Even though school is back in session, I am trying to squeeze out every last drop of summer I can. To me, ice cream is the ultimate summer dessert. I have never attempted to make it at home before (mostly because I thought it was too difficult with all the cranking and salt), but I recently tried some homemade ice cream bars that had no added sugar and my family LOVED them!
One of the great things about this recipe is that you can add whatever fruit you want to the ice cream. These bars have plenty of fat for flavor (using heavy whipping cream), and the jam and fruit add the sweetness. All you need is popsicle molds and a blender. I used what I had on hand to whip them up, but if you have bananas, blueberries, or peaches, I think they would be amazing. I got my stainless molds from Amazon, but silicone molds would work great too. I also got the little bags from Amazon for easy storing. Some of these ice cream bars I left plain, some I coated in dry cereal or nuts. I preferred the plain ones.
Last Drop of Summer Ice Cream Bars
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup canned coconut milk (full fat)
- 8 oz fruit jam (I used strawberry)
- 1 cup fresh fruit (I used strawberries and raspberries)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Crushed cereal or nuts for toppings
Mix all the ingredients in blender until smooth, pour into molds, freeze until solid. Remove from molds, dip in toppings, and cover in plastic to store.