Chestnut Ice Cream may seem a little left-field but it’s probably one of my favourite flavours. I first tried it when I lived in France last year, in the form of marron glacé ice cream.
This version here is particularly delicious as it has a high chestnut : cream ratio. I personally find that chestnuts are already very naturally sweet, so you don’t need to add too much extra sweetener.
This ice cream is absurdly easy to make. All you need to do is cook your chestnuts and pop them in the freezer for a few hours. Then take them out when you’re ready to eat, add some yogurt for creaminess and a drop of vanilla for fragrance, and use a blender to whizz them to perfection.
So simple and no ice cream maker needed! You could also add liqueur such as brandy if you’d like to go for a marron glacé effect!
Looking for more healthier ice creams? You may like my:
- Healthy Snickers Ice Cream Bites
- Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Cream
- Matcha Sweet Potato Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Ice Cream
- Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream
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This Chestnut Ice Cream is easy to make, surprisingly healthy and doesn't require an ice cream machine.
- Handful of chestnuts (thawed if frozen)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons yogurt of choice - I used coconut yogurt
- Maple syrup, to taste (or sub any other sweetener)
- Optional: splash of brandy (ensure vegan-friendly if necessary)
Place the chestnuts in a pan with enough water to roughly cover, and cook for around 15 minutes, until the chestnuts are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork (you can buy vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts and skip this step)
- Once cooled, transfer into a freezer-friendly container and place in freezer until completely frozen
Place the frozen chestnuts into your blending device of choice along with the vanilla, yogurt and maple syrup (and brandy)
- Blend until it forms a thick ice-cream-like texture – you will probably have to mix it around a few times during this process to make sure it’s all evenly blended
- Serve up and enjoy!
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