before eating to let it soften.

Or pour into a springform pan, cover and freeze.  Slice into wedges, and drizzle with syrup, or pureed cherries.  You don’ need to let it soften with this method.  The “cake” is thin enough, that it slices quite easily right out of the freezer. Makes an elegant, healthy dessert that will satisfy your desire for sweet and creamy.


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