Strawberry & Vanilla Ice Milk

Strawberry & Vanilla Ice Milk, the guilt free cooler! Fab Food 4 All

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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Strawberry & Vanilla Ice Milk
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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!
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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. Lisa Williams

    I never knew that it was this easy to make a frozen desert 🙂 Thank you I will be trying this and playing about with other things to add to

    1. Camilla

      Fab Lisa:-)

  2. Martina Evans

    Fabulous recipe, Thanks for sharing!

  3. Choclette

    Wow,those photos look enticing Camilla. It sounds utterly delicious. That strawberry huller looks like a nifty gadget.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette;-)

  4. 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!

  5. bev

    I can almost taste it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks it is lush:-)

  6. 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:-)

  7. 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:-)

  8. William Gould

    Great way of using excess berries in the summer!

  9. Farhana

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

  10. 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.

  11. kayleigh white

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

  12. 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:-)

  13. Ursula Hunt

    Looks delicious and very refreshing

  14. Geoff Clark

    I need one right now, time to get busy

  15. Alison Turner

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

  16. Heather Haigh

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

  17. Paul Wilson

    Perfect when the weather is like this.

  18. Irene Wright

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

    1. Camilla


  19. bev

    Just the thing for this weather!

  20. Tracy Nixon

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

    1. Camilla

      Fab, glad you enjoyed it:-)

  21. Ursula Hunt

    This looks delicious and perfect for the summer

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes it’s fab for summer:-)

  22. Paul Wilson

    Looks delicious.

  23. Carolann Turner

    looks yummy 🙂

  24. Heather Haigh

    I love strawberries, definately one to try in the summer.

    1. Camilla

      Yes and with English strawberries:-)

      1. Heather Haigh

        My daughter likes this and I like it made with coconut milk.

        1. Camilla

          Yes I did come across a coconut milk ice cream the other day:-)

  25. Tracy Nixon

    OMG Bring on the Summer NOW!

    1. Camilla

      Oh yes, this was good and so healthy:-)

  26. prwilson

    Love the strawberry huller.

  27. Paul Wilson

    Looks nice. I’m on the lookout for healthier ice cream alternatives.

  28. claire wilkinson

    mmmm looks delish

  29. Lisa Williams

    beautiful there is nothing better than home made ice cream 🙂

  30. Maya Russell

    Like the strawberry huller gadget. Also love the low fat dessert.

  31. Alice Beaumont

    Sounds lush!
    Could just do with a scoop of this

  32. Jacqueline Fawcett

    Looks absolutely delicious, I’ll definitely have to try it., Yummy! 😀

  33. Kirsty Fox

    That sounds delicious and we have some strawberries left over from strawberry picking, so I know what to do with them now!

  34. Melanie C

    This looks delicious and perfect to cool down with on hot summer days in the garden!

  35. lady_appaloosa

    great recipe and very versatile – I make my version with all sorts of fruits. Instead of putting it into a tupperware I put into ice lollies forms so it’s easier to eat after 🙂

  36. Jane English

    This will do perfectly for me to use some of the strawberries up from the garden, we’ve just been away for ten days visiting the daughter over in the NE come back to hundreds ready to eat, so was looking for something to make with them.

    I’ll be busy tomorrow it seems

    And you have to have sprinkles on an ice cream cornet, its the law!

  37. Paul Bishop

    Nice, cold and delicious for this heat wave. And it can be made so easily and most important quickly.

  38. Clare Webb

    That looks so simple to make and yummy to eat! As soon as my kitchen is back in I’ll be having a go! Just what is needed in this weather 🙂

  39. Anneli (Delicieux)

    How wonderfully simple to prepare! It looks very tempting. I love that it’s low in fat too. A perfect Summer ice cream. Than ks for entering FSF! x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I’m all for simple and tasty:-)

  40. zahra heena

    yummm 🙂 will have to try 🙂 tweeted too

  41. Ren

    Thanks for linking this up Camilla. The last Simple in Season for a while. Taking a summer break! Could do with a scoop of this. Ren x

    1. Camilla

      A pleasure Ren. That’s a shame, but I totally understand, it’s a lot of work for you. I’m going to make some more and play around with different fruits:-)

  42. cezzle

    This sounds gorgeous! Will be trying it out soon 🙂

  43. Javelin Warrior

    My grandfather couldn’t have much fat at all in his diet because of a prior heart attack so he would often make vanilla and strawberry ice cream (much like this) with just skim milk. It definitely freezes harder (especially with fruit) than traditional, but it’s still so delicious…

    1. Camilla

      Aah, that’s nice to know Mark. I will be making this a lot now and will try other fruits too like cherries:-)

  44. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Brilliant that the skimmed milk works well with this as I would be dubious using all that cream too! A winning recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline. Yes I know you don’t like cream and I have seen recipes recently in magazines which were literally just whipped double cream with some flavour and put in a tub in the freezer, it’s just too rich!

  45. Louisa Foti

    Looks delicious Camilla! And so low in fat and sugar and high in fruit! I really REALLY must invest in an ice cream maker one of these days. Thanks so much for entering your ice cream to the Four Seasons Food challenge, definitely a fab bbq side! Louisa

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Louise, I got mine for £9.99 at half price last year in Aldi when they just had a few left so keep your eyes peeled:-)

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