I love strawberries (well, all berries really), and I also have a weakness for frozen confections. This treat is so creamy and delicious, your guests won’t have any clue its actually healthy.
- 10-15 fresh strawberries
- small handful of raspberries (optional)
- 1/3 c. light coconut milk
- juice of 1 lime
- zest of 1/2 lime
- 1 Tbs. vanilla
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
First, make a simple syrup of the brown sugar and water. Heat the water in a small sauce pan, add brown sugar and dissolve. Bring to a rolling boil, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. To speed up the process, after about 5 minutes, transfer the syrup to a heat-safe container, and put it in the freezer until you are ready to use it.
Meanwhile, remove the leaves from the strawberries, and quarter them. In a blender or food processor, combine the strawberries, coconut milk, lime juice and zest, vanilla, and brown sugar simple syrup. Blend until smooth.
Transfer the mixture into a bowl, and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream!