Our creamy, no-churn Vanilla Bean Frozen Kefir is the perfect probiotic dessert! With just 6 ingredients, it’s a quick and easy treat with an indulgent texture that’ll make you forget all about ice cream.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive system.
- 2⅓ cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 6oz can sweet condensed milk
- 2⅓ cup heavy cream or canned coconut cream
- 1 whole vanilla bean
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch fine salt
- Whisk together the vanilla kefir, sweet condensed milk, vanilla (bean + extract), and salt in a large bowl, set aside.
- Whisk the cream with a mixer on medium-high speed until firm peaks form (about 2 mins).
- Add the sweetened condensed milk mixture and whisk together until combined.
- Pour into a chilled freezer-safe container and cover. Freeze 4-5 hours until firm.
- If you don't have Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir, you can always use Plain Whole Milk Kefir or any Whole Milk flavors.