Yes, I LOVE ice cream, and YES, it can be part of a healthy diet which includes having a healthy relationship with food. The idea is to eat only a small amount (1/2 cup) of ice cream at a time, but to truly enjoy it. The only way I can eat just 1/2 cup of ice cream in one sitting is if the ice cream is really creamy and rich, and this recipe meets my needs!
I had some FRESH ricotta hanging around the house after a different recipe, so I thought “I must use this before it goes bad!….But how?”. Fresh ricotta tends to be very creamy due to a high fat milk used to make it, so I would not recommend any person eat a large amount of this in any period of time (although it is very nutritious, it is very high in calories, fat). SO, I thought to make ice cream! Oh-so-good ice cream! Here is my original recipe:
-2 cups ricotta (fresh, whole milk for best quality)
-3/4 cups low fat milk
-1/4 cup light corn syrup
-1/4 cup honey, warmed in microwave (I used lavender honey, my favorite)
-1 Tbsp brandy
1. Whisk all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator for one hour before pouring into your ice cream machine.
2. Let your ice cream machine run for about 20 minutes, or until the ice cream is too thick to churn. Store the ice cream in an airtight container in the back of the freezer to be sure it does not develop freezer burn.
3. Try not to devour all in one week!
Marina Bedrossian is a Northport, NY dietitian nutritionist who helps people with holistic nutrition solutions and food sensitivities. Visit this page to schedule an appointment and don’t forget to join the private Facebook group “Ingredients For Healthy Families” more information here.