By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
Rich and creamy, this quick ice cream is packed with superfoods to give your skin a glow. Berry powder and raspberries are packed with antioxidants to help protect the skin from free radical damage. The addition of kefir provides beneficial bacteria to support digestive health, liver health and lower inflammation which can all help improve the appearance of your skin. If not available, use natural yoghurt instead.
300g frozen or fresh raspberries
2 tbsp xylitol
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp acai or other berry powder
200ml coconut milk or full fat milk
3 eggs yolks
2 tbsp vanilla extract
100g maple syrup or xylitol
200ml kefir or coconut kefir or natural yoghurt
Place the berries, xylitol and lemon juice in a pan with a splash of water. Simmer gently for 10 minutes or until the raspberries are breaking down and the xylitol has dissolved. Allow to cool then stir in the berry powder.
Place the milk or coconut milk in a pan and heat gently stirring constantly, about 2-3 minutes. Take off the heat.
In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks and maple syrup together until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Keep whisking and gradually pour in the warm milk. Pour the mixture back into a clean pan and cook gently stirring all the time until the mixture begins to thicken. This may take about 5 minutes.
Take off the heat and cool slightly. Blend in the kefir or yoghurt. Pour into a jug, cover and place in the fridge to cool – about one hour.
Using an ice cream maker, churn the ice cream and as it begins to thicken and harden slowly pour in the raspberry compote or stir in manually. Transfer to a freezer-proof container and freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before wanting to serve to allow it to soften slightly.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.