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Low Fat Dairy-Free Srawberry Ice Cream
Easy, Low Fat, Dairy-Free Ice Cream
If you have an ice cream maker, then making your own ice cream is really easy! I have an intolerance to cow's milk, and for years I have watched friends and relatives tucking in to ice creams and other desserts that I can't share. Now I can make my own, healthy and fresh and really yummy. This strawberry ice cream recipe has three ingredients and only takes a few minutes to put together, and you won't believe how good it tastes :)
I used Oatly oat milk to make my version, but you can use your favorite dairy-free milk in yours, whether that's soy milk, rice milk or anything else!
Ingredients - What you need for your ice cream
This is a lovely treat made with fresh strawberries in the summer - whether they're homegrown or bought from the store.
14 oz ripe strawberries, washed and with any leaves and stalks removed
1/2 cup granulated sugar (or you can replace this with your chosen sweetener)
1 1/8 cup oat/ rice/ soy milk
If you have an ice cream maker where you need to freeze the bowl for hours before making ice cream, remember to do that now if you haven't already. It's worth the wait :)
Ice-cream Makers from Amazon - There's an ice-cream maker to fit all budgets!
It's possible to make ice cream without an ice-cream maker, but it's much quicker if you have one. They range from budget models where you freeze the bowl overnight before making your ice cream, to fancy all-in-one models that freeze your mix right there on the counter!
This old-fashioned style ice cream maker would look at home on the counter in the most stylish kitchens.
If you already have a KitchenAid mixer, then you can buy an ice cream maker attachment rather than a new appliance.
This sleek ice cream maker would suit a really modern kitchen.
For those on a budget, this cheap and cheerful model will do the trick!
Step 1 - Get ready to blend
Once you've prepared the strawberries (washing them, and removing the stalks), put them in a bowl with your milk and sugar/sweetener.
Try not to poach too many of the strawberries! The ice cream is worth waiting for....
Step 2 - Blend!
Blend your ingredients together until you've got a nice, smooth mixture.
Again, try to avoid the temptation of drinking it as a smoothie at this point! It's lovely, but you're making ice cream and you can lick the bowl clean in a few minutes....
Have you tried making ice cream at home?
Have you tried making your own ice cream at home yet? It's really quick and easy, and you can adjust the recipes to suit your tastes. If you have a favorite recipe, then please leave a comment in the Guestbook at the bottom of the lens.
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Step 3 - The Big Freeze!
Once your mixture is ready, pour it into the ice cream maker as recommended in the manufacturer's instructions - it's normally important to set the blades turning before you add the mixture, so that it doesn't immediately freeze to the sides of the bowl.
You can leave the machine running, but it's fun to watch your mixture gradually turning into ice cream.
Once the cycle has finished, remove the ice cream into a clean container. With my ice cream maker, I have to wait until the bowl has warmed up to room temperature before I can wash it and return it to the freezer. It lives in the freezer because then I can make ice cream whenever I like :)
Step 4 - Eat your ice cream!
Your ice cream is ready to eat once it comes out of the machine! This one is a little more like a sorbet than a dairy ice cream, but it is delicious and has a heavenly scent of strawberries! It couldn't be a more summery treat.
In the unlikely event that you have leftovers, you can freeze them ;) This recipe freezes very solid - it would make great ice lollies - and you have to let it warm up for a few minutes when you take it out of the freezer, or it's impossible to serve.
Enjoy your ice cream :)