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Really Easy Icecream

Updated on November 5, 2009

This is a really simple, 5 minute recipe for ice cream that tastes so much better than the stuff from the stores. It has no preservatives and is packed with fruit.

If you don't blend it quick enough, you may get lumps of cream in the ice cream - I don't worry about that because I like the taste of the cream bits.

NB strictly speaking, it's not ice cream because it's not made from custard but I think it tastes way better than real ice cream anyway!

Really easy and creamy ice cream
Really easy and creamy ice cream

Ingredients

  1. 1 packet of frozen berries - I find raspberries work best (for a fruitier, firmer ice cream use a 500g pack, for a softer creamier ice cream, use a 300g pack)
  2. 300 ml fresh cream (the pouring variety with nothing added is best)
  3. 1/2 to 1/3 cup of sugar (go with 1/2 cup if you used 500g of frozen fruit and 1/3 cup if you used the 300g packet)

Method

Put all ingredients into a stable bowl (tip: sit it on a rubber mat or folded up dish towel for extra stability) and blend with a hand blender. You can also blend it in a food processor, blender or Magic Bullet.

That's it! It's best served immediately but if you like your ice cream a bit firmer then leave it in the freezer for a bit (not too long or it will go hard).

It sets really well in fancy ice cube molds and it makes great summer popsicles.

About the Author

CommerceCat is an IT consultant and runs her own business. This is the fourth hub in her series of 30 Hubs in 30 Days. She is new to both HubPages and Twitter so if you are on either please friend her! (Her Twitter name is websmallbiz).

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      typep 8 years ago

      Cant wait to try it! Thanks! ;-)

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      CommerceCat 8 years ago from Australia

      Yes every time I've made it, it has involved me eating a huge bowl of it. But it is 50% or more fruit so I don't feel so bad. Also ice cream possibly because of the fat or the cold or both is low GI so we digest the sugar better than if we were eating it by itself - so really as indulgences go, it's pretty healthy. Plus there are no additives just fruit, cream and sugar.

      I have had a whole heap of twitter requests this past day - I think from the note!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Commerce - and ohhhhh yes ... I think I will put a little author footnote in my hubs too. Nice idea :)

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Commerce - as much as I want to, I am NOT making this. I will eat it. All. *sighs*

      Though maybe ...