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Strawberry & Apricot Ice Cream – No Churning, No Refined Sugar

I love nothing more than a challenge, so when I was asked to create smoothie and ice cream recipes with hidden vegetables in, I did not hesitate for a second and put together this delicious Strawberry & Apricot Ice Cream.

The people challenging me to create a new recipe were none other than Vitamix. The first time I saw a Vitamix machine in action, I fell in love. How sad (possibly weird, too) does that make me sound? The live demonstration I saw convinced me to invest in a Pro 300. I had never spent that much money on kitchen equipment but I did not regret my purchase for one second.

As my first phone conversation with the lovely people at Vitamix was unfolding, I was already plotting to trick various family members by feeding them vegetables they hate. I decided to start with Hubby and Beanie. He cannot stand courgettes and she seems to wince at the sight of a carrot…

With no further ado, I bring you my delicious frozen fruit & raw veg ice cream.

No-Churn Ice Cream with no Added Sugar - just blended

No-Churn Ice Cream with no Added Sugar

Delicious Frozen Fruit & Raw Veg Ice Cream Makes 6 scoops
Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 peach
  • 2 apricots
  • 10 strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 baby courgette zucchini, whole
  • 2 baby carrots skin on
  • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt

Instructions

  1. Wash the peach and apricot. Pat dry. Stone and chop them. Wash then hull the strawberries. Peel and slice the bananas.
  2. Place all fruit on a baking tray in the freezer. Alternatively, use a zip bag but you will have to separate the fruit later.
  3. When the fruit has had enough time to freeze, wash and dry the carrots and courgette (zucchini).
  4. Blend all fruit, together with the Greek yoghurt and raw vegetables.
  5. Eat straight away!

I have not been paid for this post. I just love Vitamix! I will soon be trying the Pro 750 though! That is the best compensation I could ever get!

16 Comments

    • Mel
      Author
      20/06/2015 / 11:22 pm

      Ha ha ha, do I hear sarcasm, young lady?

        • Mel
          Author
          21/06/2015 / 12:36 am

          He he! You make me laugh. We really have to meet soon!

        • Mel
          Author
          21/06/2015 / 1:01 am

          Naughty naughty!

  1. Julie's Family Kitchen
    20/06/2015 / 7:30 am

    Many congratulations Mel, I couldn’t think of a better ambassador. Amazing looking ice cream Mel. xx

    • Mel
      Author
      20/06/2015 / 11:32 pm

      Thanks a lot my lovely x

    • Mel
      Author
      20/06/2015 / 11:38 pm

      Peach, Apricot & Strawberry were the main flavours. It was really sweet and creamy!

  2. 21/06/2015 / 8:13 pm

    Wow what a fantastic opportunity. I love the idea of hiding veggies in frozen yoghurt.

    • Mel
      Author
      29/06/2015 / 12:01 am

      It really is a fun little project! Whenever I am putting a sweet treat together, I am trying to think of veg I could hide in there!

    • Mel
      Author
      28/06/2015 / 11:40 pm

      Are you proud of me? I thought of you and Reneé when I typed ‘no added sugar.’ This is so ‘not me.’

  3. 30/06/2015 / 12:44 am

    Yum– I broke down and bought a Vitamix a few months ago, and even though they are super expensive here (in Asia), totally worth it! I use it every day– and I make creations like this all the time. It’s amazing how smooth it can get fruits and veggies.

    I’d like my kids (someday– let’s get him through the breast milk phase) to think this IS what ice cream is 🙂

    • Mel
      Author
      06/07/2015 / 11:23 pm

      I was chatting with one of my friends today and telling her that since I started making ice cream, I have found ‘normal’ ice cream a lot less enjoyable. I am still partial to a few favourites, but our homemade ice cream is really delicious, cheap and quick to make. What’s not to love?

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