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Sugar Free Banana & Strawberry kefir ice cream

26 Jan
Our Lemon Kefir Ice Cream post created a bit of a stir, quite a few readers asked me for a Sugar-free version – so here it is 🙂
While our Lemon Ice Cream is divine, it really needs the sugar to balance the acidity & create that yummy Lemon Curd flavour, I don’t recommend making it without sugar unless you are really, really big on sour desserts!!
So with quite a lot of kefir experimenting we have our yummy Banana & Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream which is perfect without any Sugar – you are still getting your pro-biotic goodness just with the added benefit of a healthy serving of fruit.
To make sure this ice cream is just right for you & your family I recommend tasting the mix before placing it in your ice cream maker. If it isn’t sweet enough add another banana to the mix. Be sure to use extra ripe banana’s for their softer texture & added sweetness.
 Sugar Free Banana & Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream a’la Mama Going Natural
  • 3 ripe banana’s
  • 1 c kefir milk
  • 1 1/2c kefir cream (make the same as with milk kefir just let it ferment for a little longer)
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 500gms strawberries

Blend your 3 banana’s with 1 c kefir milk until its smooth. Add the remaining ingredients & blend for 30 seconds (if you want to have strawberry lumps) or blend for longer to make it smooth.


Pour your cool mixture into your ice cream machine & wait for magic to happen!


Lemon Kefir Ice Cream

12 Sep

This Ice Cream is the best Ice Cream I have ever tasted hands down & thats saying a lot. In my previous life I used to have one of those pink loyalty cards for Mr Baskin’s in my wallet – I think I have  tried all 31 flavours several times.

And this ice cream beats all 31 – hands down!


Think rich, sweet, creamy lemon curd – but in Ice Cream – eat your heart out Mr Baskin’s

The bright citrus burst of lemon works perfectly with the effervescent nature of the tangy kefir cream. It produces a dense rich ice cream that will keep you coming back for more & more & more

My “Miss Two” loves this ice cream just as much as me, so it’s an all-round winner!

To make the Kefir Cream  – ferment your kefir as normal just use cream instead of milk & ferment it for 48 hours to ensure it is well fermented & has thickened nicely. (only use pure cream, not thickened).

This ice cream is so easy to make, all you need is 4 ingredients & an ice cream maker & hey presto you will have yummy ice cream.

Lemon Kefir Ice Cream a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2 c kefir cream
  • 1 lemon zested & the juice
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 T Vanilla extract

Whisk all of the above ingredients to combine.


Follow your ice cream makers instruction & pour into your ice cream maker & wait for the magic to begin.


Enjoy this ice cream with our yummy honey dumplings – they go perfectly together!


Enjoy & just call me, Mrs Baskin’s


Creamy Cacao Ice Cream

18 Aug

We love chocolate in this house………. we will take it anyway we can get it.


But add it to some cream & freeze it & we are in heaven.

This recipe makes an ultra-rich, smooth, creamy ice cream that is very decadent. Small scoops only 🙂

It is a very dark chocolate (the Lindt 75% bar of ice creams, if you will!). If you like you chocolate more on the  milk chocolate (cadbury) side of things simply adjust the amount of cacao chips you put in to make a more mild creamy ice cream.

We love to add 3 – 4 tablespoons of peanut butter to this ice cream in the last few churns to make our own knock off version of Baskin & Robbins Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream, without all the sugar & chemicals 🙂 but still packed full of flavour.

This recipe is not one of my healthier recipes, BUT it is healthier than most store brought ice creams which are aerated with chemicals & have a shelf life of 2 years +, I kid you not!! I have no idea what you put in ice cream to make it last 2 years but I am pretty sure I don’t want to eat it or feed it to my child. This ice cream made with organic ingredients & raw dairy products is simply a better healthier option without skimping on flavour or decadence.

Cacao Ice Cream a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 350ml milk
  • 300ml cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 T coconut sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c cacao chips or cacao butter

Place the first five ingredients in the top of a double boiler & gently heat while constantly whisking (like you would a custard). Once the mix has thickened to the stage where it coats the back of a spoon add the cacao chips & stir in until melted. Let your chocolate mix cool (try not to eat too much of it – you are trying to make ice cream after all) & then place your mix in your ice cream maker for the magic to happen.


Trust me! you will love this ice cream, perhaps it’s not too healthy – but everyone needs a treat every now & again 🙂

Go on treat yourself


Easy healthy frozen yoghurt ice cream

21 May

Looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream?

Then I have the answer for you. Its super easy to make & delicious!

This ice cream requires no cooking, simply mix & let your ice cream maker do all the hard work while you wait poised with bowl & spoon, ready to devour icy, creamy, raspberry heaven.

I know that the weather is starting to cool down in our neck of the woods, but in our house we would have ice cream 365 days a year – rain. hail or shine. So if its too cold for you to eat ice cream, that just means you need to bake a cake or an apple pie to serve with it, problem solved 🙂


This recipe is a great way to use up your homemade yoghurt (or to convince your kids to consume more yoghurt). You can make a million flavour variations depending on what jam concoctions you have lying around.

This ice cream will taste good to your “little one’s” & still satisfy us “not-so-little-ones”. And it is good for you to boot with its the natural probiotics from the cultured yoghurt, goodness of the fruit & who can forget about those magic little nutritional bursts from the chia seeds.

So its really not such a naughty treat after all!!

Healthy frozen yoghurt a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

Prepare your ice cream maker as per instructions. I have an old freeze & churn ice cream machine, it does mean you have to plan in advance as it takes over 24 hours to freeze, but it does the job 🙂

In a bowl mix your yoghurt, rapadurra sugar, vanilla extract & stevia. Pour into your ice cream maker & start it churning. Once it begins to form soft serve add your raspberry & chia seed jam & let it continue to churn until fully frozen. I add the jam later in the churning process as if you don’t churn it too much you can end up with a raspberry ribbon – yum!

I have used rapadurra sugar in this recipe but you can replace it with a sweetener you prefer or even with  ripe bananas if you prefer. I use rapadurra sugar now as the reports on Agave syrup are not good, it would seem it is not the health food it is touted to be, but a high fructose cocktail that is no better than refined sugar. So for now Stevia & Rapadurra are my sugar’s of choice. But I make no promises that as I become more informed that this won’t change  – but I will share my thoughts with you as I make these changes.

So what are you waiting for, go forth & make frozen yoghurt.

What is your favourite frozen treat to make?


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