Cherry Orchard frozen Kefir
Frozen Kefir (from the Caucasus branch of the yoghurt-tree) with tasty cherries makes for a refreshing, healthy ice cream, loaded with probiotics.
  • 250 ml (about 1 cup) Kefir
  • 100 ml (about 0.4 cup) cream
  • 2-3 egg whites (whipped soft with sugar)
  • 180 ml (about ¾ cup) sugar (or optionally 140 ml (0.6 cup) sugar, about 2 tablespoons of honey and possibly a sugar-equivalent tablespoon of Stevia (or similar sweetener) in case even more sweetness is required …)
  • 1 teaspoon genuine vanilla extract/powder
  • about 200 ml (about 0.85 cup) cherries (being totally out of season here, I used a jar of pitted ones in light syrup; the syrup not to be added to the base)
  1. First, whisk the egg whites with the sugar.
  2. Add the cream, continue to whisk.
  3. Then purée the cherries with a hand mixer or similar. Add this purée, plus (optional additional honey/Stevia), and the vanilla.
  4. Finally, add the Kefir. Whisk well and churn in your ice cream machine according to instructions.
  5. Enjoy freshly churned, or put in a freezer-safe container, cover with plastic film and a lid and store in the freezer.