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Heathy homemade ice cream

Ice cream is the quintessential summer indulgence – but it doesn’t have to be naughty to be nice! Homemade ice
cream isn’t just a healthier option;
it’s also a blank canvas for your culinary creativity

Summer conjures up images of sunshine, sandy beaches, and, of course, delicious ice cream. But sugary store-bought options often get a bad rap for being unhealthy. The good news is that you can enjoy this summertime treat guilt-free with homemade ice cream!

Not only is homemade ice cream surprisingly easy to make, but it’s also a healthier option, packed with vitamins and minerals. And as you’ll be using fresh fruit and serving up straight away, there’s no need for the additives, flavourings, and preservatives found in commercially produced ice cream.
Homemade ice cream is a fantastic way to utilize slightly overripe fruit that might otherwise go to waste. Who says bruised bananas or forgotten berries can’t be transformed into a tasty treat? Plus, homemade fruit ice cream is naturally packed with fibre and requires no additional sugar beyond what the fruit already provides. Add nuts, granola, or chocolate chips for extra texture and flavour.

Here are two delicious and easy recipes to get you start

Banana Bliss Ice Cream


  • 2 ripe bananas, chopped and frozen overnight
  • Skimmed milk (add a splash at a time)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Chocolate sauce (made with dark chocolate for a healthier twist)
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, granola, or sprinkles


Blend the frozen bananas with a splash of milk and peanut butter until smooth. Serve immediately and top with your favourite topping and a drizzle of homemade chocolate sauce made with plain, dark chocolate.

Red berry Yogurt Swirl


  • 250 grams plain unsweetened yogurt
  • 250 grams blueberries, frozen overnight
  • 150 grams strawberries (or a mix of your favourite berries), frozen overnight
  • 1 tablespoon honey


Leave the berries in the freezer overnight. The following day, blend the berries with the honey and yoghurt in short, sharp bursts (to avoid overheating) until smooth.


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