Healthy Homemade Ice Cream in 5mins

Who doesn’t like ice cream?! It’s absolutely delicious and we have figured out a 5 minute recipe so that you can control what goes into it to make it healthier. Additionally, this recipe is perfect for recovery straight after training in hot weather because it’s quick to make and has about a 5:1 carbs:protein ratio, as was explained in Chocolate Milk: Practically Perfect. It’s also a great way of getting some fruit into the kids if they are protesting against attempts to do so.

Serves: 3 small portions

Time:  5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 350 grams of chopped, frozen fruit/berries (we have used strawberries, raspberries and a kiwifruit)
  • 150 grams of plain yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey

Method:

Put everything in a blender and blend until it comes out at an ice cream consistency. Depending on how good your blender is you may have to help it along by stirring it every couple of seconds (like we did) to make sure everything is chopped up and stirred together.

Put it into a bowl and serve or, if you would like the texture to be a little harder/thicker, put it in a bowl and leave it in the freezer for another 5-10 minutes.

The outcome is a fresh, tangy and sweet sorbet textured ice cream which is perfect for on a warm day or to have as a snack. It’s still got all of the fibre and nutrients of the fruit unlike a lot of bought ice cream so it is a great way to enjoy a delicious treat.

One last word from us before you dive into it: eat it slowly if you want to avoid brain freeze!

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