It is national Strawberry Sundae Day!

Weird Holiday? Yes. Tasty Holiday? Yes, and it gives us an excuse to at a tasty treat today!

I created a twist on the original strawberry sundae by mixing it with coconut.

 

Strawberry Coconut Sundae 

~This healthy version of an Ice Cream Sundae does not require an ice cream machine. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and, of course, sugar-free! 

Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (I’m sure lower-fat coconut milk would work fine, too, but the full-fat makes it more creamy.)
Blend until smooth. It should resemble a thick milkshake.

Freeze for at least two hours or until frozen. Scoop with an ice cream scooper for more authenticity.

Sundae Toppings
  • Shaved, unsweetened coconut
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Optional: Unsweetened Chocolate shavings, chopped nuts, unsweetened, melted chocolate, coconut butter or cream.

I used fresh strawberries and shaved coconut for mine.

Health Benefits 
  • Strawberries: Great source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, iodine, olic acid, biotin, and vitamin B6. They are also very high in antioxidants which are shown to help prevent chronic diseases. Strawberries contain Ellagic acid which can increase anti-cancer activity and help prevent Alzheimer’s. Strawberry extracts have also been shown to inhibit COX enzymes in vitro, which inhibits the inflammatory process.
  • Coconut: Coconut is widely misunderstood because of it’s high fat content; however, coconut’s saturated fat is made up of medium-chain fatty acids. These medium-chains are easy to absorb and digest, and are converted quickly into energy. This means that the body has no opportunity to store the medium-chain as fat. Coconut is also a great source of dietary fiber with a whopping 5 grams per oz!

Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:

Favorite Sundae Toppings?

I would have to say myfavorite combo: Chocolate, Peanuts, and Bananas!

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20 Responses to Strawberry Sundaes

  1. Kelly says:

    These strawberry Sundaes look fantastic! The coconut idea is great – it’s funny, I’ve never thought of putting coconut in a Sundae but what a wonderful addition! Love that you set out the health benefits of strawberry and coconut.

  2. favorite ice cream toppings are easily heath bar pieces and gooey sugary strawberry sauce :)

  3. I love strawberries… I love coconut… this seems like a perfect match!

  4. Stefanie says:

    That looks really good. Can’t go wrong with a 2 ingredient dessert. My favorite topping is fudge sauce.

  5. My favorite sundae topping is raspberries and chocolate!! Also I read somewhere that today is national chocolate day. Who knows if this is true, but its fun to celebrate haha.

    • I read that, too!!! I should have made a chocolate strawberry sundae….whatever-that’s easily fixed! Just add cocoa powder. Then it turns into a chocolate-dipped strawberry sundae!

  6. Jenny says:

    How creative and simple to make! They look delicious

  7. Weird holiday? More like insanely awesome holiday!
    And it appears to me you blended this in a magic bullet, is that correct? I hope so because I would love to make this. I see so many ice cream recipes that use a vitamix that I’m hesistant to make with something less powerful. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Yeah I did! I’m always so sad when I can’t make recipes because of my lack of vitamix…but it worked really well in the bullet. Just let the strawberries thaw for 5 minutes before blending. Makes it easier.

  8. Anna says:

    I hardly ever make sundaes, but now my mind’s running riot… I’d have to fit peanut butter into it somewhere!

  9. I make this EVERYDAY in the morning! Only I add some chia seeds and protein powder and call it a breakfast. Delicious.

  10. Mmm I love how simple and delicious looking this is!

  11. That’s my kind of recipe! I love the idea of adding chocolate shavings on top. When I was a kid, I used to get half chocolate / half strawberry milkshakes from McDonalds. I loved them so much I didn’t care about the weird looks i got from the cashiers.

  12. Janice Hernandez says:

    :D This looks so good! I love coconut and it sounds like it would go really well with strawberries. I was wondering if I can replace the strawberries with 1 cup bananas instead (Not sure if it will make the texture different?? Maybe even a little bit of chopped pineapples on top. Like Pina Colada! OMG lol

    • Hey Janice,

      Definitely. Bananas work really well with it. I have made pina colada-like ice cream before with banana and coconut, and it really is amazing. I might like it even better than the strawberry version!

  13. How on earth did I miss this one?! It looks INCREDIBLE!!! I don’t have any coconut milk though. Is there anything I can use in its place?

  14. Elena says:

    Instead of the full-fat canned coconut milk, is there any other lighter ingredient that can substitute it?? Another one with less fat and less calories…

    • Sugar Free Alex says:

      Elena,

      I haven’t tried any other lighter versions. My only concerned with something lighter like almond milk or even reduced fat coconut milk would be that with such a low fat percentage, the ice cream might be too icy instead of creamy.

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