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Black Cherry Nice Cream

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Craving something sweet, creamy, and guilt-free? Indulge in our Black Cherry Nice Cream! It is packed with natural flavors and no added sugars. Perfect for a healthy dessert or a midday treat.

Vegan Homemade Dark Cherry Coconut Cream Ice Cream, is a dessert you can feel good about

Vegan Homemade Dark Cherry Coconut Cream Ice Cream, often called “Nice Cream,” is a dairy-free, plant-based alternative to traditional ice cream. It’s made using frozen bananas as a base and typically incorporates other ingredients like dark cherries, coconut cream, and sweeteners like maple syrup or dates.

  • The concept of Nice Cream gained popularity in the vegan and health-conscious communities as a guilt-free alternative to traditional ice cream. It’s believed to have originated as a way to use up overripe bananas by freezing and blending them into a creamy, ice cream-like consistency.
  • With the increasing awareness of the environmental and ethical impacts of animal agriculture, veganism has surged in popularity over the past few decades. This trend has led to numerous plant-based alternatives to traditional animal products, including ice cream.
  • The versatility of Nice Cream allows for endless flavor combinations and variations. Dark cherries add a rich, fruity flavor and a beautiful color to the ice cream. Coconut cream provides a creamy texture and a hint of tropical flavor while contributing to the dessert’s vegan credentials.
  • Unlike traditional ice cream, which is often high in sugar and saturated fat, Nice Cream offers a healthier alternative. Bananas are naturally sweet and provide essential nutrients such as potassium and vitamin C. Dark cherries are rich in antioxidants and may offer various health benefits, including reducing inflammation and aiding in recovery after exercise.
  • Nice Cream has become a favorite among food bloggers and health enthusiasts, particularly on platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. Its vibrant colors and photogenic appearance make it a popular subject for food photography, further contributing to its popularity.
  • The simplicity of making Nice Cream at home has contributed to its widespread adoption. You only need a blender or food processor and a few simple ingredients. This accessibility has helped you and me to experiment with different flavors and textures, leading to the development of recipes like Vegan Homemade Dark Cherry Coconut Cream Ice Cream.
  • Overall, Vegan Homemade Dark Cherry Coconut Cream Ice Cream represents the creativity and innovation within the vegan food movement, offering a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional dairy-based desserts.
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Vegan Black Cherry Nice Cream

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Freezer Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet, creamy, and made with no-guilt vegan ingredients, this is the perfect treat for a hot summer’s day


Units Scale
  • 1.2 kg (2 x 600g) frozen dark cherries
  • 1.5 cups thick coconut milk – not clear fluid
  • 10 x 12,5 ml berry sugar
  • 2 x 12.5 ml concentrated lemon juice
  • 1 large pinch of salt


  1. In a food processor (I used a Vita-mix blender), blend all ingredients.
  2. Pulse and push down on the top to get everything mixed and blended and no more chunks.
  3. The time will depend on the strength of your machine, about 3–5 minutes.
  4. Pour or scoop it into an ice cream container (or a plastic bowl) and place it in the freezer.
  5. Spoon from semi-frozen into a piping bag with a rose nozzle and serve with fresh cherries on the side as decoration.
  6. You will be able to serve a minimum of 8 generous servings from the above and feel free to make only half of this if needed.
  7. Nice Cream is becoming popular as a healthier gluten-free, low-calorie plant-based alternative to ice cream which satisfies your sweet tooth.
  8. I will make this more often as it’s super delicious, rich, and creamy.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 32.6 g
  • Sodium: 296.4 mg
  • Fat: 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.7 g
  • Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Looking for a guilt-free indulgence Try this Vegan Homemade Dark Cherry Coconut Cream Ice Cream

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