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Healthy Strawberry-Stinging Nettle Ice Cream!

Whoever wants this dessert needs:

  • 1 bowl of strawberries

  • 1 small strainer full of stinging nettle tops

  • Coconut oil

  • a pinch of salt

  • some maple syrup

  • half a lemon

  • 2 cans of coconut milk

  • some coco flakes

Strawberry - Stinging nettle ice cream
Ice cream. It's what you need on hot days! And you can eat as much as you want, because this one's healthy!.

You want to sweeten up your strawberries? Just put them in a casserole with some coconut oil and cook them until the juice starts to come out of the fruit. This takes about 3-4 minutes and the strawberries taste sweeter. You don't believe me? Try it! But to get them even sweeter, add some maple syrup and then to balance it add the juice of half a lemon.

Pour this in a blender, add the content of the two cans of coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Blend, but not completely to keep some structure in the ice cream.

Now pour 4/5 into your ice cream maker, add the stinging nettle tops to the rest in the blender and blend completely. Now you add this to the ice cream maker too.

Depending on your machine this takes 15-20 minutes. When it's done sprinkle roasted coconut flakes on it. I put some freshly foraged chervil seeds on the ice cream. Lovely! :-D

If you don't have an ice cream machine put it all into the freezer overnight and take it out 30 minutes before you serve it. You might want to mix it once before serving. But this is a sub-optimal solution since you will never get that creamy result you get from a machine.

I got mine 20 years ago from my grammy, and she'd had it for some time before that. And that thing is still running without a problem. This obviously was before #plannedobsolescence was a thing. ;-)



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