The Vita-Mix hugs a fruit
May I present:Vegan Black Forest ice cream, in honor of Hug a Fruit Month.
It’s a pretty similar recipe to my Chocolate-Strawberry Ice Cream.
Look, I made chocolate-cherry art:
Black Forest Ice Cream
(Makes about 2 cups)
- 8 grams (about 1 and 1/2 T) Hershey’s Special Dark (For most recipes, I use regular cocoa powder, as it has more antioxidants. But the Special Dark tastes much better in this recipe.)
- 4 grams (about 1 T) Amazing Grass Super Chocolate powder (Or skip this and just add more of the Special Dark cocoa)
- scant 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (I use almond milk. If you don’t have a Vitamix, you may need to add more liquid for the mixture to blend.)
- 2-6 ice cubes (I use 6)
- 1 bag frozen cherries (or strawberries or other berries) (about 250 grams)
- If you have a bigger sweet tooth than my non-existent one, feel free to add sweetener
To make it look like real ice cream, use the Ice Cream Trick.
Throw everything in the Vita-Mix and blend!
- Either before or after blending, throw in some chocolate chips
- Sprinkle coconut shavings on top of the finished creation.
- Change up the fruit—use raspberries and you’ll be rewarded with a dessert reminiscent of those famous raspberry jelly truffles.
- Add some chopped, frozen banana pieces (or just sub banana for the berries… and you can add some peanut butter too)
- Use chocolate syrup instead of cocoa powder
- For an even more decadent ice cream, use melted chocolate chips in place of the cocoa powder.
Thank you mucho, Vita-Mix Ice Cream Trick.