Indulge those ice cream cravings with a healthier dessert full of real food. I feel you, mama, you want the best for your child. Nutrition is important for our growing nuggets. If you have a child that loves sweet foods or a child that doesn't eat much protein, this ice cream recipe is for you!
It helps you add a little more variety and nutrition to their meals.
This recipe, mama, will make you feel good, because your kids are eating something with more nutritional value yet still feels sinful and your kids will be happy for a cool, refreshing treat.
The key ingredient in this recipe is frozen fruit and Skyr. You wouldn't believe how smooth and creamy just blending up these by itself could be.
Wait, what's Skyr?
Skyr is a cultured Icelandic dairy product. It's made by adding bacteria cultures to skim milk and then straining it to remove the whey. It's packed with high protein content and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. It's generally great nutritious addition to the diet. You can enjoy it also as a high-protein breakfast, healthy dessert or sweet snack between meals.
It can be found in many grocery stores around the world. Here are some popular brands:
Skyr packs an impressive set of nutrients
It's low in calories, fat and carbs, yet high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is a naturally fat-free product, although sometimes cream is added during processing, which can increase its fat content. It also contains more protein than many other types of dairy (about 11 grams of protein per 100 grams. While its exact nutrient content varies by brand, a 170-gram serving of unflavored skyr typically contains:
Protein: 19 grams
Carbs: 7 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Phosphorus: 25.5% of the RDI
Calcium: 20% of the RDI
Riboflavin: 19% of the RDI
Vitamin B-12: 17% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Its high protein content keeps you full. Check out this article to find out why protein is important.
Give me the recipe!
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
2-3 tablespoons of Skyr (you can also use Greek yogurt. Flavoured variations will also do, just make sure that it doesn't have too much sugar)
That is it! You can experiment a bit with the amount of ingredients you add to make it more YOU-like ;) This will make about 1 serving. Blend until the consistency is smooth and creamy. I made mine in a blender, but you can also use the food processor. When you are done the texture should be similar to soft-serve ice cream. If you like it a little more frozen, place in a dish or freezer-safe Tupperware and freeze for an hour or so.
Sweet, creamy, we love it! :)
This flavor is creamy and delicious, but also refreshing. To bulk up so more protein for you mama, just add a scoop of protein powder. I've found casein work the best in this case OR you can ad Guar Gum for a more puffy consistency.
This recipe is going to give your kids a lot more nutrients than just regular ice cream and without all of the added sugar!
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