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Nov 12, 2008 03:05 AM

ice cream without cream

Does anybody have a good recipe or link for ice cream that does not use actual cream?

Low fat (1.5%) milk, dry milk powder, yogurt, and sweetened condensed milk are all available, just no cream right now. This is an ingredient supply issue, not a dietary restriction or desire for low fat ice cream. Thanks for your help.

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  1. There is an endless supply of recipes for sorbet out there. Is this an option or are you looking for dairy recipes?

    1. Is the yogurt plain Greek-style yogurt? If so, I love to just mix in some sugar, vanilla, and orange or lemon zest and throw that in the ice cream freezer.

      The sweetened condensed milk is interesting. I saw a "key lime sherbet" recipe once that had that and key lime juice. Do you have any citrus lying around? You might be able to replicate the sherbet with the condensed milk and some citrus juice.

      1. I use Mark Bittman's cornstarch ice cream recipe (from NYTimes July '07 ) when I want creamy ice cream without using cream. I've used it with skim milk, and it comes out very well. The recipe (and science behind it) is easily found online and on this website, and it's easy to modify for your choice of flavor.

        I also second katecm's recommendation of making a frozen yogurt. For a surprisingly good frozen treat, I mix yogurt with homemade (or high quality) jam and toss it in the ice cream maker. It's delicious and not too sweet. I also make a great "key lime" ice cream by mixing a can of sweetened condensed milk with 1 1/2c low-fat milk and 2T lime juice, and processing.

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        1. re: RosemaryHoney

          Thanks I'll check out the Bittman recipe. I am looking for something creamy and as close to possible as 'real' ice cream.

          I have a key lime pie sorbet recipe - epicurious, maybe? - and it is good.