It’s cherry season! Where I live, it’s only possible to get fresh cherries during the summer. So, when they are in season (like right now!), we go crazy for cherries. It is of course possible to buy frozen cherries all year long, which we love, but also tend to forget, considering we overdo it by the end of summer.
Cherries are delicious and a healthy addition to your families diet. They:
- Protect against oxidative stress
- Reduce inflammation
- Act as a natural pain killer
- AND help your kids sleep! (source)
That makes this dessert the perfect summer treat! My kids love to take our cherry pitter and go through a bowl of cherries as soon as I bring them home.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This dessert is so simple. We used:
- 2 cups frozen cherries
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (we tried a non-dairy coconut yogurt that I found at our grocery store, and it worked great!)
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. (we used this vegan brand, also found at my regular grocery store)
We blended the frozen cherries with the yogurt in a high powered blender. Then, we folded in the chocolate chips. Then, put the ice cream in the freezer until it hardened up, about 2 hours. 2 hours is perfect if you want it still a little creamy!
The consensus? Heavens to mergatroud! It was AMAZING!! I have since bought 3 more bags of frozen cherries to keep on making it! My kids could eat a bowl of it every night and never get sick of it.
So, as always- let us know if you try it and what your kids thought of it!
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