Strawberry & Vanilla Ice Milk

Low fat, healthy, ice cream, kids, summer, dessert, refreshing

You’re probably scratching your head thinking Strawberry & Vanilla Ice Milk, what’s this? Well it’s a kind of cross between ice cream and sorbet. It has a harder consistency than sorbet and is a bit flakier than ice cream but the wonderful thing about this dessert is that it’s incredibly low in fat as there is only 1.7% fat in skimmed milk (my bottle at least). It’s also incredibly frugal as milk is so much cheaper than cream. I had an idea to make strawberry ice cream but couldn’t bring myself to buy a large pot of cream both due to both the expense and the thought of all those calories. So when I got home I Googled “milk ice cream” and found this recipe for Simple Vanilla Ice Milk which I then set about adapting. My whole family loved this ice dessert as it was both refreshing and delicious with the taste of fresh strawberries and vanilla.

Strawberry HullerThis was also the perfect opportunity for me to try out the new gadgets that Oxo had just sent me. I used the Oxo Good Grips Strawberry Huller to prepare my strawberries and after a little practice got into the swing of punching, twisting, scooping and pressing the button to deposit the stalk and hull. The button was a little stiff to use but you could also just flick the hull out on most occasions.Ice Cream Scoop I was also sent the Oxo Good Grips Beak Ice Cream Scoop which is particularly suited to hard ice creams. Due to its pointed beak it was so much easier use and made light work of all the hard ice creams I tried it on including this recipe! There is also a really useful “easy release” button so that your ice cream doesn’t stay stuck to the scoop. This product is a real winner but don’t put it in the dishwasher like I did (it even says so on it) or it will lose its shiny look.

Looking at the pictures I realised my 9 year old daughter actually made this recipe so why don’t you get your kids making some Strawberry & Vanilla Ice Milk this summer!

Here’s a step by step guide:

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As this dessert is so much cheaper to make than normal ice cream I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which is run by myself and Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and being hosted by Sian over at Fish Fingers for Tea this month. As this recipe is made from scratch I am also sending it over to Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w/luv Made with Love Mondays event. Strawberries are very much in season so I’m entering Ren Behan’s Simple and In Season event and finally I’m entering Chez Foti (hosting) and Delicieux’s Four Season Food Challenge where the them is Barbecues and what better dessert could you have at one of those!

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A fruity and delicious alternative to ice cream that kids and grown ups will love, all the flavour with virtually none of the fat!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8
  • 250g Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla sugar
  • 100g Castor sugar
  • 1 ltr Semi-skimmed Milk
  1. Hull and chop the refrigerated strawberries into tiny pieces.
  2. Stir in the vanilla sugar and put in fridge.
  3. Mix together the milk and sugar thoroughly in a bowl and then add the strawberries.
  4. Using a jug pour the mixture into an ice cream maker until stiff (about 40 minutes).
  5. Scoop the mixture into a tupperware and freeze for another 6-8 hours before serving.
To make a cherry version of this ice milk which is also great for using in an ice lolly mould, just chop up 220g frozen/fresh pitted cherries in a blender before adding to the milk. For an extra special touch dip your lollies in melted chocolate for a Black Forest Ice Milk Lolly!
Low fat, healthy, ice cream, kids, summer, dessert, refreshing

My daughter insisted on sprinkles on her cone!

NB: Thank you to Oxo for my gadgets, all views are my own and I was not paid.

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  1. Jane Davies

    This looks amazing ! Roll on the warmer weather so I can try one of these bad boys !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes can’t wait for warmer weather!

  2. bev

    I can almost taste it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks it is lush:-)

  3. Alison P

    This looks yummy, and we grow strawbs in the summer so i’ll have to try it. I dont have an icecream maker but maybe lots of stirring whilst its freezing would work.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, that is the way to make it without one. I picked mine up cheaply for a tenner in an Aldi and it’s been a good investment:-)

  4. Kaci Soderstrom

    Oh this is fab. Now I want an icecream maker..

    1. Camilla

      They are good, mine is just a cheap one I got on sale in Aldi:-)

  5. William Gould

    Great way of using excess berries in the summer!

  6. Farhana

    I now want all those gadgets. I love stockpiling all these kitchen gadgets and then never get round to using them :(

  7. Anne Dalzell

    I know it’s a cold old day but i’ve had a real craving for ice-cream. I’ve got a brilliant magimix ice cream maker that i’ll have to get using again. I used to add a bit of custard to my vanilla ice cream and it worked a treat.

  8. kayleigh white

    I’m not really an ice-cream fan, but this does look delicious!

  9. Abigail Cullen

    What a great recipe, love the strawberry gadget, very useful, and love the fact although it looks naughty it’s rather low in calories, which is an added bonus.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s really refreshing and guilt free as you say:-)

  10. Ursula Hunt

    Looks delicious and very refreshing

  11. Geoff Clark

    I need one right now, time to get busy

  12. Alison Turner

    Brilliant I have just bought myself an ice cream maker so this is a perfect recipe for me :)

  13. Heather Haigh

    I bet these would be extremely popular during the weather we have been having, And so much healthier than rubbish ice lollies.

  14. Paul Wilson

    Perfect when the weather is like this.

  15. Irene Wright

    ideal recipe for this time of the year when Strawberries are in abundance

    1. Camilla


  16. bev

    Just the thing for this weather!

  17. Tracy Nixon

    We enjoyed this at the weekend and it was really tasty!

    1. Camilla

      Fab, glad you enjoyed it:-)

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