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Kefir Ice Creams +10

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Strawberry Kefir ice cream

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, and kefir ice cream can be enjoyed anytime – even for breakfast!

If you don’t have an ice cream maker that sits on the counter, you may want to consider owning one as they are a great investment. Your  ice cream will be frozen in twenty to thirty 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 thirty to forty minutes.

Does freezing kill the probiotics in kefir?

The freezing process does not kill any significant amount of the good bacteria in kefir ice cream. Freezing kefir puts the microbes into a dormant state, but when eaten and returned to a warm temperature within the body, they become active again.

Make your own probiotic desserts

My recipes tend to be very simple because I don’t have any more time than the rest of you. You can make your own probiotic desserts that you know will be a healthy treat and will contain no artificial ingredients. Your kids will thank you and they’ll beg you to make them more often. My 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.
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Kefir ice cream has more probiotics than frozen yogurt

When 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 a sign on the wall said, “Seven Live Active Cultures.” My kids looked at each other and said, “Whatever. Kefir has up 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 and a half.

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Cultured foods are some of the healthiest foods to consume. Kefir is what I call fast food because I can throw it in a blender and make a smoothie, or I can make it into ice cream. I have to admit I have been having a lot of kefir ice cream these days. It’s easy to make 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. It only takes about five minutes to make a smoothie and thirty to forty minutes to freeze the ice cream, and then I save the leftovers for the next day.  I have a lot of kefir ice cream recipes below for you to check out. I think it’s a fun way to have kefir, especially when you need a treat! If what you eat is healthy, you will be too!

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Check out ten different ways to enjoy kefir ice cream!

Recipe
Berry and Banana Kefir Ice Cream Sandwiches
I love taking two kefir sourdough waffles and putting kefir ice cream in the middle for an awesome ice cream sandwich. So delicious and everybody loves them.
Recipe
Coconut Almond Kefir Ice Cream
This is a new recipe and a great way to enjoy kefir with coconut or almond milk. Remember, you can make kefir in any kind of milk.
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Coconut Kefir Ice Cream
This is a yummy kefir ice cream. The coconut milk makes it extra creamy. Don't forget to top this with shredded coconut or my Magic Chocolate Topping. It makes this an ideal dessert for parties or company.
Recipe
Kefir Coconut Fruit Soup
Mangoes and strawberries topped with Kefir Coconut Ice Cream. So, so good!
Recipe
Lemon Kefir Ice Cream
I make this sugar free, but you can add any kind of sweetener you'd like.
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Peanut Butter Kefir Ice Cream
You can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, or any nut butter for a great kefir ice cream. I use stevia in place of sugar in the recipe.
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Popeye and Olive Oyl Kefir Ice Cream
I love this ice cream maker because it has a compressor and is always ready to make me ice cream whenever I need it. Click Here to Purchase
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Pumpkin Kefir Cheese Ice Cream
Top with cinnamon toasted pumpkin seeds.
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Root Beer Float
Try my Root Beer Kombucha for a root beer float.
Recipe
Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream
This is my Holli's favorite kefir ice cream. Use canned coconut milk for a richer consistency.
24 Responses to "Kefir Ice Creams +10"
  1. I made a Roasted Banana Peanut Butter kefir ice cream for my husbands birthday. It was seriously rich and delicious! Kefir and kefir cheese make out of this world ice cream!

  2. Donna, will you please share the details of the name brand and amounts of each of the liquid and dry Stevia combo you prefer. I’ve never liked the results I’ve gotten when using Stevia but I think you must be on to something I don’t know about it. I love everything else you recommend. Would love to try your version of the stevia you use. Thank you.

  3. I haven’t ever tried Keifer. Is there a store brand that I can “try” before I make a batch? Thanks for your help!
    Laura D.

  4. Hi Donna! I am getting ready to try the icecream today. Could you please tell me what you use for an icecream maker?Also please let me know what colors you have in your kitchen. I design aprons, and would like to make one for you. Thanks!! Have a great week!God bless!

  5. Hi Donna,
    Just wondering do you use the packets of stevia/erythritol or just plain stevia?
    Thanks for your help!

  6. Hi Donna,

    I don’t have an ice cream maker but I do have a vitamix. Could I make these ice creams recipes using it?

