Healthy food always takes a long time to make, right? Not at my house. Healthy food always tastes like “health food,” right? Oh, for real. Healthy food always costs a lot of money, right? Not if I can help it.
Most of the guests I feed at my house don’t even suspect that I’m serving them healthy food. In fact, I fed this simple Strawberry Ice Cream to someone last week, and all he knew was that I was handing him a dish full of homemade ice cream. All he knew was that it tasted delicious, he loved it, and he asked for seconds. He was impressed that I had “taken the time” to actually make homemade ice cream. He had no idea it was made in 7 little minutes. He had no idea the dessert didn’t have any added sugar (I used stevia). He had no idea the health benefits of what he was eating. He just thought he was eating really good ice cream. Boom. Score one for healthy food that doesn’t appear to be health food.
Yes, from start to finish, this ice cream just takes about seven minutes to make. No ice cream freezer necessary – all you need is a strong blender or food processor. By the way – those seven minutes it takes to make this treat? Well, it’s not like it takes 7 minutes of work on my part. I just put the ingredients into the food processor and walk away. God bless the person who invented food processors so that I can check email while I’m making ice cream.
7-Minute Strawberry Ice Cream
4 cups (give or take) frozen strawberries
1 can (13.5 ounces) chilled coconut milk or 1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 drops liquid stevia or 1 Tablespoon real maple syrup or 1 Tablespoon honey
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. Serve right away. Makes 4-8 servings.
Have you tried the Cool Pineapple Cream Dessert recipe yet? This is pretty much the same recipe, except for the obvious switch from pineapple to strawberries. I found that when using pineapple, I didn’t need to add anything else to sweeten the treat. Strawberries are a little more tart, so adding a tiny bit of stevia made this perfect.
Next I plan to make this treat using frozen peaches. Then maybe frozen blueberries. Then frozen raspberries.
Health food? You can keep your rice cakes. I’m having ice cream.
What’s your favorite “healthy food” to serve that doesn’t appear to be health food?