Cherry chocolate coconut ice cream

by | Aug 19, 2010 | Columns, Healing with Whole Foods | 3 comments

Cherry chocolate coconut ice cream

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1 full fat can of coconut milk
3 frozen chopped bananas
1 cup of frozen pre-pitted dark sweet cherries
1 TB of pure vanilla
1 TB of agave nectar


  1. Put all of the above ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend till thick and creamy.
  2. Then add 1 cup or so of dark chocolate chips (allergen-free friendly) or dark chocolate bar shavings and some more diced frozen cherries, about 1/2 cup to 1 cup depending on what you desire.
  3. Mix it all up and then pour into your ice cream maker to process for 20 minutes or so.
  4. If you don’t have a ice cream maker, just put it in a glass or steel bowl and put in the freezer for an hour or so and then when you pull it out you will have a more solid bowl of ice cream that you can spoon out with a traditional ice cream scooper. Add some fresh chocolate shavings on top and enjoy!

recipe courtesy

  • Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.


  1. Andrea

    This sounds wonderful! But can you do it without the bananas – a very-low-carb version? I know they provide creaminess and body, but what else could we substitute?

  2. earthwalker

    Would some sort of nut be better for you – hazelnuts or cashew?

  3. Andrea

    Hmm…now that I think of it, a block of Silken tofu might substitute nicely for the bananas!

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