6 Sugar-free Healthy Ice Cream Recipes Your Family Won’t Get Enough of!

6 Sugar-free Healthy Ice Cream Recipes

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Yeah, nearly everyone enjoys the taste and texture of cold, creamy ice cream whether it is to make a dull day happier, to celebrate something, or for no reason whatsoever! As much you may love ice cream, there is a chance you will turn into an anti-ice cream spokesperson when your child asks you for one! Sure, you care about your child’s health and your restrictions come from a place of protection – but what if we told you that there are ways to be the good guy and still let your child have ice cream often?

Ice creams contain sugar, heavy cream and condensed milk – all big no-no’s in a healthy balanced diet. But here’s where the best solution comes in – sugar-free (n)ice creams!

6 Delicious Homemade Sugar-free Ice Cream and Gola Recipes

These homemade ice creams and golas are the perfect blend of healthy and tasty, and you and your kids will lick the bowl clean when you’re done! Not to mention that the first Saturday of February is ‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’, and your kids will love you for giving them these delicious treats to kickstart the weekend! Read below for easy, delicious and sugar-free homemade ice cream and gola recipes.

1. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Getting your little one to eat fruits can be a daunting task if he’s surrounded by junk food. But when the nutrition of strawberries and bananas can be put into an ice cream, who can resist? Here’s how you can make a yummy dessert with these ingredients, with all their nutrients intact:

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized bananas
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup milk (if you want dairy-free ice cream, swap with coconut or almond milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Medium size deep vessel for freezing

Directions:

  • Take the bananas and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
  • Put them in a zip lock bag or a container, and freeze them solid.
  • Take the strawberries, cut off the leaves, and cut the berries into half. Freeze them solid.
  • After they are frozen, take them out and put them in a blender.
  • Add milk and vanilla essence. Blend them all together till they form a creamy mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a deep vessel and flatten it out on top. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
  • Scoop out a couple of scoops, and serve cold.

2. Chocolate Ice Cream

Your kid can never say no to chocolate – even we know that! But the sugar content in regular chocolate ice cream can be dangerous to your child’s health – especially the teeth. There’s no need to fret, though – we have a delicious solution for you! You can make a healthy version of chocolate ice cream at home, which will not only satiate your little one’s taste buds, but will also keep you relieved because it has no artificial sugar. Your kid will give you an A+ for this!

Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized bananas
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate bar, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup milk (for dairy-free options, swap with coconut or almond milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • A medium-sized deep vessel for freezing

Directions:

  • Cut the bananas and freeze them solid as mentioned in the previous recipe.
  • When solid, put them into a blender.
  • Add the cocoa powder, milk, dark chocolate chunks, and vanilla essence to the blender, and blend till the mixture turns creamy.
  • Transfer the mixture into the deep vessel and freeze for 3-4 hours.
  • Scoop the frozen ice cream in a small bowl, and serve cold.

3. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla is a classic flavour that pairs well with everything, from jalebis to gulab jamun to chocolates! How about making this classic at home and eating it, guilt-free?

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean (not essence)
  • 1/2 cup milk (for dairy-free options, swap with coconut or almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chunks (optional)
  • Medium size deep vessel for freezing

Directions:

  • Cut and freeze bananas solid as mentioned above.
  • When frozen, put them in a blender.
  • Add the vanilla bean, milk, and chocolate chunks and blend till the mixture turns creamy.
  • Transfer the mixture into the vessel and freeze for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve a couple of scoops cold with chocolate syrup or fresh-cut strawberries.

4. Strawberry Gola

If your kid does not like ice cream but is a huge fan of golas or slushies, this is the perfect recipe to try. It is sugar-free, dairy-free and requires only two ingredients!

Strawberry Gola

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg strawberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Medium size deep vessel for freezing

Directions:

  • Wash the strawberries thoroughly to remove dirt. Cut the leaves off the top, and cut the strawberries in half.
  • Freeze the cut strawberries overnight, or till they are frozen solid.
  • Transfer the frozen strawberries into a blender.
  • Add the honey, and blend till it forms an icy mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into the deep vessel, and freeze solid.
  • Scoop it out in a small bowl, and serve cold.

5. Kiwi Gola

Enjoy this recipe with some fresh kiwi fruits that are in season.

Kiwi Gola

Ingredients:

  • 8 kiwis, peeled and cut
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • Medium size vessel for freezing

Directions:

  • Peel and cut the kiwis into bite-size pieces, and freeze solid.
  • When solid, put them in a blender. Add honey.
  • Blend the ingredients till they form an icy mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into the vessel and freeze till solid.
  • Scoop out the gola in a small bowl, and serve cold. You can add some salt or mint leaves on top to make it taste even yummier.

6. Musk Melon Gola

If you have a child who is a picky eater, serving him healthy fruits in the form of golas can help him enjoy his food and get the nutrition he needs. Try this musk melon gola for a picky eater.

Musk Melon Gola

Ingredients:

  • One medium-size musk melon (which is not ripe; slightly green insides are perfect)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Medium size vessel for freezing

Directions:

  • Cut the musk melon in half and remove all the seeds. Cut into smaller pieces, and freeze solid.
  • When frozen, transfer the pieces into a blender and add honey.
  • Blend the ingredients till they form an icy mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into the vessel and freeze solid.
  • Scoop it out in a bowl, and serve cold.

So, these were some of the healthier alternatives to your favourite ice creams. Your children will absolutely love the flavours, and you will be relieved because they are healthy and homemade. What are you waiting for? Treat your family with these (n)ice cream recipes this ‘eat ice cream for breakfast day’!

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