Strawberries and Cream — it’s sweet, it’s simple, it’s delicious…  so let’s turn it into an ice cream!  And why not make it healthy while we’re at it?  ;-)

This Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream is flavorful, creamy and rich, but without the egg yolks and refined white sugar.  It’s so good, you’d never know it’s low fat, low calorie, low carb, sugar free and high protein.

Seriously!

Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream (sugar free, low fat, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

This bowl just needs one more thing

A spoon.

Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream (sugar free, low fat, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

Get excited, because this 5-ingredient recipe is super easy to make…  and eat…

Enjoy!

Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream (sugar free, low carb and low fat!)

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 7+1/2 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 196 (vs. 500 in Häagen Dazs)

Fat per serving: 11g (vs. 32g in Häagen Dazs)

Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream (sugar free, low carb and low fat!)

Ingredients

  • 1+1/2 cups Organic Strawberry Puree* (see Instructions)
  • 3 cups Plain, Nonfat Organic Greek Yogurt
  • 3 cups Organic Half and Half
  • 1 tbs Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Flavored Stevia Extract**

Instructions

  1. Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment).
  2. *Wash your strawberries, slice the greens off, then puree in a blender.
  3. In a stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment, add the yogurt, half and half, lemon juice and stevia. Mix on low speed.
  4. Add the strawberry puree, then increase the mixer speed to medium/low. Mix until even.
  5. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Place the frozen ice cream maker attachment onto the stand mixer and turn on the "stir" speed.
  7. Pour the chilled ice cream mixture into the ice cream bowl and churn until soft-serve consistency.
  8. Scoop the ice cream into a freezer-proof container, cover, and freeze until it's the texture you like.
  9. Scoop into bowls and serve!

Notes

*If you want a super strawberry-ish ice cream, add 1/2 tsp of Strawberry Extract to the recipe!

**Adjust this amount depending on the sweetness of your strawberries. My strawberries weren't very sweet so I needed to use more stevia than usual. If your strawberries are super juicy and sweet, you can probably reduce the stevia to 2 tsp

This recipe is: eggless, gluten free, sugar free, low carb, low fat, high protein!

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Sadly, when this ice cream is completely frozen it turns rock hard  :(

To defrost, refrigerate the ice cream overnight.  Not gonna lie, I ate this ice cream first thing in the morning.  Leaving ice cream on the counter for an hour while I’m starving is out of the question.  That would just be torture.  When I refrigerate the ice cream overnight it has the perfect texture by morning!  When I leave the ice cream on the counter to defrost only the edges will scoop smoothly while the center stays frozen, but when it defrosts in the fridge the texture is much more even.  And it’s way easier to repeat the spoon-to-face-and-back cycle.

Here is a nutrition label comparison between the Häagen Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream and the Desserts with Benefits Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream:

Unhealthy Ice Cream nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits  Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream nutrition label (sugar free, low fat, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

WHAT?!  500 calories for a single cup of Häagen Dazs ice cream??  And 40g of sugar too?

Nooo thanks.  I’ll take a cup (or three) of my healthified ice cream!  My ice cream is filled with healthy fats, complete proteins and organic fruit  :-)

No refined sugar or nasty ingredients needed.

Healthy Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream (sugar free, low fat, low carb, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Eggless, Gluten-Free, Half-and-Half, High-Protein, Ice-Cream-and-Fro-Yo, Lemon, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Nutrition-Label, Strawberry, Sugar-Free, Yogurt

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Comments (2)

  1. Emily: July 24, 2014

    “This bowl just needs one more thing… a spoon.” Ha, yeah right, this looks so delicious i would just eat it with my hands! :-P

  2. dessertswithbenefits: July 24, 2014

    Emily-
    AHAHAHA!!!!
    Now you’re speakin mah language ;)
    -Jess

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