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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.

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!

Course Desserts
Keyword kefir ice cream
Diet Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Easter
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Churn & Freeze Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 210 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Facts
Darling Lemon Thyme Kefir Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.3g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 36.3g
Protein 5.4g 11%
Calcium 12%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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