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Cherry Kefir Ice Cream
Sweet and tangy, this cherry kefir ice cream tastes like frozen yogurt. This recipe is low fat, sugar free, and a Trim Healthy Mama E Fuel.
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Kefir has become my new “thing.” I have so enjoyed making my own kefir with some grains given to me by a friend.
My grains have multiplied so quickly and I have been abundantly sharing grains with anyone who will take them! I finally put them in the fridge to ferment so it would slow the process down by a few days.
Since I was making a quart of kefir a day, I was nearly over-run with it! I usually drink it at least every other day, but I only use about 1 cup at a time! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at kefir ice cream, and finally decided this was the time.
If you are unsure of what kefir is or what the benefits of kefir are, you can read more in my Cherry Kefir Smoothie Recipe.
It really is SO easy – and it tastes just like frozen yogurt. Sweet, but a little tangy, too.
My family is so funny – anytime I give them anything to drink they ask if it has kefir in it. They are on the alert! Ha! But my son and my husband had to agree that this DID taste good. They both agreed that it tasted like frozen yogurt. I’m winning them over . . . little by little.
My husband even got it out of the freezer today and had another serving! This ice cream also retains a nice texture in the freezer.
I have an ice cream maker similar to the one below (I have the older version). I found it at a thrift store for less than $15! I have been very happy with it and would highly recommend it!
I usually use vegetable glycerin in my ice creams to help keep them “scoopable,” but this cherry kefir ice cream does not need it. You can use any other fruit in place of the cherries. Blueberries would work well, and also berries. You could replace the cherries with low carb berries and this ice cream would be a FUEL PULL (assuming you were using low fat double fermented kefir)!
I want to try it soon with strawberries. I have always loved strawberry ice cream!
So, what do you need for this easy Cherry Kefir Ice Cream?
2.5 Cups Double Fermented Low Fat Kefir
2 Cups Frozen Cherries
½ Cup Gentle Sweet (or your favorite sweetener)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
If you do not make your own kefir, you can buy lowfat plain kefir at Walmart or other grocery stores. To double ferment it, just leave it on the counter for 24 hours (without opening), then place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
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Cherry Kefir Ice Cream
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.
- Place in prepared ice cream freezer and process according to manufacturer's instructions. (Mine took about 20 minutes.)