Peanut butter, cherry and banana ice cream

It has been beastly hot and humid these past two weeks on the East Coast of the USA.  Typically temperatures in the 90’s are not the norm in May, but the weather has taken its toll on us all.  During times like these,  cooking has been furthest from my mind.  We’ve been barbecuing and chomping on rabbit food:) I’ve been thinking of cool, refreshing drinks, smoothies, sorbets etc.  I had made this banana ice cream before, but thought to add some cherries to the mix, it just gives it that pop of color and extra fruit.  Just 3 simple ingredients in this ice cream.  Peanut butter, cherries and bananas, that’s it!


It is an easy peasy recipe.  Slice 3 bananas and place them on a cookie sheet in a single row and freeze overnight.  Transfer to a strong blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.  This will take a few minutes, you’ll need to move the bananas around, periodically to help it along, it will be loud as the bananas are frozen.  In a few minutes you will see the mixture turn creamy.  Add 3 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and blend again.  Add chopped pitted cherries.  Pulse to ensure everything has come together.  Freeze.  I served it up with extra cherries, blackberries and a sprig of mint.  It was oh so good, I’d forgotten about the awful weather we’ve been experiencing.

IMG_7410Just look at the creaminess of this delicious ice cream.  It is totally versatile, you can add whatever you like to the mix.  Top with extra chopped peanuts or cashews for a yummy crunch.

IMG_7411 Healthy, creamy, velvety, whisked into the most delicious ice cream, go on, give it a try.


  1. Oh this looks absolutely wonderful Loretta! It is way to warm for you being May! We had a couple days that were very warm early, but we’ve been enjoying the most amazing weather. I love that you call your lighter food rabbit food. I love to snack on nuts and dried fruit and John calls that squirrel food. Hang in there and hopefully it will cool off!


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  3. Fantastic Loretta, I love how simple this is and it looks delicious. Yes, it has been brutal here temp wise. Have been running the AC non stop. Ice cream is just what I want and this one is guilt free.


  4. Love it Loretta!! I love the pop of color from the cherries! I love these banana ice creams, I usually just make a plain version, served with some chocolate sauce and nuts. I love it coz it’s guilt free and delicious! The flavor combinations are endless as you say! I love your choice of ingredients:) Beautiful and tempting clicks:)


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