This month, the challenge was to share a 10 minute no-bake dessert.
I immediately knew what I was going to share, because it’s my very favorite summer treat…
…homemade cherry chocolate ice cream.
I love cherries and look forward to them with great anticipation each May. And I mourn their departure in September.
So, I squeeze cherries in every meal, snack and treat I can when they are in season.
For this dessert, I cut the cherries off of the pit and then chop them into bite-sized pieces. (My fingernail beds are pretty much permanently stained from cutting cherries during the summer, but some things are worth it!)
I use Breyer’s Natural Vanilla ice cream as the “base.” It’s the only vanilla I’ve been able to find in my grocery store that doesn’t have a bunch of corn syrup and unpronounceable ingredients added. (This isn’t a sponsored post, FYI.)
And then I top it with the chopped fresh cherries and organic shaved dark chocolate. I usually load up on the cherries and go a little lighter on the ice cream and chocolate to make it a low-guilt treat.
It’s super simple and super yummy.
PS – I ate this at 10:00 in the morning after the photo shoot.
A blogger’s gotta do what a blogger’s gotta do.
For other 10 minute, no-bake recipes, check out the following links…
Julie Blanner – homemade chocolate pudding
Dream Green DIY – white chocolate dipped pretzels
Four Generations One Roof – chocolate covered bananas with pecans
Inspired by Charm – cheerio treat bars
Finding Home Farms – maple fudge graham cookies
TidyMom – salted carmel iced coffee
Thistlewood Farms – ice box cake in a jar