Tuesday, 29 March 2016

5 Minute Ice Cream - The Matt Preston Way

I mentioned this recipe recently on my In My Kitchen post.  I thought I had blogged about it before but it seems not.  I use this recipe often when we have guests and need a really quick and lovely dessert.  And the fun thing is, your guests can watch in awe as you whip up this oh so pretty ice cream in just a few minutes. Or if you want to give them the hands-on experience, let them make it!


500g. frozen strawberries (I sometimes use raspberries; you could also use banana or blueberries - or your choice!)

50g. caster sugar

1 egg white

juice of half a lemon


Tip the frozen fruit into a food processor and start blitzing

Throw in the sugar and keep on blitzing

In goes the egg white 

Pour in the lemon juice

Now patiently let it whizz away; it may take several minutes depending on the strength of your processor to become smooth and fluffy and looking just like ice cream!

I sometimes stir in chopped white chocolate once it has turned into ice cream.  You can stir in chopped dark chocolate to a raspberry version, or a cherry version.  You can ring in the changes as you like.

Eat at once.  You can put leftovers (huh? leftovers?) in the freezer for a day or 2, but it is best eaten when made


Be patient; you may think it will never happen but it does come together

Add another egg white if it really seems like it won't come together after a few minutes

Buy frozen sliced strawberries if possible; this makes it a little easier on the processor

Slice up and freeze strawberries - flat in freezer bags - when they are cheap so you have some ready to go 

I pre-prepared my strawbs and froze them for later use 

I slice and freeze bananas too! 

spoon out into a mixing bowl if you want to add choc chips etc.   

oh so delicious and light strawberry ice cream 

(This recipe comes from Matt's book - Fast, Fresh and Unbelievably Delicious.) 

my strawberry foodle


  1. I just saw a recipe on (?) where they made a version of Neopolitan with banana, banana/strawberry and banana/cacao. This seem very quick ans simple. Blueberries are a good idea too.

  2. You can do this with frozen bananas too! All you need are frozen bananas and sugar or honey :D

    1. I like matt's suggestion of using tinned fruit that you freeze first. So clever.

  3. I love these kinds of recipes! Quick, yummy and everyone's happy :)

    1. it is really delish and not unhealthy for you:)


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