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Darling Lemon Thyme Kefir Ice Cream

This Kefir Ice Cream is a delicious combination of fermented kefir, lemons, and thyme. If you’ve been itching to break out your ice cream maker, this recipe won’t disappoint!

This Kefir Ice Cream is a delicious combination of fermented kefir, lemons, and thyme.

For my last birthday, the tulip-man gave me two gift options: 1) a multi-functional, highly practical waffle maker/grill/panini press thing, and 2) an ice cream maker. Needless to say, I didn’t go with the practical gadget, but rather for the gadget I would never in a million years have bought myself…the ice cream maker!

This was around the time that I was finally getting comfortable drinking the kefir that my new kefir grains (i.e. kefir babies) were churning out everyday, so I threw it in the ice cream maker to see what would happen.

This Kefir Ice Cream is a delicious combination of fermented kefir, lemons, and thyme.

The result was something close to a frozen yogurt, light and tart and perfect for summer! So I wangjangled one of my favorite new flavor combos – lemon and thyme – into the mix and was left with what we’re calling Darling Lemon Thyme Kefir Ice Cream!

This Kefir Ice Cream is a delicious combination of fermented kefir, lemons, and thyme.
This Kefir Ice Cream is a delicious combination of fermented kefir, lemons, and thyme.
This Kefir Ice Cream is a delicious combination of fermented kefir, lemons, and thyme.

Darling Lemon Thyme Kefir Ice Cream

This Kefir Ice Cream is a delicious combination of fermented kefir, lemons, and thyme. If you’ve been itching to break out your ice cream maker, this recipe won’t disappoint!
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Course: Desserts
Keyword: kefir ice cream
Diet: Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Easter
Time: 60 minutes or more
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Churn & Freeze Time: 4 hrs 45 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice 120 mL
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100 g
  • 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups milk kefir 480 mL

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Kefir Ice Cream Base: Add lemon juice, zest, sugar, and thyme to a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook until sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, then stir in kefir.
  • Churn: If using a self-cooling ice cream churner, pour mixture directly in and churn for 30 to 45 minutes, or until it resembles soft serve. If using a churner that requires you to chill it in advance, be sure to chill the kefir mixture in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or in the freezer for an hour before churning.
  • Freeze: Transfer to a freezer-safe container and flatten with the back of a spoon. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Set at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36.3g | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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