I seem to be on a roll with frozen treats these days. Well, when it’s stinking hot outside, I try to avoid the oven- and I mean, who doesn’t love frozen sweet things? Summer is just around the corner and you need to have a backlog of good recipes that veto the oven. This Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream will keep you feeling cool in the heat!
I live in the Okanagan in British Columbia and let me tell you, it’s been getting quite toasty lately. Adam and I went for our first paddle board of the season just last weekend and we may have started the weekend off munching on some of this ice cream. But can you blame us?! When the weather is hot you just naturally crave ice cream. It was so nice to have some of this vegan ice cream in the freezer just waiting for us!
A great thing about this ice cream is that the base is sweetened with dates! No processed sugars, and you would have zero idea! I did use a little maple syrup in the strawberry-rhubarb compote but compared to a regular pint of ice cream, we’re still doing pretty good at lowering that sugar amount in this ice cream!
This will be such a fun dessert or afternoon snack to have in the summer. It’s filled with fresh fruit and will keep you nice and cool! If you don’t like rhubarb or you decide to make this when it’s not in season, don’t fret. You could also just veto the rhubarb and add an extra cup of strawberries instead. Making it a loaded strawberry ice cream, which I don’t think anyone would scoff at.
here are some reasons why I love this Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream, so listen up!
- Like I mentioned before, this vegan ice cream is mainly sweetened with dates. It isn’t overloaded with sugar making you feel a little blah after a few bites. The ingredients list is pretty minimal, making this ice cream quite clean for you to enjoy this summer!
- The Picky Husband was a big fan, eating it right out of the pan (although I was doing the same )! This ice cream is great in a bowl topped with strawberries or in a cone! You just need to plan a little ahead to let it thaw and get soft before biting in.
- I’m obsessed with frozen treats. So I’m pretty happy this is another one to add to the blog to enjoy in that summer heat. No need to turn on the oven to satisfy my sweet tooth!
- The flavours remind me a little of cotton candy ice cream. I think the sweetness and freshness of the fruit are just a beautiful combination that they compare to other simple and sweet flavours. I mean, I haven’t actually had cotton candy ice cream in years but that was one of the first things my tastebuds were screaming when I took my first bite.
If you have a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied but you don’t want to use your oven in the summer, this frozen treat is just right for you. Dive into this creamy strawberry-coconut freshness one lick at a time.