Winter Berry Ice Cream

  • 8MINS
  • 4MINS
  • 95KCAL

This is a great dessert for when you want just a little after dinner sweet treat. It's totally dairy free but just as creamy and delicious as regular ice cream.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories95
  • Carbs18g
  • Protein1.5g
  • Fat2.3g
  • Saturates1.3g
  • Sugars14g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Winter Berry Ice Cream is the perfect choice for an after dinner sweet treat and is so rich and creamy that you’d never guess that it was dairy free!

The berry sauce is flavoured with ginger and a hint of balsamic vinegar which gives it a really rich, festive taste.

Serve alongside your favourite Christmas sweet treats such as these Spiced Christmas Biscuits or some of our Christmas Chocolate Log – the berry flavours work SO well when combined with chocolate!

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Our Winter Berry Ice Cream is a great way to use up any overripe bananas that you might have lying around, as if skin is spotted then this means that they’ll be nice and sweet.

If you wanted to take your Winter Berry Ice Cream to the next level, then simply sprinkle some broken meringue pieces across the top of your ice cream to add another level of tasty sweetness.

What diets is this Winter Berry Ice Cream suitable for?

This Winter Berry Ice Cream is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Winter Berry Ice Cream recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Winter Berry Ice Cream recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Winter Berry Ice Cream recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Winter Berry Ice Cream recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Winter Berry Ice Cream?

Nope, this recipe is really simple and you should be able to find all of the ingredients you need in your local supermarket.

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You’ll need to use a food processor to blitz together your frozen berries and bananas.

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You’ll also need a freezer proof container like this oneto store your ice cream in.

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How many calories are in this Winter Berry Ice Cream?

There are 95 calories per portion in this Winter Berry Ice Cream which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Winter Berry Ice Cream is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the sliced bananas in a single layer on a baking tray and pop into the freezer overnight.

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Step 2

Lift the frozen banana slices out of the freezer 5 minutes before you are ready to make the ice cream so that they can soften slightly.

Step 3

Add the frozen berries to the sliced banana in a food processor and blitz until smooth.

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Step 4

Transfer to a freezer proof container and sprinkle over the dark chocolate, stirring it a little to combine. Pop the ice cream back into the freezer for 5 minutes whilst you make the berry sauce.

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Step 5

In a small saucepan add the berry sauce ingredients and bring the pan to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 4 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

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Step 6

When you are ready to serve, scoop the ice cream into bowls and top with a little drizzle of the berry sauce.

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What could I serve with this Winter Berry Ice Cream?

This Winter Berry Ice Cream is a really tasty, sweet treat when served on its own, but it also works really well as an accompaniment to any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Winter Berry Ice Cream is ready?

You’ll need to cook your berry sauce for around 4 minutes or until it’s thickened.

How long can I keep this Winter Berry Ice Cream in the freezer?

This Winter Berry Ice Cream can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months in a freezer proof container.

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Winter Berry Ice Cream

This is a great dessert for when you want just a little after dinner sweet treat. It's totally dairy free but just as creamy and delicious as regular ice cream.
  • Prep Time
    8 MINS
  • Cook Time
    4 MINS
  • KCals 95
  • Carbs 18G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 150 g frozen mixed berries
  • 20 g dark chocolate chopped

For the berry sauce

  • 50 g frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • pinch of ground ginger

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Instructions

  1. Place the sliced bananas in a single layer on a baking tray and pop into the freezer overnight.
  2. Lift the frozen banana slices out of the freezer 5 minutes before you are ready to make the ice cream so that they can soften slightly.
  3. Add the frozen berries to the sliced banana in a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  4. Transfer to a freezer proof container and sprinkle over the dark chocolate, stirring it a little to combine. Pop the ice cream back into the freezer for 5 minutes whilst you make the berry sauce.
  5. In a small saucepan add the berry sauce ingredients and bring the pan to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 4 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  6. When you are ready to serve, scoop the ice cream into bowls and top with a little drizzle of the berry sauce.

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Recipe notes

Add some broken meringue pieces to the ice cream just before serving for an extra little sweet treat.

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CharlieSunday 8th November 2020

I can’t eat bananas so can the winter berry ice cream be made without or any replacement ideas eg mango??
Thanks

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    SharonTuesday 10th November 2020

    Hi Charlie,
    Bananas are are one of the main ingredients in this recipe and are important to it’s success. This is because of their texture and natural sweetness. When they’re frozen and then blitzed in a food processor they become creamy and smooth and closely resemble the texture of ice cream. This would be difficult to achieve without the banana in this recipe.
    There is an ice cream recipe in our second book, ‘Everyday Light’ that you may like, it’s called Raspberry and Elderflower Swirl and doesn’t have bananas in it. Do hope this helps.

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