Gosh, am I happy it’s Friday AND it’s also a long weekend! Wahoo!
It’s been absolutely forever since I’ve posted a new recipe and I’m happy to say I FINALLY have one to share with you today and boy, is it delicious!
So, this recipe was prompted out of my need to satisfy my unending sweet tooth without going overboard on the unhealthy, sugar-filled desserts (although, I could easily do this!). I wanted a healthy dessert option that required minimal ingredients and that was easy to prepare when my body screamed for something sweet. Plus, one day when I got home from work I was craving ice cream, which I never eat because it bothers my stomach, so I opened the freezer and saw the bag of frozen berries sitting on the shelf and this is how this Triple Berry Coconut Soft Serve was born!
It’s amazing how with a few simple common ingredients you can make delicious soft serve “ice cream” in no time at all – no ice cream maker required. All ingredients are placed into a blender and processed until smooth and creamy – simple as that!
The combination of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries and coconut is lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and flavored with just a hint of vanilla extract, and the unsweetened almond milk helps get that blender moving and also adds to the creaminess of the soft serve.
Also, if you’re concerned about certain food allergies, this soft serve is dairy free, gluten free and vegan if you use a brand of vegan chocolate chips as the topping. All in all, this soft serve has easily become one of my favorite healthier sweet treats, which will be even more perfect on those hot summer days.
Triple Berry Coconut Soft Serve
- 1 cup frozen triple berry mixture (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in high powered blender until smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl and top with additional unsweetened coconut (1 tsp) and Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips (2 tsp) or any other toppings of your choice.
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
What are your favorite ice cream toppings?
What’s your favorite sweet treat to have during the summer?