No Churn Carob-Berry Mousse Ice Cream with Salted Crushed Berries

Whenever I create recipes I always think about how I can add in extra nutrients, particularly with treats. My son pointed out the other day that it is ice cream season and, always keen to keep the family happy yet still nourished, I came up with this recipe.

When eating sweets, it is vitally important to take in some fat too. This is to slow down the absorption of glucose and control the blood sugar spike that otherwise may come back to haunt you later in the day or, worse still, in the middle of the night. That’s one reason for the avocado in here… however the other is that it makes the creamiest mousse-like ice cream ever!

Adding a pinch of salt with the berries brings out their natural sweetness. Start with a small pinch though, you can always add more but it’s not so easy to take away.

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No Churn Carob-Berry Mousse Ice Cream with Salted Crushed Berries
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Serves: 6-8
  • Salted crushed berries:
  • 6 oz fresh blackberries
  • 6 oz fresh raspberries
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • Small pinch Himalayan pink salt

  • Ice cream:
  • Flesh of 2 large avocados
  • 1 tbsp carob powder
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries (I used Stahlbush blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries blend)
  • 2 large frozen bananas, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Juice ½ orange
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Good pinch sea salt
  • Extra carob powder for dusting (optional)
  1. Put fresh berries into a medium bowl, together with orange juice and sea salt. Crush lightly with a spoon. Set aside for an hour for the flavors to infuse.
  2. For the ice cream, put all ingredients into a high speed blender and blitz until smooth, the texture of ice cream.
  3. Serve ice cream with crushed berries. Dust with a little carob powder if you like.

About Kate Jay

Kate Jay, NTP, RWP, CGP and AIP Certified Coach, has been blogging at Healing Family Eats, since June 2014. Diagnosed years ago as hypothyroid, she and her family were already following the GAPS diet for digestive issues when Kate noticed swelling consistent with RA. She set up her AIP food blog as motivation for making the restricted diet as exciting as possible for her children, who felt they missed out on the junk their friends took to school. Originally a classically trained chef, who freelanced with popular food magazines in the UK, she is now passionate about helping her clients heal using a combination of her holistic training, lab work and real food as medicine. She focuses on creating simple, nutritionally dense and balanced family meals, without compromising on flavour. Find her also on FacebookPinterestTwitter and Instagram.


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  • Laura says

    For the berry mouse ice cream do you think coconut cream would work instead of avocado .. its one of my allergy foods ;-(


    • Hi Laura, yes you could easily use coconut cream (or milk) instead. Start with 1+1/2 cups and then experiment as to how much more you need to achieve the consistency of soft scoop.

  • Who doesn’t love ice cream? Especially when it looks this good, Kate! Loved your recipe and I cannot wait to give it a try!

  • Lisa says

    Just made this for the first time and it was amazing! I have to admit, I didn’t think it would satisfy an ice-cream craving, but it did! Do you think you could freeze them into popsicles?

    • So happy to hear you enjoyed the ice cream and yes, definitely go for the popsicles option!

  • Heidi says

    Is there anything that can be used to substitute the bananas? I have a food sensitivity to them and would love to try this.

  • Do we mix then freeze?
    I don’t see anything other than the bananas that are frozen (the berries sit and infuse for an hour)?
    It’s thick enough?

  • Kristin says

    Could this work with other fruits? Due to diverticulitis, I unfortunately cannot eat berries with tiny seeds like strawberries, rasp&black berries. Thank you for all you do via this website and your podcast!

    • I would swap the berries for frozen mango. Mango, banana and carob sounds pretty good to me.

  • Amy says

    I’ve made this multiple times and now and it’s easy and delicious. I usually skip the fresh fruit topping unless fresh berries are in season and it definitely satisfies the hankering for the occasional dessert. Wonderful flavor and consistency. Someone was asking about a sub for berries with seeds and I love it with frozen cherries and blueberries (they have large organic bags individually at Costco).

  • Dana C. says

    I have been on the autoimmune paleo diet since 2013. I’ve whipped up this recipe several times—What a delightful, creamy treat. The flavors complement one another so well—Love it. Thank you so much, Kate!!

  • Ashley Peed says

    The ingredients call for the flesh of an avocado? Am I reading that correctly or do you mean the inside of the avocado?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Ashley, the flesh of the avocado is the inside of it. 🙂

  • Harshini says

    Great to see you have used organic foods like berries and other natural food ingredients. I am gonna definitely try this weekend to find how it tastes. Thank you, Mickey.

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