Summer holidays have finally arrived in all parts of Europe. And what better way to get in the holiday spirit than treating yourself to some ice cream! If you’re the type (and aren´t we all?) that cannot resist an Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, beat the calories and make a healthy ice cream copy instead! Our favourite summer healthy ice cream has got all the taste, none of the junk, and protein to spare…
Today we share one of our favourite summer recipes from SHA Wellness Clinic: a healthy ice cream recipe that is lactose free, egg free and sugar free. The perfect ice cream for people who want to enjoy summer without sacrificing their health. It’s an easy, cheap and simple recipe for delicious home made healthy ice cream.
For this lactose free ice cream recipe, you should substitute cow’s milk for oat milk or soy milk, or even mix both of them. It can also be made from oatmeal yogurt or soy yogurt.
Ingredients for sugar free ice cream recipe:
- Oat milk 500ml
- Soymilk 50ml
- Organic cream 200ml
- Two grams of agar-agar (a jelly made from seaweed that will help getting the right texture. Besides it gives you much calcium and vitamins)
- Agave, maple syrup or rice syrup as you prefer (only if you like sweet and feel the need as a replacement for sugar, but it is best to get used to make ice cream without sugar or syrups)
- To add the flavour you desire: a teaspoon of pure cocoa powder to make chocolate ice cream, a teaspoon of cinnamon for cinnamon ice cream, grated lime or lemon for lemon ice cream, grated coconut for coconut ice cream, a tablespoon of ginger juice for ginger ice cream, or crushed fruit to make home made ice cream like strawberry ice cream, raspberry ice cream, banana ice cream, etc. Just the way you like it!
Preparation of lactose-free ice cream recipe: put all ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to boil until the agar-agar is dissolved, stirring constantly. If it is a fruit ice cream, it’s best to crush the chosen fruit previously. When the mixture is cooked, let it cool and freeze during at least 12 hours. To get a better texture it is best to put it through the Thermomix or an ice cream machine before serving, but with a regular blender it would work too.
Have a lovely long summer….
Want to learn more about healthy cooking & nutrition during a wellness holiday in Spain? In SHA Wellness Clinic they have ´The Chef’s Studio´, the perfect setting to share the secrets of healthy cuisine, you can find more information about SHA Wellness Clinic using the following link: http://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/sha-wellness-clinic/