Let me tell you a secret.
I love dessert.
Not hurt your teeth sweet desserts that make you feel guilty and give you a sugar high (with the unavoidable crash later). The desserts I adore are naturally sweetened, taste amazing, and leave me feeling better than before. The food lover I am, I’ve spent years crafting and perfecting my own dessert recipes that meet these qualifications. I have a Skye-approved dessert file, actually.
Many of my favorite desserts involve the stove or oven. Except right now, my iPhone tells me it’s 100 degrees outside and tomorrow will top 102. So basically you couldn’t pay me enough to turn on my oven.
Enter my standby frozen dessert: chocolate cherry almond ice cream. Dark chocolate (hello antioxidants) mixed with frozen sweet cherries (ditto the antioxidants plus some great micronutrients) with a splash of almond. And naturally sweetened with dates.
The best part is it literally takes only two minutes to make. No stove, no oven, no mixing bowls, and minimal cleanup. Once you make it, you’ll be sold.
Without further ado, I’m sharing my no-guilt, bake-free, frozen treat of choice.
Chocolate Cherry Almond Ice Cream (v, gf, sf)
1 1/2 cups frozen sweet cherries
1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp organic cocoa (my favorites are this raw option and this fair-trade baking option)
5 dates, pitted
1/4 tsp almond extract
Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender (no exceptions — you need high powered to really make this work). Blend until smooth. Feel welcome to add more ice or almond milk to reach desired consistency. Serve immediately. Feeling fancy? Garnish with fresh mint.
There you have it! A 2 minute, guilt-free, no-bake dessert that will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied.
What are your favorite summer desserts? I'd love to hear!
Sending you light until next time.
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