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Contributed by: Kate McGoey-Smith, DipNrsg, MSW, RSW, FM. Cert. ACT/Prosocial Matrix Facilitator.

This pink icy scoop of deliciousness tastes like the Italian favourite Amarena gelato – perfect to beat the summer heat! Enjoy!
4 cups frozen banana pieces (4 large bananas)

Pulse banana pieces until crumbly, then add:

¼ cup of unsweetened almond milk

¾ teaspoons pure almond extract

5½ cups pitted and chopped fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries, thawed

In a high-speed blender or food processor pulse banana pieces on low to medium-low until crumbly, stopping and scraping down sides once or twice. Add almond milk and almond extract; blend continuously 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth and creamy, adding more milk if needed. Stir in chopped cherries.

Serve immediately or transfer to a 1-qt. container and store in the freezer up to 1 week.

Serve immediately or transfer to a 1 quart container and store in freezer for up to 1 week (if it lasts that long)!