4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream – Quick, Simple, Tasty, Healthy, ‘Free From’

Have you ever made ice cream from scratch?

I am not sure why, but I thought the process of making ice cream was difficult and tedious. How wrong was I? Last year, I found out you could make ice cream with one ingredient only! It is delicious and healthy, and you do not need any fancy equipment. Until recently, I was using my ancient soup blender to make it.

My soup blended died as I was blending carrot and parsnip soup a few months ago, and after thinking about it for a long time and asking friends for advice, I took the plunge and bought a Vitamix. I could not do without it now and I use it daily.

Having a powerful blender means you can blitz fruit from frozen and the ice cream will be perfect every time. If you are using a soup blender, I would recommend taking the fruit out of the freezer 10 minutes before you intend to blend it. It will be softer, but it will be ice cream all the same. You could give it 20 minutes in the freezer to harden if you wish.

On Friday, the children had a playdate at home with two of their friends, but I had completely forgotten to get some food for our lunch. Luckily, I had pasta, ham and cucumber, as well as frozen fruit in the freezer. I asked the little ones whether they wanted smoothies or ice cream, and they were unanimous in choosing the latter.

I was thinking of making banana ice cream, but Crevette’s friend cannot stand bananas, so I had to improvise. Strawberry ice cream really appealed to everyone and it took me less than 5 minutes to make. Initially, I did not put bananas in the ice cream, but the texture was not great. As soon as the banana was in, the frozen mush became ice cream. Crevette’s friend did not notice the banana at all.

4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream - quick, healthy, nice & easy - frozen strawberries in Vitamix

What a treat it was! The children really loved it, and the older two had a second scoop. It was so healthy I was willing to give them as much as they wanted.

Everyone Loves 4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream - quick, healthy, nice & easy

Because of her allergies, Jumpy had it in a cup, and she did not mind one bit. She actually preferred eating frozen strawberries.

Frozen Strawberries - a Refresing Treat

I gave Wriggly her first ice cream, too. After she got over the fact it was colder than anything she had eaten before, she loved it! She finished the whole ice-cream, even the cone!

4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream - quick, healthy, nice & easy  - perfect for little ones who are teething

After being silly with her ice cream, Beanie dropped hers on the living-room floor. She was about to lick it on the floor and I caught her just in time!

I dropped my ice cream!

The children absolutely loved the ice cream, and I will definitely make it regularly in the next few months. Please note that if you are not on a dairy-free diet, you can use regular single cream. I only had soya cream at home and it was perfect.

4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream - quick, healthy, nice & easy  - Yum

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4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream – Quick, Simple, Tasty, Healthy

Quick, healthy, nice & easy ice cream with no nasties! Ready in less than 5 minutes. Makes 6-8 scoops.
Prep Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 punnet frozen strawberries approximately 400g
  • 1/2 sliced banana frozen
  • 100 ml single soya cream
  • 3 tablespoons runny honey

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy straight away!

 

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  1. This looks amazing, my boys (& the hubby) would love this! I run a new linky if you want to pop over & link up this recipe 🙂

  2. Love, love, love the idea of your ice cream. After discovering recently my blender is actually powerful to crush ice (why, I didn’t realise I don’t know!) I’m confident enough to try your fab recipe. I think my kids will love it. x

  3. Jumpy has the right idea. Plain frozen strawberries are FAB!! One thing I have done is make gluten free cones using corn tortillas. Sounds strange, I know! I brushed with butter and sprinkled with sugar, then used foil to make it hold into shape while baking. 🙂

    • Tell me more… have you got the recipe on your blog? She is also allergic to eggs. Are corn tortillas egg-free?

  4. myrecipebookuk says:

    This sounds delicious. I think “traditional” icecream is a pain to make as it needs churning to avoid ice crystals. This is a much better way to do it!

    I’ve been meaning to ask you about your vitamix and I keep forgetting. At the moment I’ve only got a hand blender or a food processor and I find that they both leave things quite lumpy. How smooth can you get things with a vitamix?

