With warm weather, pool parties and Summer vacations it’s nice to have a healthier treat to satisfy your cravings while keeping you cool. Few desserts are as irresistable as homemade ice cream. No more low-fat, sugary, store-bought junk filled with skim milk, corn syrup and unidentified ingredients. Although the idea seems daunting, making fresh ice cream is easier than you think. With a blender and a few quality ingredients, you can enjoy something sweet without breaking a sweat!
Strawberry Ice Cream With Dark Chocolate
This recipe is a well-balanced creamy delight, with refreshing fruity flavor and drool-worthy dark chocolate!
1 cup heavy cream or full-fat canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 frozen ripe banana
4 ounces dark chocolate bar (preferably 70 percent cocoa content or higher)
- Combine all ingredients, except the chocolate and 1/2 the fruit in a high-speed blender. Blend for 1 minute, pushing down the edges with a spoon. Add remaining fruit. Blend for 2 minutes or until thick and creamy like soft-serve ice cream.
- Taste and adjust accordingly. Add more strawberries to thicken or more cream to thin.
- Enjoy with dark chocolate!
Nutrient Highlight: Strawberries
One of the lowest sugar fruits, strawberries are packed with antioxidants, such as vitamin C. Maximize nutrients by selecting deep red, local, organic berries.