Raw Cherry Garcia® Soft Serve
One of the first raw desserts I ever tried was turning frozen bananas into a creamy treat. I first learned of doing this from Living on Live Food (p.516).
Thank you to Alissa Cohen for introducing me to this simply awesome raw dessert.
Of course, the raw food world was forever changed by this post from the lovely Gena of ChoosingRaw:)
Over the last several years, I must have made this hundreds of times, and tried so many different add-ins and flavor combinations.
Here is my favorite:)
You may remember my Halloween version...lol!
For flavor inspiration, I love to check out all the flavors at the Ben and Jerry website. Today I tried a raw Cherry Garcia® soft serve!
The base of the ice cream is of course frozen slices of banana. I used about 4 bananas, and pulsed them in the food processor using the "S" blade to about the size of peas. I added some pitted cherries, about 1/2 a cup, and 1/2 a teaspoon of cherry extract, and continued processing until a soft-serve consistency was reached. I did stop to scrape down the sides several times.
To this mix, I tossed in some raw chocolate chunks, and small handful of chopped cherries. Three or four more pulses mixed it all in. This makes 2 servings for me.
The chocolate was just some leftover Christmas Chocolates:)
This was awesome by itself, but so much better with a little chocolate sauce and a sprinkle of chia seed:)
Since I like to have mostly fruit for breakfast, I must confess this is what I had today. Is chocolate considered a fruit?
I just love raw food:)