Breast Milk Recipe: Breast Milk Ice Cream
Introduce ice cream to your little one in a healthier, fun way - By using your extra breast milk! Check out these recipes for homemade breast milk ice cream so your little one can cool down while still getting all the great benefits of your liquid gold.
Here’s a Breast Milk Ice Cream Recipe to Try During Those Hot Summer Days!
You may have already made a batch – or several – of our breast milk popsicles to help your baby cool off during those extra-hot summer days (and ward off teething pain!). Though popsicles are always a fun, popular idea, you can also use extra breast milk to make homemade ice cream just for your baby. This is a great, healthier way to introduce ice cream to your little one, without also giving him or her a ton of refined sugar and/or cow’s milk. The first breast milk ice cream recipe below requires just one tablespoon of sugar, while the second breast milk ice cream recipe doesn’t require any added sugar at all! Like other, traditional ice creams, toppings can be included or mixed in as desired. Try a bit of your little one’s favorite fruit pureed or chopped into tiny pieces for an extra treat – like breast milk popsicles, the cold ice cream may even help with teething pain by numbing sensitive or swollen gums. Try each and let us know how they turned out – and, better yet, how your little one enjoyed their very own serving of ice cream!
Breast Milk Ice Cream
- Breast milk, ½ cup
- Vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon
- Sugar, 1 tablespoon
- Salt, 4 tablespoons
- Crushed ice, 4 cups
- Pour breast milk, vanilla extract, and sugar into a bowl and mix together.
- Tightly seal the bowl and place inside a larger bowl or container.
- Fill the larger bowl or container with crushed ice and sprinkle salt over the top.
- Use gloves or towels to protect your hands and then roll the bowls back and forth, until the mixture thickens and ice cream is made.
- Note that you can also use sealable plastic bags in place of bowls or containers.
- In general, it takes about 8 minutes to freeze one serving of your breast milk ice cream – so, ice cream may require more time, depending on how much you are making.
Breast Milk Ice Cream – No Added Sugar
via Southern Dakota Mama
- Banana, 1 sliced
- Breast milk, 2 ounces
- Cinnamon, ¼ - ½ teaspoon
- Vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon (if desired)
- Slice your banana and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Place frozen banana, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a blender.
- Slowly add breast milk and puree, until mixture reaches a soft serve-like texture.
- Serve to your baby right away or store in your freezer for later.
Your breast milk is so important to your little one – and it actually changes to meet your baby’s evolving needs as he or she grows! There are tons of ways to get creative with breast milk and use your stored or surplus milk in a variety of ways that help ensure your little one still receives your precious liquid gold – and all of its important nutrients and great benefits. Way to go, mama!