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ice cream in a bowl
Vanilla Berry Chia Ice Cream
Prep Time
15 mins
freezing time
15 hrs
Total Time
15 mins

creamy vanilla ice cream with healthy chia seeds

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: america
Keyword: berry ice cream, homemade ice cream
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream separated
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups of your favorite berries or favorite add-in.
  1. Over medium heat, heat in sauce pan half and half until hot. Do not let boil.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Place egg yolks and sugar in the KitchenAid bowl. Attach bowl and wire whip to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds, or until well blended and slightly thickened.
  4. Continuing on Speed 2, very gradually add half-and-half; mix until blended. Return half-and-half mixture to medium saucepan; cook over medium heat until small bubbles form around edge and mixture is steamy, stirring constantly. Do not boil.
  5. Transfer half-and-half mixture into large bowl; stir in whipping cream, vanilla, chia seeds and salt. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 8 hours.
  6. After KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker has frozen for at least 15 hours pull out of freezer and set up attachment. On a slow speed (speed 1) pour mixture into freeze bowl. Leave at this speed for about 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Take fruit in a separate bowl and gently smash with a fork. Let sit until ready to add to ice cream.
  8. Once desired consistency is about reached stir in an additional ingredients like berries or treats.
  9. Immediately transfer ice cream into serving dishes, or freeze in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Berry Chia Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 239mg80%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1195IU24%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.