  7. Hi Donna! These all sound so wonderful!! I cannot wait to start making them and trying all the flavors. Would you explain to me exactly what changes happen to pasteurized milk when you culture it into kefir? I was also wondering if cultured veggies remove pesticides in our bodies in general, or is it just from the veggies themselves? Thank you so much. I appreciate you, as well as all of this information so much. Sheila

    • It increases the vitamins and minerals and loads in with enzymes and probiotics. Completely changes the structure of the milk and makes it a much healthier choice.

  8. I’ve been experimenting with Stevia-sweetened ice creams, as I can no longer have sugar or any of the other alternatives. Each time, once it is frozen the ice cream shatters when I try to spoon it out (even when it’s been let stand a while.) It seems very brittle…any suggestions, please?

    • I leave it in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours and it turns back into creamy ice cream. Just watch it till its the perfect texture again.

  9. This looks delicious! I would love to have Kefir grains again. I no longer have a source for raw milk though, so I’m not sure how good the Kefir would be for me using pasteurized milk. I don’t like what pasteurized milk does to my body so I no longer drink it. From time to time I will have almond milk, but it is very rare. Suggestions? Also, do you ever come to the Overland Park or Olathe area for a class? Thanks!!

  10. I have read that probiotics are very inactive at low temperatures. Is there any proof that they would reactivate once inside the body? (Sorry for the bold caps. I can’t seem to change it.)

    • They do become more inactive in colder temperatures, but if you eat this ice cream right away it doesn’t get to those super cold temperatures that makes it become less active.

If you like this, then please share!
24 Responses to "Kefir Ice Creams +10"
  1. I made a Roasted Banana Peanut Butter kefir ice cream for my husbands birthday. It was seriously rich and delicious! Kefir and kefir cheese make out of this world ice cream!

  2. Donna, will you please share the details of the name brand and amounts of each of the liquid and dry Stevia combo you prefer. I’ve never liked the results I’ve gotten when using Stevia but I think you must be on to something I don’t know about it. I love everything else you recommend. Would love to try your version of the stevia you use. Thank you.

  3. I haven’t ever tried Keifer. Is there a store brand that I can “try” before I make a batch? Thanks for your help!
    Laura D.

  4. Hi Donna! I am getting ready to try the icecream today. Could you please tell me what you use for an icecream maker?Also please let me know what colors you have in your kitchen. I design aprons, and would like to make one for you. Thanks!! Have a great week!God bless!

  5. Hi Donna,
    Just wondering do you use the packets of stevia/erythritol or just plain stevia?
    Thanks for your help!

  6. Hi Donna,

    I don’t have an ice cream maker but I do have a vitamix. Could I make these ice creams recipes using it?

  7. Hi Donna! These all sound so wonderful!! I cannot wait to start making them and trying all the flavors. Would you explain to me exactly what changes happen to pasteurized milk when you culture it into kefir? I was also wondering if cultured veggies remove pesticides in our bodies in general, or is it just from the veggies themselves? Thank you so much. I appreciate you, as well as all of this information so much. Sheila

    • It increases the vitamins and minerals and loads in with enzymes and probiotics. Completely changes the structure of the milk and makes it a much healthier choice.

  8. I’ve been experimenting with Stevia-sweetened ice creams, as I can no longer have sugar or any of the other alternatives. Each time, once it is frozen the ice cream shatters when I try to spoon it out (even when it’s been let stand a while.) It seems very brittle…any suggestions, please?

    • I leave it in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours and it turns back into creamy ice cream. Just watch it till its the perfect texture again.

  9. This looks delicious! I would love to have Kefir grains again. I no longer have a source for raw milk though, so I’m not sure how good the Kefir would be for me using pasteurized milk. I don’t like what pasteurized milk does to my body so I no longer drink it. From time to time I will have almond milk, but it is very rare. Suggestions? Also, do you ever come to the Overland Park or Olathe area for a class? Thanks!!

  10. I have read that probiotics are very inactive at low temperatures. Is there any proof that they would reactivate once inside the body? (Sorry for the bold caps. I can’t seem to change it.)

    • They do become more inactive in colder temperatures, but if you eat this ice cream right away it doesn’t get to those super cold temperatures that makes it become less active.

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