Healthy Coconut Homemade Ice Cream

Healthy Coconut Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is a healthy alternative to a store bought kind, even better than the lower calorie ice cream. There are only 2 main ingredients that you will need, and 2 additional for extra flavor.

It is a very easy and quick process, provided that you freeze your ice cream bowl a day ahead. I use a Cuisinart ice cream machine to make this yogurt ice cream and if you plan on making them often it is worth investing in this small appliance (less than $100).

And if you do decide to make more ice cream after you fall in love with this coconut ice cream recipe, go and try my Coffee and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe.

Step by step video instructions:

What is the healthiest option for ice cream?

Greek yogurt is by far the best and healthiest option for ice cream because it is low in calories and very high in protein. Another good option is frozen fruit like frozen bananas or strawberries. They are good and refreshing but there is no filling protein in those.

healthy homemade ice cream

What can I replace sugar with in ice cream?

You can replace sugar with monkfruit sweetener or sugar free syrups. My favorite is a mix of Mrs Butterworth pancake syrup and any flavor of Skinny Syrups. For this recipe I use coconut flavor skinny syrup.

healthy homemade ice cream

How is healthy ice cream made?

24 hours before you decide to make this healthy yogurt ice cream, put an ice cream machine bowl into the freezer. I like to wrap it in a plastic bag so it doesn’t get damaged.

In a large bowl combine all ingredients: yogurt, sweetener, coconut extract and coconut flakes.

For better results, you can add coconut flakes at the end of the process, after the yogurt is already churned.

healthy homemade ice cream
healthy homemade ice cream
healthy homemade ice cream

Remove the bowl from freezer. Assemble ice cream machine according to manufacturer instructions.

ice cream machine
ice cream machine

Turn the ice cream machine on and start pouring the yogurt mixture slowly.

ice cream machine
making healthy homemade ice cream

Churn for 15 minutes.

churning healthy homemade ice cream
churning healthy homemade ice cream

Serve immediately. Make sure to transfer all ice cream into an airtight container right away. If left in the bowl, the yogurt will continue freezing.

Leftovers can be stored in a freezer. Once ready to eat, remove from the freezer ahead of time. The ice cream will freeze hard and has to be thawed for 30 minutes in a fridge before it is ready to be eaten.

ready healthy homemade ice cream
ready healthy homemade ice cream
healthy homemade ice cream

Healthy Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

Healthy homemade coconut ice cream is made out of Greek yogurt which makes it a low calorie and high in protein dessert or a snack. Very easy to make and so good you will want to make everyday! And you can even when you are trying to lose weight
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Bowl Freezing Time 1 d
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 87 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Ice cream machine

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 24 hours before you decide to make this healthy yogurt ice cream, put an ice cream machine bowl into the freezer
  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients: yogurt, sweetener, coconut extract and coconut flakes.
  • Remove the bowl from freezer. Assemble ice cream machine according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Turn the ice cream machine on and start pouring the yogurt mixture slowly.
  • Churn for 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately. Make sure to transfer all ice cream into an airtight container right away. If left in the bowl, the yogurt will continue freezing.
Keyword frozen yogurt, healthy ice cream, low calorie ice cream, yogurt ice cream

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