Monday, June 23, 2014

Berries and Cream Ice Cream: Dairy and Refined Sugar-free Recipe

The older I grow, the better I get at coming up with excuses to indulge in fatty foods. French fries are covered in salt which I need to raise my very low blood pressure. Hamburgers are full of iron which I need to improve my energy levels. Bacon, well, bacon releases endorphins which I need to feel happier.

You name it, I can think of a health-improving reason to eat it. But this berries and cream ice cream doesn't need my sophisticated excuses. It speaks for itself, and it's saying,

"I'm full of anti-oxidants, healthy fat, and honey (which fights infections and treats allergies, studies suggest) Eat me! Eat me! Eat me!"


You won't regret it, guys and gals, especially you who have dairy allergies like I do. This easy-to-make ice cream is about to make your summer a lot healthier and tastier.


Here's what you'll need to make it:

  • 1 16-oz bag of frozen berries (I used mixed berries for the ice cream in the photo)
  • 3/4 of a can of full fat coconut cream —Trader Joe's coconut cream is my favorite*
  • 1/4 c. honey
*Before making the ice cream, I put the can of coconut cream in the fridge overnight so it solidifies


Step 1: Stick the honey and coconut cream in a blender or food processor and pulse until the honey and cream are blended. If you like really sweet ice cream, then add 1-2 more tablespoons of honey.

Step 2: Add the bag of frozen berries to the cream and honey mixture, and blend until smooth.

Step 3: Scoop up a heaping serving of the finished ice cream and enjoy! The ice cream will have the consistency of soft serve at this point, which is my favorite way to eat it. If you want it to be firmer, then pop it in the freezer for a few hours before serving.


Bon appetite!


-Sarah







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4 comments:

  1. Now, don't forget, you are simply investing in your health, many vitamins are fat soluble only, so you are merely eating those foods to help have better vitamin absorption. I totally understand ... some people just don't know how you suffer. :o) ~Sharon

    P.S. If you're feeling a little low in magnesium, you best be sure to toss some dark chocolate into that ice cream. Just sayin'...

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  2. Ha! I like the way you think, Sharon! Dark chocolate would be a tasty and healthy addition to this icy treat. Between the two of us we could make a good case for all sorts of indulging… ;)

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