Probiotic Ice Cream

Homemade healthy and probiotic ice cream, refined sugar-free!

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This simple, no-cook, vanilla ice cream is a perfect basic recipe for all your favorite flavors. It uses cultured dairy (for a probiotic kick) and honey for a creamy and delicious treat. See the section above for 10 flavor additions. 


Units Scale
  • 1 cup milk (milk kefir or yogurt)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/41/2 cup honey (depending on taste)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Added flavors (see section above)


  1. For a dose of probiotics use cultured milk and whipping cream. See the section above for suggestions, including milk kefir, yogurt, buttermilk, and more!
  2. Mix all the ingredients together. The honey needs to be really runny to mix properly into the cold milk, so warm it slightly, if necessary. 
  3. Cool the ice cream mixture in the fridge for up to 3 hours before putting it in the ice cream maker. 
  4. Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker to churn the ice cream.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • I typically use milk kefir and kefir cultured whipping cream in this recipe. It adds both flavor and probiotics! See the section above for other options.
  • Don’t replace the honey with sugar, or you will end up with ice crystals and hard ice cream. Honey helps keep this recipe creamy!
  • This recipe is designed for a 1.4L ice cream machine. I have this ice cream maker, and I love it!

Keywords: gluten free, probiotic, milk kefir, buttermilk, sour cream, cultured, summer, hot, refined sugar free, vanilla, no-cook, simple, easy