Aight, so by now we all know that my obsession with smoothi-fying everything is realer than Ellen’s obsession with the sweater vest.
So why not take it one step further and make some guilt-free ice cream?
I’m currently on holiday in Greece, meaning that I get to eat real ice cream and not some nonsense healthy substitute, but it also means that I’m at the beach and would prefer not to look like a beached whale.
If you’re looking for something healthy that doesn’t taste remotely such but also won’t give you early onset diabetes by age 22, this is the recipe for you.
This strawberry “ice cream” only needs four ingredients, and they’re all things that you would find in Whole Foods so you’re all g on the health front.
Also, none of the four ingredients are bananas. I’ve tried the whole banana nice-cream BS and unless you really, really like bananas I would advise against trying it. It doesn’t taste “just like chocolate ice cream!!!”, vegans, it tastes like you puréed bananas, which might be great for you but personally I am not a monkey and tbh no one likes bananas that much.
So to recap: no bananas. Down with bananas.
Basically all you have to do is chuck everything in a blender, freeze for a while (during which time feel free to eat a pizza or something to counteract the Dr. Oz-approved concoction you’re about to ingest), and voilà! A refreshingly light and perfectly Instagrammable strawberry ice cream. Kind of.
Pro tip: let it thaw out for 10-15 minutes before serving to make it as creamy as possible.
4-INGREDIENT HEALTHY STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM
You Will Need
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tbsp. strawberry yoghurt (I used Chobani, which has real fruit pieces mixed in)
- 1 tbsp. honey
- Squeeze your lemon juice and set aside.
- Pour the juice and honey into a blender and liquefy.
- Slowly add in the strawberries. This may take a while and you’ll need to push around the mixture a bit to fully purée it, but eventually it should turn creamy.
- Pour in the honey, blend, and pour the finished mixture into a freezable loaf tin or container.
- Freeze until hardened and serve!