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Glorious Spring and Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemon Ice Cream

When spring knocks at your door,
regardless of the time of year or season of our lives,
run, do not walk to that door,
throw it open with wild abandon, and say,
“Yes! Yes, come in!”
Jeffrey R. Anderson

It has been a gloriously Springy week with wild rain storms that drenched the parched earth with moisture and sent green shoots erupting from the soil.

Now it is sunny and warm, the fragrant winds bearing scents of jacaranda, roses, and alyssum.

It is a time of ripe strawberries and sun-kissed shoulders, sitting on the back porch with glasses of icy pear juice and switching all the bedding from rich red to palest green and white.

It calls for the unpacking of sundresses and the putting away of sweaters, hot cocoa in the cool of early morning and homemade ice cream every sultry afternoon.

It does my heart much good.

We’ve been indulging in massive amounts of fresh strawberries, sumptuously red and ripe.

Yesterday I turned some into a decadent dairy-free sugar-free ice cream that had both Bear and I beaming.

It is ridiculously simple to make: just dump strawberries, coconut milk, real maple syrup, three egg yolks, and a good squeeze of lemon into a blender, whiz it up then pour it into your ice cream maker and turn it on. 30 minutes later you have lusciously creamy strawberry ice cream with a zingy bite of lemon.

Next time I’m trying peppermint ice cream with dark chocolate chunks. Yum!!

What is your favorite ice cream?

Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemon Ice Cream


1 1/2 cans coconut milk, shaken well
2-4 Tbsp real maple syrup
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
3 egg yolks
1 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice


  1. Put all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth
  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn until done.
  3. Freeze leftovers.
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Krista - Aren’t they wonderful, @inspiringtravellers:disqus ? 🙂 They taste like summer, don’t they? 🙂

Krista - Oooh, now you’ve got me craving lemon ice cream, @71eb07213759ab4e5611e1dd9f1df8a7:disqus !! I will have to try that very soon. 🙂

Krista - Oh good! I hope you both enjoy it, @GourmetGetaway:disqus 🙂

Krista - It was VERY good, @35b016cc16eb877e5a4e0b49bf07392c:disqus 🙂 So refreshing. 🙂

Andrea and John - We’ve been enjoying strawberries all summer – so good!

Jamie - We are slowly wandering into autumn and I love it! But I do love the change of season and the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are reintroduced into our lives. What excitement! I love the recipe for this ice cream and would love to try it straight up lemon!

GourmetGetaway - This looks so good, I can’t wait to try this ice-cream. I will have to make it with my daughter.
Thanks for sharing 🙂

Tandy | Lavender and Lime - I love the sound of this ice cream!

Krista - Oh you make me laugh, @disqus_2LQ5qLN5aY:disqus 🙂 Way to make such a distressing situation so delicious. 🙂

Krista - I am so sad that I will miss you on this trip, @disqus_WseMqaTPwi:disqus , but SO thrilled that you will get to see Sydney!! I can’t wait to see your pictures and hear all about it. 🙂 NEXT time we shall meet for sure. 🙂

Krista - I’ve only ever had hazelnut gelato, not ice cream, @wanderingsheila:disqus I have GOT to track some down! Yum!! 🙂

Krista - Oh girl, it’s such a scrumptious way to balance our dear ol’ bodies. 🙂

Krista - I don’t think I’ve ever had rum raising ice cream, @lizposmyk:disqus That sounds amazing! 🙂

Krista - I wasn’t until I moved to Oz, @6e04e5cb15f9260ba7d2b9c95064a63f:disqus , but now I LOVE it! 🙂

Krista - We sure do, @OrgasmicChef:disqus 🙂 xo Wishing you swift healing. XO

Maureen | OrgasmicChef - We need ice cream today, don’t we??

El - I’m an ice cream freak. This looks great!

Liz Posmyk - I adore pistachio and also rum and raisin flavours, Krista. Beautiful recipe there. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy - Hazelnut is my favourite ice cream Krista. Looks like spring is just gorgeous in your neck of the woods. I do really love the sound of your strawberry/ lemon creation, but I wouldn’t say no to your peppermint with chocolate chunks either 🙂

Margo Millure - You had me at Glorious Spring and Dairy-free Sugar-free Strawberry Lemon ice cream! Good heavens. Must go balance myself. 😉

Jackie Smith - Autumn is tapping on our door – the dark skies, more frequent rain and even thunderstorms are part of the baggage he brings with him. Your photos are beautiful. I do hope you are working on an illustrated cookbook as well similar to your posts (food for body and soul). We are on countdown to Australia now. . .our trip is but weeks away! Wish we were going to be a bit closer to you but at least Sydney is a start at exploring Down Under. . .

bellini - Your words make me want to welcome Spring when in fact cooler nights are welcoming autumn. My favourite ice cream is still salted caramel. In fact I enjoyed a “single” that was 3 scoops high at a local ice cream shop on the weekend as I waited for BCAA to arrive to open my car doors since I had locked my keys inside:D

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