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27 June, 2014

strawberry chocolate chip ice cream with Greek yogurt

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I do not have much of a sweet tooth, but I have a weakness for ice cream and stock up the freezer with the ‘good’ choices that are available out there. This summer I wanted to get a good ice cream maker to experiment with and make my own healthier versions. Following some advice from Brandi at The Vegan 8, I recently bought a Cuisinart ICE-21 machine. If you are thinking of making healthy ice cream/desserts, do check out her mouth-watering recipes!

It is a wonderful little product, maybe an indulgence on my part (I thought, do I really need an ice cream machine?) but it has been keeping me busy and my kids happy so far. I will make sure that it is used often 🙂 The picture above has not done full justice to the dessert, but it tasted really good! I’m taking this to the virtual party  Fiesta Friday #22 at The Novice Gardener’s hosted this week by Elaine and Prudy.

Here’s the ice cream maker in action:


Strawberry choclolate chip ice cream with greek yogurt

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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plain Greek yogurt- 1 1/2 cup (thick, hung yogurt could be used instead)

full fat coconut milk (with cream)- 1 cup

organic strawberries- 10 (about 200 gm)

Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate- 1 oz.

Raw sugar (I used Demarara)- 1/2 cup


* Scoop out cream from a can of chilled coconut milk and measure out 1 cup along with the milk.

* Wash and hull berries, puree with sugar and gently heat on stove top till it reduces a little bit, about 10 minutes.

* Add Greek yogurt, strawberry mixture and coconut milk into your ice cream maker and churn according to instructions on the machine (mine took 25 minutes for a nice consistency).

* Cut chocolate into small bits and add it towards the end of the churning process.

* Serve immediately with more chocolate for garnish or freeze for later.


32 thoughts on : strawberry chocolate chip ice cream with Greek yogurt

  • June 28, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I’m so glad you are loving your ice cream maker! It is soooo worth the investment and you can make ice cream anytime you want and any flavor you want for such better costs than storebought, and healthier! That’s a “need” to me! I love your ice cream flavor here too…what a great idea to add chocolate chips to strawberry ice cream. Delish!

    • June 28, 2014 at 9:06 am

      yes, Brandi, you’re right. I’m not buying ice cream from the store again, now that I have this! I’m glad you like this one. 🙂

  • June 28, 2014 at 1:17 am

    What a delightful combination Apsara! I wish I didn’t have so much of a sweet tooth…but I do. 🙂

    • June 28, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Thanks, Lori. I’m beginning to get a sweet tooth because the rest of my family does!

      • June 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        That’s how it begins Apsara…watch out! 😉

  • June 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

    When summer started, I thought of buying an ice cream maker. Well, I didn’t buy. And every time I see my blogging friends make their own ice cream, I wanna slap myself. Ugh! I should have made my ice cream, too. Good choice to buy an ice cream maker, Aspara – this looks absolutely perfect for summer. 🙂

    • June 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

      Please don’t wait. Buy one today! I think it is worth it rather than churning and freezing multiple times on our own. 🙂

      • June 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

        I will when I see one. 😀 Thank you, Aspara. 🙂

  • June 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Welcome to Fiesta Friday Apsara!! I wish I didn’t have sweet tooth! I’m so happy you bought an ice cream maker! I absolutely love mine… Throw some pureed fresh fruit and you have instant sorbet! I keep the bowl in the freezer all the time, so that I can use it at a moment’s notice! Your strawberry chocolate chip ice cream is so lovely…I need to give it a try! I just bought some plain yogurt yesterday to make ice cream for my black lab, but I’m thinking that I might steel a container of hers to make us some of this beautiful ice cream! I love the combination of strawberries and chocolate! Yum..just yum!! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe at our table this week! <3

    • June 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

      thank you, Prudy. Yes, that is such a good idea to store the bowl in the freezer all the time. Thank you for hosting the party this week, have a great weekend!

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  • June 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

    This is a recipe I would really like to make. Thank you for sharing it.

    • June 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      I’m glad that you like it, Jovina. Let me know when you try it!

  • June 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

    À good ice-creamer, you really need in your life to make delicious ice-creams like yours & to make vegan ones too!

    • June 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      True! Vegan ice creams are not good unless made at home and consumed right away. 🙂

  • June 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I agree there have been too many good ice cream recipes so maybe it is time I bought a new one (the old one quit) 🙂

    • June 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Yes, many in our blog circles. 🙂 the Cuisinart is compact and works well. I’m happy with it.

  • June 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    What a great combination Apsara. Delightful! So are you happy with tr machine? I might be in for a buy then.

    • June 28, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      oh, absolutely! Highly recommend it. 🙂

    • June 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      yes, Vidya. Although it doesn’t look as good as the frozen yogurt you got for last Fiesta Friday. 😉

  • June 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Yum! This recipe sounds fantastic! love the ingredients! I love that you added Greek yogurt, I am sure this gave it a really nice touch! I also love to make “ice cream” with greek yogurt, I just add frozen fruits to it and blend. I think I must invest in an ice cream maker sometimes to make more experiments 😉 thanks for sharing!

    • June 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      yes, Sylvia. I’m happy about this ice cream maker, gives scope for more experimentation. 🙂

  • June 29, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Apsara this looks really delicious. like you I have also always pondered about purchasing an ice cream maker…Now you are really tempting me! 🙂

    • June 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      🙂 I know you will soon!

  • June 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Love home-made ice creams, Apsara. So much better when sugar and ingredients are under your control. The ice cream looks so refreshing and wonderful with all the fresh strawberries!

    • June 30, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      thanks, Aditi. 🙂

  • July 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I made this tasty ice-cream 2 ways now love every lick! xxx

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