With just over a month of summer left in Australia, I plan to enjoy the weather and it's seasonal goodness while I can.
Ice cream is a universal way to do exactly that. Cooling, refreshing and tasty to boot!
Although the odd quality scoop here and there doesn't go astray, what do you do when ice cream is what you want - without the sugar and preservatives - in no time at all?!
You make my berry "ice cream" of course!
This recipe is made literally in a flash and without the use of bulky ice cream makers. You simply require a small food processor though a blender could be used also. There's minimal ingredients used and many of which you may have in your fridge and pantry already. It's a great option to make as a midweek after-dinner treat or to impress friends on the weekend.
There's a variety of sweeteners that you can use, perhaps dependant on what you have on hand and by using yoghurt in this recipe, the result is creamy without the heaviness of traditional ice cream.
So why is it called "ice cream" then?
Typically, people feel that ice cream is an exclusively (hard) frozen product. What makes that possible (whilst still defrosting for consumption) is the use of sweeteners and thickeners.
My recipe doesn't use any such ingredients and is made in an instant so as well as being better for you (and quicker to make!) it also means that although it can be made ahead of time, it will be a more solid finished product and take longer to defrost.
It's a recipe best made to serve and with so little time and effort involved, why not!?
- 2 cups Greek Yoghurt, unsweetened
- 5 tablespoons rice malt syrup (honey
or maple syrup will work also)
- 2 stalks fresh mint, leaves picked
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- ½ - 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 punnet fresh blueberries, to serve
- 4 tablespoons cacao nibs, to serve (optional)
- In a small food processor, whizz the yoghurt, rice malt syrup & mint until well combined
- Add frozen mixed berries & ice cubes (adding ice as you go)
- Whizz again until well combined and solid
- Divide blueberries between bowls or serving glasses, top with the ice cream & optional cacao nibs to serve
It’s best made to serve.
Enjoy the rest of our stunning summer season in Australia and if you've enjoyed this recipe please share it with someone - let's spread the deliciousness around!!