Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream

March 26, 2015

Deep down I would like every meal to be ice cream. I've honestly been dying for a Sonic Blast (with Reese's & Oreo's) for days now but haven't willed myself out of the house to get one. 

If you keep up with my Instagram at all you'd remember that Jeremy got me an ice cream maker for my nearly out of my 20's birthday. 

It's shocking to think that I can't refer to this as mid-20's anymore. It's officially super late 20's around here. 

That being said, nothing says "I'm breastfeeding and starving half to death every second of the day" quite like having the freezer constantly stocked with homemade ice cream.

I had to make at least one healthy batch, the Dole Whip and Soda Pop flavors are far from healthy.

Unless you consider that  tiny bit of pineapple in the Whip enough fruit that we can rationalize this on a Weight Watchers diet. Speaking of which I better soak this up while I can, because once May hits I'm taking up the Dukan Diet once again.

Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream

1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar (or whatever substitute you prefer)
14 fl oz canned coconut milk, full fat
32 oz Lifeway Strawberry Kefir
diced strawberries, optional

Combine all ingredients except the fresh diced strawberry and pour into your ice cream maker. When ice cream is frozen mix in the strawberries. Transfer to a storage container and allow to harden in the freezer.  (I got ahead of myself and didn't add the strawberries to mine, I was too busy eating this out of the ice cream maker)

You can easily make this with any flavor of kefir and change it up, I'm going to experiment with plain next time and see what craziness I can't add to it! I am seriously contemplating a cookie dough flavor. 

Oh and the Dole Whip I talked about, here's what I put in mine... and no I don't have exact measurements. 

Dole Whip
1 large can of pineapple juice
1 small can of crushed pineapple in juice
1 piny of whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

I'm pretty sure that's all I put in it, and when I saw a large can of pineapple juice I mean a large can. This made two batches in my 1.5 quart ice cream maker.