Ice cream is a frozen dessert known by everyone. What is ice cream made of? The basis of any ice cream are mainly dairy products such as milk or cream and also water, often combined with fruit juice or chocolate.
Ice cream can be made with: fresh or candied fruit, chocolate, nuts (walnuts, pistachios), vanilla, toffee, alcohol and sometimes even herbs. The list is endless.
I like making ice cream at home. Homemade ice cream has many advantages. One of the biggest one is that it is up to you how much sugar is added and what kind of extras are used. My favourite ice cream flavour is blueberry and joghurt has the second place.
Depending on the weather, different types of ice cream are popular in my household. In summer, ice cream made with various fruits are the ones we eat most of the time. These types of ice cream give the best refreshment at high temperatures.
The recipe below is for the best lactose-free ice cream made with fresh raspberries, bananas and coconut milk. You can make these ice creams without an ice cream machine, it is enough to have a plastic container and a freezer.
Ingredients for raspberry ice cream.
- 500 g fresh raspberries
- 3 big bananas
- 400 ml heavy coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons of crystal sugar
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
How to make lactose-free raspberry ice cream.
Put raspberries, sliced bananas, lemon juice, sugar and coconut milk in a blender. Mix into a creamy and homogeneous consistency.
Put the blended mixture through a fine sieve – this will help to get rid of the raspberry seeds and the ice cream will be really creamy and delicate.
Transfer the ice cream mixture into a plastic container and place it in a freezer for a few hours.
After three hours stir the freezing mixture with a spoon, this will allow the ice cream to freeze evenly and slightly faster.
Good to know when making raspberry ice cream.
If you do not have fresh raspberries, you can of course use frozen ones.
Depending on how sweet the raspberries are, you may want to increase or decrease the amount of sugar used.
Do you like homemade ice cream? If so, try our recipe for Strawberry ice cream.