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Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream Cake

Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream Cake is the perfect no-bake dessert to celebrate summer!Chocolate cherry nice cream cake

This cake is such a nice way to relax this weekend. It’s cool, sweet, and refreshing . . . and it’s nice to your body!

Beat the summer heat with this paleo & vegan Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream Cake! tell a friend

In case you didn’t know, “nice cream” is one of the greatest inventions ever. With only a blender and frozen bananas, you can make incredible soft serve that tastes like the real thing! Nice cream is great on its own, but it is even better when blended with delicious add-ins like chocolate, nut butter, and extra fruit.

By adding pitted cherries and cocoa powder, Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream Cake is born! The flavors of this “cake” are reminiscent of black forest cake, but it also has a hint of banana.

Chocolate cherry nice cream cake

Chocolate cherry nice cream cake is the perfect treat to make as we head into the weekend! As the temperature continues to rise, ice cream becomes even more of a necessity! There’s nothing more quintessentially summer than a dripping scoop of ice cream, is there?

On the other hand, dripping ice cream is actually really annoying. How many times has a perfectly good scoop gone to waste because it melted and fell on the ground . . . or worse — on your shoes.

Enter: ice cream cake! Ice cream cake offers all the yummy flavors of ice cream in a (somewhat) less messy form. Unfortunately, traditional ice cream cakes are packed with dairy, sugar, wheat, and plenty of other non-Paleo things that our tastebuds love and our tummies despise.

Chocolate cherry nice cream cake

Enter: nice cream cake! Made with the lovely “nice cream” mentioned above, nice cream cake has flavors similar to ice cream cake that will satisfy your tummy and your tastebuds! This Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream Cake does not include any cake. However, it does have a delicious chewy crust made with dates, walnuts, and almonds. This crust supports a thick layer of creamy chocolate-cherry nice cream, which in turn supports a “glaze” of coconut oil and cocoa powder. A sprinkle of nuts and a drizzle of almond butter make for the perfect toppings.

As if there weren’t already a host of reasons to make this cake, I have one more: it’s insanely easy. All you do is blend, blend, blend for a minute or two to make the crust. Then, clean out the blender and blend, blend, blend again to make the filling. The last step is probably the hardest: freeze it and forget about it for a couple hours. <— At least pretend it’s not on your mind. After it’s frozen, pour a quick little glaze over the top and EAT!

I told you it was easy.

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Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream Cake
Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream Cake is the perfect no-bake dessert to celebrate summer!
Chocolate cherry nice cream cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Nice Cream
Crust
Chocolate Glaze
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Nice Cream
Crust
Chocolate Glaze
Chocolate cherry nice cream cake
Instructions
Crust
  1. In a blender, combine all crust ingredients: walnuts, dates, almonds, cocoa powder, and salt.
  2. Blend until sticky and homogenous.
  3. Press crust mixture into the bottom of a pie dish, preferably one lined with parchment paper.
Nice Cream
  1. In a blender, combine all nice cream ingredients: bananas, cherries, coconut milk, and cocoa powder.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour nice cream into crust and spread it evenly with a spatula.
  4. Freeze crust until firm, at least two hours.
To serve
  1. While the cake is freezing, melt the coconut oil and whisk in the cocoa powder.
  2. Remove the frozen cake from the freezer and pour the "glaze" over the top. Slice and serve within five minutes of removing from freezer.
Recipe Notes
  • A springform pan may be used to hold the Nice Cream Cake.

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