Lavender Infused Cherry Ice Cream (Paleo, SCD, GAPS, Dessert)

It is officially cherry season! Are you as excited about that as I am? Since I am in the Okanagan right now I can just head outside and pick some from my neighbour's tree. It is glorious. I think I have given myself a cherry coma. If that is even possible. I am putting cherries in everything right now. With pork tenderloin, coconut butter, ground beef… you name it I have probably tried it. And so far I have not found a combination I haven't liked. So to celebrate my current cherry obsession you are getting a cherry inspired dessert. This Lavender Infused Cherry Ice Cream is perfect for the hot weather, and has no added sweeteners so you can feel good about eating it. This one also contains grassfed gelatin and is made without an ice cream maker so everyone should be able to make it. I hope you like it!

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1 can full fat coconut milk (I recommend

this brand

lavender flowers from 4 sprigs 

1 tsp organic vanilla extract (I use

this kind


pinch sea salt

3 small ripe bananas (or 2 large ones should be fine)

1/3 cup coconut butter (I use

this brand

1 TBSP grassfed gelatin (

buy here

1 cup de-pitted and chopped cherries 

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1. Place a medium pot on low heat on the stove

2. Add coconut milk, lavender flowers, vanilla extract and sea salt to pot

3. Allow to come to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently

4. Remove pot from heat, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes to let the lavender infuse

5. Remove the lavender flowers (I used a small strainer)

6. Place the pot back on the stove on low heat

7. Add the ripe bananas and break into pieces

8. Heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently to break up the bananas (you want to remove the chunks if possible)

9. Add the coconut butter and stir well to combine

10. Add the gelatin and stir well to dissolve the gelatin

11. Add the cherries, stir well and allow to simmer for another 5-10 minutes

12. Remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes to allow flavours to blend 

13. Stir once more and transfer ingredients to a freezer safe bowl and place the bowl in your freezer

14. Freeze for approximately 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes

15. Serve and enjoy! Keep this in the fridge if you don't eat it all right away

Yield: 4-6 servings (depending on size)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Total time: 3 hours

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