It is Strawberry Days here. That means bowls and bowls of luscious ripe red strawberries and oodles of cream. The way I like them is to slice the strawberries into my bowl, spoon the sugar on top and then pour either half and half or cream over them and then sit back and savor.
Except this year I have a problem. I no longer eat sugar. Or cream.
A few days later we will pull out the ice cream freezer and make strawberry ice cream.
Again, a problem. Ice cream is loaded with cream and sugar.
There was a time that even though I no longer eat sugar or cream, I would make an exception. But I made an exception for a piece of cake at a party with some friends the other day and within minutes I had a pounding headache that requiered medicine and the next morning the rest of my body was in a lot of pain.
I have tried making ice cream with coconut milk and honey instead and while it is ok, I really miss that creamy goodness that comes off of the dasher in the freezer. And a spoonful of stevia is not quite the same in a bowl of strawberries and coconut or soy milk.
Does anyone have any suggestions for substitutions? Because I don't want being healthy and pain free to be an experience of missing my favorites.
strawberries and cream from google images
ice cream picture curtesy of this blog