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.

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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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53 Comments

  1. Rose Elise
    16/11/2015 / 9:34 am

    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

    • 16/11/2015 / 12:40 pm

      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!

  2. 26/05/2017 / 12:53 pm

    I just adore the colour of that icecream…love the shot of the cone face down! Wouldn’t faze me…flick off the dirty bits and as you were!!!

    • 26/05/2017 / 1:08 pm

      It was literally melting through the floorboards. This one didn’t get rescued, hahaha!

  3. 26/05/2017 / 1:21 pm

    I love how easy peasy this ice cream is to make!! And so perfect for this crazy hot weather we are having – I feel like we have a missed out a season. A couple of weeks ago I was moaning it felt like winter…now it is summer already – what happened to spring??? Eb x

    • 26/05/2017 / 2:34 pm

      I know, the weather is completely crazy, isn’t it? One minute it rains and you wear your winter boots, the next it’s a heatwave!

  4. 26/05/2017 / 9:42 pm

    Jealous of the Vitamix, is it ah-mazing? 🙂 I got a nutri ninja lately and it’s in constant use here too. Smoothies everyday. I cannot wait to try this ice-cream recipe. It looks gorgeous!

    • 26/05/2017 / 11:38 pm

      The Vitamin is the ONE thing I wouldn’t do without. I love, love, love it. We use it every day.

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