I whipped up a cherry garcia banana ice cream sundae just in time for Valentine’s Day! I think we should all try to spread a little love on lovers day no matter what. Love comes in all shapes and sizes, which is why I decided to share my special love for ice cream with you. So no excuses, make yourself this delicious raw vegan ice cream sundae and dig in.
I was inspired by Ben & Jerry’s cherry garcia flavor ice cream. It’s my dad’s all-time favorite and as a kid we used to always get a carton and share it. But as it’s so obviously not vegan, gluten-free, or healthy by any means, I wanted to make my own version. Now, on to this delicious layered sundae!
What’s banana ice cream you ask? It’s basically made up of a base of frozen bananas that you toss in a food processor. Blend with a splash of almond milk and you’ll see them magically transform into an creamy ice-cream-like consistency. It’s raw, vegan, gluten-free with no refined sugar making it the perfect guilt-free treat!
I added sweet red cherries to plain nana ice cream and then layered it with chocolate fudge brownie pieces. The outcome was a lovely cherry garcia nana ice cream sundae that tasted even better than I could have imagined.
Nana ice cream has become a major fad and the second I tried it I knew why. It’s so comforting to eat and simple to make (frozen bananas + almond milk + any mix-ins you want). And it really does taste like the real deal.
I eat nana ice cream for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or for dessert. I know it’s February, but the weather in L.A. has been especially hot these past couple of days so it’s helped me cool off. Plus I’m definitely not against eating ice cream year round.
Go ahead and make some cherry garcia nana ice cream for your special someone or just for you. It really is the “cherry on top” of a perfect Valentine’s Day.
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1/4 cup pitted dates
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- a pinch of salt
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1 cup sweet red cherries
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- Pulse all the brownie ingredients in a blender or food processor until it forms into a ball.
- Press into a mini loaf pan or muffin tin lined with parchment paper.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes then take it out to let it thaw.
- Put the bananas, cherries, and almond milk into a blender or food processor.
- Blend until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
- Crumble the brownie and stir it into the ice cream.
- Dig into your sundae!