Nourishing and delicious combine in this easy, 4-ingredient, no-churn vanilla kefir ice cream! With only simple ingredients and a slight tang reminiscent of frozen yogurt, you’ll love this healthy treat.
Simple summer treats.
When the weather heats up, my body slows down. Any one else struggle with this? There’s something about the humidity in these southern summers that just sucks the get-up-and-go right out of me. As my dad says, “My get-up-and-go got up and left.”
It’s true. So summers require easy meals, snacks, and treats. Smoothie bowls for breakfast, Instant Pot meals for lunch and/or dinner, and no-bake treats for snacks and dessert.
Though if I’m perfectly honest, sometimes ice cream covers all those spots in my meal planning calendar.
Vanilla kefir ice cream.
The past few months this vanilla kefir ice cream has been on the menu almost daily. Weekly at the least. It’s so easy that I can whip it up in the blender at lunch time and have it ready to eat for dinner. No churning, no stirring in the freezer (though I do that sometimes ’cause I’m impatient).
This delicious vanilla ice cream only has 4 ingredients – plus an optional one – and is perfectly safe for traditional, primal, and GAPS diets. If you can have dairy, that is… And I’ve included a keto/low-carb sub, if that’s what you need.
Milk Kefir love.
If you’ve never had fresh milk kefir, you should definitely add it to your “must try” list. We eat mostly a traditional/primal diet, and milk kefir is the perfect addition to the hard cheese, butter, and occasionally sour cream and homemade yogurt we eat.
If you’re interested in getting into the cultured dairy game milk kefir is a great place to start. It’s the easiest cultured food to make, and it’s packed full of nutrition! Milk kefir has as many as 30 strains of probiotic bacteria (more than yogurt) and it also has amazing levels of vitamins B12 & K2, calcium, magnesium, biotin, and folate, plus enzymes.
Though you can buy it at most health food stores, milk kefir can easily be made at home on your kitchen counter. You can purchase starter grains can be online, or you could try your local Weston A. Price Foundation, farmer’s market, or Azure Standard drop.
More delicious milk kefir recipes.
Need more inspiration for using milk kefir? Here are a few of my family’s favorite milk kefir recipes…
- Blueberry Kefir Creamsicles
- Fluffy Gluten-Free Buttermilk Cornbread
- No-Churn Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Probiotic Blender Ranch Dressing
- Creamy Buttermilk Avocado Dressing
- Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream
- Veggie-Packed Rainbow Pinwheels
- Banana Mango Smoothie
- Keto Ranch Deviled Eggs
- Probiotic Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl
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No-Churn Vanilla Kefir Ice Cream
Free from grain, gluten, and refined sugar.
- 4 cups fresh milk kefir
- 4 fresh egg yolks
- 1/2 cup raw honey or 1 teaspoon unflavored liquid stevia for keto
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract (I like to make my own, or use this kind)
- the scrapings of a vanilla pod (totally optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender (I use a Blendtec) and puree until smooth.
Pour into freezer-safe container (I just use a loaf pan) and freeze until set.
Stir every couple hours or so, if desired.