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Cherry Cinnamon Ice Cream

(Image by TSL)

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate the gut, cause gut imbalance and activate the immune system. You can read more about the protocol and why I’m doing this here.

“Yes, Archchancellor?”
“You ain’t a member of some secret society or somethin’, are you?”
“Me? No, Archchancellor.”
“Then it’d be a damn good idea to take your underpants off your head.”
(Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies)

There is a secret society. Only, it’s not that secret. It’s a society of people who know a wee something about a magical transformation that occurs when you freeze a banana and then whiz it up in your blender or food processor. These people know as long as they have a peeled & chopped banana or two in their freezer, they have the makings of amazingly delicious AND healthy desserts at any time. Which is a good thing if you live with LM – he likes dessert for breakfast!

I’m not kidding – it’s THAT good and THAT easy. Your kids won’t even know it’s not ice cream.

Cherry Cinnamon Ice Cream

Cherry Cinnamon Ice Cream
(Image by TSL)

My kids are normal. If they could eat burgers and fries and ice cream every day, they would. And so would I. But that doesn’t sustain us. (Michelle Obama)

Michelle Obama doesn’t know about the secret society.

There are limits to what a girl (or boy) can do for dessert on the autoimmune protocol (AIP). Oh, there are complicated, labour-intensive numbers that you can make for a special occasion. But, for everyday, not much beats this wee ‘I can’t believe it’s not ice cream’ number.

And, while on the AIP, I’m limited with what I can add to my base mix. But, now that I’ve discovered the marvels of banana ice cream, I’m looking forward to what I can do post-reintroduction of nuts, dried fruit, alcohol, spices and chocolate…

The Easiest Ice Cream Recipe in the World

  • Servings: 1 per banana
  • Difficulty: easy-peasey
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The easiest Ice Cream in the World

(Image by TSL)


Base Recipe

1 frozen banana p/person (I freeze mine individually, peeled and broken into 4 chunks)
1 Tablespoon coconut cream (optional, but adds to ‘creamy’ mouth feel. And, if you happen to have some left over whipped coconut cream, all the better)

Cherry Cinnamon Flavour

5 – 6 frozen cherries p/person
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon p/person


1) Throw all your ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blitz until blades stop chopping through the fruit. Stop the machine, take a spatula and push the mixture down the sides. Repeat until mixture resembles ice cream with a soft serve texture.

2) There is no second step. It’s ready!

E N J O Y !