The heat of summer always inspires me to get out my ice cream maker. (I use an affordable Cuisinart model that’s great.) Even though I love ice cream, I still want to make something that's healthy, so I make the lower-fat (but still rich-tasting) healthy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream recipes that the EatingWell test kitchen developed. —Stacy Fraser, EatingWell Test Kitchen Manager
These EatingWell healthy ice cream recipes have all the richness you’ll need but about 90 fewer calories than store-bought premium ice cream and a whopping 15 grams less total fat and 10 grams less saturated fat per serving.
Allow enough time to thoroughly chill the ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt base before churning. The better the freezing process, the smoother the final texture.