Home made strawberry ice cream has been on my mind for weeks! I have a really awesome full fat recipe for it but since I’m in a weight loss mode I wanted to keep the fat and calories low. After a little Internet research I discovered that lite coconut milk can be used with fruit to make a creamy ice cream!
This was a huge hit with the family! Everything gets tossed in the blender, pureed, then poured into an ice cream maker if you have one. No ice cream maker, no problem, just pour the mixture into a freezer safe container. Freeze for a couple hours, remove it from the freezer, stir and serve. I have a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker that has a bowl that you freeze. With two of the bowls I can always have one bowl ready in the freezer to go. In 30 minutes you have a smooth, creamy, fruity ice cream. Look how pretty this is!
Right out of the machine it’s soft serve consistency. At this point I divided it into 8 freezer safe containers – great for portion control and popped them directly in the freezer. Later we removed them from the freezer, let them sit for 10 minutes, stirred to break up any ice crystals and enjoyed. It is more like a sorbet really than an ice cream. The perfect summer treat!.Fabulous! This would be good with so many different fruits, mango, peaches, raspberries – yum! Daughter Katy said that I need to make more low calorie, healthy treats like this and stock up the freezer.
Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed, stems removed
- 1 can lite coconut milk (Trader Joe’s Lite coconut milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Agave Nectar – or to taste (honey or sugar would also work) how much depends on how sweet the fruit is.
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. My Blentec blender pretty much takes care of the seeds but if you use a regular blender you will most likely still have seeds. If you wish, pour the mixture through a strainer to capture the seeds before you freeze it into ice cream.
Pour mixture into the freezer bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufactures instructions.
*If you don’t have an ice cream maker you can pour the mixture into a shallow freezer safe container, cover and freeze for two hours. Remove from freezer and let thaw slightly, stir to break up any ice crystals and serve.
Yield: 8 Servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Per Serving; 80 Calories, 2.6 g fat, 14.8 g carbs, 1.9 g fiber, o protein WWPP 2
Inspired by a Cooking Light Recipe for Mango-Coconut Sherbet
Over the weekend I managed to try a few new recipes! This week I will be sharing a recipe for what my daughter Katy says is the best turkey burger I have ever made-wow that’s high praise as she is a tough food critic! A raw kale slaw that I threw together on Saturday was another winner. In fact it was so good I’m going to make another bowl of it today!
Don’t forget that Wednesday is the last check in for the Small Change Challenge! Some people have dropped out of the challenge so those of you who are still in the game have even better odds of winning one of the prizes!
Sunday after church we ate at an Indian restaurant with some friends. I had to try the Biryani so I could compare it to the one I recently made. Hubby Tom and I both prefer my version! The restaurant one was very good but my home version seemed to have more complex flavors.
We also sampled papadom for the first time, it’s a cracker/flat bread made from lentils or chick peas. Papadom is served with chutney or spicy dips as an appetizer and it was delicious. I found some recipes for making your own papadom and it looks like fun! One more recipe in my “to try” pile! Hubby Tom and I are enjoying Indian food and I plan on experimenting more at home with healthy versions of it. Now that I have an assortment of Indian spices in my pantry it’s easier to dabble in Indian inspired cuisine.
This morning I headed out for my morning walk alone but on my way back daughter Katy and I met up as she decided to also go for a walk. I decided to continue on with her so I ended up getting in about 5 miles total! The time goes by fast when you have someone to chat with. That get’s me off to a great start on my exercise this week!
To your health!
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