Healthy Strawberry Pistachio Ice Cream

Enjoy many scoops of this homemade healthy ice cream and the feeling of guilt will be nowhere near to you…

For me, after chocolates ice cream is the most craved pleasurable foods. When I am happy I feel like having a scoop of ice cream, when I am sad I  feel like having ice cream and even when I don’t have any special feelings going on in my mind I feel like having ice cream. Ice cream can be enjoyed regardless of any time, any place and age.

Only thing that is stopping me from having ice cream everyday is the hours of workout I have to do to burn all the fat I might gain from it. I had been looking for some ways to make healthy ice cream in my kitchen so that I can devour it without any guilt. Well, my search finally came to an end when I made this easy, healthy, home made and yet yummy ice cream. And the unbelievable part was the preparation time of this ice cream was only less than 15 minutes, obviously it takes few hours for the ice cream to set.

With only 3 main ingredients fresh strawberries, sugar and fat-free heavy cream I whipped up this healthy ice cream. Also, I added chopped pistachios for an added flavor which made this ice cream even more delectable. I could talk about this ice cream endlessly, so it’s better I stop right here and reveal the recipe.

Strawberry Pistachio Ice cream


Ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries, ripe, pureed- 1 cup
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
  • Heavy cream or half-half, fat free- 2 cups
  • Pistachios, chopped- 1/2 cup

Instruction:

  • Dice the fresh strawberries and puree them in a blender, you need 1 cup of puree.

  • Pour the puree into a glass bowl.

  • Stir in sugar, salt and dissolve it.

  • Add vanilla extract and heavy cream, combine it using a hand mixer for two minutes.

  • Cover the bowl and place it in the freezer to set for 3 hours.

  • After 3 hours take the ice cream out of the freezer, at this point the middle part will be soft and the sides will be hard.

  • Beat the ice cream one more time using a hand mixer for two minutes.

  • Add chopped pistachios and stir into the mixture.

  • Place the ice cream in the freezer until it sets for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Use a scooper to scoop out the ice cream and serve as many scoops as you want in a bowl or sugar cone or waffle cone.

  • Garnish the ice cream with pistachios, fresh chopped strawberries etc.

Tips:

    • If you find it hard to scoop out the ice cream, keep the ice cream on the counter top (outside the freezer) for 5-10 minutes before serving.
    • You could also microwave the ice cream for 5-10 seconds to make it soft.
    • Health freaks, use fat-free heavy cream or half-half.

    Another ice cream that I always make at home is Mango ice cream, once you try this ice cream you’ll make this over and over.

    Note:

    • Half and half is a mix of 1/2 whole milk and ½ cream. Half-and-half does not whip, but it can be used in place of whipping (heavy) cream in many recipes for less fat cooking.

 

Healthy Strawberry Pistachio Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
  • Fresh strawberries, ripe, pureed- 1 cup
  • Sugar- ½ cup
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Vanilla extract- ½ tsp
  • Heavy cream or half-half, fat free- 2 cups
  • Pistachios, chopped- ½ cup
Instructions
  1. Dice the fresh strawberries and puree them in a blender, you need 1 cup of puree.
  2. Pour the puree into a glass bowl.
  3. Stir in sugar, salt and dissolve it.
  4. Add vanilla extract and heavy cream, combine it using a hand mixer for two minutes.
  5. Cover the bowl and place it in the freezer to set for 3 hours.
  6. After 3 hours take the ice cream out of the freezer, at this point the middle part will be soft and the sides will be hard.
  7. Beat the ice cream one more time using a hand mixer for two minutes.
  8. Add chopped pistachios and stir into the mixture.
  9. Place the ice cream in the freezer until it sets for 3 to 4 hours.
  10. Use a scooper to scoop out the ice cream and serve as many scoops as you want in a bowl or sugar cone or waffle cone.
  11. Garnish the ice cream with pistachios, fresh chopped strawberries etc.
Notes
If you find it hard to scoop out the ice cream, keep the ice cream on the counter top (outside the freezer) for 5-10 minutes before serving.

You could also microwave the ice cream for 5-10 seconds to make it soft.



Another ice cream that I always make at home is Mango ice cream, once you try this ice cream you'll make this over and over.

Note: Half and half is a mix of ½ whole milk and ½ cream. Half-and-half does not whip, but it can be used in place of whipping (heavy) cream in many recipes for less fat cooking.

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