Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

Stop!

Please take a moment to think about those who were affected by last night’s storms.  Especially the kids at the University of Alabama.

My cheese buddy from ‘Bama, Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate, was thankfully unharmed.  He tweeted a terrifying video a friend took of the tornado last night.

As we learn more throughout the day, keep them on your mind.

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The (initial) verdict is in on my new kicks.  I’m liking the Newton Motion‘s!

 

A few observations:

  • I feel like my legs are being worked differently… in a good way
  • They are totally “bouncy” – I don’t know that they give my energy back, but it feels cool
  • I’m sore!  (see the first point)
  • They are effective in helping me to run midsole
  • Running midsole is probably the cause of point #1… and #3

 

I have a feeling my legs are going to feel a little wobbly during this morning’s run.

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Have you ever walked past a display in the produce section and been stopped in your tracks by a (good) smell.  Last night my nose located some fresh strawberries at the grocery store that I couldn’t resist.

It was enough to inspire a breakfast repeat (a rarity).  Strawberries and Cream Oats were just as amazing the second time around.

My brain cells pulled through again and I remembered Leanne’s recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream.  Shout out to LeanneHealthful Pursuit for keeping me in good supply of low-sugar treats (and for teaching me to spell pursuit… it’s just one of those words for me…).

I’m fully confident that new shoes and a good test-run deserve ice cream.

Shout out to my job for keeping me in good supply of Delta Airlines’ pretzels.

I fully intended to make a nice, normal strawberry ice cream.  Then I spotted those pretzels and rekindled my romance with sweet + salty.  I was 5 seconds away from adding pepper too, but I refrained.  Next time.

This Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream was quite tasty.  The pretzels were awesome in it.  Even if you don’t add them – *gasp* – do use a shake or two of salt to bring out the strawberry sweetness.

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Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

  • 3/4 C light coconut milk
  • 1/4 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp guar gum
  • 1 package of Delta pretzels, slightly broken up (probably 3-4 regular pretzels)


Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the pretzels in a blender and blend until smooth-ish (I left a few bits of strawberry).

Pour into ice cream maker and make as directed by manufacturer, adding pretzels in the last 1-2 minutes.

Scoop into 2 bowls and enjoy!  (One at a time.)

Notes:

- According to Leanne, you can do this without an ice cream maker by pouring into a bowl and freezing 1.5-2 hours.  You need to remove every 30 mins to whisk so it doesn’t make a strawberry ice cube.  You’d probably want to add the pretzels in the last 15-30 mins

- You could use agave, honey, or stevia rather than maple syrup to sweeten this

- You can probably do this without the Guar Gum.  It’s a thickener, so your ice cream will be more cream-like with it

- I’d love to try this will full-fat coconut milk

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The Royal Wedding is tomorrow!  Are you waking up to watch it?

I was going to resist… but I may do a strategically-timed-uncharacteristically-early morning workout.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Glad the new kicks are working out well for you :)
    I need to get myself a better blender. I mean – the magic bullet works for my smoothies, but it won’t create the texture i am looking for in something like this!

  2. says

    The AL tornados were so scary. I was thinking of Matt too. Glad he is okay.

    I don’t really have any interest in the royal wedding. I’m not a big wedding person in general.

  3. says

    Love the sweet and salty combo!

    And yes, I am waking up to watch the wedding of our generation as some have put it! I really just want to see Kate’s dress. There’s been so much hype about it. LOL!

  4. says

    Glad you like the new shoes! I want to check them out now :)
    Ahh strawberry pretzel ice cream reminds me of this jello desert with strawberries and pretzels .. YUM :)
    I also can’t believe all of the crazy storms :/ everyone in that area is in my prayers :]
    Have a great day

  5. says

    That sounds like a fantastic combo. I love your shout out to your job for keeping your pretzels stocked. Oh! You know what would be great if they blended up easily enough – pb filled pretzels in it!

    Finally, that video was crazy. I can hardly believe how bad Tuscaloosa was hit. Sad. :(

  6. says

    haha you have no idea how many people tell me I’ve taught them how to spell “pursuit”. Too funny! We made raspberry ice cream last night and I threw a couple of gluten free biscuits in [we didn’t have pretzels :(] but it seemed to work okay! Thanks for the inspiration!

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