Insomnia and anti-stress dairy free cherry ripe Ice-cream

This is the perfect ice-cream to relax you at night or to soothe the anxious mind through the day.

The super power ingredients:

  • Cherries contain melatonin that help regulate our circadian sleep rhythm and vitamin C which assists in serotonin production. Serotonin help keeps us happy and helps us regulate our sleep patterns.
  • Bananas contain potassium, magnesium, B6, B3, B2 and L-tryptophan which help switch on our sleep hormones assisting with relaxing the body and muscles.
  • Cacao helps release endorphins that leave us feeling happy. Cacao is also high in magnesium and potassium which help relax the body.
  • Coconut may help stabilise blood sugar insulin levels helping you to sleep and rest easier.



  • 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup of frozen cherries pitted. (Either pit your own and freeze or buy already pitted in the frozen section of your supermarket).
  • 4 tbsp. of coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp. of coconut cream
  • 1 tbsn. of cacao
  • 1 tbsn. of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tbsn. of maple syrup  



  • In a small jug stir the melted coconut oil, cacao and maple syrup. Stir well and set aside briefly.
  • In a good high power blender or food processor blend the frozen banana, frozen cherries, coconut cream and 4 tablespoons of coconut flakes until smooth.
  • Place ice-cream into a serving bowl and pour your chocolate dressing over and watch it set on your ice-cream just like chocolate magic.
  • Garnish with extra coconut flakes, cherries, mint, etc.


I buy my bananas in bulk and let them ripen. Once they are ripe I freeze them to add them into my ice-creams and smoothies.


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