February 1, 2021

Recipe: Cherry Chocolate-Chip Ice Cream

Give this irresistibly chocolatey, delicious and dairy-free dessert a try

cherry chocolate ice cream in a bowl

You’re going to scream for this ice cream. Why? Because it’s incredibly delicious and yet it’s made without a drop of milk and hardly any sugar (yes, really). The magic ingredient? Bananas. When they’re frozen and blended they form the sweet, creamy base of this delicious dessert. Add lots of cherries, a little almond butter, and bittersweet chocolate and you have a nutritious treat everyone will love. Whether you make the quick, soft-serve version or the longer, hard-packed one, everyone will be lining up for this ice cream.


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1 large banana
12 ounces of frozen cherries
2 heaping tablespoons of almond butter
1 tablespoon of honey
1 ounce of bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the banana, cherries, honey and almond butter.
  2. Puree until smooth and creamy.
  3. Blend in the chocolate.
  4. Spoon into bowls and serve. If you like a firm ice cream, freeze for two to three hours, then scoop to serve.

Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings

Each serving has:

Calories 120

Total fat 5g


Saturated fat 1.6g

Protein 2g

Carbohydrate 20g

Dietary fiber 2.4g

Sugar 14.8g


Added sugar 4.8g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 2.3mg

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

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