It’s that time again. Time to make delicious frozen desserts that you can enjoy all summer. And if you’re looking for healthy frozen treats, you’ve come to the right spot. This red, white and blue ice cream is dairy free, no churn and contains no artificial colors just in time for the 4th of July.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. We’re in the peak of the summer heat, and ice cream is the perfect way to cool off. Indulging in traditional ice cream can rack up the calories, inflammation and not to mention that during the summer months, there are always long lines at the ice cream parlor.
If you can just make your own ice cream at home, this red, white, and blue ice cream recipe is dairy-free and contains minimal sugar. A quick search online and you’ll discover that the majority of red, white and blue ice creams online contain artificial colors and are not dairy free. So hopefully, this recipe levels the playing field a bit.
Why You Should Make this Red White and Blue Dessert
Just in time for Independence Day, homemade dairy free strawberry ice cream is used as the base. And don’t worry, you don’t need an ice cream maker for this one. The red strawberries are combined with sweet, plump blueberries and a delicate balance of mini, pearly white marshmallows.
Red: strawberry ice cream
White: mini marshmallows
Blue: frozen blueberries
One of the best things about this recipe is that you can use the ice cream or high-speed function on your blender and skip the ice cream maker completely. Although, if you do happen to have an ice cream maker at home, go ahead and give this recipe a whirl. If you use the right blender, you’ll get a creamy consistency straight out of the blender.
Side note: This recipe calls for half a cup of macadamia nut milk. If you’re having a hard time finding macadamia nut milk or find it expensive, you can swap it out with coconut milk as an even swap.
Plus, depending on the consistency of ice cream that you prefer, you can enjoy the ice cream right away. Start with chilled and frozen ingredients, and you can’t go wrong. If you have any left over (good luck!), you can place it in a reusable freezer containers.
This recipe is so easy that your kids will be happy to make it themselves. So if you want to make something healthier while showcasing your patriotic pride, here’s a better way to do red, white and blue ice cream.
- 4 cups frozen organic strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup heavy coconut cream
- ¾ cup mini marshmallows
- ½ cup unsweetened macadamia nut milk
- ¼ cup organic cane sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Put the strawberries, macadamia milk, coconut cream, sugar, and vanilla in a high-speed blender using the ice cream.
- Gently fold in frozen blueberries and marshmallows.
- Depending on consistency may be enjoyed immediately or put in the freezer for 5 to 6 hours in a "freezer safe" container for a hard freeze.
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