Over the years, many people have approached me and said that they feel bad that I don’t get to eat desserts and that I am missing out. I reply that I’m not missing out at all, I do enjoy a variety of wonderful desserts and the best part is they are guilt free and they leave me feeling great. Healthier desserts do take a little prep work and time, but hey I’m worth it and so are you!!
Here is an example of one of those great desserts – a delicious ice cream cake that I created and the entire family enjoyed.
I have said this before but eating healthy can be fun and delicious – just get creative and have fun!
This ice cream cake is delicious, especially now during these hot summer days and the amazing cherries that are available.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake:
Chocolate Base Layer:
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup dates (softened in water)
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp hemp hearts
Put all ingredients in your the blender and pulse till smooth.
Add mixture to the base of an individual spring form pan or use silicone muffin cup liners in a muffin cup pan. Press down firmly.
Ice cream cherry layer:
- 1 chopped frozen banana
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 2 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup dates (soaked and softened)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Add everything into a blender and pulse till smooth.
Fold in chopped cherries
Pour ice cream mix over ready bases. Add a few chopped cherries over the middle.
Place the pan in the freezer for 2 hours.
Raw chocolate sauce:
- 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
Mix everything together till smooth.
Remove pan from freezer, drizzle raw chocolate sauce over the top of the cherries and cake.
Return back to the freezer till ready to enjoy!
Will make 1 small 6″ cake or 4 individual cakes (muffin cup portion)
This ice cream cake was approved by the whole family, give it a try and let me know what you think.