3 Delicious and Healthy Ice Cream Recipes

Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts. There are many healthy recipe options to stay on track with your diet and enjoy its refreshing and delicious texture. All you need is a little bit of creativity and dedication.
3 Delicious and Healthy Ice Cream Recipes

Last update: 21 June, 2019

Ice cream is one of the tastiest desserts out there. Unfortunately, there are very few healthy ice cream recipes available. In fact, most traditional recipes are packed with fats and carbs that can contribute to weight gain. This is one of the reasons why people who are on a diet or training regime avoid consuming ice cream.

Ice cream recipes are usually complicated to follow and take a long time to make. However, the recipes we’re about to show you are very simple; you don’t even need cooking experience to make them.

To make these healthy ice creams all you need is some imagination and good base ingredients.

Healthy ice cream recipes: homemade and natural

The good thing about homemade recipes is that they guarantee a good ingredient quality. They’re also good for your health and body, therefore, you don’t have to miss out on enjoying delicious treats in a practical way.

1. Cinnamon Cheesecake

The main ingredient for this recipe is low-calorie and sugar-free cookies. You’ll also need two teaspoons of soybean oil, 17 oz of skim milk, 16 oz of fresh skim cheese, a lime, a cinnamon stick and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Lastly, to get that firm and ideal texture, you’ll need 6 natural gelatin sheets, with no coloring. Optionally, you can also add a natural sweetener.

The first step to making this healthy ice cream cake is crushing the cookies until they form a flour. Then, add in the oil to get a paste-like consistency.

After that, place the dough in a large container and press down the mixture as firmly as possible to form the base. Once you’re done with this step, put it in the fridge for 40 minutes.

Healthy cheese and cinnamon ice cream cake
Image: Pinterest Mercedes.

In another container, mix in the milk, cinnamon, a little bit of lime zest and vanilla extract to your liking. Place this mixture over the stove and bring it up to a boil. Use a spoon to take out the cinnamon stick and lower the heat to the minimum level. Then, add the gelatin sheets so they dissolve completely. Let everything rest for 2 minutes.

When this time has passed, add the cheese and stir the mixture until you get a smooth consistency. Take the cookie base out of the fridge and carefully pour this second mix over it. Put everything back in the fridge for at least two hours. You can add a layer of natural jam on top as decoration.

2. Chocolate and banana ice cream

The ingredients for this next healthy ice cream recipe are three bananas and a cup of Greek yogurt or skim milk. You’ll also need 1 oz of sugar-free dark chocolate or three teaspoons of cocoa powder. Optionally, you can use the natural sweetener you prefer.

Start by freezing your bananas and then blending them. Mix them with the rest of the ingredients until everything turns creamy. Use a hand mixer when doing this if you want to achieve the perfect consistency.

After you’re done mixing, pour the ice cream in a container and put it in the freezer once again. After an hour and a half, take the ice cream out and mix it for about 5 minutes. The last step is to place it back in the freezer. It will be ready to eat after 90 minutes.

A bowl of healthy chocolate and banana ice cream

3. Fruit ice cream

Three bananas are the main ingredient once again, but this time you’ll also need 7 strawberries. The other ingredients are a cup of Greek yogurt and the natural sweetener of your choosing.

First, freeze your fruits in the fridge. Then, blend them together and incorporate the rest of the ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture. Finally, pour everything into a container and place it in the freezer until it’s firm.

A bowl of berries ice cream

Another healthy ice cream option is to make the previous recipe but using a whole mango instead of the bananas and adding another 3 cups of Greek yogurt. The steps are the same and you’ll get a refreshing a delicious dessert.

These ice cream recipes are a healthy and natural way to enjoy a sweet treat. The best part is that you can enjoy them as a part of your healthy and balanced diet.

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