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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!

53 Comments

  1. Lisa@intotheglade
    21/04/2015 / 8:47 am

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

    • Mel
      Author
      25/04/2015 / 12:12 am

      We had frozen berries, bananas, honey and a splash of double cream on Wednesday… wow!

  2. The Free From Fairy
    21/04/2015 / 10:51 am

    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

    • Mel
      Author
      25/04/2015 / 12:09 am

      Thanks my lovely. What do you need to remove from this recipe? Is it the cream?

  3. Rebecca @ AAUBlog
    21/04/2015 / 11:18 am

    Love this – sounds amazingly tasty! #tastytuesday

    • Mel
      Author
      25/04/2015 / 12:14 am

      It is!

  4. laurababykicks
    21/04/2015 / 11:26 am

    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

    • Mel
      Author
      25/04/2015 / 12:06 am

      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.

    • Mel
      Author
      25/04/2015 / 12:06 am

      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.

  5. Becky
    21/04/2015 / 2:05 pm

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

    • Mel
      Author
      22/04/2015 / 9:45 pm

      I hope they like them! x

  6. internationalelfservice
    21/04/2015 / 2:37 pm

    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? !

    • Mel
      Author
      25/04/2015 / 12:07 am

      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.

  7. 21/04/2015 / 9:21 pm

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

    • Mel
      Author
      22/04/2015 / 9:39 pm

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

  8. Joanna @mumbalance
    21/04/2015 / 11:14 pm

    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

    • Mel
      Author
      21/04/2015 / 11:39 pm

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

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