Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend… I know it’s almost over now, but Happy Memorial day! :) It is summer time here already, it has been super nice and warm, I went to the Prospect park everyday besides doing house work and my work, I love that we live so close to the great park.

Speaking of Summer… Randy got me an ice cream maker from Cuisinart and so I made my first ice cream this weekend! It was fun and yummy! I thought for the Memorial Day post, I should share my ice cream making-of :) Enjoy!

First one is (sugar-free) strawberry ice cream. I modified the receipe to make it healthier…

Using fresh strawberries and lemon.


Slice up the strawberries and squeeze the lemon. (Note: I should have sliced them smaller because ice cream maker does not make them smaller)


Add 1/3 cup of Splenda (usually a regular sugar, but that’s gonna make me feel so bad so I used sugar-free here) and mix them together well.



Let it sit for 2 hours….

In a mixing bowl, mix 2 cups of soy milk (love soy milk!), 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 2/3 cup of Splenda and juice from the strawberries. (Note: I modified original recipe of 2 cups of cream, 1 cup of whole milk, 2/3 cup of sugar here… to make it healthy)


Light pink… pretty color :)


and here it is, the ice cream maker!


Turn the maker on and put the mixed milk, let it go for 25-30 min….


getting harder…


Put the strawberries 5 minutes before the ice cream is done…


and yaaaay, my first ice cream ever!!


(see, the strawberries are a bit too chunky…)

It was so good. Soy milk makes this more like sorbet, but it’s perfect for summer and low carolie so I don’t have to feel really bad every time… :)

I also made frozen yogurt. This is really easy and so good, I will be making this all the time, I’m sure…


In a mixing bowl, mix 2 cups of yogurt, 1/4 cup of Splenda, 1/2 cup of soy milk (or regular milk). *you can add chocolate or berries or anything you’d like to make a special frozen yogurt.

and have the maker do its job…..


and after 25-30 minutes later… enjoy frozen yogurt!