Both girls, but especially Ally, have a sweet tooth and I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to satisfy that need in a more healthy but still satisfying and tasty way. This easy 3-ingredient blender ice cream hits the mark. It’s simple, uses natural ingredients, isn’t full of sugar or workarounds, but still tastes great. In short, it still tastes like dessert.
It gets bonus points because it’s also kid-friendly to make too, and doesn’t involved taking out any beaters or extra bowls. Or to dig through the basement for that wedding present ice cream maker.
How to Make 3-Ingredient Ice Cream
While you don’t need a lot of equipment, you do need a high-speed blender (and time) to make this ice cream.
First, add your fruit to the blender. Two to three cups (or pieces) work well. Then add 1 can coconut milk, and 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey (or any sweetener of your choice really).
Combine just enough to blend together then pour the mixture it into a mold. Popsicle molds work well. Let the mixture freeze. Depending on the mold you use, this could be 2-4 hours. When frozen, take it out and let it thaw for about 15 minutes on the counter before putting it back in the blender. Blend it again. Have patience. Keep going. Eventually it will turn thick and creamy.
Tips and Tricks
The air whipped in during the second blend, plus the coconut milk provides the end result with a rich, creamy texture. You’ll pick up hints of coconut (depending on the fruit you paired it with) but it won’t taste overwhelmingly like coconut ice cream.
And don’t be tempted to lighten this up with anything less than full-fat coconut milk. It won’t be nearly as good. You need the full-fat milk to give it a creamy texture.
I like to add a pinch of salt to make the flavors pop a little more. Ally claimed she could taste it. I think she just saw me add it.
This 3-ingredient ice cream is best enjoyed (and finished) right away. It will get icy over time if left in the freezer. If you do have leftovers, just remember to let it thaw again before trying to eat it.
Is it as good as real ice cream? Of course not. But it is very good and is very easy to make.