I love getting soft serve and frozen yogurt from fancy shops, but sometimes the cravings come on fast and furious at home, especially after we take the dog for a walk or spend some time outside.
I created this recipe one night when I opened the freezer to search for something sweet and cold and found myself facing a giant bag of frozen strawberries.
Along with the frozen strawberries, I grabbed some frozen raspberries and took out my blender, determined to make a cold and creamy dessert.
I also had a can of coconut milk in the pantry and decided to give it a try, and the end result was a fantastic bowl of strawberry coconut soft serve!
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup raspberries
- ¼ cup light coconut milk (plus more, if needed, to get everything moving)
- Tiny splash coconut extract
- Shredded coconut for garnish
- Combine strawberries, raspberries and coconut milk in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy (several minutes).
- Add coconut extract to taste. (Note: Start with a very small amount and increase gradually. Coconut extract is very strong!)
- Scoop soft serve into a bowl and garnish with shredded coconut.
If you are a banana-lover, feel free to add half of a frozen banana (and likely a little more coconut milk) to the mix to make the soft serve even creamier! And if you’d rather not use coconut milk, you can easily use almond, soy or regular milk in its place, but, if you choose to do this, I would definitely add half of a frozen banana to keep the soft serve nice and creamy.