The whole family wants ice cream and you have a choice – you can watch them eat and be Sad Panda or you can MAKE MAGIC ICE CREAM.

It’s really delicious and super easy. Soft serve in minutes. You want to keep this low in carbs… so stick to strawberries!

Honestly, one of the best recipes I have ever made! It’s so good that it’s hard to believe it is made from frozen berries whipped into creamy joy with ricotta. It’s CRAZY loud for a bit, then suddenly it’s ice cream! You must use a food processor as a blender just doesn’t work.

Magic Strawberry Ice Cream for a bariatric friendly treat

5.0 from 4 reviews
Magic Sugar Free Strawberry Ice Cream
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  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • ⅔ cup part skim ricotta
  • ¼ cup Splenda or 2 tablespoons Truvia - optional
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla - optional
  1. Place strawberries in the bowl of food processor and leave at room temperature for 20 minutes to soften slightly.
  2. Add ricotta, plus sweetener and vanilla (if using) and pulse, grind, and blend until a very silky smooth soft serve ice cream forms and serve immediately.
  3. Thats it!


26 thoughts on “Magic No Sugar Strawberry ‘Ice Cream’

  1. Leisa Matherly says:

    I made this a couple weeks ago, and OMG it’s the bomb!!! I absolutely loved it!! I took some to my parents to try (neither are wls patients and don’t do the no-sugar thing) and they loved it too. I’ve tried it with pineapple and that was ok but I preferred the strawberry. I’ve also made some with cherries and added about a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa for chocolate cherry ice cream, and that was awesome! A little richer so I can’t eat much at once, but I still got my chocolate ice cream 🙂 Thanks so much for this recipe….I love your site!

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      It depends on who is eating it? Bariatric people can only fit so much… which is why we don’t do servings and stats on recipes. Too many variables. Figure out the stats for entire recipe then divide by how many servings it makes for YOUR pouch. Its ONE BIG serving and one small serving for my husband and I…

  2. Lisa McCartney says:

    I didn’t see an answer to the question if an ice cream maker can be used? Well, can it?? Also, I think the nutritional values should’ve been added, or are we supposed to figure that out on our own?!?!?! If so, what’s the point

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      You cannot use an ice cream maker… the point of the recipe is that you are able to turn FROZEN STRAWBERRIES into a soft serve ice cream using a food processor. There is no grinding mechanism in an ice cream maker. You are supposed to calculate nutrition values on your own as HOW MUCH IS A SERVING? It depends on the person. A WLS portion can vary from 1/4 cup to as much as a cup and then what? Have the recipe show 20 WLS portions, lol? The recipe uses TWO ingredients. Calculate the calories, carbs and sugar for the whole container then figure it out for how much you ate. If you are going to keep track, you need to learn how to calculate your own recipes. Very few professionals spoon feed you stats… Martha Stewart, Emeril, Rachel Ray, Tyler Florence, Jacques Pepin… none of them calculate stats for you. – SML

  3. DooDot says:

    I made this last night for the first time and it was fabulous! It was a delicious combination of fruit and ice cream, so creamy and rich. It made 4 one cup servings. Any idea on the number of calories per serving?

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi there! The best way to calculate YOUR nutritional stats is to put the ingredients in a recipe builder, since you’ve determined it’s 4 servings, enter that, and voila! You have your calories, carbs and sugar per serving. My favorite recipe builder is My Fitness Pal. -Alison

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      No we do not, neither does Martha Stewart, Pioneer Woman, Paula Deen, Emeril Lagasse… only bloggers post nutrition stats and most of the time they are fake. IF you cook with low carb and healthy ingredients, combinations of them are healthy too.

  4. Lori says:

    People….please! Just calculate the nutritional values for these recipes using one of the many sites available by searching on Google, etc.
    It really depends on how much your pouch can handle, and how far out you are from surgery. That is also why it is impossible to tell you how many servings each recipe will provide.
    Honestly, we are so very fortunate to have a site like this to provide us with recipes that address our specific needs; please stop complaining that the nutritional breakdown is not provided. We need to all act like responsible, capable adults.

  5. brenda ray says:

    My favorite sweet treat. I make a batch (4 servings for me personally) once per month and have a sweet treat when I get a taste for it.

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