Lemon Kefir IC

I am pretty sure that owning a frozen ice cream machine has solved 90% of all my problems.

I’m always looking for ways to enjoy my kefir.  I make mine with stevia, and kefir ice cream can be enjoyed anytime – even for breakfast! This is made with kefir and lemons. It is creamy, light, and tart. You can top it with any kind of fruit, but strawberries and blackberries are divine, and I added a few leaves of basil too.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker that sits on the counter, they are a great investment. It will make ice cream in 20-30 minutes. You can pick them up just about anywhere now. All you do is put all the ingredients in a blender, blend, then pour the contents into the ice cream maker. Since I make a lot of kefir ice cream, I indulged in an ice cream maker with a compressor, and now I never have to freeze a bowl. I can just place it in this fancy freezer, turn it on, and have ice cream in 30 to 40 minutes.

My recipes tend to be very simple because I don’t have any more time than the rest of you. Make your own probiotic desserts that you know will be a healthy treat and contain none of the artificial ingredients. Your kids will thank you and beg you to make them more often. My little Holli got up one morning and said, “Mom, I think I really need some of that kefir ice cream because you know it’s good for me.” You know you have hit the jackpot when your kids want your probiotic foods because they’re healthy for them and taste so good. They will remember this for a lifetime. I’m counting on it.

strawberryWhen we were on vacation a few years ago, my older kids found a frozen yogurt store and wanted to stop for a treat. We walked in, and on the wall it said, “Seven Live Active Cultures.” My kids looked at each other and said, “Whatever. Kefir has at least 30 to 56 active cultures.” It made me so proud that they knew that, even though I have drilled it into their brains for the past decade.

Cultured foods are the best and most profound foods to consume. Kefir is what I call fast food because I can throw it in a blender and make a smoothie and also make it into ice cream on a hot summer day. I have to admit I have been having a lot of kefir ice cream these days. It’s easy and really filling, and it makes me feel like I just had a treat. I usually have a bowl of kefir ice cream for lunch with a cup of chai tea. It is a ritual that I enjoy on many days of the week, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make a smoothie and 30 to 40 minutes to freeze, and then I save the leftover for the next day.  I have a lot of kefir ice cream recipes below for you to check out and many more that I need to publish. I think it’s a fun way to have kefir, especially in the summertime!

After making this ice cream my daughter asked me if I could make her some strawberry kefir ice cream, so I made that too, which she claims is now her very favorite. See recipes below.

If what you eat is healthy, you will be too!


Check out eight different ways to have kefir ice cream! 

Lemon Kefir Ice Cream
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Servings: 2People
Prep Time: 15minutes
Inactive Time: 30minutes
Servings: 2People
Prep Time: 15minutes
Inactive Time: 30minutes
I make this sugar free, but you can add any kind of sweetener you'd like.
~Donna
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3Cup KefirSecond Fermented with Lemon
  • 1Cup Kefir Cheese
  • 1.5Cup Almond Milk(You can substitute coconut milk or regular milk)
  • 1 Lemon( juice and zest)
  • 1tsp Lemon Extract
  • 2leaves basilFresh
  • 1/4cup Stevia*See note below
Servings: People
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Instructions
Ice Cream
  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend for about 1 minute.
    Lemon Kefir Ice Cream
    Place all ingredients in the blender and blend for about 1 minute.
    Lemon Kefir Ice Cream
  2. Taste and see if it's to your liking. You can always add more of your favorite sweetener till it tastes as you like.
    Taste and see if it's to your liking. You can always add more of your favorite sweetener till it tastes as you like.
  3. Pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
    Pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
Topping
  1. I like to warm up a couple tablespoons of all fruit jam and pour over the top. Dried fruit works well, too, and so does freshly grated lemon zest.
    I like to warm up a couple tablespoons of all fruit jam and pour over the top. Dried fruit works well, too, and so does freshly grated lemon zest.
Recipe Notes

I use stevia. I like to use different versions together - such as a liquid and powdered version of stevia. When used together they seem to work better. For a regular sweetener, honey, sucanat, or coconut sugar are good choices. Add more or less than 1/4 cup depending on how sweet you like it. Taste it as you are adding the sweetener to see if you need to add more or less.

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