Quick & Easy Snow Freeze

If you prefer a soft serve style ice cream, a fruit flavoured one can be made very quickly, as long as you’ve planned ahead. During the summer, keep a supply of frozen fruit slices or chunks in the freezer, and make a delicious ice cream in your food processor or high power blender at any time.

This amount serves 3. It needs to be eaten immediately, so if you want a smaller amount, make a half mix, but you will need a mini or wand processor.

To freeze the fruit, choose a baking tray or swiss roll tin that will fit flat into your freezer. Line with baking paper. Slice or chop the fruit, and lay it out on the tray. Freeze. Once it’s frozen, store in 1 or 2 cup containers till needed. This way it comes out free flow instead of one big lump.

Now simply process or blend together:

  • 2 cups frozen fruit
  • About 180-200ml milk (preferably raw), cream, yoghurt or coconut cream
  • About 1 Dsp to 1 Tbs natural sweetener of your choice
  • Optional extra flavourings of your choice

Here’s a few good combinations to get you started. Then experiment with your own favourites.

Tropical Delight (DF)

Ian says this is the best ice cream he’s ever eaten.

  • 1 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 mango, peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 200ml coconut cream
  • 1 Tsp maple syrup or honey

Banana Chocolate (DF)

  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 200ml coconut cream
  • 1 Dsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp cocoa or carob

Berry Cream

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries or blueberries
  • 180ml cream (pref raw)
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup or honey

Vanilla Plum Yoghurt

  • 2 cups frozen quarters of Black Doris plums
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence