Make your own ice cream: 3 easy ice cream recipes without a machine

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Real ice cream lovers don't need summer temperatures to get a taste for refreshing ice cream. And home-made ice cream always goes down especially well. Have you ever tried making your own ice cream creations?

Ice-cream making starter set

Making ice cream at home not only lets you leave out the granulated sugar, but also gives your creativity free rein. And it doesn't take much. Our recipes don’t need an ice cream maker. Apart from a good (hand) blender, all you need are a few ice cream moulds and wooden sticks and you're ready to go.

What about starting with watermelon ice cream?

Easy, tasty & quick to make. You need: watermelon. That’s it! Blend the fresh watermelon, fill the mixture into ice cream moulds, freeze and enjoy. You can do this with all your favourite fruits. Ready to experiment? Then make it even creamier by adding some yoghurt, coconut milk or nut butter.

Special touch & toppings

FFresh herbs such as mint, rosemary, lemon balm, etc. go well with many fruits, while spices such as cinnamon or vanilla add a special touch. And don't forget the toppings - whether crunchy with toasted, chopped nuts or bitter-sweet with dark chocolate. It’s up to you.

Is home-made also better? Healthier?

The greatest advantage: you know exactly what’s in it and can determine the sugar and fat content yourself. This means fruit instead of sugar and yoghurt instead of cream. Home-made ice cream is even more attractive as it doesn't contain any preservatives and colourants and also has much fewer calories.

Recipe ideas for you to try

Makes 6 ice lollies.

Ingredients for strawberry-coconut ice cream

350g strawberries
250ml coconut milk
1 tbsp. runny honey (or Agave syrup)

What you need for mango-banana ice cream

1 ripe banana (approx. 150g)
1 mango, peeled and diced
leaves of two sprigs of mint
1/2 glass water (about 50-100ml)

Ingredients for blueberry-yoghurt ice cream

1 ripe banana (approx. 150g)
200g blueberries (sometimes also called bilberries)
1 small pot of Greek natural yoghurt (around 150g)
some Bourbon vanilla powder (optional)

How it's prepared

  1. Put all the ingredients in a mixer or blender or use a hand blender.
  2. Blend at the highest speed until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the mixture into 6 ice cream moulds and add the lid and stick.
  4. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
  5. Take out of the freezer 10 minutes before eating and remove from the mould.

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