Low-fat Mixed Berry Ice Cream

Today’s post is brought to by Claire from The Realistic Nutritionist. She whips up some of the best looking (love her pictures!) healthy food ever! Who says healthy food has to look boring? If you are one of those thinkers then you need to go visit Claire’s site. She will change your mind with just one look! 

Check out some of her delicious recipes!

Light Peanut Butter Cake

Roasted Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Low-fat Red Wine Chocolate Donut

Roasted Cherry and Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich

Simple, healthy berry ice cream

As much as I love playing around with exotic flavors in my ice cream, I’ll be honest; the simple 5 ingredient flavors have got to be my favorite.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice peach jalapeno or key lime pie, but there’s something just so soothing about a simple cup only topped with fresh berries or a dab of whipped cream. There’s just something so nostalgic and relaxing about simple food.

This berry ice cream is the epitome of simple and easy. It has 5 ingredients, total, and is made in less than an hour. No egg yolks, stove or crazy prep required. Just 45 minutes to chill and 15 minutes to churn. I mean, really, who doesn’t love a recipe where they don’t have to do anything?

You can top this with whipped cream, chocolate, caramel, whatever tickles your little fancy. Me? I like it with nothing more than a big heaping spoonful of berries.

It’s the perfect dessert to have one of these lingering, end of summer nights where you feel the chill of autumn starting to creep up but it’s still hot enough to melt the ice cream right outta your cone.


Low-fat Mixed Berry Ice Cream


2 cups 2% milk
2 cups light cream
1 ½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup frozen blackberries and raspberries
Lemon zest to taste


Mix sugar, cream, milk and vanilla together in a mixing bowl until sugar has dissolved. Add in berries, cover with saran wrap and chill for at least 45 minutes.

Once mixture has chilled, pour into the frozen basen of an ice cream maker and churn for at least 25 minutes, or until thick and creamy. Add lemon zest (optional). Serve and eat immediately.

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10 Responses to “Low-fat Mixed Berry Ice Cream”

  1. #
    Faith — August 22, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Brandy, thanks for introducing us to Claire! I love her food philosophy and I will definitely check out her site! This ice cream sounds like the perfect treat for the end of summer.

  2. #
    Rachel Cooks — August 22, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Love Claire and her blog! This looks awesome!

  3. #
    rebecca — August 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    love it yep healthy doesn’t need to be boring

  4. #
    Samantha — August 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This looks so great. Hooray for this ice cream social… I have so many new recipes to try.

  5. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — August 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Love Claire, happy to see her here! This looks incredible!

  6. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Mm the berries are my fav part

  7. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — August 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Mmmmm. Just, mmmmmmmmm!

  8. #
    carrian — August 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Oh hello delicious!! MMMMMMMMMMMM.

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    Joanne — August 23, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Back to ice cream basics! I love it. Especially since I can’t get enough of summer berries right now!


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