    • You have exactly what I had 5 months ago when my soup blender died, mid-soup (that last soup was very chunky). The Vitamix is amazing. It is expensive, but it is so worth it! No lumps left with a Vitamix!

  5. Oh wow yum, must try this x

  6. Ta glace est génial! De mon retour je l’essai. So healthy!

  7. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    Pinned this, it looks delish! Right in time for the warm weather. Thanks!

  8. Ooh this sounds great, I will definitely try it. Most corn tortillas are egg free so they sound good too.

  9. I LOVE banana ice cream! I made tonnes of the stuff last summer and am already planning some new flavours now that the weather is warming up. I have never put cream in it though. It looks like it makes it so creamy. Will definitely be trying that!

    • Banana on its own is really creamy. I don’t put cream either in there. My little one’s friend doesn’t like bananas, which is why I only put half a banana in there. I guess with 1/2 banana, 1/2 strawberry, you might not need cream. I might try later!

  10. Delicious! And completely bursting with fruity freshness 🙂
    We love making ice-cream! …All that came to a total halt when I couldn’t find the paddle for the ice-cream machine last summer!
    Silly when you just suddenly realize you’ve totally stopped making something you used to make all the time!

    I love the sound of your recipe Mel – I’ll wait for fresh strawberries… Then… YUM!

    • I know! I had that with bread. I stopped making it for a couple of months in the winter because it wasn’t rising. I thought it wasn’t warm enough at home. The yeast had gone off!

  11. I am definitely going to make this, I love all of those ingredients and ice cream, a win win xx

  12. Sounds yummy – we’ve always for frozen berries in the freezer – I’ll be adding bananas too!!

  13. The Free From Fairy says:

    Yummy scrummy! I will have to do a little bit of fiddling so that I can eat this too…but I am sure it is possible. I love ice cream and really miss it so fruity ice creams are certainly on the cards for me this summer!!! Well done for hosting Tasty Tuesdays! You deserve every bit of exposure you get x

  14. Love this – sounds amazingly tasty! #tastytuesday

  15. That is really easy and I bet my toddler would love it, I wonder if I smoothied it then froze it that would work?! #tastytuesday

    • It would work, but you would end up with ice crystals in the frozen smoothie. I do it for my little ones. None of them ever complained.

    • It would work, but you would end up with ice crystals in the frozen smoothie. I do it for my little ones. None of them ever complained.

  16. This is a great recipe, and perfect for my two little ones who are largely dairy-free. Bookmarked! x

  17. internationalelfservice says:

    Oh my goodness – this has my name all over it! I have a soya free, dairy free small – what would you advise using to replace the soya cream? !

    • Can you tolerate oats? If so, you can get Oatly cream. Otherwise, Coconut or almond milk will work as well, but the consistency will not be as creamy.

  18. Fantastic, I’m definitely going to try this for my dairy free husband, looks delish!

    • It is delicious! Made some more yesterday, 1/2 banana, 1/2 berries, bit of soya cream, 1 tablespoon honey: wow!

  19. Joanna @mumbalance says:

    wow! that is a very simple recipe 🙂 I haven’t given my 20 month old any ice cream yet, as we are trying to keep him off sweets as long as possible, but I might be doing these for him!
    #tastytuesday
    PS. I will be sharing this on my FB page xx

    • I made some again today with mixed berries and bananas. It didn’t need too much honey (1 tablespoon) and it was delicious!

  20. Wow that sounds amazing and so easy to make. Have pinned and look forward to trying this out!

    • At the moment, we are really into smoothies, homemade ice cream etc. It is so much nicer than industrial stuff!

  21. This sounds amazing! Any combination of ice cream and healthy has my attention. Just one question – what’s the soya cream? I’d LOVE to try this!

  22. Rose Elise says:

    Thanks for sending me along to look at your other ice creams! This strawberry one would be perfect for my partner, he likes strawberry ice cream even while I would choose chocolate. =) x

    • I did realise as I was hitting ‘publish’ for my comment that you’d mentioned not liking the fruity ones, he he! For the banana one (the simplest one in the world!), just add cocoa to turn it into chocolate ice cream (nice and quick!). It doesn’t remotely taste of banana!

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