Friday, September 16, 2011

Two Minute Berry Ice Cream

Jamie Oliver is one of my favourite chefs for many reasons. For one, he makes fantastic dishes that are so simple and fresh and yummy, and in most cases, healthy. What's not to love about that?

I recently picked up his latest cook book, Jamie's 30 minute Meals, which shows you how to prepare a full meal including sides and dessert within 30 minutes or less. It's so easy to follow and the variety of meals would satisfy any home cook and their family. The photos in the book are just gorgeous to look at as well and include some set by step shots, which is handy.

One of my favourite recipes from the book is Jamie's berry ice cream. There's only four ingredients, it takes about two minutes from start to finish, it's healthy, and can be used for dessert or a refreshing breakfast. It's my go-to recipe for a quick after dinner dessert that's light and easy, and it looks pretty too!

Two Minute Berry Ice Cream

Original recipe from Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
Serves 4

500 grams of frozen berries (raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries work well)
500 grams plain or vanilla low fat yogurt
4 tbs honey
a few sprigs of fresh mint

1. Place 4 glasses or small bowls into the freezer to chill.
2. Put yogurt and honey into a food processor and mix for 5 seconds.
3. Add frozen berries and a few mint leaves and process until smooth and combined.
4. Pull glasses out of the freezer, fill with berry ice cream, garnish with mint and serve.

Nutritional Information (Per serve)
Calories: 204
Fat: 2.6 grams
Carbs: 40.1 grams
Protein: 7.6 grams


  1. Hello Nicole!!

    This is one of those recipes I look at and think "why didn't I think of that?" What a perfect way to make your own flavored yogurt - I am sure it tastes far better than anything in store!!

    Brilliant!! Lovely photography as well!!!

  2. I love that you don't need an ice cream machine for this!

  3. @Nancy, it's so tasty and you can experiment with different flavors too if you wanted! I think I might try strawberry yogurt with frozen blackberries next time. And thanks for stopping by :)

    @Damn Delicious, that's exactly what I thought as well! It's just too easy to tip everything right into your food processor.

    @Words of Deliciousness, thanks! :)

  4. Jamie is my favorite chef too! Fast and easy ice cream! Looks so yummy!

  5. Ooh, so enchantingly yummy! Love yogurt based desserts SO much!

    I'll hopefully be doing one soon on my site too! :)

  6. How much would you say 500g of berries and yogurt would be in cups?

    I love the photos, and I bet it tasted even better!!

  7. Oh my...that's a creamy and refreshing treat and the looks is inviting. i would love to learn how to prepare it.

  8. @Quay Po, isn't Jamie just fantastic?

    @Torviewtoronto, thanks for stopping by :)

    @Charissa, I'll be sure to check out your site!

    @Kathy, 500g of berries is about 1 pound of frozen berries, and 500g yogurt is about 2 and 1/4 cups. Hope that helps!

    @myfudo, thank you! It's really great during the summer as a treat.

  9. Wow that looks lovely! And it is actually heathy. I'll have to try it ;)

  10. @petitegourmet, it's very light but still so full flavour. Thanks for commenting!