Baking & Sweets

Proper Ice Cream

Naturally sweet, healthy ice cream with banana, coconut milk, and vanilla
Serves
6
Prep in
6 hours
Cooks in
6 hours

In essence ice cream isn't a bad food choice. If made with good ingredients, it can be an abundant source of good quality nutrition, have no negative impacts on our blood sugar, & of course bring joy.

However, it's now quite rare to look on the back of an ice cream tub & see 3-4 natural ingredients in their unadulterated states which is where the 'bad' label comes from.

It's not about the fat content, it's about the sweeteners & sugar replacements. It's not about the seemingly luxurious-ness, it's about the binding gums that disrupt our gut bacteria.

This recipe is my solution; simple, naturally sweetened, scoop-able happiness!

Key Facts

  • Naturally sweet
  • Low in sugar
  • Gut-friendly
  • Dairy free

Ingredients

  • 150ml double or coconut cream
  • 150ml whole or full fat coconut milk
  • 1 very ripe banana or 1/2 cup roasted sweet potato flesh
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

FLAVOURS

  • Choc nut butter swirl - 1 tablespoons nut butter or tahini plus 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • Berry - 2/3 cup fresh raspberries or strawberries
  • Mint chip - 3 drops peppermint extract plus 100g chopped chocolate
  • Caramel swirl - 10 dates soaked in hot water for 10 minutes then blended to a paste

Preparation

01

Add the base ingredients to a blender, purée until smooth.

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Berry - blend berries in now.

Choc nut butter swirl - add cacao powder.

Mint - add peppermint extract.

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NO CHURN - pour into a container, & then swirl through nut butter/tahini, chocolate chunks, or date caramel if making these flavours. Freeze for 4-6 hours then scoop & serve.

NINJA KITCHEN CREAMI - freeze the base for 4-6 hours, then blend on gelato setting. Re-spin once, add the extra bits & hit mix in. Scoop & serve

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About me

Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

Phoebe holding a tray of roasted vegetables