Healthy Ice Cream!

My childhood memories of summer always bring me back to eating a gigantic ice cream cone at the park with my grandpa. I can still enjoy my ice cream in the summertime as an adult, and do it in a healthier way! This recipe can even be made yeast-free!


  • 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of vanilla or almond extract
  • ½ cup of fresh berries blended to a puree
  • Zest of 1 medium orange
  • 3 tablespoons of honey or 2 tablespoons of Sweet N’ Natural / Stevia


  • Bring water in a double boiler to a boil, or create your own double boiler by boiling water in a saucepan and placing a heat safe bowl on top. Pour the coconut milk and extract in the bowl and heat until hot and just bubbling, but not a full boil, add orange zest.
  • Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and add one spoonful at a time of the hot coconut milk to the eggs while whisking, this will keep the eggs from scrambling in the hot milk. Once you have tempered the eggs with two to three spoonfuls of hot milk add the tempered egg mixture to the bowl on your double boiler, whisk for several minutes until mixture thickens and let cool in the refrigerator.
  • Once cooled add pureed berries and place back in the refrigerator for an hour, then place in your ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions. I have a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and it is very simple.

Now if all of this sounds like too much work for you have no fear! So Delicious makes several varieties of no sugar added coconut milk ice cream. These are sweetened with erythritol and are pretty tastey. My favorite is Mint Chocolate!

Article Comments

  1. Is this recipoie yeast free? I read the ingredients of vanillia extract and it contains alcohol. Can you make it yeast free? also, are the ice creams at sodelicious yeast free? Can we have a product that has potato starch in it?
    Anther question: I know Dr. Hotze states we can eat grilled chicken from chic fila, but I read the ingreadients contain sugar, dextrose, autolyzed yeast and yeast extract.. I ate this and had a reaction. The same thing applies to whataburger grilled chicken. what about fajitas with no sauce on them? Is there autolyzed yeast on them? And chicken brother has yeast in it. I don’t understand why so many things have yeast. How are people supposed to even make a chicken soup if the broth has yeast and the tomato puree or sauce has some sugar in it? I have been on this yast free diet for several months, have lost 66 pounds, and would like to know if there are any places I can eat that don’t use yeast.
    One place I do know of is Clays on Clay Rd..if you explain your situation, they will be happy to grill your chicken without any marinade. I had no reaction from it. You can have it put on a salad. It is very good and very filling. Also, Jason’s deli has a huge salad bar and you can get all the salad you want. They have boiled eggs and nuts if you are looking for some protein. Just try to stay away from the dressings, noodles,and pasta.

  2. The only place I choose to eat away from home is in The Woodlands on Research Road…the place is absolutely AWESOME!!!..everything is fresh…no yeast…organic…and the price is good…they make everything fresh when you order..the salmon is air fried…everything is air fried…the name of the place is called PURE…

    Also, as for as soup…just purchase a chicken from WholeFoods..boil it and use the broth to make your soup…another awesome!!

    Good luck.

  3. Coconut milk is not an option for a strict yeast free way of eating…I’ve been told by good authority that coconut is a fruit and is not allowed on the diet.

    • On the yeast-free eating regimen recommended at the Hotze Health and Wellness Center fruit is allowed after two weeks of being on the diet. If you do not drink coconut milk you could always use unsweetened almond milk, it will give the exact same effect. Thank you for your comment.

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