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3-Ingredient Healthy Ice Cream

3-Ingredient Healthy Ice Cream
Come January, the hum and buzz of juicers everywhere builds and I hear of more and more people making resolutions to clean out their systems and drink more juice, at least temporarily. No judgement; in fact, last year at this time I was on a five-day juice cleanse so my juicer was working hard and I was feeling alive and clean. This year, though, I am more in the mood to make my ice cream machine hum rather than my juicer. So when a friend who is on a cleanse joked that we put the two together, I leapt at the challenge. This was one hell of a dare; aside from having no dairy or eggs, this ice cream needed to be sugar free. With that last nail in the coffin, I stepped way out of my comfort zone and into the test kitchen. Pretty much anything that makes ice cream ice cream was banned. Cream, however, is harder to replace. As for the sweetness, since sugar wasn't an option I leaned on juices. If you don't have a juicer, don't worry, you can get some from your local health food store. Related:  SmoothiesHelado

The Juice Generation: 3 celebrity green juice recipes you'll love Blake Lively"I come from a Southern family, so my taste leans more toward butter and sugar than veggies; if they're battered in cornmeal and fried, then I'm in!....Then a few years ago, I had a juice that changed it all for me—a mix that's better than any po' boy you'll ever eat." Blake's Intoxicating Detoxification Sweet, bitter, mild, and fresh—this drink marries many tastes into one beautifully proportioned, and completely addicting, combination. 1 cup kale 2 leaves Swiss chard 1/2 cup parsley 1/2 small beet 1/2 cup pineapple 2 medium green apples 1 sprig fresh mint 1/2 medium lemon, peeled *Red apples can also be used; these will add extra sweetness.

Bellini Pops The combination of ripe summer peaches and Prosecco makes for a sweet frozen treat that tastes a lot like the popular cocktail. Browse dozens more drink recipes, from classic cocktails to fun summer treats like the pops here. Stir the peaches, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture is thick and syrupy, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Divide the mixture among ten 3-ounce pop molds or wax-lined paper cups and freeze until just barely set, about 1-1/2 hours. Make Ahead Tips The pops can be frozen for up to 3 days. nutrition information (per serving): Calories (kcal): 100; Fat (g): 0; Fat Calories (kcal): 0; Saturated Fat (g): 0; Protein (g): 0; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): 20; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 0; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Fiber (g): 1; Photo: Scott Phillips

Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicles | Kitchn Summertime! Is there anything better than a cool, creamy popsicle on a scorching hot afternoon? Or for that matter, a scorching hot morning? These fruity yogurt pops can serve as both breakfast and afternoon snack, a fact to which I can personally attest. I love how the fresh strawberry flavor mingles with the tanginess of the yogurt in these popsicles. Don't limit yourself to just strawberries, either. Nibbled or licked, these popsicles are exactly what we need to survive the sultry days of summer. Makes 6 popsicles (3-ounce molds) 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 6 to 8 ounces (about 1 cup) Greek yogurt Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small bowl. Pour the strawberries and syrup into a food processor or blender. Stir the yogurt into the strawberry mixture until combined. Notes: You can substitute nearly any seasonal fruit (or mix of fruits!)

Tropical Pineapple-Papaya Green Smoothie Recipe When the snow is falling and the temperatures are falling, I love to drink in some tropical sunshine in the form a a fruity green smoothie! This smoothie if very sweet and so it is perfect for blending with celery and parsley. Feel free to toss in some bitter greens like kale and dandelion as well. Parsley is the richest source of iron from any leafy green that you’d get from the supermarket. One cup contains 3.7 milligrams of iron, as well as 10% RDA (recommended daily allowance) of copper, 7% RDA of magnesium, 7% RDA of potassium, 6% RDA of zinc and 5% RDA of phosphorus. This smoothie is low in calories, but it has 11.2 grams of healthy fiber. Pregnant women should not consume parsley. Pineapple-Papaya Smoothie Recipe 1 cup papaya, cubed1 cup pineapple, cubed1 medium banana, peeled2 stalks of celery, chopped1 cup of fresh Italian parsley4 ounces of homemade almond milk Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Nutrition Information

Fig and Clementine Port Wine Poptail Fruit and wine—in a popsicle? Yep—it’s a ménage a trios for the hedonistic foodie. Hitting the blender’s vortex this week is some dry port wine, figs, clementine tangerines and honey. We’ve have to admit, it seemed almost sacrilege to be pouring wine onto the blades of our poptail regulator. But a nano second later “almost” turned into a 2-cup pour. We’re on a campaign to leave no alcohol behind, so stay tuned to find out what’s next on the poptail hit list. Makes eight 2-and-1/4-oz. popsicles 2 cups of port wine (or any dry fruity variety will work) 2 lbs clementine tangerines 1 1/2 lb figs ¼ cup honey 1. 2. Sponsored Content

Coffee Ice Cream with Hot Fudge Sauce | Kitchn This past Easter weekend brought blissfully warm weather and the feeling that sunshine is finally here to stay. But it also welcomed something of huge importance into our little household... The ice cream maker! And while ice cream is a year-round food group to my boyfriend and me, I don't usually start cranking out the churner until spring officially arrives. I have lots of favorite flavors — Nutella gelato and fresh Georgia peach come to mind — but this coffee ice cream recipe just never gets old. So good in fact that I'll be serving it tonight for dinner with friends. P.S. Coffee Ice Cream with Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce Yields 1 quart For the ice cream1 1/2 cups milk1 1/2 cups heavy cream4 egg yolks2/3 cup sugarPinch salt1 cup strong brewed coffee (or more to taste, depending on strength) For the chocolate sauce2 squares unsweetened chocolate squares (preferably Baker's)1 tablespoon unsalted butter1/3 cup milk1 cup sugarPinch of salt Pour the milk mixture back into the sauce pot.

Coffee Smoothie This delicious and nutritious smoothie recipe was concocted for all the coffee and smoothie lovers out there. Health experts can’t seem to agree on whether coffee is healthy or not. I believe in bio-individuality, meaning for some people coffee is great, while for others it’s not so good. There’s a reason many indigenous cultures across the globe have sought out caffeine bearing plants. Caffeine, like alcohol, has been shown to extend lifespan, but only when consumed in moderation. Here are a few of the health benefits coffee has to offer. Improved MoodBetter ConcentrationAlertnessIncreased Athletic PerformanceReduced Muscle PainAntioxidant RichDiabetes PreventionHelps prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’sAsthma ReliefAids Digestion I personally have never been much of a coffee drinker, but I do like to use it in my smoothies every once in a while. You can take this smoothie in one of two directions. The Ingredients The Add-ons Show Time

Blackberry Prosecco Popsicle Recipe You know what goes with brunch besides buffet-size food portions that can break your zipper? Cocktails. Really, what other day of the week can you order a drink at 10am and not worry that your sunburnt nose will be suspiciously given a once over as an indication of a pickled over-indulger? I mean, who decided drinks at 10am on a Sunday is totally acceptable but asking for a drinking at 10am on a Tuesday is not. So as a workaround I’ve combined a traditional Sunday brunch cocktail with an everyday, any time of the week treat: a cocktail popsicle. That’s right, what you are looking at is a Kir Royale-inspired Popsicle. Lick your drinks away, my friends! Blackberry Prosecco Popsicle Makes 12 2.5oz popsicles 20 oz Prosecco 1/3 cup of blackberries 4 oz crème de cassis Splash of fresh lime juice 2 pinches of lime zest Instructions: 1. 2. 3. A few notes: 1. 2. Find more cocktail recipes in Endless Cocktails Sponsored Content